"Prevention is better than cure." Desiderius Erasmus
Released 1966, SRO was the seventh album by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and it performed about as well as most of its predecessors, reaching #2 on the U.S. album charts, helped by three singles: “The Work Song,” “Flamingo,” and “Mame.”
By late 1966, it seemed as if every TV commercial and every pop arranger had latched onto the Herb Alpert “Ameriachi” sound — at which point the resourceful originator of that sound began to pare it down and loosen it up a bit. S.R.O. (Standing Room Only), referring to the Tijuana Brass’ string of sold-out concerts, is an accurate title, for this LP is about a seven-piece band loaded with experienced jazzers who groove and swing together to a greater degree than on their previous albums. Sure, the arrangements are very tightly knit and don’t allow much room for spontaneity, but they still sound fresh and uninhibited, and Alpert often allows the flavor of jazz to come through more clearly. (All Music Review )
Arranged By – Herb Alpert
Bass Guitar – Pat Senatore
Design – Peter Whorf Graphics
Drums – Nick Ceroli
Engineer – Larry Levine
Guitar – John Pisano
Leader [Band] – Herb Alpert
Liner Notes – Chuck Champlin
Photography By [Cover] – George Jerman
Piano – Lou Pagani
Producer – Herb Alpert, Jerry Moss
Trombone – Bob Edmondson
Trumpet – Tonni Kalash
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As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album.
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