Monday, June 20, 2011

Musical Monday: Herb Alpert

My acquaintance with Herb Alpert stems back to my childhood non-TV days.  For entertainment, we'd gather round the console stereo and listen to the only secular music we ever owned: a Reader's Digest Vinyl Record Collection which shall remain unnamed...but only because I can't remember its name!

Here were two of our favorites: 

Spanish Flea

Whipped Cream

Had these come in their original album covers, we would never have been allowed to listen to them, so thankfully they were "masked" in the Digest's ugly brown slipcases.  



Angie B. said...

Hey, my father had this album which I also enjoyed as a teen (we were both trumpeters). His "Whipped Cream" cover was this one. I think that album is still in my old room at my parents' house. Thanks for the music and the good memories!

Lori Shaffer said...

Yep...that's the one! Every man currently over the age of 50 was in love with that album cover as a teen! Imagine how utterly shocking it was back then!

Randy S. said...

Yeah, I remember my parents talking about Herb Alpert and playing his music a lot! ;)))