21 December: Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass: The Bell That Couldn't Jingle

Published December 21, 2017

In 1968, Herb Alpert enjoyed a US number one with Burt Bacharach & Hal David's This Guy's In Love With You, so it was only natural that he should look for further Bacharach songs to record. His Christmas Album, released later the same year, featured this version of The Bell That Couldn't Jingle (lyrics by Larry Kusik), which I believe was originally recorded by Burt himself back in 1963. Herb's version is quite cute.

Listen here.

Christmas Album by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.