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Spanish Flea

“Spanish Flea” was written by Julius Wechter in the 1960s with lyrics by his wife Cissy Wechter.

The song is best known from an instrumental version by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, released as a B-side to the single “What Now My Love” and on their 1965 album “Going Places”. 59 more words

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Solar Race

“Solar Race” was a track on the Ventures 1964 album “Ventures in Space” and was written by members Don Wilson, Bob Bogle and Nokie Edwards.  It had originally been released as a single in 1963 called “The Chase” in which the beginning and end included the sounds of vrooming car engines. 32 more words

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Moon Child

“Moon Child” was originally a track on the Ventures 1964 album “Ventures in Space”. The tune was composed by Julius Wechter, a vibes and marimba player who worked extensively with Herb Alpert and also led the Baja Marimba Band. 67 more words

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Love Goddess of Venus

“Love Goddess of Venus” was originally a track on the Ventures 1964 album “Ventures in Space” and was penned by member Don Wilson. This album was reportedly the first set of recordings done after they switched from Fender to Mosrite guitars. 13 more words

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Two for the Road

“Two for the Road” was a 1967 film starring Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn. It is about a husband and wife who examine their twelve-year relationship while on a road trip to Southern France. 86 more words

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Beaded Decade

Periodically I am overcome by the urge to do something in a classic rock vein. Today was one of those days. “Beaded Decade” is an original composition featuring a crunchy guitar and classic rock organ. 34 more words

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Days of Wine and Roses

“Days of Wine and Roses” was a 1962 movie starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick. The main theme from the film was composed by Henry Mancini (with lyrics by Johnny Mercer). 50 more words

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