I'd bet that it was a lot easier to find fresh copies of recent TJB albums back in those days!The first album I got was the "America" compilation with songs from The Lonely Bull and Volume 2 albums at Christmas in 1969. During the next couple of years all I could think of was getting more Herb albums and in January I purchased Going Places, later in the spring Whipped Cream, during the summer of 1970 I received Sounds Like as a gift, and I remember getting The Brass Are Comin' for Christmas in 1970. I was able to get used copies of Ninth and Warm during these early years and I purchased Summertime as it came out in early autumn 1971 (in Norway). For Christmas in 71 I got South Of The Border and after that it is hard to remember but my collection today is quite impressive.
- greetings from the (still) pleasant north -
Same was true for fresh Copies of Herb's Solo albums and many others back in the day for example I've seen stores overstuffed with unsold copies of Beyond on vinyl back in 1985 5 years after it's release for as cheap as 99 centsI'd bet that it was a lot easier to find fresh copies of recent TJB albums back in those days!
Despite the popularity of the song, I'm a little unclear on how Rise gets included on a re-imagined Tijuana Brass collection?
I remember that infamous soap opera all the girls in school were hooked on it but they were totally oblivious to Herb because they were also hooked on the teen idols of the day but now when they think of Herb Alpert they fondly remember me because they knew I was and still am a huge fan amazing what 40 plus years can doRemember how "Rise" got its start. Herb was coerced into the studio to attempt a disco-fied update to the old Tijuana Brass sound. The attempt was deemed a total failure, but while the studio time was available, Randy whipped out his song called "Rise". It was supposed to be faster, but Herb slowed it down to the groove we all know, and the thing shot up to number one, with the help of a certain soap opera. So in a sense, "Rise" arose out of the ashes of the Tijuana Brass.