Originally released in 1965, "Whipped Cream & Other Delights," Herb Alpert's faux Tijuana jazz-pop fare, proved to be the right music for the time, strangely rubbing shoulders on the charts with t

Originally released in 1965, "Whipped Cream & Other Delights," Herb Alpert's faux Tijuana jazz-pop fare, proved to be the right music for the time, strangely rubbing shoulders on the charts with the Beatles, Frank Sinatra and the Supremes. Alpert's lyrical trumpet lines and full-brass bob quickly became camp, but 40 years later they sound both retro-schmaltz and mindlessly fun, like a party soundtrack at a wedding reception or high school reunion. The band's mammoth hit, "A Taste of Honey," still savors sweet, though viewers of '60s and '70s TV may want to skip the title track that became the saccharin theme for "The Dating Game." The treats include a striptease take on Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller's "Love Potion #9," a lovely drift through Toots Thieleman's "Ladyfingers," a Dixieland-like swing through "Butterball" and an oompah polka step to "Peanuts." Plus, two previously unissued melodic Alpert compositions from the original sessions should have, in retrospect, been keepers.—DO