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!
WallpaperI 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:
(click picture to magnify)
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|Butterball (Real Audio)||Mmmm... butter.|
|Bittersweet Samba (Real Audio)||Sweet, sweet Samba.|
|Whipped Cream (Real Audio)||Mmmm... whipped cream.|
Spaghetti Sauce and Other Delights
I don't remember if we had a copy of "Whipped Cream" when I was growing up; we certainly had a lot of Herb Alpert records around the house (we gave my father his albums for Christmas & birthdays -- more exciting than after-shave or socks). Your comments prompted me to actually look at the cover. I was very disappointed to discover that the model is mostly draped in fabric and has very little whipped cream on her body. I am thoroughly disillusioned. Congratulations, any more sacred cows you want to slaughter? By the way, Herb Alpert is coming here next month for the Jazz City festival. Do you suppose he'll play "Tijuana Taxi"? (05-28-1997)
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