Herb Alpert

Genres: Easy Listening Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World
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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 March 1935, Los Angeles, California, USA. A trumpet player from the age of eight, Alpert proved an exceptional arranger, songwriter and entrepreneur. In collaboration with Lou Adler, he wrote Sam Cooke’s hit ‘Wonderful World’, then turned to production, enjoying successes with surfing duo Jan And Dean. After a short-lived partnership with Lou Rawls and a failed attempt at acting, Alpert teamed up with promoter/producer Jerry Moss. Together they founded A&M Records, in 1962, and launched Alpert’s own hit recording career with ‘The Lonely Bull’. Backed by the Tijuana Brass, Alpert enjoyed a number of instrumental hits such as ‘Taste Of Honey’, ‘Tijuana Taxi’, ‘Spanish Flea’ and ‘Casino Royale’. A regular in the album charts of the 60s, he cleverly cornered the market by signing and producing his easy listening rivals Sergio Mendes And Brasil ’66. In 1968, a rare Alpert vocal outing on...

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