To quote a yarn from Wikipedia…
The original recording originated when Herb Alpert asked Burt Bacharach, “Say, Burt, do you happen to have any old compositions lying around that you and Hal never recorded; maybe one I might use?” Alpert said he made it his practice to ask songwriters that particular question; often a lost “pearl” was revealed. As it happened, Bacharach recalled one, found the lyrics and score sheet, and offered it to Alpert: “Here, Herb … you might like this one.”
It seems Herb did like it. The single was his first #1 hit. And just look at the love in the eyes of Herb and his first wife on the single’s cover! Maybe it was the suit/shirt/tie combination…
This transcription includes the harmonica lines played with harmon mute. I chose to play the gentle solo on flugel rather than trumpet as Herb did.
- Herb Alpert – This Guy’s in Love with You Bandhub collab video.
- Herb Alpert – This Guy’s in Love with You trumpet and flugelhorn chart.
Transcribed by me and free for you to use.
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