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Herb Alpert's 'Whipped Cream Lady' now 76, living in Longview and looking back
Seattle Times ^ | August 15, 2012 | Erik Lacitis

Posted on 08/17/2012 11:29:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

The Whipped Cream Lady who is the model on the memorable LP cover of the 1965 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass' "Whipped Cream & Other Delights" is 76 now and living in Longview. Dolores Erickson wants to tell all you teen dreamers, "Enjoy the memories."

...The record spent 141 weeks on Billboard's Top 40 albums chart.

In later years, at concerts, Alpert would tell audiences, "Sorry, but I can't play the cover for you."

...Erickson drove up here to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Golden Oldies, the used-record store in Wallingford. A steady stream of fans stopped by, including, surprisingly, women.

...In 1965, she got a call to fly to Los Angeles for a photo shoot for A & M, a new label started by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. The photographer was Peter Whorf, with whom she had done other covers.

Payment would be around $1,500 ($11,000 in today's dollars), plus expenses.

The shoot began midmorning and lasted through the afternoon. Erickson put on a bikini, but with the straps down.

She was 29 and three months pregnant. "But I wasn't showing," she says.

Erickson sat on a stool and from the waist down, Whorf placed on her a white Christmas tree blanket.

Then shaving cream was sprayed on Erickson. Under the bright lights, whipping cream would melt, although it was real whipping on top of her head.

The shoot kept going, Erickson remembers, and she didn't notice that the shaving cream kept slipping down.

Months later, Whorf mailed her two outtakes.

"He sent them to shock me. And it did shock me. I screamed," says Erickson. "I was a Christian girl."

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Food; Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: albumcover; doloreserickson; herbalpert; music; otherdelights; records; tijuanabrass; whippedcream; whippedcreamlady
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1 posted on 08/17/2012 11:29:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; ├čudda├čudd; .
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caption: Dolores Erickson appeared on the cover of the 1965 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass' "Whipped Cream & Other Delights." The former model now is 76 and living in Longview.

2 posted on 08/17/2012 11:31:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: a fool in paradise


3 posted on 08/17/2012 11:34:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise

4 posted on 08/17/2012 11:35:33 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: a fool in paradise

I still have that album


5 posted on 08/17/2012 11:36:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Jagdgewehr

6 posted on 08/17/2012 11:37:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I grew up listening to Herb Alpert, still love it. He married Lani Graves who was the singer for Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66, for quite awhile.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 11:37:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I have about six copies (did a lot of bulk buying at estate sales in the last months before I left Seattle).

My first copy was stolen when I worked at my high school library in 1970. The cover made it popular. ;)


8 posted on 08/17/2012 11:38:55 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: a fool in paradise

She still has nice hair and eyes.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 11:39:08 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Every adolescent boy in America had that album.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 11:40:15 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: a fool in paradise

I can’t believe how many times I see that album obscurely used in movies. Watch Boondock Saints. When their sidekick returns to the apartment in a rush to grab his stuff and leave, he grabs some records and that one is on top.

Yeah, he looks like a real Herb Alpert fan. ;)


11 posted on 08/17/2012 11:40:15 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I don’t care what other people say the Sixties had the best looking ladies...

The Seventies are a close second.

Oh Herb Albert’s music is great, too......


12 posted on 08/17/2012 11:41:50 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: Jagdgewehr

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass A Taste of Honey Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_KDPUTyDyQ


13 posted on 08/17/2012 11:42:01 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: a fool in paradise

Eh, anybody could make that claim now!


14 posted on 08/17/2012 11:42:26 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Oh, yes, it: "fogged the minds of many young men, as they gazed at the... personalized come-hitherhood to the woman staring back ..

I'm sure not just the minds of young men.


15 posted on 08/17/2012 11:42:37 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: a fool in paradise

I wonder if she realized how many young boys dreams were fueled by that very sexy album cover. It is a testament to the old axiom that erotic is based on what you DON’T show in a picture.


16 posted on 08/17/2012 11:42:54 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I do too


17 posted on 08/17/2012 11:45:06 AM PDT by nycgal
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To: dfwgator
He married Lani Graves who was the singer for Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66, for quite awhile.

I believe it is her featured on two album covers that were obviously done during the same shoot.


18 posted on 08/17/2012 11:45:07 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ixtl; waterhill

I remember that album. Do you still have it?


19 posted on 08/17/2012 11:46:20 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: a fool in paradise
Small thing:

...The record spent 141 weeks on Billboard's Top 40 200 albums chart.

20 posted on 08/17/2012 11:46:29 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Yep. I just checked. I still have the album as well.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 11:47:00 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: dfwgator

22 posted on 08/17/2012 11:49:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Cyman
It is a testament to the old axiom that erotic is based on what you DON’T show in a picture.

As a (former) long time subscriber to Playboy magazine, I concurr.

Nothing is as powerful as the imagination.(sometimes reality really bites!!!)
23 posted on 08/17/2012 11:49:20 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: dfwgator
He married Lani Graves who was the singer for Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66, for quite awhile.

According to many internet sources, her name was Lani Hall. Perhaps you have some non-public knowledge on the subject.

She and Janis Hanson were the voices in so many great Brazil '66 songs from the 60's.

I believe that it's Ms. Hanson who sings the iconic Bacharach masterpiece The Look Of Love. Of the two female vocalists of Brazil '66, Lani Hall is the prettier, in my opinion. Herb Alpert knew how to pick 'em.

24 posted on 08/17/2012 11:50:20 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: a fool in paradise

She has aged pretty well


25 posted on 08/17/2012 11:50:40 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: F15Eagle

That is awesome.

How did they get a grand piano out on those rocks ?


26 posted on 08/17/2012 11:50:43 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: RedMonqey
I don’t care what other people say the Sixties had the best looking ladies...

Hubby said the same thing last night while watching a PBS Ed Sullivan show.

27 posted on 08/17/2012 11:51:49 AM PDT by bgill
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To: a fool in paradise
I hope she's living in Longview because she wants to.

Back in the day when even instrumental music would sell to the masses.

A spin off of Basso Nova.

28 posted on 08/17/2012 11:52:06 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: a fool in paradise

For nearly 80? Holding up wonderfully.


29 posted on 08/17/2012 11:52:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: cuban leaf

Alpert is a true giant, A&M produced some great stuff back in the 60s, namely the last albums of the late, great Wes Montgomery. Some criticized Wes for those albums, but as a kid, I loved them.


30 posted on 08/17/2012 11:52:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Steely Tom

I think you’re right, I might have messed up her name.


31 posted on 08/17/2012 11:53:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cuban leaf
This picture....

....looks so much like my mom when she was young, it's scary.

32 posted on 08/17/2012 11:55:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Lazamataz

I wonder how many young men wanted to learn to play the trumpet because of that?


33 posted on 08/17/2012 11:56:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cuban leaf
He married Lani Graves who was the singer for Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66, for quite awhile.

Here they are today..time waits for no one but they both look good for their age..


34 posted on 08/17/2012 11:56:38 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: Col Frank Slade

Probably an empty case with no guts


35 posted on 08/17/2012 11:56:59 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: dfwgator
I think you’re right, I might have messed up her name.

Oh nuts. I thought maybe you knew her! I've always thought she was such a doll.

Nothing against Janis Hanson, either; she was a head-turner too. I just thought Ms. Hall had the edge in looks.

36 posted on 08/17/2012 11:58:08 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

Here they are.

Mas que Nada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrZBiqK0p9E

Damn, this stuff was cool! This is the part of the 60s I miss. I think they used this song in the original Austin Powers movie.


37 posted on 08/17/2012 12:01:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Steely Tom

God does that song bring me back.

Great music is timeless.


38 posted on 08/17/2012 12:03:21 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: cuban leaf

I think her name may be Lani Hall.


39 posted on 08/17/2012 12:03:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: bgill
Hubby said the same thing last night while watching a PBS Ed Sullivan show.

I caught part of that when channelsurfing..saw the Rolling Stones singing ":Ruby Tuesday" then the Momma and the Poppas...

Then it went to begging for $$$$and I contined surfing..
40 posted on 08/17/2012 12:04:09 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: Lazamataz
....looks so much like my mom when she was young, it's scary.

Your father was a lucky man....
41 posted on 08/17/2012 12:06:10 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: RedMonqey
Nothing is as powerful as the imagination.(sometimes reality really bites!!!)


42 posted on 08/17/2012 12:06:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: dfwgator
Oh, I know. I've watched them all, and they're terrific.

"Mas que Nada" is sometimes translated as "More Than Nothing." Neither of the ladies singing it know Portugese, according to the lore. They memorized the words phonetically.

I loved Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66 as a fifth grader and I love them today. Not all their songs are that good; the ones that made it to radio airplay are pretty much the best.

If you like music of that era, something else you might check into is Mason Williams, composer/performer of Classical Gas. He was also a comedy writer; I believe he was the head writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Very, very talented guy. There are a number of YouTube videos of him playing in different venues.

43 posted on 08/17/2012 12:07:27 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: a fool in paradise

That’s just wrong, but funny


44 posted on 08/17/2012 12:07:49 PM PDT by grb
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To: dfwgator

I rediscovered vinyl about 10 years ago. I had kept most of my old stuff and added to it from bulk purchases at estate and garage sales. I now have several thousand, not counting the junk I threw in dumpsters. I have less than $200 invested. The Herb Alpert stuff is still some of my favorite. I can’t explain it. I guess it’s what I learned to love even before rock. As an amateur studio recorder myself now, I love to listen to the different production styles in the music. They were all top notch musicians, too.

I listen to his stuff for the same pleasure a guy gets out of driving a fully restored, but very old auto. It’s not for the handling...


45 posted on 08/17/2012 12:09:11 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Huh?!


46 posted on 08/17/2012 12:10:12 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: KevinB

She has kept herself very trim as well


47 posted on 08/17/2012 12:12:18 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RedMonqey

Well, not so much. He was an alcoholic who split before I turned three.


48 posted on 08/17/2012 12:12:21 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: RedMonqey
Oh. And more bad news.

I inherited my father's, not my mother's, looks. :(

49 posted on 08/17/2012 12:14:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Steely Tom

Not all their songs are that good; the ones that made it to radio airplay are pretty much the best.


Yep. I got a lot of their stuff in my “estate saling” and some of their music is awful, but some is really catchy.

Then again, art is subjective.


50 posted on 08/17/2012 12:15:27 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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