I have to 'fess up here, I love this stuff. It's the perfect music for some tiki torches, tall drinks and an afternoon of sippin' and lounging. This album in particular has the sleaziest version of "Love Potion No. 9" that I've ever experienced. Everyone's dad had this album in the sixties and many an adolescent daydream was born from the cover.
Here's some additional info sent in
by Bill Bernardi: The model is Dolores Erickson. She was pregnant
at the time of the photo shoot. She was actually covered with shaving
cream (whipped cream kept melting under the lights). The LP was
released in 1965 and spent 189 weeks
And you can click
here for a peek at a parody by Soul Asylum (thanks Tom).
That's bassist Karl Meuller covered in strategically placed clam
dip on the
And don't forget to stop and peek at the ladies who are known as The Frivolous Five.
Or how about Pat Cooper's take on the cover?
Click here to see the Ostrowski Family and all of their Delights..
The following information was provided by Brandy Scrufari of WMJQ Radio Buffalo, New York:
The actual band that played on the Whipped Cream album was not an actual group but the "Cream of the Crop" of west coast studio musicians. All the trumpets on the album are that of Herb Alpert,dubbed and overdubbed sometimes 4 or 5 times to give that distinct Tijuana Brass sound. Other musicians that participated on the album were Hal Blaine on drums (Baja Marimba Band drummer Frank Devito played drums on the song "Whipped Cream"). Tommy Tedesco, Bill Pitman and John Pisano on guitars. Lyle Ritz on bass. Leon Russell on piano. Julius Wechter on marimba, vibes and percussion. Bob Edmondson on trombone. Carol Kaye was known to play electric bass on the song "Whipped Cream." There were other musicians on the album but these are the ones that I was familiar with. To the best of my knowledge the entire album was recorded at the now defunct Gold Star Studios in Hollywood.
And a few words from Jim Newsom:
Herb Alpert's "Whipped Cream & Other Delights" was released in April, 1965, debuted on the Billboard Top 40 on June 12, 1965, and spent eight weeks at Number 1 on the Billboard album charts beginning November 27th. In all, the album spent 141 weeks in the Top 40, and 61 weeks in the Top Ten.
And you can click here to see a shot of the photo session in progress from a 1989 issue of Esquire magazine...