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Julius Wechter

mar, 1935-1999 US, Chicago
Musician / Composer of Jazz, Latin and Pop
A.k.a. Julius L. Wechter

Julius Wechter was an American musician and composer who played the marimba, vibraphone and other various percussion instruments. Born : May 10, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois. Died : February 01, 1999 in Los Angeles, California. Husband to Cissy Wechter. Wechter played vibes and percussion for the Martin Denny group in the 1950s. In the early 1960s, he moved on to movie soundtracks and television, as well as session work. He began his long and successful association with Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass when he played percussion on the Tijuana Brass's first hit, "The Lonely Bull", in 1962. He composed the #1 hit song "Spanish Flea" for Herb Alpert. Encouraged by Alpert, he formed the Baja Marimba Band in 1964.

     
Instruments
  • Marimba
  • Xylophone
  • Percussion
  • Vibraphone
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Pop
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Flyin' High on Those Were The Days by Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band
(There Is) Always Something There To Remind Me on Those Were The Days by Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band
Peru '68 on Those Were The Days by Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band
The Windmills Of Your Mind on Fresh Air by Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band
Those Were The Days on Those Were The Days by Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band
Wave on Fresh Air by Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band
I'll Marimba You on Fresh Air by Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band
Here, There And Everywhere on Those Were The Days by Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band
Cielito Lindo on Fresh Air by Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band
Dream A Little Dream Of Me on Those Were The Days by Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
A&M Digitally Remastered BestJulius Wechter & Baja Marimba Band1998Compil.
NaturallyJulius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band1982Album
Theme From "Deep Throat"Julius Wechter And Baja Marimba Band1973Single
Anytime Of The YearJulius Wechter And Baja Marimba Band1973Single
FoursiderJulius Wechter & Baja Marimba Band1973Compil.
Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band's BackJulius Wechter And Baja Marimba Band1973Album
As Time Goes ByBaja Marimba Band, Julius Wechter1971Album
As Time Goes ByJulius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band1971Single
Grandes ExitosJulius Wechter & Baja Marimba Band1970Compil.
Greatest HitsJulius Wechter And Baja Marimba Band1970Compil.
Fresh AirJulius Wechter And Baja Marimba Band1969Album
Fresh AirJulius Wechter And Baja Marimba Band1969Album
I Don't Want To Walk Without YouJulius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band1969Single
Fresh AirJulius Wechter & Baja Marimba Band1969Single
I Don't Want To Walk Without YouJulius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band1969Single
I Say A Little Prayer / Do You Know The Way To San JoseJulius Wechter & Baja Marimba Band1968Single
Sound Of SilenceJulius Wechter And Baja Marimba Band1968Single
Sunday Mornin'Julius Wechter And Baja Marimba Band1968Single
Do You Know The Way To San JoseJulius Wechter & Baja Marimba Band1968Single
Fowl PlayJulius Wechter And Baja Marimba Band1968Album
Yes Sir, That's My BabyJulius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band1968Single
Flyin' HighJulius Wechter And Baja Marimba Band1968Single
Do You Know The Way To San Jose?Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band1968Album
Big RedJulius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band1968Single
Those Were The DaysJulius Wechter And Baja Marimba Band1968Album
The Cry Of The Wild GooseJulius Wechter & Baja Marimba BandSingle
Can You Dig It?Julius Wechter & Baja Marimba BandSingle
Along Comes MaryJulius Wechter & Baja Marimba BandSingle
Fowl Play / Sounds Of SilenceJulius Wechter & Baja Marimba BandSingle
Comin' In The Back Door / Moonglow/Picnic ThemeJulius WechterSingle
Picasso SummerJulius Wechter, Baja Marimba BandSingle
ShoutJulius Wechter and Baja Marimba BandSingle
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