Thursday, October 11, 2012

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
"South of the Border" (Vinyl)

HATB (the worst acronym I've ever unceremoniously ever come up with,) released this album in 1964. It was their third album and continued the group's evolution from Mexican to easy listening brass ensemble (forever making their later fans try and trace the etymology of "Tijuana".)

This album features many covers of popular easy listening tunes (know your audience, kids!) including the title track and "Hello, Dolly," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" and "The Girl from Ipanema."

A postcard from another era, I enjoy Tijuana Brass records because it's fun to think of a time when this was the popular music.

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