Friday, January 22, 2010

1058 - Mojo 51. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - Going Places (1965)

Track Listing

1. Tijuana Taxi
2. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
3. More And More Amor
4. Spanish Flea
5. Mae
6. 3rd Man Theme
7. Walk, Don't Run
8. Felicia
9. And The Angels Sing
10. Cinco De Mayo
11. A Walk In The Black Forest
12. Zorba The Greek


While the cool kids were listening to the Beatles or if they were even cooler to Bob Dylan their parents were listening to this. Them most inoffensive, crappy, novelty stuff imaginable.

Herb Alpert star of stage and screen decides to do covers in Mariachi style... ... ... yes. Strangely enough it works in a way that supermarket music can sometimes be fascinating.

This is kind of like the home-video slapstick comedy of music, it isn't smart or thought out... but it can be sometimes strangely enjoyable... even if you know you really shouldn't enjoy it.

Track Highlights

1. Spanish Flea
2. Tijuana Taxi
3. 3rd Man Theme
4. Zorba The Greek

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The single version of "Tijuana Taxi" had more of the bicycle-horn sound effects than the album version did. "Tijuana Taxi" and "Spanish Flea" would both be reprised as part of the "Carmen" medley in Herb Alpert's Ninth. The B-side of the "Taxi" single, "Zorba the Greek," was edited for length and had live-concert sound effects added.

Spanish Flea:

1 comment:

TimmyWing said...

Oh man; Spanish Flea is pretty much the Yakety Sax of trumpet music in terms of novelty and comic relief. I can't honestly tell which one would have been used the most by now.