🎵 AotW AOTW: Herb Alpert - JUST YOU AND ME (SP-4591)

What Is Your Favorite Song?

  • Promenade

    Votes: 5 20.8%
  • Musique

    Votes: 11 45.8%
  • Just You And Me

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • Grandpa Lou

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • Aria

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • Yankee Doodle

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • Spanish Nights

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • One Night Lover

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Lady Needs Romance

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • The Day Will Come

    Votes: 2 8.3%

  • Total voters
    24

Rudy

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The most expensive copy in Discogs right now is $19.99, plus shipping. 83 copies total. Many are rated Near Mint. Seeing the album wasn't all that popular, my guess is that copies will be less worn than other titles.

Some of those third party Amazon sellers are waiting for a sucker to come along and spend that kind of money on it...
 

Harry

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I noticed that my promo copy didn't match the one up on Discogs. Theirs was a Monarch pressing and mine is not, so I just did some scans and entered my version.


My other copy is a stock copy that looks brand new.
 

Rudy

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I think one of mine is a promo. The most recent (and one used for the needle drop) was the sealed copy I got rather inexpensively. The third copy is the one I got originally when it came out, and let's just say the condition of it is...lacking. 😁
 

Steven J. Gross

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There are some pretty heavy hitters playing with Herb here, also Herb gets piano credit, didn't have Julius on vibes because this was a true new solo effort, he used Emil Richards, one of the best. Furthermore he wrote every song other than the "Yankee Doodle" nod to the bicentennial. Such an underrated album...
 

Mike Blakesley

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When Herb and company were working on the reissues, I suppose there were 3 main considerations:

Availability of the masters
Commercial potential
DId Herb actually like the record and want it out there?

I would guess that he probably likes JYAM as an album, considering it's his most personal work. He released other records that he's said were painful to make or were commercial failures, among other comments. JYAM was most likely his lowest seller, so maybe they didn't find the masters for it and decided it wasn't going to be a good investment. The fact that none of the songs have ever turned up anywhere else is another indicator that the masters are lost to time.
 

Steve Sidoruk

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Herb has all his master tapes, including many of which that we don't even know. So, that issue ruled out, it likely did not pass muster in any other criteria.
 

Harry

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The fact that none of the songs have ever turned up anywhere else
And as I've often said, every track from JYAM sounds like it belongs to that album, and no track could be thought of as coming from anywhere else. It's a unified whole.

As Steve said, grab an LP and play it or dub it from your turntable if you want it. Make your own CD if that's your favored format.

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Bobberman

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And as I've often said, every track from JYAM sounds like it belongs to that album, and no track could be thought of as coming from anywhere else. It's a unified whole.

As Steve said, grab an LP and play it or dub it from your turntable if you want it. Make your own CD if that's your favored format.

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Wow Great Job creating your own CD version I did a similar thing for mine except not quite as fancy as this nevertheless im forever thankful I have this and absolutely everything else in my collection
 

Rudy

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Something funny to look back on. Prior to the Shout Factory reissues, a lot of visitors complained about there being almost no TJB/Alpert recordings on CD, especially the TJB. Some even came across as demanding that Herb release those titles. How things have changed! 😁 Thankfully with the ability to do needle drops, or even find this album on YouTube, it can be heard again.
 

Bobberman

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Something funny to look back on. Prior to the Shout Factory reissues, a lot of visitors complained about there being almost no TJB/Alpert recordings on CD, especially the TJB. Some even came across as demanding that Herb release those titles. How things have changed! 😁 Thankfully with the ability to do needle drops, or even find this album on YouTube, it can be heard again.
Very true I for one am extremely thankful that I have what I have and the vast resources available to me and I seen some of those old post that were made long before I ever arrived I admit I kind of felt the same but I didn't know Herb Got his masters back until the shout factory Reissues came which answered almost everything for me I still have many recordings CD AND vinyl that have not been digitally reissued or reissued since their original runs all ripped to my devices for which I'm also thankful for. Including my needle drop of JYAM
 

Mike Blakesley

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Prior to the Shout Factory reissues, a lot of visitors complained about there being almost no TJB/Alpert recordings on CD, especially the TJB.

For sure. I have a lot of very vivid memories of TJB reissue-related "milestones."

- The time I used a record search service to find a "near mint" LP copy of Warm (and paid $41 for it)
- When I first saw the track-list for Herb's Definitive Hits release and quickly scanned it, hoping "The Sea Is My Soil" would be there (it wasn't).
- Listening to the said Definitive Hits and hearing those tape dropouts on Tijuana Taxi
- Receiving a phone call from Universal A&R executive Mike Ragogna (in response to a post on the Corner, I guess) telling my why the TJB albums hadn't been released on CD but agreeing that they needed to be released.
- The amazement I felt when holding actual, official CD copies of SRO, Sounds Like, and Herb Alpert's Ninth in my hands for the first time... and others later
- The giddy feeling I got when I read, right here on the Corner, that Volume 2, Warm and The Brass Are Comin' were all released as downloads

There are probably others but those are highlights that spring to mind.
 

AM Matt

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For those who have NOT heard the song by the group, Chicago "Just You 'N' Me" (from 1973 "Chicago VI") (audio only) Sorry about that Herb.
 
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