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    I heard songs "The Lonely Bull" and "What Now My Love" have mandolin played by the guitarist on The Tijuana Brass.

    But is there other Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass songs with mandolin?

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    There would have been more, but the mandolin was accidentally buried in whipped cream during a photo shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    There would have been more, but the mandolin was accidentally buried in whipped cream during a photo shoot.
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    The lady's name is Delores Erickson. I don't think she played the mandolin.

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    I’ve looked very closely. I don’t think there’s a mandolin. But I’m happy to look again
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    Well...

    ...there IS mandolin on the album Whipped Cream and Other Delights...

    "Butterball" and "El Garbanzo" do have mandolin...

    ...and Herb Alpert's father played the mandolin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCleveland View Post
    I heard songs "The Lonely Bull" and "What Now My Love" have mandolin played by the guitarist on The Tijuana Brass.

    But is there other Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass songs with mandolin?
    Sorry that we haven't been much help to you MrCleveland. I'm afraid we were distracted by youthful or childhood memories of that album cover. When the Tijuana Brass was on the hit parade, I enjoyed their music but didn't think much about their instruments, except that we all knew Alpert played trumpet.

    From the internet I gather -- but don't guarantee -- that the following songs have mandolin. I haven't listened to all of them and never listened closely. As well, some listings of personnel might be for a whole album and not for particular songs, so that while Bud Coleman might be listed as playing mandolin on a tune, he may have been one of the studio musicians on the album, but wasn't necessarily playing on the individual song. You'll have to locate the songs and listen yourself. There may be others too.

    The tunes listed as having Bud Coleman playing mandolin and guitar are: Tijuana Taxi (written by Coleman), Lady Godiva, Wade In The Water, Gotta Lotta Living To Do, Slick, Town Without Pity, In A Little Spanish Town. Others listed are A Taste of Honey, Spanish Harlem (original recording), A Quiet Tear, El Lobo, Let It Be Me, Lonely Bull, Acapulco 1922, A Quiet Tear, Never On Sunday, Struttin' With Maria, Tijuana Sauerkraut, and all songs on Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, vol. 2. Coleman probably plays on some of those too. He died in 1967.

    Bud Coleman (minimal, I'm afraid): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ervan_Coleman
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    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    The lady's name is Delores Erickson. I don't think she played the mandolin.

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