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Herb Alpert, Tijuana Brass and Other Delights

The story of musician, producer and artist Herb Alpert. This profile platforms his music and artwork as he exhibits his sculptures for Hollywood's art elite.

This is the story of deals on the beach, accidental pop stars, friendship, comebacks, multimillion dollar deals and new discoveries - the story of musician, producer, record industry mogul and artist, Herb Alpert.

Herb is probably best known as the trumpet player who created the Tijuana Brass and sold America, and the world, the sound of Mexico. Or the crooner that made the ladies swoon when he sang This Guy's in Love With You. From his first job working with soul legend Sam Cooke to creating A&M Records, Alpert's life reads like a wonderful story of dreams come true. This profile follows him today and platforms his music and artwork as he exhibits his sculptures for Hollywood's art elite. Contributors include Lou Adler, Quincy Jones, Richard Carpenter, Sting, Jam & Lewis and Stephen Fry.

1 hour

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    The Lonely Bull

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    Spanish Flea

  • Herb Alpert

    This Guy's In Love With You

  • Herb Alpert

    Rise

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    A Taste of Honey

  • Herb Alpert

    Fascinating Rhythm

  • Herb Alpert

    It's Only a Paper Moon

  • Raymond Mase

    Intrada

  • Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Chet Baker - Bernie's Tune

  • Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Chet Baker - Beginning to See The Light

  • The Chords

    Sh-Boom

  • Sam Cooke

    You Send Me (live)

  • Sam Cooke

    You Send Me

  • Sam Cooke

    Wonderful World

  • Jan & Dean

    Babytalk

  • Dore Alpert

    Gonna Get a Girl

  • Dore Alpert

    Tell It To The Birds

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    The Lonely Bull

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    Winds of Barcelona

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    Mexican Shuffle

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    Whipped Cream

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    Tijuana Taxi

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    A Taste of Honey

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    Spanish Flea

  • Bob Dylan

    The Times They Are a'Changing

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    What Now My Love

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    Lollipops and Roses

  • Chris Montez

    The More I See You

  • Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66

    Mas Que Nada

  • Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66

    Daytripper

  • Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66

    I Think I'm Going Out Of My Head

  • Joe Cocker

    With a Little Help From My Friends

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    A Banda

  • Herb Alpert

    This Guy's In Love With You

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    It Was a Very Good Year

  • Joe Cocker

    With a Little Help From My Friends

  • Carpenters

    Ticket To Ride

  • Carpenters

    Close to You

  • Lani Hall and Herb Alpert

    Save the Sunlight

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    Coney Island

  • Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band

    A Fifth of Beethoven

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    A Taste of Honey

  • Herb Alpert

    Rise

  • The Police

    Roxanne

  • The Police

    Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

  • Herb Alpert and Janet Jackson

    Diamonds

  • Herb Alpert

    Keep Your Eye On Me

  • Herb Alpert

    Rise (live)

  • Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

    Besame Mucho

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    A Walk in The Black Forest

  • Herb Alpert

    The Lonely Bull (live)

  • Herb Alpert

    Tijuana Taxi (live)

  • Herb Alpert

    A Taste of Honey (live)

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Dione Newton
Producer Dione Newton
Participant Herb Alpert
Participant Lou Adler
Participant Quincy Jones
Participant Richard Carpenter
Participant Sting
Participant Stephen Fry

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