Sunday, March 26, 2006

Herb Alpert's Whipped Cream & Other Delights Re-Whipped

40th Anniversary Edition

"It'll never be known exactly what made Whipped Cream & Other Delights Herb Alpert's big commercial breakthrough -- the music or the LP jacket's luscious nude model covered almost entirely with simulated whipped cream. Probably both. In any case, Alpert's most famous album is built around a coherent concept; every song has a title with food in it. Within this concept, Alpert's musical tastes are still refreshingly eclectic; he uses Brazilian rhythms on "Green Peppers" and "Bittersweet Samba," reaches back to the big-band era for the haunting "Tangerine," uses Dixieland jazz on "Butterball," and goes to New Orleans for the Allen Toussain-penned title track (familiar to viewers of TV's The Dating Game). He also has developed a unique sense of timing as a producer, using pauses for humorous effect, managing to score his second Top Ten hit with a complex, tempo-shifting version of "A Taste of Honey." No wonder Alpert drew such a large, diverse audience at his peak; his choices of tunes spanned eras and generations, while his arrangements were energetic enough for the young and melodic enough for older listeners. Whipped Cream & Other Delights, number one in the U.S. for eight weeks, is available on CD, though the cover obviously doesn't make as alluring an impression as it did on LP". by Richard S. Ginell
...y ahora "Whipped Cream & Other Delights Re-whipped", un tributo moderno de este gran Album. Los Artistas son: Thievery Corporation, Medeski Martin & Wood, John King, Mocean Worker, DJ Foosh, Camara Kambon, Anthony Marinelli and Ozomatli.

1 comment:

El Artista del Parque said...

Herb Alperts ... Si, recuerdos del tema Spanish Harlem y otros...
Claudio gano un single en la radio Sur..

El blog esta muy bueno y por cierto llamarà a hacer comentarios, la cosa es si se esta dispuesto a dedicarle tiempo. Si no es tan así puedo retirar la publicidad desde mis blogs.
Dentro de poco creo que funcionaran los links.. esos anuncios eran para mientras.

Como es la vida,ahora no tengo ningún ejemplar de la revista, así que el que tienes es valioso..