Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass‘ A Taste Of Honey (Composers: Bobby Scott/Ric Marlow) was feelgood, hip, swingin’ NOT BEATLE’S music that worked. This tune was anywhere music could be stuffed; before the news, commercials, game shows AND in everyone’s record collection! Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.
A Taste Of Honey has great playing, a clean, “real” players’ production quality (even the bass drum has character) to it AND, an excellent arrangement with an array of acoustic instruments.
Let’s go back to 1965, to listen and groove to Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass‘ A Taste Of Honey…
Personnel as determined: Herb Alpert trumpet; Tonni Kalash trumpet; Bob Edmondson trombone; Lou Pagani piano; John Pisano guitar; Pat Senatore bass; Julius Wechter marimba; Nick Ceroli drums.
We were, of course, THE garageband generation.* We started the whole three chord, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, lead guitar and drum thing. Looking back to the music of those times, things seemed to be less complicated but, our desire to get proficient was insatiable. Those of us who couldn’t keep up with the skill needed for the evolving music, simply dropped off the radar. Me? Well, I just couldn’t get enough! Things haven’t changed!
*When a doctor checks out my ears with his scope, this is a HUGE part of what he sees.