Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 comes from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass!
On July 9th, 1966, "The Work Song" entered Billboard's Top 40 and labored its way up to #18, spending nine weeks in the chart, as long as many that made it to the Top 5.
Herb Alpert, born March 31st, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, is a trumpeter/producer/composer. He has played trumpet since age eight. He formed A&M Records in 1962 with Jerry Moss. They sold the label in the 1980s and then form the Almo Sounds labe in 1994.
Herb Alpert used studio musicians as The Tijuana Brass until early 1965, then formally formed the band. He has placed nineteen songs and tunes in the Top 40 between 1962 and 1987, including two #1s and two Gold Records.