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The Lonely Bull

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The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)
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El Lobo (The Wolf)
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Tijuana Sauerkraut
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Desafinado
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Mexico
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Never On Sunday
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Struttin' With Maria
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Let It Be Me
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Acapulco 1922
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Limbo Rock
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Crawfish
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A Quiet Tear (Lagrima Quieta)
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 32:29

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They are the originals.

cjmarsicano

These are indeed the original A&M master recordings. Alpert got them back from Universal (A&M's present corporate owner) and licensed them to an independent label - which is where they started in the first place! Download freely!

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as far as i can tell..

WVMMRH

they're the originals.i know the lonely bull is..i'm almsot convinced that never on (a) sunday is. i actually have all these on they're greatest hits set on vinyl..if i could hear more than what they allow us to sample i'd know for sure if the rest are the originals

They Say All Music Guide

The colossus that is A&M Records starts right here with the first album by the 1960s instrumental juggernaut known as the Tijuana Brass. True, there was no “Tijuana Brass” per se at this time; just Herb Alpert and a coterie of Los Angeles sessionmen, with Alpert overdubbing himself on trumpet to get that bullring effect. Also, Alpert was just getting the TJB concept underway; the textures are leaner, the productions less polished, and the accent is more consciously on a Mexican mariachi ambience — the relatively square rhythms, the mandolins, the mournful, wistful siesta feeling — than the records down the road. The hit title track (originally a tune called “Twinkle Star”!) is a cleverly structured, exciting and haunting piece of record-making — and its composer, Sol Lake, becomes the charter member of Alpert’s team of TJB tunesmiths with several more ethnic-flavored numbers. In accordance with the newly emerging bossa nova movement, Alpert does a nice, straightforward, authentic cover of “Desafinado,” even departing a bit from the tune with some spare jazz-inspired licks, and “Crawfish” pleasingly adapts the mariachi horn sound to a bossa beat. – Richard S. Ginell

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