herb alpert born march 31 1935 is an american jazz musician most associated with the group variously known as herb alpert amp the tijuana brass herb alperts tijuana brass or tjbalpert is also a recording industry executive the a of aampm records a recording label he and business partner jerry moss founded and eventually sold to polygramalpert also has created abstract expressionist.
spanish flea is a popular song written by julius wechter in the 1960s with lyrics by cissy wechter the song is best known from an instrumental version by herb alpert and the tijuana brass released as a bside to the single what now my love and on their 1965 album going placesthe album was a no 1 hit in the us and the single peaked at 27 on the billboard hot 100 and gained a grammy.
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herb alpert music department never say never again bandleader who had several big instrumental hits in 1960s with his band herb alpert amp the tijuana brass first big hit was the lonely bull in 1963 he and the brass followed that with other big hits like tijuana taxi spanish flea familiar to some as the dating game song a taste of honey and zorba the greek.
Herbert herb alpert 31m228rz 1935 in los angeles kalifornien ist ein usamerikanischer trompeter musiker und gr252nder des plattenlabels aampm records.
herb alpert amp the tijuana brass was billbords top instrumental recording artist and ts best selling instrumental artist for 1967 by early 1967 the brass had sold over 18 million albums in the us.
This late90s compilation of herb alpert provides a straightforward anthology of highlights from his threeplusdecade career both with and without his ubiquitous tijuana brasswhile the title sums up the contents the very best of herb alpert 1999 does suffer from the odd omission and questionable entry which is all the more noticeable as the whole thing clocks in at under three.
herb alpert was the top instrumental artist of the rock era at first his group was known as the tijuana brass featuring herb alpert then herb alperts tijuana brass next herb alpert amp the tijuana brass and finally herb alpert amp the tjb.
Find album reviews stream songs credits and award information for greatest hits herb alpert amp the tijuana brass on allmusic 1970 released in 1970 a bit too late to capitalize on.