Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Tijuana Taxi

by alphamonkey on October 3, 2006 · 2 comments

in Music Videos,Uncategorized

Besides being a staple of just about everyone’s record collection from the late 60’s and early 70’s (at least that is, according to what I find in Goodwill and garage sale record bins), Herb Alpert co-founded of A&M Records along with Jerry Moss.  A&M was easily one of the most prosperous artist owned labels in the industry’s history.  (Sergio Mendes, Peter Frampton, Styx, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Cat Stevens, Janet Jackson, Soundgarden, The Police…. They had one hell of a successful roster until their sale to Polygram in 1989.) The Tijuana Brass was A&M’s flagship artist for a long, long time however, and that was mostly due to Alpert’s strength as a songwriter and arranger, not to mention his uncanny ability to recognize a smash tune by another artist.

I’ll confess to having quite the soft spot for Alpert’s work.  Did you know he and Lou Adler co-wrote “Wonderful World” and “Only Sixteen” for Sam Cooke?  He’s also responsible for one of the most spoofed and homage’d album covers in history. Anyway, here’s a televised performance of Alpert and his Tijuana Brass performing ’Tijuana Taxi‘ , courtesy of the always awesome Bedazzled blog.  Bust out the mojitos and kick it office party style.

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  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Dear LiveDaily,

    Obviously, your spambot has gone insane.  How a post about Herb Alpert ties into shitty marketing scheme, ahem I mean contest, is beyond even my whacked out brain.

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