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Herb Alpert


Whipped Cream & Other Delights Re-Whipped


Shout Factory

various artists CD

Whipped Cream & Other Delights Re-Whipped CD coverWhipped Cream & Other Delights Re-Whipped is a real find - a remix record that is unlike all other remix records. Instead of finding a collection of artists interpreting Herb Alpert classics, a complete record (Whipped Cream & Other Delights) is brought up to date in such a consistent manner that you cannot even tell that there are different artists providing the interpretations.

70 year old Herb Alpert played trumpet on these tracks and provided new solos, proving that most people's ideas about aging are complete rubbish - Herb Alpert sounds great!

I have passed this CD along to several other people who have found the disc as enjoyable as I did. Even though anyone who listened to this music as a child may have fondly recalled Herb Alpert's music, the songs themselves were completely ingrained, and listening to the record again may have seemed unneccessary. Now there is a completely fresh disc that has the songs we all love put through a modern lens.

All of the tracks are instrumental (at least basically) excpet Love Potion #9. The vocals by Ozomatli may turn off a few people, but nothing else on the disc will upset anyone. This is not a hop-hop tribute to Herb Alpert, or a molding of his work into a new genre: it is just a modern re-telling of a timeless classic - highly recomended!

---Carl, April 7, 2006