The questions were written in advance by the producers.Certain kinds of questions such as name, age, occupation, and income cannot be asked. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.Surely I was not the only child viewer tantalized by the thought of what might happen when the winning bachelor and bachelorette flew off together to take their shared vacation-prize.) The other half of the short, a riff on "Tijuana Taxi," another hit from Alpert's 1965 album, , is pretty great too.Produced by legendary animator John Hubley and his wife, Faith, this little two-for-the-price-of-one gem features contributions by some of the period's other greats: Gerard Baldwin, Phil Duncan, Emery Hawkins, Barrie Nelson, Rod Scribner, and Ed Smith.Alpert’s Top 40 hits began in 1962 with his style-defining “The Lonely Bull.” The hits continued with “Mexican Shuffle,” “Spanish Flea” and the Grammy-winners “A Taste of Honey” and “What Now My Love.” Alpert’s uncharacteristic vocal performance of Burt Bacharach’s “This Guy’s in Love with You” reached number one in 1968. My life wouldn’t be nearly as fulfilling without her.
Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, featuring Bill Cantos, Michael Shapiro and Hussain Jiffry When: 8 p.m. 18Where: Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown Tickets: -Phone: (858) 459-3728Online: At last, the tale of “The Lonely Bull” can be told — even without the bull.“The Lonely Bull” is, of course, the 1962 debut album by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.There may be a pop sensibility, but the spirit of jazz propels it.”Alpert co-wrote the Sam Cooke classic “Wonderful World.” His other songwriting credits include “Baby Talk” for Jan & Dean, “Alley-Oop” for Dante and The Evergreens, “Little Girl” for The Beach Boys and “Bim Bam” for Sam Butera & The Witnesses.The Dating Game (also known as The New Dating Game and The All-New Dating Game) is the long-running dating game show where one girl or one guy had to choose between three bachelors or bachelorettes to go out on a date for which the producers pay.Give that shambling donkey and plump-bottomed hen some wisecracking attitude, and maybe some mirrored shades. If we thought we could sell the kiddies on a retro 20th-century vibe, we'd bring in Wes Anderson or Tim Burton.I'm thinking something in the Chris Rock/Whoopie Goldberg/Nathan Lane-type vein. Doesn't matter who, as long as he's relatable and bland. They're sort of into that creepy stop motion deal, right? The original is absolutely perfect as is, funky and funny, with loads of loose-y goose-y personality.Alpert, who performs here Friday at the Balboa Theatre with a jazzy band in place of the long-defunct Tijuana Brass, almost single-handedly helped raise the profile of San Diego’s nearby Mexican sister city. I didn’t want people to think I was trying to steal from someone else’s thunder. The couple, married since 1974, will be accompanied by a first-rate trio that features San Diego-born pianist Bill Cantos and percussionist Michael Shapiro (well known to fans here for his past work with guitarist Peter Sprague and singer Kevyn Lettau, herself a veteran of Mendes's band, albeit more than 20 years after Hall).