Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass: A Taste Of Honey

Music Wednesday

A rare video taken from his 1967 show,"Singer"; you can view it here. There is also a version from February 16, 1967 here; and there is another more recent performance here, from 1994:

Written by: Bobby Scott & Ric Martin
: 1965
Released: April 1965
Album: Whipped Cream & Other Delights
Label: A& M Records

Here are some liner notes from Wikipedia:
A Taste of Honey is a pop standard written by Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow. It was originally an instrumental track (or recurring theme) written for the 1960 Broadway version of the 1958 British play A Taste of Honey (which was also made into the film of the same name in 1961).

Both the original and a cover by Herb Alpert in 1965 earned the song Grammy Awards. . . .This recording spent five weeks at number one on the easy listening chart, reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, and won three awards including Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards of 1966.

I remember our high school band playing this song in the 1970s.

Note: There will be no blog posting tomorrow. Great Advances in Science will return next week on the man behind the discovery of the vaccine for the plague.