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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:

Kip Williams says:
This album cover made a strong impression on lots of people. I remember finding a copy in a thrift shop in Statesboro, Georgia, from which the young woman's image had been carefully removed, leaving a shapely outline and a layer of blank cardboard beneath. Hmmm... it was about 20 years ago, and I don't seem to have picked it up, but I remember that there was handwriting (looked like that of a young girl) editorializing that it was a 'bad,' or perhaps 'naughty,' picture. (01-12-2003)

billdcat (billdcat_99@yahoo.com) says:
For Dick Ely,
another parody cover of this is:
"Spaghetti Sauce and other Delights" by Pat Cooper on United Artists records (01-04-2003)

mtchdtn says:
Here's a link to a news story of the model who posed for the album cover and what she's doing today!
http://www.showandtellmusic.com/pages/galleries/gallery_f/whippedcreamarticle.html (11-20-2002)

Armando Arroyo (aarroyo@pluggedin.org) says:
I could not believe my eyes when I gazed at this cover.
I wanted to start and LP Collection
I went to a thrift store and said, "Why not?"
As I listed to the music I could not believe what a wonderful sound. Immediately I fell in love with the brass style of the Tijuana Brass Band.
What great Journey into Music. (11-13-2002)

Rick (r2400@hotmail.com) says:
Lollipops and Roses, and A Taste of Honey, can be found on Stacey Peralta's latest skate film and soundtrack CD: Dogtown and Z Boys. Released 6.02 (11-11-2002)

Christopher Trott says:
HOLY CRAP!! It's the album that I always obsessed over in the 8th grade library!! That takes me back to boyhood memories...hmmmm :) (10-21-2002)

Dick Ely (richard.w.ely@marsh.com) says:
Need some help; I'm trying to put together a collection of LP's with covers that parody the "Whipped Cream" cover, and I'm looking for any artists people may be aware of that have done so. I've got Soul Asylum and Sweet Cream so far, but that's all other than Herb. Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks! (10-18-2002)

Doug (dougholland@hotmail.com) says:
I must admit that I do own this record. I bought it in the throes of nostalgia, seeing it in the shops and remembering the many times that my dad played it while I was a kid. I bought it and played it for him and he got quite a kick out of it. I think that I might have have played it for pleasure as well.
The cover is absolutely delicious. (10-10-2002)

zartan says:
http://my.stratos.net/~elukacs/mash.html


Look at all these mistakes....be sure to tell a friend....and be sure to sign the guestbook! (09-26-2002)

art (art@flix.de) says:
I have this LP SHA-U 91 London royal sound, Made in Germany, Telefunken - Decca. Was entitled very well. What is worth this LP? I adjust her at ebay. When did this become LP pressedly? It no-one stands date at this. (09-21-2002)

Lester Matzkin (operadude3@netscape.net) says:
Boy, do I remember this one! I was in the 6th grade at the time and aside from one other classmate, I was the only one who thought that this album was cool. (08-28-2002)

e v e says:
i just want to mention the Evolution Control Committee's brilliant work, mixing Herb Alpert with Public Enemy. a not-to-be-missed treat! google it!! (08-15-2002)

Brown Watson says:
there isn't a charity store in the world that doesn't have at least two copies of this (08-13-2002)

Joseph Gallant (notquite@hotmail.com) says:
Wasn't this the biggest-selling album in the history of 33 1/3 R.P.M. long-playing records until "Seargeant Pepper" came along?? (08-13-2002)

W. Demandante (wdemandante@earthlink.net) says:
Like some of you, this is one of the few albums I remember from my parents' limited collection. I loved it then and I love it now.

I recently (in the last year) found a new CD of Whipped Cream with this cover, but now that I want to find the same for a friend's birthday, I can't find it anywhere. Any suggestions???

Also, of course, it was shaving cream and not whipped cream. Any woman, focusing on the cream and not the model, the physics and not the breasts, could have told you that. (08-13-2002)

Cindy says:
I specifically went looking for this album cover. I remembered it fom my dad's collection in the 60's. For some reason I remembered it being red and the girl sitting on a swing and being lowered into the whip cream. Has anyone seen a cover like that or is my memory wrong? (07-28-2002)

CritterBob (CritterBob.com) says:
I always liked this cover, and as a kid, I think I bought it more for the picture than the music. I still have the album. The title song "Whipped Cream" was used on the show "The Dating Game" when the girls, usually in mini-skirts, were introduced. Then they used "Lollipops and Roses" when her date came over and their prize trip was announced. I especially like the strip-tease sounding version of "Love Potion #9." I can just see that whipped cream... well... nevermind... (07-20-2002)

IDIE says:
DID YOU KNOW THAT THE GIRL ON THIS COVER WAS 7 MONTHS PREGNANT? NOT MANY PEOPLE KNEW THAT BUT MY HUSBAND WAS IN THE RECORD BUSINESS AND KNEW THE PEOPLE AT A&M (06-02-2002)

Mary T. (namaste@tcainternet.com) says:
OH man! My sister introduced me to Herb Alpert's music this when I was about 10--and I thought this album was scandalous and I had to hide it from my parents! The music got me though--and I have the entire collection--MINUS THIS ALBUM--I think the movers took it when we had to move (military). I've asked my kids, my husband, my friends, to scour the town for it...in a good copy..and maybe I'll resort to special order. I wish more bands would play his music--it was soooo good and continues to be classic--hands down!! I also have some of the famous albums from the Baja Marimba Band--remember them? (04-28-2002)

Schraff (laschraff@hotmail.com) says:
I think this may be one of the more odd sights I've come across outside of Japanese porn. (03-29-2002)






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