Whipped Cream & Other Delights

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Whipped Cream & Other Delights
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1965 (1965-04)[1]
ProducerHerb Alpert, Jerry Moss
Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass chronology
South of the Border
Whipped Cream & Other Delights
!!Going Places!!
Singles from Whipped Cream
  1. "Whipped Cream"
    Released: February 1965
  2. "A Taste of Honey"
    Released: August 1965
Professional ratings
Review scores
Record Mirror[5]

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 instrumental arrangements 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
  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
  1. "Love Potion No. 9" (Jerry Leiber and 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

2005 CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

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


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[6] wearing chiffon and shaving cream. The picture was taken at a time when Erickson was three months pregnant.[7] The album cover was so popular with Alpert fans that, during concerts, when about to play the song "Whipped Cream," Alpert would jokingly tell the audience, "Sorry, we can't play the album 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

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 used 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 the Wrecking Crew: Hal Blaine (drums), Carol Kaye (electric bass), Chuck Berghofer (double bass), 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.

The album is seen briefly in the movie The Big Lebowski when The Dude is looking through Maude's record collection. It is also seen in The Boondock Saints when Rocco frantically gathers his possessions after killing three associates in a diner. It is seen among other period albums early in The Honeymoon Killers, and can also be spotted in the living room of the Weir household in multiple episodes of Freaks and Geeks.

Chart positions[edit]

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


  1. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs. London: Barrie & Jenkins. p. 185. ISBN 978-0-214-20480-7 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Jackson, Andrew Grant (2015). 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music. New York City: Macmillan Publishers. p. 176. ISBN 978-1-4668-6497-9 – via the Internet Archive.
  3. ^ Ouellette, Dan (April 23, 2005). "Billboard Picks". Billboard. p. 32 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ Jones, Peter; Jopling, Norman (24 July 1965). "Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass: Whipped Cream And Other Delights" (PDF). Record Mirror. No. 228. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 April 2022. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Herb Alpert's 'Whipped Cream Lady' now 76, living in Longview and looking back". The Seattle Times. 16 August 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2021.
  7. ^ Handy, Bruce (2016-05-20). "The Real Story Behind Herb Alpert's Iconic 'Whipped Cream & Other Delights' Album Cover, 50 Years Later". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-05-23.