At Kartoshka 167 bossa nova may be king, but it is not the be all and end all. We aim to bring you cool sounds for your pad or car stereo, period.
So, here is a selection from Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
Hugely successful in the 1960s Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass sold 13 million records in 1966 alone. They won six Grammy awards, 15 gold discs and 14 platinum discs. In April 1966 they had four LPs in the Billboard Pop Album top ten at the same time.
Despite the mariachi influence and the strong Latin ‘flavour’ of their works and their revue show, none of The Tijuana Brass members had Hispanic roots.