Specialist in the latest folk, roots and acoustic-based sounds.
Plus a 20th-anniversary tribute to Scottish label Greentrax Recordings, whose artists include Eric Bogle , Salsa Celtica and Archie Fisher.
3/4. Richard Carpenter profiles trumpeter, composer and producer Herb Alpert , who co-founded A&M Records and had seismic success as frontman of Latin-spiced instrumental septet the Tijuana
Brass. The story moves on to mid-1968, when Alpert's solo vocal recording of Bacharach and David's This Guy's in Love with You unexpectedly became a smash hit. Initially dismissed as an uncool valentine strictly for housewives, the volcanic ballad now ranks as perhaps the pinnacle of pop easy listening. Noel Gallagher praises the song's merits. Plus a look at the rise of Alpert and Jerry Moss 's profitable independent record label A&M, which established the Carpenters as superstars, boosted Island Records in the UK and advanced the careers of Peter Frampton , Supertramp and the Police. Contributors include
Herb Alpert , Jerry Moss , Burt Bacharach , Sergio Mendes , Tijuana Brass guitarist John Pisano , Sting, Roger Hodgson and Peter Frampton.
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