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
on the charts.
And don't forget to stop and peek
at the ladies who are known as The
Or how about Pat
Cooper's take on the cover?
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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