Whipped Cream & Other Delights

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Whipped Cream & Other Delights
Studio album by Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass
Released April 1965 (LP); 1990 (A&M Records CD); March 2005 (Shout! Factory CD)
Recorded 1965
Genre Jazz, traditional pop, easy listening, instrumental
Length 28:22
Label A&M
Producer Herb Alpert; Jerry Moss
Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass chronology
South of the Border
(1964)
Whipped Cream & Other Delights
(1965)
!!Going Places!!
(1965)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Whipped Cream & Other Delights is a 1965 album by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, called "Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass" for this album, released on A&M Records. It is the band's fourth full album and arguably their most popular release.

This album saw the band nearly abandoning its Mexican-themed music, featuring mostly covers of popular songs, and also generating some major pop hits for the first time since "The Lonely Bull". One "tradition" of the early Brass was to include a number rendered in "strip-tease" fashion, and this album's entry for that style was "Love Potion No. 9".

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "A Taste of Honey" (Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow) – 2:43
  2. "Green Peppers" (Sol Lake) – 1:31
  3. "Tangerine" (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) – 2:46
  4. "Bittersweet Samba" (Sol Lake) – 1:46
  5. "Lemon Tree" (Will Holt) – 2:23
  6. "Whipped Cream" (Naomi Neville) – 2:33

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Love Potion No. 9" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 3:02
  2. "El Garbanzo" (Sol Lake) – 2:13
  3. "Ladyfingers" (Toots Thielemans) – 2:43
  4. "Butterball" (Mike Henderson) – 2:12
  5. "Peanuts" (Luis Guerrero) – 2:09
  6. "Lollipops and Roses" (Tony Velona) – 2:27

Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "Rosemary (Unused Studio Track)"
  2. "Blueberry Park (Unused Studio Track)"

Influence[edit]

Whipped Cream & Other Delights sold over 6 million copies in the United States and the album cover alone is considered a classic pop culture icon. It featured model Dolores Erickson[2] wearing chiffon and shaving cream. The picture was taken at a time when Erickson was three months pregnant. The album cover was so popular with Alpert fans that, during concerts, when about to play the song "Whipped Cream", Alpert would tell the audience, "Sorry, we can't play the cover for you!"

The art was parodied by several groups including once A&M band Soul Asylum, who made fun of the liner notes along with the back cover on their 1989 EP Clam Dip & Other Delights, comedian Pat Cooper on his album Spaghetti Sauce and Other Delights, the Frivolous Five on a Herb Alpert tribute album Sour Cream and Other Delights, Cherry Capri and The Martini Kings' Creamy Cocktails and Other Delights, the compilation Right to Chews: Bubblegum Classics Revisited, Sweet Cream's 1978 album Sweet Cream & Other Delights, Jabberwocky's 2005 release Eat Shit and Die, Dave Lewis on his 1966 album Dave Lewis Plays Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, and Peter Nero on his album, Peter Nero Plays a Salute to Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.

Singles taken from the album included "A Taste of Honey," "Whipped Cream" and "Lollipops and Roses". The latter two of these were eventually featured on the ABC-TV series The Dating Game: "Whipped Cream" as the intro to the bachelorette, and "Lollipops and Roses" as the theme used when the bachelor(ette) learned about the person chosen for the date. ("Spanish Flea", a song taken from the TJB's next album Going Places, was used as the theme for the bachelor.)

Up until this album, Alpert had utilized Los Angeles area studio musicians to back him on his records. On this album eventual members of the Tijuana Brass (John Pisano, guitar and Bob Edmondson, trombone) were featured as well as elite session musicians from Wrecking Crew: Hal Blaine, Carol Kaye, Chuck Berghofer, and Russell Bridges (who would later become famous in his own right as Leon Russell). With the success of "Whipped Cream & Other Delights" came huge demands for concert appearances. It was at this time that Alpert formed the public version of the Tijuana Brass which included: Pisano, Edmondson, Nick Ceroli (drums), Pat Senatore (bass), Tonni Kalash (trumpet), Lou Pagani (piano) as well as Julius Wechter on marimba and vibes (studio only).

A remix of the album was released in 2006 on the Shout Factory label with model Bree Condon "clothed" on the cover in a similar fashion to the original.

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1965 Billboard Pop Albums (Billboard 200) 1
1966

References[edit]

Preceded by
The Sound of Music (soundtrack)
by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Billboard 200 number-one album
November 27, 1965 - January 7, 1966
February 19 - March 4, 1966
Succeeded by
Rubber Soul by The Beatles