Herb Alpert & The Tjuana Brass - Mexican Shuffle 12" Vinyl LP Album

- Special Edition

The "Mexican Shuffle Special Edition" 12" Vinyl LP Album by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass offers an enhanced listening experience with its 170-gram vinyl pressing. This special edition lets you enjoy the iconic sound of Herb Alpert's trumpet and the band's captivating melodies in superior quality.

High Res Photo of Mexican Shuffle Front cover

"Mexican Shuffle" Album Description:

The resurgence of vinyl records brings a special edition pressing of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass's iconic "Mexican Shuffle" album. This release isn't just a chance to revisit catchy tunes on warm analog – it's a reminder of a musical phenomenon that defied expectations and sparked a cultural conversation in the 1960s.

Herb Alpert, the trumpet-wielding frontman, wasn't initially aiming to revolutionize music. He was a successful A&R man at A&M Records, but after hearing a recording of mariachi music, he envisioned a lighter, breezier take on the genre. Teaming up with experienced session musicians who became The Tijuana Brass, Alpert created a sound that blended infectious Latin rhythms with pop sensibilities.

Their 1962 debut album cemented their place in the charts. "Mexican Shuffle," released three years later, solidified their success. Tracks like the title song captured the spirit of a bygone era, a romanticized Mexican soundscape perfect for poolside lounging. This lighthearted approach wasn't without its critics. Some argued it was a superficial take on rich musical traditions, a point fueled by the band's name, which some considered an inauthentic appropriation.

However, Alpert and his band pushed boundaries in a way few anticipated. They introduced American audiences to a new sound, sparking a fascination with Latin music that transcended genre limitations. Their success paved the way for other Latin-influenced artists, fostering a broader appreciation for diverse musical expressions.

Music Genre:

 Mexican Themed Brass Music

Album Production Information:

 Liner notes written in German

Record Label Information:

 A&M Records 179 060

Media Format:

 12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 230 gram  

Year and Country:

 Made in Germany
Track Listing of: "Mexican Shuffle Special Edition"

The Song/tracks on "Mexican Shuffle Special Edition" are

    Side One:
  • South of the Border
  • Freckles
  • Hello Dolly
  • I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
  • Up Cherry Street
  • Mexican Shuffle
    Side Two:
  • El Presidente
  • All My Loving
  • Brasilia
  • Salud, Amor Y Dinero
  • Numero Cinco
  • Adios Mi Corazon
  • Plucky