Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tony Martin 1913 - 2012

Born Alvin Morris, Tony Martin received a soprano saxophone on his tenth birthday... 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Herb Alpert ~ RISE

Caught an "OLD" live performance on SOUL TRAIN last night. Just had to share a SWEET sound.

This is the original 1979 video of  RISE.

Herbert "Herb" Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, or TJB. He is also a recording industry executive — he is the "A" of A&M Records (a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded and eventually sold to Polygram). The multi-talented Alpert has also created abstract expressionist paintings and sculpture over two decades, which are on occasion publicly exhibited; and he and his wife are substantial U.S. philanthropists through the operation of the Herb Alpert Foundation.
Alpert's musical accomplishments include five number one hits, twenty-eight albums on the Billboard charts, eight Grammy Awards, fourteen Platinum albums and fifteen Gold albums.[1] As of 1996, Alpert had sold 72 million albums worldwide. Alpert is the only recording artist to hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both an instrumentalist ("Rise", 1979) and vocalist (" This Guy's in Love With You", 1968).
He is married to recording artist Lani Hall (1974–present) and was previously married to Sharon Mae Lubin (1956–1971) (divorced). He has one daughter with Hall, actress Aria Alpert, plus two children, daughter Eden and son Dore, from his first marriage.

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 Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Spanish Flea (1967)