1981 Herb Alpert – Magic Man

Herb Alpert - Magic ManHerbert “Herb” Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass, or TJB. Alpert is also a recording industry executive, the “A” of A&M Records, a recording label he and business partner, Jerry Moss, founded and eventually sold to Polygram. Alpert has also created abstract expressionist paintings and sculpture over two decades, which are on occasion publicly exhibited. Alpert and wife Lani Hall are substantial philanthropists through the operation of the Herb Alpert Foundation.

Alpert’s musical accomplishments include five No. 1 albums and 28 albums total on the Billboard Album chart, nine Grammy Awards, fourteen platinum albums, and fifteen gold albums. As of 1996, Alpert had sold 72 million albums worldwide. Alpert is the only recording artist to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist (“This Guy’s in Love with You”, 1968) and an instrumentalist (“Rise”, 1979).


1 Magic Man (Herb Alpert, WahWah Watson, Michael Stokes) 5:34
2 Manhattan Melody (Herb Alpert, Michael Stokes, Michel Colombier) 5:42
3 I Get It From You (John Lang, Richard Page, Steve George) 3:53
4 Secret Garden (Herb Alpert) 4:33
5 Besame Mucho (Consuelo Velazquez) 6:07
6 This One’s For Me (Richard Kerr) 3:38
7 Fantasy Island (Herb Alpert) 3:42
8 You Smile The Song Begins (Herb Alpert) 3:00



Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Michel Colombier
Fender Rhodes Michel Colombier
Piano Michael Stokes
Fender Rhodes Michael Stokes
Clavinet Michael Stokes
Synthesizer Steve Porcaro
Vibraphone Julius Wechter
Percussion Eddie Brown
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa

Other Musicians

1 Magic Man

BassFred Washington
GuitarWah Wah Watson

3 I Get It From You

DrumsJames Gadson
KeyboardsDavid Foster
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsJohn Lang
Background VocalsSteve George

6 This One’s For Me

PianoJeremy Lubbock
Fender RhodesJeremy Lubbock

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Stokes
Producer – Herb Alpert
Engineer – John Beverly Jones, Steve Mitchell
Engineer (Assistant) – Jim Cassell, Tim Garrity
Engineer, Remix – Don Hahn
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman

Art Direction – Chuck Beeson, Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff
Illustration, Design – Taki Ono
Photography By – Lisa Powers

Recorded at A&M Recording Studios, Studio D, Hollywood, CA
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA

Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
Published By – Almo Music Corp.
Published By – Irving Music, Inc.
Published By – Pa-Giz Music
Published By – Peer International
Distributed By – CBS Records
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Mastered At – A&M Studios