February 03, 2012

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - Ladyfingers (1965)

A recording industry executive, painter, philanthropist, and accomplished musician, this man had five number one hits, won eight Grammy’s, had fifteen gold albums, and fourteen platinum albums. He and his backing band, The Tijuana Brass, were filling homes with beautiful jazz, Latin, and easy listening music from 1962 until he disbanded them in 1969. In 1966, during the height of The Beatles popularity, this artist sold over thirteen million recordings, outselling The Beatles for that year.

This song was originally written and performed by the Belgian jazz legend Toots Thielemans. It appears on the 1965 album, Whipped Cream and Other Delights, which featured the beautiful Dolores Erickson on a risqué album cover where she was covered in whipped cream (it was actually shaving cream and a white blanket, with the only real whipped cream being on her head).

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Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - Ladyfingers (1965)

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