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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 album you see above certainly fits in with this category. The first few tracks actually had more of a Ventures sound with the occasional Tijuana Brass horn licks to qualify. The rest of the album gets more into the Alpert sound and it's not altogether bad. It's not the Border Brass and it definitely isn't Herb and the boys... but it's a nice album nonetheless.

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...