is the fifth album by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass and, along with their prior album, Whipped Cream and Other Delights, is one of their most popular releases.Factory label as part of the Herb Alpert Signature Series."Tijuana Taxi" and "Spanish Flea" would both be reprised as part of the "Carmen" medley in Herb Alpert's Ninth.The B-side of the "Taxi" single, "Zorba the Greek", was edited for length and had live-concert sound effects added.The song "Spanish Flea", composed by Alpert's friend and fellow mariachi band leader Julius Wechter, was one of several Brass tunes that saw regular use on "The Dating Game".The single version of "Tijuana Taxi" had more of the bicycle-horn sound effects than the album version did."Spanish Flea" was also covered by Trudy Pitts on her debut album Introducing the Fabulous Trudy Pitts (1967), by the Doodletown Pipers on The Doodletown Pipers Sing-along '67 (1967) and by Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley on Kaleidoscopic Vibrations: Spotlight on the Moog, also recorded in 1967.Julius Wechter himself, with his Baja Marimba Band, recorded the song on the 1971 album As Time Goes By.
The song was also recorded by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 on their 1966 debut album, Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66.
No such luck, but tucked in between Barbara Streisand and John Denver was a copy of . Almost forty years later it's a bit surprising that his blend of Dixieland, pop, mariachi, and just about everything else caught on like it did.
Factory has reissued a remastered version, along with several other Alpert titles, as part of its Herb Alpert catalog.
"A Walk in the Black Forest" was a cover of a better-known version of the song that same year, by Horst Jankowski.
That same track would briefly serve two years later as the theme of a short-lived game show, Reach for the Stars.