WBA Hall of Famer Bob Barry ruled Milwaukee's airwaves in the '60s and '70s. He interviewed the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Dolly Parton, Sophia Loren, Gregory Peck, Dick Clark, Cher and many more. If a band or musician came to town, he met them with a microphone. Barry has collected remarkable recordings of these encounters which he’s now sharing with the public. SUBSCRIBE! Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Pocketcasts | RSS

Bob Barry’s Unearthed Interviews Podcast: Julius Wechter (Baja Marimba Band)

This podcast goes back to the 60s and 70s when Herb Alpert was flying high with a lot of hits. The man who wrote some of Alpert’s hits was Julius Wechter, the leader of the Baja Marimba Band. Julius played vibes and percussion for the Martin Denny Group and then worked for Sonny and Cher, the Beach Boys and many more recording artists of that time. He played percussion on the Tijuana Brass’s first hit “The Lonely Bull.” He composed the hit “Spanish Flea” for Herb Alpert. The tune was used in one of the episodes of “The Simpsons.” Julius found success on his own with the Baja Marimba Band.  

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