Charter A&M Corner Member
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. I've never heard any of the tracks from this album before, save for the "Ventura" song that Herb tacked onto WHIPPED CREAM as "Rosemary" on the Shout reissue.
I was dumbfounded to hear "It's A Small World" as part of the opening two-song mash-up. Living close to Disney, I think I hear that one just driving around with the windows open...
Overall, not the greatest Baja Marimba album, and it's got its high points. I like the rousing dixieland treatment of "Just An Old Fashioned Love Song", and the several Wechter songs. All in all, it's a nice addition to the collection.