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A Little Whipped Cream Goes A Long Way For Herb Alpert

Whipped Cream and Other Delights Record Album Cover by Herb Alperts' Tijuana Brass

Whipped Cream and Other Delights – Herb Albert’s Tijuana Brass


Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass’ fourth album, and arguably their best, Whipped Cream & Other Delights sold over 6 million copies in the United States and went to the number 1 position on the Billboard Chart in November 1965 being replaced by the Beatles’ Rubber Soul in January 1966.

Rubber Soul - Beatles

This record album cover is a perennial favorite among album cover collectors, considered a pop culture icon and one of the sexiest album covers of all-time. Dolores Erickson, 28 years old at the time, was the attractive female model shown in the album cover photograph wearing only chiffon and shaving cream. Ironically, Miss Erickson was three months pregnant when then photographed by photographer, Jerry Whorf. Miss Erickson also appeared on seventeen other album covers including Nate King Cole’s The Touch of Your Lips, The Sandpipers’ Guantanamera, and Cy Coleman’s Piano Witchcraft.

the touch of your lips - nat king  coleGuantanamera  - The SandpipersPiano Witchcraft - Cy Coleman with Fashion Model Dolores Erikson on the Album Cover

It is said that imitation is the best form of flattery. If that is true then the number of imitators says a lot about the significance of this album cover’s design, which has be copied by a number of other artists. See some examples of this below:



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