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Whipped Cream and Other Delights

Ok -- raise your hand if you didn't own this record.

What record collection would be complete without this Herb Alpert masterpiece? Certainly not mine! It has been said that the thrift stores of any large city contain enough copies of "Whipped Cream and Other Delights" to wallpaper a house (I once found 10 copies in one small store in Cleveland, of which this one was in the best condition).

When I was growing up, "Whipped Cream" was one of only three records my parents had in their collection (the others were a Barbara Streisand album and a Johnny Mathis christmas record). My dad often dropped the needle on "Whipped Cream" over and over again during family gatherings -- and when no one was around, I'd spend hours admiring the cover art, attempting to discern exactly where the whipped cream ended and the young model began. You can do the same by clicking above for the extra hi-res version of the image. (Those of you that aren't inclined toward the female form can look for the way they used a drop-cloth to fake most of the cream, or if you're really bored, try to find the seam where I pasted the two halves of the scanned image together).

A record like this could easily have sold a billion copies on the strength of the photography alone, but "Whipped Cream and Other Delights" actually has some pretty snappy music on it. Pick up a copy today I can state with confidence that this album is available for $1.00 or less at a junk store or garage sale near you!

Wallpaper

I used Paint Shop to create a great Windows Desktop Wallpaper out of the Whipped Cream cover art by shifting the model to the right, cropping out the text and extending the background to the left (see the thumbnail below). I made three resolutions, so download the one that fits your desktop:

Download 640x480 Whipped Cream Wallpaper (110k ZIP File)
Download 800x600 Whipped Cream Wallpaper (162k ZIP File)
Download 1024x768 Whipped Cream Wallpaper (203k ZIP File)

Whipped Cream and Other Delights
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Songs:

Butterball (Real Audio) Mmmm... butter.
Bittersweet Samba (Real Audio) Sweet, sweet Samba.
Whipped Cream (Real Audio) Mmmm... whipped cream.

See Also: Spaghetti Sauce and Other Delights

Your Comments:

geenie says:
i got the record cuz of the cover! she's just screaming suck it! (07-31-1998)

Bill Bernardi (jazzbill@msn.com) says:
Nice site! Herb Alpert is easily one of the more underrated artists. Instrumentalists never get a break. I saw his last two bands live, and he was great! A lot more of a jazz player now (which is why nobody hears of him anymore). The LP cover should be an automatic for any guy. If you don't like the cover, then you're not a guy. (07-07-1998)

testing (abc@abc.com) says:
I love myself (05-09-1998)

Jonathan Liimar (jlimar@oneplace.com) says:
Hi, sorry about this double entry.. if anyone has a midi file on "This Guy's In Love WIth You" please send me a copy.. Thanks once again.. (05-09-1998)

Jonathan Limar (jlimar@oneplace.com) says:
Hi, can someone email me the lyric for the song "This Guy's In Love With You"? if you know it or have a copy somewhere, please? Thanks. (05-09-1998)

Ron in Sweden says:
Yeah. One copy of the record found it's way also to Sweden. Great to hear a part in digital media. Just collected in the 50:the and 60:ths, but still they are in condition to listen. Nice site Ron (04-22-1998)

Chris (cstrodder@earthlink.net) says:
The model's name is Delores Erickson, and a reliable source says she is indeed three month's pregnant. Regrettably, that's all I know about her, and an Internet search turns up no other info or contacts. (03-23-1998)

karen says:
I had been trying to describe to my boyfriend this wonderful record that my parents had, but could not explain the increadibly kitch music and the raunchy (in the eyes of an eleven year old) cover. In fact he attributed it to something in the ciggarettes we were somoking! Then lo and behold I discovered your site. I am in heaven - thank you so much for letting me show him this wasnt from one of my strange dreams. (03-22-1998)

Droopy Drawers says:
Are you sure this was from Herb Alpert? It sounds like something from Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Does Dr. DeMento know about this? Please excuse me, my asylum awaits for me. (03-17-1998)

Tony (tonyf@inspace.net) says:
It is certainly one of my favorites. I think, however, that I liked 'Going Places' better. I think I have two copies now. Not sure. Another good source of old LPs and 8-tracks is thrift stores. (02-08-1998)

Bob Larson says:
My parents had a copy of this on 8-track which I think I wore out for them. I remember the big console stereo system that we had and it had the built-in 8-track. This was one of my favorites at the time. Several years ago I ran across the CD release and snapped up one so I could listen on my car's stereo and I have also the LP. Cool stuff. My favorite has always been "Lemon Tree" which holds personal memories (which would take too long to recount here). Enjoy!! (02-04-1998)

WALTER SMITH (wsmithiv@udel.edu) says:
i'm actually trying to wallpaper a room with this record. anybody got some to donate? (02-01-1998)

greggy (dfikino@wwa.com) says:
Cooking with cheese. That's what this reminds me of. Cooking with cheese. (12-25-1997)

David (morrison@uniserve.com) says:
I still have a copy of this record. I haven't played it for a long time. Having seen this sight I will have to dust off the old record player and give it a try. Great site!!!!!!! (12-14-1997)

Chris Astle, aka Chuck Adams (castle@whro.org) says:
I was a disk jockey/announcer in the sixties (WGH-AM-FM) and this album got a lot of air play of both of our stations. "A Taste of Honey" got the most air play, but my personal favorite was "Green Peppers". Strange I should find this page. I had this album off the shelf and playing it less than a week ago...probably for the first time in ten years! VINYL -- the medium of record! Down with CDs! (12-13-1997)

Jay (jayo@ricochet.net) says:
Thank you for helping my wife and I find this nostalgic piece of art from the past. When I was quite young, my dad bought a hi-fi system for the family. Guess what came with the stereo as part of the package. Ahhh! I too sat for long periods of time looking happily at this cover. I think this was how I first discovered how wonderfully beautiful and intricate the opposite sex was. Well, enough of that. Thanks again. Oh yeah, the music is good too. ;) (12-07-1997)

James (jbirdhugh@aol.com) says:
Nice site! Those who are TJB fans should check out Rudy's A&M Corner at "www.rudyscorner.com". Complet discographies of TJB and BMB are there. My favorite from Whipped Cream is El Garbanzo; great bass line in that one. (11-21-1997)

Carl says:
As a former DJ, I recall the countless Sunday afternoons staring at the "Whipped Cream" cover while watching tape reels slowly turning... BTW, another band from Alpert's stable was the "Baja Marima Band." It played similar SoCal mariachi versions of recent tunes - one comic aspect of each album cover by the BMB portrayed one of the players with his back to the camera, obviously taking a "nature break." Since there were many members in the band and the camera perspective was from far back, it was like a pre-Waldo game to discover the "whizzer." Thanks for the memories at your site! (11-09-1997)

godfrey says:
if you love whipped cream & other delights, you'll definitely want to check out the alpert/whipped cream hijinx at: www.cardhouse.com/godfrey p.s. nice site, frank! (10-08-1997)

Tim says:
The album cover is certainly an eye-catcher. Note that the "whipped cream" is really shaving cream. Also the model is several months (I think 3 months) pregnant!! (09-12-1997)






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