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(Note: this is the eighth and final shootout. At this time, I know of no additional songs that were recorded by both bands during their '60s--early'70s period.)
Well, sure - most of us here are aware of the GREATEST HITS LP series on A&M getting the HAECO-CSG processing on all but Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass' entry. But I just found more that I wasn't aware of.
Looking through my LPs, I was somewhat surprised to see this on two Baja Marimba Band...
This album was one of the remaining missing pieces in my Baja collection. I'd owned NATURALLY for years, and picked up the more recent LAZY DAYS issue on CD, so that left this Bell album as the hole in my collection. I located a really nice white-label promo copy and it made a dandy needledrop...
Comin' In The Back Door
For Animals Only
Spanish Moss (mono)
Baja Nova (mono)
In A Vera Cruz Vein
I'll Marimba You
A Spanish Rose
Rhode Island Red
I had no idea an A&M forum existed but I'm glad I found it.
According to imdb (Baja Marimba Band (TV Movie 1969) - IMDb ) there was a Baja Marimba Band TV Movie, but I cant find any more information on it anywhere. This is something I'm interested in as a fan of the Baja Marimba...
Wondering if anyone has a good scan of Baja's "Heads Up" LP cover. I'm updating my cd cover art and I can't seem to locate the LP to do my own scan.
I scoured the internet, including Discogs, but all the artwork I found for this LP pretty much sucks. And I really don't want to buy another copy...
The DECADES channel will air an ED SULLIVAN appearance by the Baja Marimba Band on Friday, November 3rd at 5P-5:30P and repeat it at 11P-11:30P.
DECADES is an over-the-air digital subchannel and is a joint venture between Weigel Broadcasting and CBS. It's available on antennas in many markets...
First, it happened when I stumbled onto a giant image of the HEADS UP album on the web, which I cropped down to a 16:9 size for my monitor shape. I found that from about the top of the EXIT sign down to the bottom.
Funny, but that image is usually kind of dark on the album covers that I never...
There was an older item on this site about this clip, but the link no longer works, so hope nobody objects to my reposting this with a working link, 'cuz it's too good to let it disappear.
Here's a great clip from one of Jack Benny's late-60's color specials, featuring Mel Blanc and his...
Julius Wechter and the Baja Marimba Band
Briefly available on CD from Japan as UCCU-3030 as pictured.
1. CIELITO LINDO (P.D. arr. by Julius Wechter) 2:40
2. WAVE (Antonio Carlos Jobim) 3:16
3. I'LL MARIMBA YOU (Julius Wechter) 2:11
4. *I DON'T WANT TO...
If you have a Twitter account, let's contact Universal Music Japan (@UNIVERSAL_J) asking for more BAJA back catalog to be released on CD. You can RE-TWEET my message to them or send your own. My Twitter address follows:
A day late, but not a peso short, this is the 50th Anniversary of Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band! I have been in contact with the Wechter Family and not only are we going to try to get more of their back catalog released, but we're going to get more photos and videos made available to...
For what it's worth...I was watching an old Lawrence Welk show on PBS over the week-end...it was titled The Irish Show, a tribute to St Paddy's day from 1979. To my surprise, during the first band number, there's Bernie Fleischer sitting in the sax section. Mostly during the show he played flute...
I am happy to have worked on a new two hour radio special saluting Julius Wechter. It was great to re-visit so many fun tunes and arrangements.
The special will air twice this weekend (10/6 & 10/7) on AM 1510 KSPA in the Inland Empire, and AM 1450 KFSD in San Diego. The show airs Saturday at...
Newsflash: David Wechter has found more lost BAJA tapes! The tracks are being reviewed for possible future release. Order your copy of "Lazy Days" at www.Kritzerland.com - show your support for the release of more Julius Wechter music.
The Baja Marimbas
Produced by Bruce Kimmel
1. We're Off To See The Wizard (Areln/Harburg) - 2:56
2. Baja Noce (Julius Wechter) - 6:29
3. But Not For Me (George and Ira Gershwin) - 5:23
4. Say "Si Si" (Lecuona/Stillman/Lubin) - 5:19
5. Shorty (Julie Greenberg) - 5:42
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