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Herb Alpert & TTB - Whipped Cream & Other Delights

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Holy Zoo, Jan 25, 2002.

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  1. Holy Zoo

    Holy Zoo Gort (Retired) :-) Thread Starter

    Location:
    Santa Cruz
    I have a mono version I bought from a used record store which I *really* like. Sounds very smooth, bass and kick are solid as can be. And of course, great tunes!

    My question of the day: how does this compare to the stereo version (at least, I assume there's a stereo version!). Do people generally have a preference for one over the other?

    thanks!
     
  2. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    I prefer the mono mix by Larry Levine. The stereo version was mixed by Herb Alpert.

    Try and find a mono LP of "Going Places". The mono mix of "Tijuana Taxi" kills the stereo version!
     
  3. Holy Zoo

    Holy Zoo Gort (Retired) :-) Thread Starter

    Location:
    Santa Cruz
    Thanks Steve! Looks like I'm on a hunt!
     
  4. Steve Hoffman

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    Yeah, find one for me too. I'm sure there are zillions here in LA, but I don't go record hunting anymore.

    I'd like to find "South Of The Border", "Whipped Cream", and "Going Places in the original mono versions. They are very nostalgic for me, and some of the songs are just plain fun.

    Going to be listening to the Three-track originals of some of the TJB stuff next week with Larry Levine. But, I just love seeing that old A&M label going around on my turntable... :)
     
  5. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    B.C.
    Steve,

    Any chance of us cd types seeing some mono TJB out of the new label?;)
     
  6. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    I'd love to do them all, with both stereo and mono mixes, if someone would buy them..:(
     
  7. Holy Zoo

    Holy Zoo Gort (Retired) :-) Thread Starter

    Location:
    Santa Cruz
    Will do Captain.

    You know, I actually played "A Taste Of Honey" for my boss today at work.... we listened almost all the way through, when I said "for some reason, when I hear this I get this vision of a non-existant cowboy movie starring Peter Sellers". To which he looked at me in dismay and said "I was just thinking the same thing! Well, the Peter Sellers part anyways".

    I think my response was "maybe everyone gets an image of Peter Sellers in their head when they hear that song". :D


    I think we need a new smiley graphic for :jealous: (!)

    :)
     
  8. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    "I think we need a new smiley graphic for :jealous: (!)"


    Funny, HZ, but remember, it IS my job. I admit it's a good one though..
    :D
     
  9. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    B.C.
    Well Steve I know of at least 2, maybe 3 people.........:rolleyes:
    Doesn't quite pay the bills though does it:D
     
  10. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    Nah, it doesn't.

    I bet there are more TJB fans out there, though.
     
  11. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    B.C.
    Oh no doubt Steve. As long as your good name attached to them I'm sure we could convert a lot of people into giving a listen.;)
     
  12. Until Steve's remastering work makes it to retail shelfs, the best-sounding Herb Alpert compilation disk is "Definitive Hits", which contains 13 TJB chart singles and 7 solo chart singles. This collection was remastered in 20-bit by Doug Sax with tube equipment from first generation mixdown masters. Hopefully this can help Alpert fans get their fix until DCC or S & P releases Steve's material. The only negative is that the stereo mix for "The Lonely Bull" went MIA during the tape research for this collection, so Sax had to master from the mono single mix.:cool:
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Senior Member

    Location:
    WNY
    I'd buy it

    I'd buy remasters of those. That's nostalgia man! :)
     
  14. Dave B

    Dave B Senior Member

    Location:
    Nokomis, FL
    It's funny I was just listening to both these LPs earlier this week. My wife is sometimes baffled by the range of my musical interests. I have a near mint copy of the stereo version of WC&OD and I think it sounds pretty good but of course I don't have the mono mix to compare it with. I do have the mono version of Going Places that I purchased for .10 (no lie) at a used record store about a year ago. It's in very good shape and I agree Tijuana Taxi sounds great. Steve if you ever do have a chance to master these LPs to CD would it be possible to include the stereo and mono mixes (like Fresh Cream)? It's really cool to be able compare the mixes back to back.
     
  15. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    Sure!

    BTW, the stereo mix of "The Lonely Bull" is sitting right there on the same tape as all the rest of the stereo songs from the first album.

    I think they didn't want to use it because of the "twin-track" mix: Everything on the left channel & one overdubbed trumpet on the right channel. :eek:
     
  16. Mark Jackson

    Mark Jackson Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bremerton, WA
    Oh yeah!

    Good morning Steve,

    What number would you have to hit to make it worth doing a TJB Disc?

    :p
     
  17. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    Good question, Mark. I'm not sure exactly. It would be up to Herb Alpert as to how much money would make it worth his while...
     
  18. Mark Jackson

    Mark Jackson Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bremerton, WA
    Hmmmmmmm

    What if all of us TJB (Steve Hoffman) fans could put together a big 'ol "I promise to buy one" list and see what numbers we can hit? Just a thought. :p
     
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