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CD Review: Herb Alpert's “Come Fly With Me”

By Don Heckman

Renaissance Man is a label that’s been associated with Herb Alpert’s diverse career for years. And with good reason. How better to accurately describe Alpert’s mastery of skills reaching from the deep, often dark, complexities of the music business to his imaginative accomplishments as trumpeter, song writer, composer, band leader, producer, philanthropist and more. 368 more words

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Herbert “Herb” Alpert

(born March 31, 1935) is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass, or TJB. 133 more words


June 5, 2016 The Most Popular Group Of All Time

S.R.O., Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, A&M 119, 1966

It’s day two of the $1 highlights of my latest tour through Goodwill.  Yes, I know that very few people would agree with today’s headline, but just like yesterday’s attention getter, any Goodwill record shopper would have to agree that Herb Alpert records are always available there.   227 more words

Poems from the Past

I wrote a ton of poetry in high school and the first few years of adulthood.  Yes, a ton.  By weight it was a ton.  Well, I’m sure if I weighed the paper it wouldn’t be a ton, but man, I wrote a LOT of poetry.   315 more words

Writing Origins

This is a real rise morning

On 26 January, 1980, “Rotation” by Herb Alpert peaked at #30.

I feel kind of bad for radio DJs in the last weeks of 1979 and early weeks of 1980.  148 more words

Easy Listening

Trumpeter Whistling, "Lonely Bull"

Yesterday,  I’m sitting at my boring work desk and haven’t thought about this tune in decades, when suddenly it is in my mind all of the time and I whistled it aloud perfectly as when it was on the radio daily back in the 1960s. 566 more words

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