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Alpert's band was featured in several TV specials, each one usually centered on visual interpretations of the songs from their latest album—essentially an early type of music videos later made famous by MTV.The first Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass special, sponsored by the Singer Sewing Machine Company, aired on April 24, 1967 on CBS.He followed up quickly with his debut album, The Lonely Bull by "Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass". This was A&M's first album with the original release number being #101, although it was recorded at Conway Records.Originally the Tijuana Brass was just Alpert overdubbing his own trumpet, slightly out of sync. For this album and subsequent releases, Alpert recorded with the group of L. session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, whom he holds in high regard.Alpert set up a small recording studio in his garage and had been overdubbing a tune called "Twinkle Star", written by Sol Lake, who would eventually write many of the Brass's original tunes.During a visit to Tijuana, Mexico, Alpert happened to hear a mariachi band while attending a bullfight.In reality, Erickson was wearing a white blanket over which were scattered artfully placed daubs of shaving cream—real whipped cream would have melted under the heat of the studio lights (although the cream on her finger was real).In concerts, when about to play the song, Alpert would tell the audience, "Sorry, we can't play the cover for you." The art was parodied by several groups including one-time A&M band Soul Asylum and by comedian Pat Cooper for his album Spaghetti Sauce and Other Delights.
The latter won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year.Following the experience, Alpert recalled that he was inspired to find a way to express musically what he felt while watching the wild responses of the crowd, and hearing the brass musicians introducing each new event with rousing fanfare.He personally funded the production of the record as a single, and it spread through radio DJs until it caught on and became a Top 10 hit in the Fall of 1962."Tell It to the Birds" was recorded as the first release on the Alpert & Moss label Carnival Records.
When Alpert and Moss found that there was prior usage of the Carnival name, they renamed the label A&M Records.In 1967, the Tijuana Brass performed the title cut to the first movie version of Casino Royale.