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Whipped Cream and Other Delights

Ok -- raise your hand if you didn't own this record.

What record collection would be complete without this Herb Alpert masterpiece? Certainly not mine! It has been said that the thrift stores of any large city contain enough copies of "Whipped Cream and Other Delights" to wallpaper a house (I once found 10 copies in one small store in Cleveland, of which this one was in the best condition).

When I was growing up, "Whipped Cream" was one of only three records my parents had in their collection (the others were a Barbara Streisand album and a Johnny Mathis christmas record). My dad often dropped the needle on "Whipped Cream" over and over again during family gatherings -- and when no one was around, I'd spend hours admiring the cover art, attempting to discern exactly where the whipped cream ended and the young model began. You can do the same by clicking above for the extra hi-res version of the image. (Those of you that aren't inclined toward the female form can look for the way they used a drop-cloth to fake most of the cream, or if you're really bored, try to find the seam where I pasted the two halves of the scanned image together).

A record like this could easily have sold a billion copies on the strength of the photography alone, but "Whipped Cream and Other Delights" actually has some pretty snappy music on it. Pick up a copy today — I can state with confidence that this album is available for $1.00 or less at a junk store or garage sale near you!

Wallpaper

I used Paint Shop to create a great Windows Desktop Wallpaper out of the Whipped Cream cover art by shifting the model to the right, cropping out the text and extending the background to the left (see the thumbnail below). I made three resolutions, so download the one that fits your desktop:

Download 640x480 Whipped Cream Wallpaper (110k ZIP File)
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Download 1024x768 Whipped Cream Wallpaper (203k ZIP File)

Whipped Cream and Other Delights
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Songs:

Butterball (Real Audio) Mmmm... butter.
Bittersweet Samba (Real Audio) Sweet, sweet Samba.
Whipped Cream (Real Audio) Mmmm... whipped cream.

See Also: Spaghetti Sauce and Other Delights

Your Comments:

Captain Ambience (ThriftStoreRadio@cox.net) says:
Almost everytime I go thrift store shopping I find this one, they make great gifts. Even people who don't have turntables appreciate this nice cover. I know I value my copy. (03-27-2002)

Danny Brien says:
Tunes you can whistle to. I can't argue with my man 'Stig Ruggard' down the bottom of the page, it truly is a 'rousing rhythm'. Hats off to Herb. (03-14-2002)

Jeff OD Cooper (nogginj@hotmail.com) says:
What a great album. I dj'ed at a radio station in town and we used to play this as bed music while we were talking on the air, mainly because the cover caught our attention. I then picked up the album for myself and lo, what a great album it is. 'Ladyfingers' is superb. Im going to buy yet another copy of this just to frame and hang in my place for a nice little conversation piece. (12-25-2001)

CP says:
Classics stand the test of time. This one has - visually and aurally. One of the world's most beautiful women ever, and a unique patenable sound. Truly a landmark - and an inexpensive one. (PS - downloaded the interview with the model, but the hoped-for "today" picture wouldn't come up; oh the frustration!) (10-16-2001)

Ron Burns (rjburns@spectranet.ca) says:
I have this album. I am willing to sell to best offerer. I have just about all the albums listed on this site. My contact information is included. Ron Burns 550 CHILDS DR MILTON,ONTARIO,CANADA L9T 3P3 1-(905)-876-3245 (07-25-2001)

Ryan Downs (rdowns@mindspring.com) says:
90% of the records in bargain/thrift stores are Johnny Mathis, Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass, and Christmas albums. Not much to choose from. (07-08-2001)

Roman Pativ says:
Of course this album cover is ripe for parody. The Damned come to mind. Or Soul Asylum, I think did a take off on this album cover that got them booted off A&M records. I guess Herb didn't appreciate the boys poking fun at his chezzy masterpiece. (06-16-2001)

Antonio Martínez Lucio (marlucan@latinmail.com) says:
I've read all comments about "Whipped cream an really i don't knew how many people were, is and will be excited every time listen to Herb Alpert & The Tijuana brass, por lo menos, I think the cd. classics volumne two, anniversary 25, is the best compilation, but the "Whipped Cream & Other Delights" (I Repeat) is the best reecord Le dió en la torre a los Beatles( It smashed to the Beatles) Adiós a todos (Ev'rybody bye) (07-21-2000)

LouCabron says:
The model was interviewed by the Seattle Times. At 63, she remembers that "The only whipped cream was on my head. The rest was shaving cream on cotton. And the shaving cream kept slipping." And, she was also three months pregnant! (07-21-2000)

Wendell (LaneSong@aol.com) says:

Enjoy Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass to the max and maybe join the Unofficial Herb Alpert Tijuana Brass Internet Fan Club at the Herb Alpert Tijuana Brass Fan Club web site!

(06-13-2000)

Michael (miraulam@earthlink.net) says:
Awesome!! We had a copy of Whipped Cream & Other Delights on reel-to-reel. I had as much fascination w/ music as w/ the cover. When I finally figured out how to work the open reel player myself, I'd make compilations of my favorite music and I put tracks from this one along side my favorite classical music. It is up there, as far as I'm concerned, w/ any music in any genre! I thank you so much for not only providing info. but for being so generous in 3 separate version sizes of the cover itself! I know I can find this one at least on CD if not on LP, the ideal, in this case. Thanks again!!! (04-23-2000)

Smorgy Fjeldsted (sfjeldst@sjvls.lib.ca.us) says:
About ten years ago I went to a radio station parking lot sale where they were selling off over 50,000 records--all of their LPs and 45s. Many of them were 'promo copies' and a large percentage of them had never been played. I got there at 7:00 a.m. in my '74 VW Bus and still had to wait out in the cold for the 9:00 o'clock start time because there were hundreds of people lining up to have at the 'black gold.' All LPs were $1 each and 45's were only 50 cents each. The collection was cherry-picked to be sure (ALL big collections have been cherry-picked), but whoever was responsible wasn't all that thorough and there were still Beatles and Chocolate Watch Band promos galore--and they were in alphabetical order. As could be easily imagined, there were tug-of wars over the taking place in the P's and of course the B's. Several times I thought that fistfights were going to break out in the melee which was beginning to resemble a WWF free-for-all. I couldn't help but notice a little old man, probably in his 70s who looked completely unlike everyone else in the crowd, almost all of whom lined up with huge stacks 'o' wax. The older gentleman, unlike everyone else, was very neatly dressed while he stood silently in line to purchase only 1 album--you guessed it--WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS!! Now, I'm a dedicated record hunter and I go thrift shopping & garage sale scouring regularly. Sometimes I see so many copies of that album that it seems I could build an extra bedrrom out of them. On some Saturdays it's almost as if I trip over piles of them as soon as I step out my back door. Nevertheless, there he was, struggling with hundreds of crazies and standing in line for an hour to pay his $1. And I'm not sure if it was for the cover, the music, or both. But I am certain that he felt that it was really worth it. (02-23-2000)

Tom Wahl (tomary@dotstar.net) says:
The album "Whipped Cream & Other Delights" is a staple for any Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass fan. This is one of my very albums despite the fact that it's not the original 8 (including Julius Wechter) brilliant musicians we TJB fans have come to know and appreciate as "The Brass". I love this album because it speaks for itself...great music played by great musicians. Of course it's Herb's trumpet that carries this compilation of tunes, but Herb couldn't have done this album without other great artists supporting him and I think he'd say that himself. One of the many wonderful gifts Herb has, beyond knowing how to perfectly arrange a song, is his ability to pick great musicians to make it happen. That keen sense and his perfection are all readily apparent in this album. I think Hal Blaine's performance on drums is superb, despite the fact that I am a die hard admirer of the late, great Nick Ceroli (the original TJB drummer). Also helping draw attention to the greatness of this album is original TJB member John Pisano whose sweet guitar work on the track "Lemon Tree" brings a smile to my face. And last, but not least, thank goodness Herb had the foresight, beyond including Pisano on this album, to make the brilliant & unbilled TJB member Julius Wechter a member of this historic recording session. Julius is just so incredibly great on marimba that he leaves me speechless. In closing, if you don't have this album on vinyl or CD, do yourself a favor, get it, sit back and enjoy some of the best music ever recorded. Thank You Herb & Jerry for making all of this "GREAT MUSIC" a part of American history. Tom Wahl/Pensacola, Fl. (02-23-2000)

Smorgy Fjeldsted (sfjeldst@sjvls.lib.ca.us) says:
Boy-o-boy. It's etched in my mind's eye as if it happened last week. There she was, swathed in giant globs of whipped cream and I was, well.... a 15 yr. old in the 60s experiencing the effects of high-octane boner fuel. The cover not only permanently changed the way I feel about whipped cream AND women in general, it changed the way I feel about life itself!! So what if the model was pregnant and was lathered in shaving cream. Fantasies aren't about reality anyway. Besides, in my fantasy she could've gotten pregnant from the time I took the cover into the bathroom with me. "I'll be out in a few more minutes, Mom, I'm readin' about Herbie and the TJB!!" Who cares about the music anyway?? If my old friend Mike O'Grady (He useta say that as a trumpet player he himself was better than Al Hirt but not as good as Miles) was right, Herb never played the trumpet leads, the other trumpeter in the band did. So much for reality... (02-16-2000)

Ronnie Sole says:
I worked with Peter Whorf, the art director for this cover. Yes, the model was pregnant and the whipped cream is actually shaving cream. The whipped cream didn't keep it's consistency, especially under the lights. (01-25-2000)

Antonio Martínez Lucio says:
Definitive, the best instrumental record of the Twentieth Century, a clear distribution of tunes in every melody, worth to listen lollypops and roses (01-09-2000)

Stig Rugaard (10juana@get2net.dk) says:
Whipped Cream is in my opinion, one of the Greatest TJB. albums. It has a rousing Rhytm, and is a Number One record in every party. Now I am 44 years of age, and I have collected all the records ever made, by "Herb Alpert & The TJB", Ever since I was 8 years old. The sound of the TJB. is in my opinion the sound of the 20.th.century., and will never be outdated. Now I only wish, that Herb Alpert & The TJB., for just one more time, would get together and make "THE ALBUM" of all times. Let`S make the next Millinium The millinium of good music with the TJB. Best Regards Stig Rugaard Denmark. (08-21-1999)

Wild`Bill says:
My parents bought a huge RCA Console stereo back in 1967, (they still have it and it still works!) and bought this LP along with a couple other of his albums and played it 1000 times and marveled at the wide stereo seperation of instruments. (08-16-1999)

James Bottger (Bottgers@aol.com) says:
At one time, I had every Herb Alpert and the TJB album there was. Musically speaking, I think "Going Places" was his best, although the cover wasn't as attractive as "Whipped Cream". Does anyone know of a good sorce where one could purchase these old albums. If so, please contact me at Bottgers@aol.com. Thanks. (07-23-1999)

Jason Voigt (jasonvoigt@hotmail.com) says:
Wherever you can find up-to-date information on the model on the cover, mail me back an URL or let me know. Thanx! (07-05-1999)






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