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Charted: May 15, 1965

Rating: 4.275 (average of 11 ratings)

Genre: traditional pop

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. A Taste of Honey
  2. Green Peppers
  3. Tangerine
  4. Bittersweet Samba
  5. Lemon Tree
  6. Whipped Cream
  7. Love Potion No. 9
  8. El Garbanzo
  9. Lady Fingers
  10. Butterball
  11. Peanuts
  12. Lollipops and Roses


sales in U.S. only 5 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 5 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 8
peak on U.K. album chart 2

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Whipped Cream (2/20/65) #68 US, #13 AC
  • A Taste of Honey (9/4/65) #7 US, #1 AC

Notes: A 2005 reissue added bonus tracks “Rosemary” and “Blueberry Park.”


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. Billboard Magazine’s Album of the Year

Whipped Cream & Other Delights
Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass
“It’ll never be known exactly what made Whipped Cream & Other Delights Herb Alpert’s big commercial breakthrough – the music or the LP jacket's luscious nude model covered almost entirely with simulated whipped cream. Probably both” (Ginell).

“In any case, Alpert’s most famous album is built around a coherent concept; every song has a title with food in it. Within this concept, Alpert’s musical tastes are still refreshingly eclectic; he uses Brazilian rhythms on Green Peppers and Bittersweet Samba, reaches back to the big-band era for the haunting Tangerine, uses Dixieland jazz on Butterball, and goes to New Orleans for the Allen Toussaint-penned title track (familiar to viewers of TV’s The Dating Game)” (Ginell).

“He also has developed a unique sense of timing as a producer, using pauses for humorous effect, managing to score his second Top Ten hit with a complex, tempo-shifting version of A Taste of Honey” (Ginell).

“No wonder Alpert drew such a large, diverse audience at his peak; his choices of tunes spanned eras and generations, while his arrangements were energetic enough for the young and melodic enough for older listeners” (Ginell).

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Last updated March 25, 2008.