Who knew there were words?

Jack Jones sings “The Lonely Bull”:

“In this ring today he’ll die” is just a hair offputting.

Herb Alpert — remember him? — was the bandleader on this session, and that’s almost certainly Herb’s trumpet we hear.

5 comments »

  1. hollyh »

    5 February 2019 · 8:38 am

    I’ve always been a fan of his…but I do wish you hadn’t told me the words to this song.

    Bullfights are no different from cockfights, to me. They need to abolished. How can anybody think that it’s OK to kill an animal for entertainment?

  2. McGehee »

    5 February 2019 · 8:51 am

    So much for multiculturalism…

  3. Roger Green »

    5 February 2019 · 9:05 am

    OMG.
    BTW, I owned the 1st three Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass albums, which were, without checking, definitely the 1st and probably the 2nd and 4th albums on A&M Records.

  4. CGHill »

    5 February 2019 · 10:48 am

    First 11 A&M albums:

    100: Say You Love Me – Bob Regan & Lucille Starr

    101: The Lonely Bull – Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass

    102: Country Boy Goes To Town!!! – George McCurn

    103: Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass, Volume 2 – Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass

    104: Baja Marimba Band – Baja Marimba Band

    105: Little Green Thing – Dave Lewis

    106: The Canadian Sweethearts – Lucille Starr with Regan

    107: The French Song – Lucille Starr

    108: South Of The Border – Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass

    109: Baja Marimba Band Rides Again – Baja Marimba Band

    110: Whipped Cream And Other Delights – Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass

    (Source.)

  5. Roger Green »

    6 February 2019 · 9:23 am

    Huh, 101 wasn’t 1st? Not only did I believe that forever, but I’ve seen it cited as the 1st A&M record several places.

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