In November of 1968, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass released their Christmas Album before Christmas which reached almost legendary status when it hit the record stores and radio airwaves. In the wake of its release, many smaller record companies wanted to quickly cash in and released soundalike versions of this album.
According to this Herb Alpert clone site, these are some of the titles that were released:
- The Acapulco Brass - Christmas South Of The Border
- Bobby Duvalle - Tijuana Christmas Party
- The Border Brass - Tijuana Christmas (probably the best and most famous soundalike out there)
- Christmas Brass With Tijuana Style V1
- Mexicali Brass - Winter Wonderland (I just found this at my local Goodwill... will post soon!)
- Mexicali Brass - Jingle Bells
- Nashville Brass - Christmas With
- Phillips 66 Presents a Tijuana Christmas V2
- Sound Of Brass - Tijuana Christmas
- Tijuana Voices With Brass Sing Merry Christmas (available at eBay as we speak!)
- Toreador Brass - Tijuana Christmas
BTW... Herb Alpert re-released their digitally remastered Christmas Album last Christmas but the older CD version still demands lots of cash on the used market!
I found this album over at FaLaLaLaLa.com last Christmas posted by Lynda V.E. Thanks Lynda!
On to the next new Christmas album in my collection...