🎵 AotW Classics Baja Marimba Band BAJA MARIMBA BAND SP-104

What is your favorite track?

  • COMIN' IN THE BACK DOOR

    Votes: 7 22.6%
  • UP CHERRY STREET

    Votes: 4 12.9%
  • MARIA ELENA

    Votes: 3 9.7%
  • PEDRO'S PORCH (PART 2)

    Votes: 1 3.2%
  • BAJA NIGHTS

    Votes: 2 6.5%
  • CHARADE

    Votes: 1 3.2%
  • MOONGLOW (PICNIC THEME)

    Votes: 3 9.7%
  • ACAPULCO 1922

    Votes: 2 6.5%
  • MARIA'S FIRST ROSE

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • SAMBA DE ORPHEU

    Votes: 4 12.9%
  • DECEMBER'S CHILD

    Votes: 2 6.5%
  • BACK TO CUERNAVACA

    Votes: 2 6.5%

  • Total voters
    31

JOv2

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Thank you, gentlemen. I'm sold.

(Hard to imagine a goatee changing a man's looks to such an extent -- to me anyway -- but that surely seems to be the case. I recall one year in the '70s Herb was in the Hollywood Santa Claus Lane Parade and he had a moustache...and he looked very different.)
 

Rudy

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I agree--the goatee was a different look, and actually, thanks to all the photos in Mexican garb, we didn't really know what he looked like without sombrero, cigar and a near-Fu Manchu mustache.
 

Silentseason

Active Member
While this debut album doesn't possess the classic BMB sound, it does introduce it's nascent beginning and most importantly the template for future albums: some Julius originals, some covers and a fast/slow/fun mix of tunes. A home run for a debut album.
 

JOv2

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Gentlemen, I'm 99% sure the fellow on the far right is Scott Turner (born, Graham Morrison Turnbull).

According to his Wikipedia entry, he was hired in 1963 by A&M to write and produce. He wrote / co-wrote a few numbers for the first two BMB LPs including Comin' in the Back Door. His likeness is also present on the 2nd LP cover photo.

Scott-Turner-Black-and-White-Headshot.jpg
 

Rudy

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I thought it was mentioned a long time ago that the extras in the photo were from the A&M offices, and that would fit if he were working with A&M at that time. 👍👍
 

Rudy

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I love BMB,Maria Elena is a mexican song from Lorenzo Barcelata
I have always liked this song. The version by Los Indios Tabajares may be the most popular of the versions out there.
 

Rudy

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That's an interesting resequencing--I've had a couple of various tapes (reels and cassettes) from back in the day and they would sometimes shuffle just a track or two per side in order to make the sides close to an equal playing time. Yet the two TJB tapes I had--Whipped Cream and SRO--were in original album order. And I remember after "Lollipops and Roses" that there was an extended silence of a couple of minutes. (Sadly that was one tape I rarely played--it was in such bad condition that pieces were breaking off any time I tried to load the tape.)
 

bob knack

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I, too, have that Ampex double play album. The slower speed muffled the sound and over the years it broke in many places.
 

Rudy

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That was never a good playback speed, especially for mass-duplicated tapes. Storage makes a huge difference in how they survive though--I'd found several really good reels over the years, yet there were a few that had issues from poor storage. I had Stan Kenton's West Side Story that was similarly fragile, which was a shame since the one time I was ever able to get it to play, it sounded fairly good for a mass-duplicated reel. (Still not LP/CD quality but quite respectable nonetheless.)
 
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