Friday, January 27, 2012

Herb Alpert

This is also an odd project.

After finding out that Mr. Alpert's "Fandango" and I didn't agree I decided to re-visit and see what other treasures lay in his area.

This whole album is built around the song 'Rise' which was a hit back in its day, mostly because it was featured prominently on 'General Hospital' during a rape scene.

My same complaint here with 'Fandango': the innocent charm and whimsy of the Tijuana Brass is gone and replaced with a glossy soft jazz veneer.

Not something I need to dwell on.

Actually I just heard the biggest reason this song endures into my generation: One of the passing moments in Mr. Alpert's guitar line was sampled prominently in the Notorious B.I.G.'s hit 'Hypnotize.'

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