2007   AUGUST 20   #232

The Tijuana Brass Sound (Box Set)

The day is titled "The Tijuana Brass Sound", with an emphasis on "sound". Some of the songs may be direct covers or adaptations of Herb Alpert and the TB Sound and others just have that T-Brass magic.

I believe all of the songs featured are out of print but I could be wrong in some cases. I left out notable songs by Bob Moore, Henry Mancini, Herb's early cuts as Dore Albert and Perrey & Kingsley (because the music is available on CD), and a whole ton of boring copycat versions of Herb and the Brass' hits. Tracks by Johnny Mandel, Claude Bolling, Killer Watts and The Unocal Song came from sites online, but I'm not sure where (I completely forget), so thanks to the site/blog owners for sharing these songs, they helped to make this collection to share with others. Thanks to Pea Hix for Optiganally Yours and Derrick Bostrom for The Going Thing.

The majority of cuts are from vinyl I've picked up in various thrifts, shops and gutters over the years. Listen to that Tijuana Brass Pop, Crackle and Hiss! Embrace it. And then there are songs I have no clue how they landed at my pad, and why, and from whom, and at this point... I just stop questioning and keep listening as drowning ones self in hours upon hours of that brass sound, well, I'm not going nuts if that's what you are thinking. I'm actually loving it and I find myself extremely happy listening to this music.

There are so many songs out there that a 20+ CD box set could be compiled. Here my friends are 100 tracks to burn on 4 discs to play at your next social gathering.

- Contributed by: Señor Fiesta

MP3:

DISC 1
1. The George Garabedian Players and the Awful Trumpet of Harry Arms - Hooray For Hollywood (1:32) Hooray For Hollywood
2. The Modernaires - Tijuana Taxi (2:04) The Mods salute Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
3. The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker - Pennsylvania 6-5000 (1:57) In The Mood
4. Dick Boyell - Allied Moves To Tijuana (2:34) Music To Move Families By
5. Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass - What Now My Love (2:50) Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass
6. Peter Nero - Spanish Flea (2:18) Plays a Salute to Herb Alpert and the Tijuna Brass
7. The George Garabedian Players and the Awful Trumpet of Harry Arms - Georgy Girl (2:44) Hooray For Hollywood
8. The New Classic Singers - Tijuana Taxi (2:06) Sing Today's Classics
9. The Toreno Brass - All My Loving (1:57) Lennon & McCartney Tijuana Style
10. The Frivolous Five - Whipped Cream (2:36) Sour Cream & Other Delights
11. The Modernaires - Spanish Flea (2:18) The Mods salute Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
12. The Jack Lander Trio at the Fifty Fourth - Spanish Flea (2:09) Spanish Coffee Time
13. The Nursery Brass - London Bridge (2:39) Kiddie Pops Tijuana Style
14. The Mexicali Brass - Mexico A Go Go (2:19) New Hits From South Of The Border
15. Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass - Peter Gunn (2:20) Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass
16. The George Garabedian Players and the Awful Trumpet of Harry Arms - Sound Of Music (1:50) Hooray For Hollywood
17. The Trumpets Unlimited - Can Can (2:45) Sounds Tijuana
18. The George Garabedian Players - Tequila and Squirt (2:08) Squirt Does It's Thing
19. The Frivolous Five - Tijuana Taxi (2:22) Sour Cream & Other Delights
20. The Nursery Brass - A-Hunting We Will Go (2:23) Kiddie Pops Tijuana Style
21. Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass - Downtown (1:46) Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass
22. George Tremblay et ses Brass - Burrito Mistico (2:11) Epices Cour Et Cuivres
23. The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker - The Dating Game (2:10) In The Mood
24. The George Garabedian Players and the Awful Trumpet of Harry Arms - Spanish Nose (2:45) Hooray For Hollywood
25. The Modernaires - I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (2:14) The Mods salute Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

DISC 2
26. Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass - The Yellow Rose Of Texas (2:16) Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass
27. The Brass Ring featuring Phil Bodner - Colonel Bogey March (2:10) Sunday Night At The Movies
28. The Border Brass - Jingle Bells (1:57) Tijuana Christmas
29. Sid Bass - Spanish Flea (2:17) Moog Espana
30. The Toreno Brass - Eleanor Rigby (2:05) Lennon & McCartney Tijuana Style
31. The George Garabedian Players - Green Peppers (1:31) Colonel Sanders' Tijuana Picnic
32. The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker - Chattanooga Choo Choo (2:43) In The Mood
33. The Nursery Brass - Little Brown Jug (2:32) Kiddie Pops Tijuana Style
34. Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass - Never On Sunday (1:47) Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass
35. Dali Caldis Tijuana Brass - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White (2:40) A Demonstration Of The Big Astor Sound
36. The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker - 24 Hours To Tulsa (3:12) A Taste Of Tequila
37. The George Garabedian Players and the Awful Trumpet of Harry Arms - Up-Up And Away (2:37) Hooray For Hollywood
38. The Modernaires - All My Loving (1:58) The Mods salute Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
39. The Mexicali Brass - Dengazo (1:40) Viva Mexicali Brass
40. The Brass Choir conducted by Warren Kime - Brasilia (2:12) Brass Impact
41. Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass - Strangers In The Night (2:25) Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass
42. The Frivolous Five - The Lonely Bull (2:34) Sour Cream & Other Delights
43. The Bert Best Band - What Now My Love - Music To Watch Girls By (2:12) Non-Stop Dancing
44. Living Marimbas - Music To Watch Girls By (2:43) Georgy Girl and Other Music to Watch Girls By
45. The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker - Flowers On The Wall (2:21) A Taste Of Tequila
46. Dale Zeigler - Tijuana Taxi (1:19)
47. The George Garabedian Players and the Awful Trumpet of Harry Arms - Begin The Beguine (3:26) Hooray For Hollywood
48. Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass - It's Not Unusual (2:10) Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass
49. Claude Bolling - Mexican Paradise (Alla Cugat) (3:16) La Magnifique (Soundtrack)
50. Johnny Mandel - Mexican Breakfast (2:09) Harper (Soundtrack)

DISC 3
51. The Going Thing - Tijuana Taxi (2:16) The Going Thing 1969
52. Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass - Tsena, Tsena (2:12) Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass
53. The George Garabedian Players and the Awful Trumpet of Harry Arms - Spanish Flea (2:12) Hooray For Hollywood
54. The Frivolous Five - A Taste Of Honey (2:40) Sour Cream & Other Delights
55. The Toreno Brass - Please Please Me (2:01) Lennon & McCartney Tijuana Style
56. The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker - (I've Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo (2:32) In The Mood
57. The Modernaires - A Taste Of Honey (2:19) The Mods salute Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
58. The Border Brass - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (1:58) Tijuana Christmas
59. The George Garabedian Players - Third Man Theme (2:35) Colonel Sanders' Tijuana Picnic
60. Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass - Malaguena (3:09) Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass
61. The Mexicali Brass - Habanera (3:22) Viva Mexicali Brass
62. Guadalajara Brass - Sombrero (2:59) Tijuana Taxi
63. Terry Canady with Rudy Perez - The Lonely Bull/Spanish Flea (2:20) Terry Canady With Rudy Perez
64. The George Garabedian Players and the Awful Trumpet of Harry Arms - Winchester Cathedral (2:15) Hooray For Hollywood
65. The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker - Chiquita Banana (1:57) Hats Off
66. The Modernaires - Alley Cat (2:16) The Mods salute Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
67. Peter Nero - Tijuana Taxi (2:02) Plays a Salute to Herb Alpert and the Tijuna Brass
68. The Mexicali Brass - Swanee River (2:14) What Now My Love
69. Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass - A Taste Of Honey (2:03) Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass
70. Many Moogs of Killer Watts - Spanish Flea (1:41) Golden Instrumental Hits
71. Optiganally Yours - Spanish Flea (1:07) 1999 WFMU Marathon Disc
72. W.C. Sullivan Junior High School - Tijuana Taxi (1:49)
73. Westchester Junior High School Concert Band - Tijuana Taxi (2:11) Junior Band 1967
74. The Nursery Brass - Frere Jacques (2:49) Kiddie Pops Tijuana Style
75. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - The Unocal Song (0:59) Radio Spot

DISC 4
76. Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass - People (2:24) Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass
77. The George Garabedian Players and the Awful Trumpet of Harry Arms - Born Free (2:27) Hooray For Hollywood
78. The Modernaires - Mexican Shuffle (2:07) The Mods salute Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
79. The New Classic Singers - A Taste Of Honey (1:57) Sing Today's Classics
80. The Chipmunks - Sorry About That, Herb (1:54) 45 single
81. The Toreno Brass - From Me To You (2:21) Lennon & McCartney Tijuana Style
82. The Frivolous Five - What Now My Love (2:14) Sour Cream & Other Delights
83. Peter Nero - The Mexican Shuffle (2:12) Plays a Salute to Herb Alpert and the Tijuna Brass
84. The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker - In The Mood (2:45) In The Mood
85. The Mexicali Brass - Mama Inez (2:30) New Hits From South Of The Border
86. Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass - Chicken Fat (2:02) Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass
87. The George Garabedian Players and the Awful Trumpet of Harry Arms - Whipped Cream (1:34) Hooray For Hollywood
88. The Frivolous Five - Spanish Flea (2:15) Sour Cream & Other Delights
89. The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker - It's Too Late (2:39) Hats Off
90. Ray Anthony - Mexican Trumpets (1:40) Midnight Flyer
91. The George Garabedian Players - Our Day Will Come (2:24) Colonel Sanders' Tijuana Picnic
92. Guadalajara Brass - Serape (2:28) Tijuana Taxi
93. The Mexicali Brass - Aztec Two Step (1:44) What Now My Love
94. The George Garabedian Players - El Toro (2:08) Colonel Sanders' Tijuana Picnic
95. The Fiesta Brass - Michelle (2:34) Viva Tijuana!
96. Living Brass - A Taste Of Honey (2:55) A Taste Of Honey
97. The Mexicali Brass - La Cinquantaine (2:31) New Hits From South Of The Border
98. Chuck Barris Productions - Dating Game Theme (2:27) Themes From Game Shows
99. Le London All Star - Mexican Shuffle (2:11) British Percussion
100. The Modernaires - What Now My Love (2:10) The Mods salute Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

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