Music Volume 3 - Herb Alpert Reimagines the Tijuana Brass

Discussion in 'The Beat of The Brass: Herb Alpert/Tijuana Brass' started by Captaindave, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    This makes me wonder, how did Herb warm up to the idea this time? Maybe it was the "disco" element that rubbed him wrong the last time ...and in retrospect, rightly so! I wonder if Randy was involved at all. (I'm guessing Herb had his own idea for new jazz-tinted arrangements on a handful of songs and then decided to expand on that, rather than a modified rebirth of the previous disco idea.)

    However it happened, I'm really looking forward to this one.
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  2. Steven J. Gross

    Steven J. Gross Well-Known Member

    It's a motherlode for TjB fans...
  3. Steve Sidoruk

    Steve Sidoruk Founder, A&M Fan Net Moderator

    Wait until you see the package & read the liner notes & credits... :wink:
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  4. Randy Badazz absolutely was involved with the idea of disco-fied TJB; according to Herb Alpert, the whole thing was Randy's idea. In this interview...

    Off the record interview with Herb Alpert, 1987-02-12 around 47:38, you'll hear Herb himself testify: "My nephew... Randy Badazz... liked my music in the 60s and he said '...why don't you take some old songs and... make some disco versions of them? "A Taste of Honey Disco!"'"
  5. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    I realize that....that was the LAST time. I was wondering if Randy came up with the idea THIS time.
  6. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    We are about to find out very soon but nonetheless I know this is going to be another Winner I can feel it
  7. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    I'm expecting something along the lines of a "tamer re-whipped". Since I liked RE-WHIPPED, I'll probably really like this one.
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  8. Captaindave

    Captaindave Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    I'm hoping for limited, and preferably no use of electronic sounds of any kind.

    Just as much old fashioned, straight ahead playing as possible.

    I am hoping to be reminded of the original Tijuana Brass from back in the 1960s. While I don't expect a duplication of the original sound and arrangements - after all, that is not anything being "re-imagined", I am hoping for something definitely not like RE-WHIPPED (sorry to all the fans of that one - it didn't work for me). The sound clips that have been posted so far are encouraging to me that Herb might give us something that is based on the original Tijuana Brass.

    I am looking forward to some expected updating. I definitely want to hear the "re-imagining" of these TJB classics.

    However, I would like get the nostalgic feeling of the old days when I hear it.
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  9. toeknee4bz

    toeknee4bz Well-Known Member

    Agreed. The remixes of "Whipped Cream" and "A Taste of Honey" were ok. But afterward the rest of the album just got way too weird for me. On some of the tracks you don't even hear all of the melodies. I think I played that CD in it's entirety [maybe] twice. But honestly, if I never heard it again I wouldn't miss it.
    Hoping that this project will be a little bit more down to earth, with just a few rearrangements of rhythm and instrumentation without all of the sonic textures. The COLORS and NORTH ON SOUTH ST. sound just doesn't mix with TJB.
  10. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    I used the words "tamer re-whipped". I think people are totally missing my point. Tamer - means not as exaggerated as the remixes on RE-WHIPPED. I too hope they are not as exaggerated.

    I also don't want an album that sounds exactly like the originals. We already HAVE those.
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  11. Just listened to the whole album. I am speechless. It's utterly brilliant. All so very familiar, nothing grotesquely different but very modern and 21st century. Exactly as it would be if Herb was starting the Tijuana Brass today. You won't just love this album. You'll adore it!
  12. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    I will take your word for it Tony
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  13. It's based on the original arrangements but mostly re-recorded and beefed up. Herb is on fire. Randy tells me it took four years to achieve. Well worth it. Nothing is trashed. Everything is enhanced. And for Americans (which you all know I am not) there's a tear at the end. I cried so you will!
  14. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    Forget about Amazon or itunes, Barnes & Noble has just announced it & I will pick it up on Friday, October 19!! Matt Clark Sanford, MI
  15. Whipped Cream is now available on Amazon for digital download.
  16. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Its been availible since 2015 when it was reissued
  17. Steve Sidoruk

    Steve Sidoruk Founder, A&M Fan Net Moderator

    He apparently is talking about the track, WHIPPED CREAM, from the new album.
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  18. Sorry.I thought this thread was about Music Volume 3.
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  19. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    There's a lot of confusion in the last few posts. Jeff604 mentioned that the song "Whipped Cream" from the new MUSIC VOLUME 3 was available for download on Amazon. So that was good news.

    Our friend Bobberman confused that message I believe, thinking Jeff was talking about the *album" WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS, which of course has been available forever on LPs, tapes, CDs, and now downloads, so his post mentions the date of last release of 2015 for that album.

    Steve attempted to bring it all to order with his post, but that seemed to have confused Jeff as to just what we were talking about.

    Here's the bottom line:
    The song "Whipped Cream" from Herb's new and soon to be released MUSIC VOLUME 3, is now available for download from Amazon.
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  20. DeeInKY

    DeeInKY Well-Known Member

    Any time I hear Whipped Cream I think about the video with Herb and the dancing Charlie Chaplins. :D
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  21. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Ok I was confused I didn't know about the new version of Whipped cream I haven't kept up on things lately but thanks for Clearing that up everybody I'm just waiting until my preordered CD arrives on release day as I decided not to look for any previews this time around
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  22. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Thank you Harry and you are Correct And My Deepest apologies for The confusion I caused
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  23. DeeInKY

    DeeInKY Well-Known Member

    That's an awful lot of avocado green, but then again it was the '60s... :laugh:
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  24. From Music Volume 3 - Spanish Flea / Rise is available for download on Amazon.
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  25. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Just a day or two Left Until Release Day and although I preordered mine a month ago it will be a few days after that when I receive my copy but it will be well worth the wait.

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