A&M Records SP 4118
The More I See You
Sabor a Mi
Cast Your Fate to the Wind
Somewhere My Love
Tomorrow Will be Better
Ghost Riders in the Sky
Defining the Baja Marimba Band and its success story can be done two ways (if you need
that many ways). Literally defined, Baja, Marimba and Band, taken in conjunction, can be
said to be a "musical aggregation that plays the percussion-oriented music commonly
found in the towns and villages situated on the western peninsula of Mexico known as Lower
For anyone familiar with the Baja Marimba Band this is hardly a definition, more like an
invitation to lunch.
The Baja Marimba Band is a merry group of nine musicians led by the incomparable
marimbaist, Julius Wechter. They have delighted the devotees of the 'lazy' Latin sound by
punctuating those languid rhythms with witty Dixieland, modern Rock and almost Jazz beats.
From their records, concerts and television appearances they have accumulated an
enthusiastic audience atuned to their happy blend, and like their A&M stablemates, the
Tijuana Brass, they have followed their initial audio acceptance with one of the most
popular visual acts on the national concert and television circuit. Their horsehair
moustaches, fuming cigars, ill-fitting haberdashery (reminiscent of Wallace Beery as
Pancho Villa) have perfectly created a scene that complements the merry and raucous humor
of their music. One look at the covers of their albums should tell you that their attitude
commits itself more to the robust than the retiring.
This fresh and happy music has carried the Baja high on the crest of national popularity
and new horizons are being bounded every day. Here for your enjoyment, whether you be old
fan or recent discoverer, is their latest, the fourth musical entertainment special; The
Baja Marimba Band... WATCH OUT!