Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass: The Beat Of The Brass

Performer: Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass 

Title: The Beat Of The Brass

Track Listing:












Monday, Monday {J. & M. Phillips} [3:08]

A Beautiful Friend {Sol Lake} [3:16]

Cabaret {J. Kander/F. Ebb} [2:38]

Panama {Julius Wechter} [3:36]

Belz Mein Shtetele Belz (My Home Town) {J. Jacobs/Alex Olshanetsky} [2:14]

Talk To The Animals {Leslie Bricusse} [2:14]

Slick {H. Alpert/J. Pisano} [3:29]

She Touched Me {Sol Lake} [3:51]

Thanks For The Memory {L. Robin/R. Rainger} [2:05]

The Robin {John Pisano} [2:22]

This Guy's In Love With You {Bacharach/David} [3:55]


The Brass give us more trademark arrangements on this album, and this is the first album by Herb Alpert to spawn a Billboard number one single! "This Guy's In Love With You" was a first Number One for Herb Alpert, composers Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and the record label A&M. The single itself was credited only to Herb Alpert, due to his vocals and lack of TJB contribution; Pete Jolly provides the electric piano opening to this classic tune. This album coincided with a television special which featured the songs from this album, and reaction to the show's vocal opening tune was enough to convince A&M to release it as a single. The Pisano/Alpert song "Slick" is a great big band jazz workout tune, and one of the late Julius Wechter's best tunes, "Panama," can be found on this album. One rather interesting note is that in the stereo LP and (out of print) CD versions of this album, there are audible tape dropouts at the beginning of "Monday, Monday" during Edmondson's trombone introduction to the tune. And finally, this would be the final A&M album commercially available in both stereo (SP-4146) and monaural (LP-146) versions.



Produced by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss

Arranged by Herb Alpert

Engineer: Larry Levine

Billboard peak album chart position: 1, 2 weeks (debuted 5/18/68)

Weeks in Top 40 album chart: 28

RIAA certified Gold (7/19/68)

Album released 1968

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