Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Song #88: "Spanish Flea"--Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass (1965)

It began on the B-side of a 45 RPM single, later charted on its own, then found everlasting success when the late Chuck Barris decided to use it as part of the soundtrack to one of his wildly popular game shows, "The Dating Game".

"The Dating Game" is how I discovered Spanish Flea, and, when I finally got my hands on the album, "Going Places" as a kid, I listened to the full version of the song over, and over, and over again.

So, here is the third and final contribution to the Top 500 from Mr. Alpert, who will turn 82 a week from Thursday!

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