South of the Border [Deluxe Edition]

South of the Border [Deluxe Edition]

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by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
     
 

Herb Alpert was still using an array of SoCal studio all-stars as his Tijuana Brass when South of the Border (1964) began to restore the combo's good name after the modest Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, Vol. 2 (1963) failed to ignite a fire in listener's ears. In his essay accompanying Shout! Factory's 2005 SignatureSee more details below

Overview

Herb Alpert was still using an array of SoCal studio all-stars as his Tijuana Brass when South of the Border (1964) began to restore the combo's good name after the modest Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, Vol. 2 (1963) failed to ignite a fire in listener's ears. In his essay accompanying Shout! Factory's 2005 Signature Series reissue of South of the Border, Alpert comments that the Sol Lake composition "Mexican Shuffle" "opened a new door for me." That passageway meant the loss of the Tijuana Brass' practically forced mariachi style and the rise of Alpert's approach in arranging familiar melodies in fresh, creative settings. Nowhere would this stylistic progression be as pronounced as in the horn-driven updates of several then-concurrent chart hits. For instance, the mod sonic wrinkle in "Girl from Ipanema" emits a darkness veiled in mystery, directly contrasting the light buoyancy of "Hello! Dolly" or the footloose feel of the Beatles' "All My Loving." They seamlessly fit in with Sol Lake's "Salud, Amor y Dinero" and a cover of Julius Wechter's playful, midtempo "Up Cherry Street" -- which Wechter's own Baja Marimba Band had just recorded for their 1964 self-titled debut. The ballads "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "Angelito," and "Adios, Mi Corazon" provide contrasts with Alpert's sensitive scores never seeming maudlin or unnecessarily over the top. If the regal "El Presidente" sounds particularly familiar, it may well be due to Alpert's slight renovation of the "Winds of Barcelona" from the Tijuana Brass' previous effort, the less than impressive Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, Vol. 2. It was renamed "El Presidente," presumably to honor the then-recent memory of the slain U.S. leader John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2005
Label:
Shout Factory
UPC:
0826663277227
catalogNumber:
32772
Rank:
16360

Tracks

  1. South of the Border  -  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  2. The Girl from Ipanema  -  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  3. Hello, Dolly!  -  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  4. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face  -  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  5. Up Cherry Street  -  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  6. Mexican Shuffle  -  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  7. El Presidente  -  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  8. All My Loving  -  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  9. Angelito  -  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  10. Salud, Amor y Dinero  -  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  11. Numero Cinco  -  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  12. Adios, Mi Corazon  -  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass   Primary Artist
Herb Alpert   Indexed Contributor,Trumpet
Nick Ceroli   Drums
Bob Edmondson   Trombone
John Pisano   Electric Guitar
Pat Senatore   Bass Guitar
Tonni Kalash   Trumpet
Lou Pagani   Piano

Technical Credits

Herb Alpert   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Julius Wechter   Composer
Jimmy Kennedy   Composer
Jerry Herman   Composer
Ervan Coleman   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Ted Jensen   Remastering
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Sol Lake   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Larry Levine   Engineer
Jerry Moss   Producer,Audio Production
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Manuel Alvarez Maciste   Composer
Andres Eloy Blanco   Composer
Michael Carr   Composer
Jeff Smith   Art Direction
John Roberts   Artwork
Quattrocchi   Art Direction
Josh Kun   Liner Notes

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