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BBC 4 Legends - Herb Alpert

 
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Soulsister



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:44 pm    Post subject: BBC 4 Legends - Herb Alpert Reply with quote

Just watched a cracking programme about Herb Alpert on BBC 4. I dunno if it's been on before - if so, it's the first time I've seen it.

What a fascinating guy (and very easy on the eye in his younger days it has to be said on behalf of the ladies Shocked), great programme all about the Tijuana Brass, how he set up A & M, signing The Carpenters, and how his career adapted and changed over the years - a blessed life really but he is a wonderfully gentle and understated fella.

Highly recommended. It's on again tomorrow afternoon or you can watch it here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tr86l
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: BBC 4 Legends - Herb Alpert Reply with quote

Soulsister wrote:
Just watched a cracking programme about Herb Alpert on BBC 4. I dunno if it's been on before - if so, it's the first time I've seen it.

What a fascinating guy (and very easy on the eye in his younger days it has to be said on behalf of the ladies Shocked), great programme all about the Tijuana Brass, how he set up A & M, signing The Carpenters, and how his career adapted and changed over the years - a blessed life really but he is a wonderfully gentle and understated fella.

Highly recommended. It's on again tomorrow afternoon or you can watch it here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tr86l
I so agree,Soulsis... Wink I've recorded both programmes so might catch up with them sometime over the weekend ..I was talking to my daughter tonight and she had heard him on the Robert Elm's show recently so sounds like he's doing the rounds
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've recorded them both as well! I think he was on Steve Wright this afternoon, I was in the car and heard a couple of his tracks being played but missed the interview.

One thing that's bugging me though is that his "So What's New", which Steve played, was a theme for either a light programme or Radio 2 radio show. I can't think what it was but it was either a breakfast one or one that went out around the Drivetime slot. I'm guessing late 60s early 70s.

Anyone know?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just watched both and are as you say Soulsis, fascinating! I loved the old clips of LA in the 50s and 60s and wish I'd been able to travel then.

Great to hear and see how his single Rise came about, as it reminds me of my first trip to Florida in 79 and it was playing everywhere, I bought the single!

Did you watch the second show?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only saw the one programme H. Hadn't realised there was a second one.

I'll try and check it out on the iplayer later on today.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The second show was hilarious for the miming Laughing

I've wracked my brain and looked on the web but can't come up with anything for So What's New, other than a Dutch DJ, Ted Bouwens. It sounds as if it should have been the theme for a record review programme like the Round Table or Peter Clayton's show.

Other Alpert tunes were used as themes - It's A Knockout (Bean Bag), The Dating Game (Whipped Cream), and several offshore DJs used them, including Mike Lennox (I'm Getting Sentimental Over You) and Duncan Johnson (Marjorine).
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sure was Ron!

It must have been early evening Ron (So What's New) as it was at or around the same time as the song was being played on the radio. I would have been at school so I'm thinking round tea time as Mum would have had the radio on.

Of course it would have been Light Programme days then!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"This Guy's in Love with You" by Herb Alpert is such a lovely song.. it would make my Top 40 songs for sure... don't hear it on Radio 2 that often but it was played the other day and sounded great.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul O'Grady played it this evening.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
"This Guy's in Love with You" by Herb Alpert is such a lovely song..
It's gorgeous...

From what we saw he is a creative,talented and seemingly modest man.

For a company never to have a formal contract drawn up says a lot about the two men involved

The BBC always come up with the goods in these programmes about musical legends

Lovely version of I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face in the second programme of the two.....I think his voice would have been suited to singing that.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
The BBC always come up with the goods in these programmes about musical legends


Especially BBC4, which is my favourite BBC TV channel. Sure as hell it will get the chop after the axe on TV channels has been sharpened.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does show some great programmes... I was enjoying the Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton concert last night.
I was thrilled to hear them play Jimi's "Voodoo Chile".... the long, live version... very nice. Eric's the man!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Santa I've never heard of Voodoo Chile
Are they hotter than Habeneros or Scotch Bonnets?
I'll get the ice bucket out now!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hotter than a pepper sprout.... pass the Tabasco! Laughing
Voodoo Child of course.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hotter than a pepper sprout.... pass the Tabasco! Laughing
Voodoo Child of course.

Isn't that from 'Jackson' by Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood. I just love that track.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
It does show some great programmes... I was enjoying the Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton concert last night.
I was thrilled to hear them play Jimi's "Voodoo Chile".... the long, live version... very nice. Eric's the man!!


Is that still being shown? I recorded that months ago!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Herb's This Guy's In Love With You is one of the choices for today's Showstoppers. I've voted so hope it's chosen.

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