|

Click here to expand and collapse the player

S.R.O.

Rate It! Avg: 4.5 (20 ratings)
Retail
Member
S.R.O. album cover
01
Our Day Will Come
2:21
$0.49
$0.99
02
Mexican Road Race
2:29
$0.49
$0.99
03
I Will Wait For You
3:16
$0.49
$0.99
04
Bean Bag
1:59
$0.49
$0.99
05
The Wall Street Rag
2:23
$0.49
$0.99
06
The Work Song
2:11
$0.49
$0.99
07
Mame
2:07
$0.49
$0.99
08
Blue Sunday
2:41
$0.49
$0.99
09
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
2:29
$0.49
$0.99
10
For Carlos
2:47
$0.49
$0.99
11
Freight Train Joe
2:32
$0.49
$0.99
12
Flamingo
2:32
$0.49
$0.99
Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 29:47

Find a problem with a track? Let us know.

Write a Review 1 Member Review

Please register before you review a release. Register

user avatar

Better in Stereo

ekandl

I have loved this album for over 30 years. It's so nice to find it available on eMusic. I just checked the label on the record and, as I had remembered, it was a mono recording. It's so nice to hear it re-mastered in all of its stereophonic glory.

They Say All Music Guide

By late 1966, it seemed as if every TV commercial and every pop arranger had latched onto the Herb Alpert “Ameriachi” sound — at which point the resourceful originator of that sound began to pare it down and loosen it up a bit. S.R.O. (Standing Room Only), referring to the Tijuana Brass’ string of sold-out concerts, is an accurate title, for this LP is about a seven-piece band loaded with experienced jazzers who groove and swing together to a greater degree than on their previous albums. Sure, the arrangements are very tightly knit and don’t allow much room for spontaneity, but they still sound fresh and uninhibited, and Alpert often allows the flavor of jazz to come through more clearly. Indeed, two of the album’s three hit singles, “The Work Song” and “Flamingo,” are jazz tunes — the former nervous and driving, the latter joyously kicking — and the third, “Mame,” gets a nifty Dixieland treatment a la Louis Armstrong, with Alpert singing one verse. The sleeping gem of the record is guitarist John Pisano’s “Freight Train Joe,” a wistfully evocative tune that won’t quit the memory, and the mournful Alpert/Pisano/Nick Ceroli tune “For Carlos” later became Wes Montgomery’s “Wind Song.” Though S.R.O. only went to number two on the LP charts, Alpert’s creativity and popularity were still peaking. – Richard S. Ginell

more »