Nacho cheese

Bill Shepherd and his Border Brass — Tijuana Style (1967)

How could I not get this record? It looked freakin hilarious and I had to get it! The best way to describe it is super-cheesy latin. If you see the words "Tijuana", "Mariachi" or "Brass" on a cover, this is what it'll sound like. Most of the time, anyway.

The track below is called "Beautiful Dreamer", and it sorta brings back memories. Back when I was in Highschool music class, there were a whole bunch of keyboards on one side of the classroom. One of the auto-play songs on the keyboards was "Beautiful Dreamer". And it actually sounded a lot worse than this version!


Dancing in space!

Jay Norman Quintet — Dancing and Dreaming: Volume 2 (195?)
I found this in an Op Shop only a few streets away. Absolutely brilliant! That's what I'd be saying if it was in better condition... It needs a really good clean before I upload a track!
As soon as I saw it, I just knew it'd be awesome. Those crazy-ass colours just spoke to me, this is what space-age pop looks like in a nutshell!