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South Of The Border Cover

Discussion in 'The Beat of The Brass: Herb Alpert/Tijuana Brass' started by Shane, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Shane

    Shane Member Thread Starter

    I was doing some reading on wikipedia regarding various TJB albums when I picked up on a rather obscure fact. It mentions the cover for South of the Border (and What Now My Love) were taken at the Patio Del Moro apartments in West Hollywood. A quick google search shows the building is still standing. Check out this link, and compare the arch on the right side of the picture with the South of the Border cover.

    File:Patio Del Moro, West Hollywood.JPG - Wikimedia Commons
  2. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Not much has changed at all it appears
  3. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin


    Next, we are going to wonder who is in the shadows of the photo. :wink:



    Street view: Google Maps

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  4. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    True I looked at these photos online myself and it intrigues me because the SOTB album is not only one of my most favorite albums but Especially the cover since the first time I finally got my first copy at 13 years old the location and the scenery inspired me i thought it was a beautiful backdrop and It still is its very rare that this is still standing I wonder if Herb ever thought of doing another photo shoot at Patio del moro for one of his future albums for old times sake. But instead of sandra moss Lani would be there and would bring it all full circle I would love to see that it would be wonderful
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  5. Captaindave

    Captaindave Well-Known Member

    If you look for Patio Del Moro on You Tube, you should find some video clips of the property. I think a couple of them are real estate listings offering the property for sale. The address is also given.
  6. Shane

    Shane Member Thread Starter

    That would be awesome if Herb recreated this shoot!

    I live in California, and I've been to West Hollywood before... if I'm ever there again, I'd be tempted to grab my trumpet out of the closet along with my girlfriend, and have some stranger take a picture of us. :)
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  7. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Don't forget your Burnt orange Jacket Or something similar. Lol
  8. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

    Don't forget the yellow dress...and the extras in sombreros. :D
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  9. I LOVE that idea!

    My daughter lives in Reseda, which is in the Valley and part of the L.A. metro area. Next time I visit her I will have to go to this address for my own photo shoot. May even take my old grade school cornet and a sombrero!

    Perhaps caption the photo, "What's South Of The Border Now, My Love"!

    Yeah, I know. Pretty lame. Although it wouldn't bother me at all if Herb borrows my caption for the title of his future album cover that we're planning here!

    But, I doubt he'd sink that low.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2017
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  10. Great find! Any other album cover locations ever found, what about "SRO" or "Brass are Comin" was that a movie set??
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  11. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    This is just a guess but I think the SRO cover might have been taken at then newly purchased by A&M Charlie Chaplin Studios as For "The Brass are Comin" I think it was a Movie set Again these are Just Guesses on my part
  12. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

    SRO was I think was the rear of a grandstand at the fair in Allentown, PA. TBAC would have been a still taken at the production set for the TV special, whichever studio that was.
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  13. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    It'd be fun to see a list of where some of our favorite A&M covers were shot. I always wondered where the pictures on Sergio Mendes' Stillness album were taken.

    DAN BOLTON Active Member

    And I'm wondering about where Fool On The Hill was taken.

  15. A search on Guy Webster, the photographer, turns up expensive poster prints ($1,900):


    Sergio Mendes

    It must've been a location he liked. Also on his site is a Rolling Stones shot:


    The Rolling Stones
  16. I asked Sergio about that cover when he signed it for me and he said he cant remember..somewhere in California he said?? I love the photos taken for that album, there must be more and some out takes?
  17. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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  18. Just found out from Guy Webster, the photo was done at a private ranch and lake in Beverly Hills.

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