Saturday, July 4, 2009
Christmas in July with the Colonel
Here's a bit of Christmas in July for today's post, and a Tijuana Picnic with the Colonel.
One of the legendary bizarre LP covers from the 1960's capitalized on the "Tijuana" sound craze of the mid-60's. It was exemplified by the Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass LP "Whipped Cream and Other Delights",which may be the most common thrift store record. There's a joke that the first thing astronauts who go to Mars will see is a copy of of the Whipped Cream" LP.
I will post again on Herb Alpert.He's had quite an interesting career that goes well beyond the Tijuana Brass and his MOR hits later on. "Whipped Cream" was originally done by the Stokes, a pretty good New Orleans band. I've only heard one track form the Col. Sanders record,, which consists entirely of covers of Tijuana Brass songs.It's typical of the cheap rip-off records associated with many musical fads. I love cheap rip-off records:)
I found the cover and liner notes for the LP at:
Here's the story of Colonel Sanders and KFC.