Friday, August 06, 2004

Herb Alpert & Mashups

Only one submission so far for the Radio KRUD public access weekend - guess nobody has any songs they'd like others to hear (hint: this is a great opportunity for people who have their own bands to promote their own songs!). Don't make me threaten to have a pledge drive! :P

Anyway, here's some songs that my friends would say that I'm famous for, since I seem to play them rather often...

I remember hearing "The Spanish Flea" for the first time when I saw the Mr. Nice flash animation - my dad saw it and said "Oh! That's Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass playing!" I hadn't heard of Herb Alpert before then, and ever since I've been driving my friends nuts with different versions of The Spanish Flea...

"The Spanish Flea" - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass [ buy Definitive Hits ]

(I have to say, though, that of the 8375+ songs in my iTunes library, the version by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 is at the very top based on number of times each song has been played. 53 times! Yes, I really think that song is That Catchy.)

Next is a Herb Alpert mashup (if you didn't know, a mashup is when someone takes usually the lyrics from one song and "mashes" it with the tune from another, kind of like DJ Dangermouse's mix of The Grey Album), using "Whipped Cream" by Herb Alpert + "By The Time I Get To Arizona" by Public Enemy. Who knows where I got this one, but after listening to it too many times now, whenever I hear the actual song "Whipped Cream" I start to wonder what happened to the lyrics.

"By The Time I Get To Arizona" (Herb Alpert / Public Enemy mashup)


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