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Who makes the belly laugh at the end of NEVER ON SUNDAY?

Discussion in 'The Beat of The Brass: Herb Alpert/Tijuana Brass' started by S.J. Hoover, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. S.J. Hoover

    S.J. Hoover Banned Thread Starter

    I listened to two, separate 1960s-era (stereo) copies of T.L.B. tonight and...while searching old threads to see if this had ever been mentioned before (it had: in 2003/2004); some replies to that closed thread speculated it was a tape dropout. I can *positively* say it was not...it was definitely the voice of someone in the band exclaiming a bellowing "Aarrgh!".
    It comes in after the drumroll and the final trumpet note in the opposite channel and, the person's "growl" has reverb on it.
     
  2. More than likely it was Hal Blaine or Julius Wechter. The drop-out discussion was probably about the beginning of the track on the Shout Factory edition.
     
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  3. S.J. Hoover

    S.J. Hoover Banned Thread Starter

    O.k.:righton:
     
  4. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    On the left channel during the drumroll before the final note on the trumpet I hear something like a slight breath noise which sounded like Herb about to blow the final note if I am wrong I would appreciate the correction but it's one of the nice things about digital recordings you get to hear more details in the sound that just seemed unnoticeable on the analog counterparts.
     
  5. S.J. Hoover

    S.J. Hoover Banned Thread Starter

    Well, even on 55 year-old copies: TLB (album) is full of these little, odd, background noises which just indicate how "handmade" the entire thing must've been.
    There sounds like, for example, a guy doing a pseudo-German accent during Tijuana Sauerkraut; where he's instructing the chorus when to break in. Also, when A Quiet Tear starts: you can hear somebody scrambling around for their cue to begin the whip-cracking or woodblock-snapping effect.
    I've never had a mono copy as-to know if it would be such a drastically different listening experience, but: I can always remember being fascinated by the "weirdness" of how the one channel will just go blank (on the stereo) when there's no trumpet overdub.
     
  6. S.J. Hoover

    S.J. Hoover Banned Thread Starter

    Might as well just play it:D
     
  7. S.J. Hoover

    S.J. Hoover Banned Thread Starter

    And..."Helmut's" SAUERKRAUT yah-ing:
     
  8. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    I hear both the breath noise and that bellowing noise together on this one Very detailed thanks for sharing this
     
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