Stop in, look around, have a drink and crank some tunes. I'll be posting some songs ripped from records, some out of print and hard to find stuff, some songs by artists you should be listening to, and a few mixes here and there.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Finger Lickin' Good Tunes... Well, Not Really

Here the Colonel hired some studio musicians to try and replicate Herb Alpert. It's not bad, but if you are going to listen to this, why not listen to the real thing? Maybe it came free with a bucket of chicken. I feel bad about giving the Colonel the credit for the music but there are no musicians listed. The back is funny because Colonel Sanders makes a comment on every song.



Percy Trout said...

I'm pretty sure this IS Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass... just uncredited.

But... I could be wrong.


- Percy

Chris Oliver said...

I actually have this album! My guess would be that it's just studio hacks covering Alpert.

Anonymous said...

Can the rest of this album be shared too please?

Fog said...

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Anonymous said...

Studio hacks, but please note that the Tijuana Brass were also mostly studio hacks. It might even be some of the same guys. You can safely assume that Herb isn't on it, though. Any decent trumpet player, double-tracked, comes out sounding something like the TJB.

It's on Mark 56 Records, a small label that specialized in promotional records for grocery stores and restaurants. They made dozens of these fake Herb Alpert LPs, assembled from the same 20 or so budget-label tracks, for businesses from Taco Bell to Pepsi to Der Wienerschnitzel to Alpha Beta to . . . well, you get the idea. Most feature some pretty swell custom-created cartoon art on the cover--this one with the photo is a bit unusual. Just about any thrift store on the west coast gets some in stock sooner or later.

The other thing you find an awful lot on Mark 56 is old radio shows.