Song of the Day: Gato Barbieri, “Fiesta”


We talked about Herb Alpert on Monday’s Music Moves Me this past week. In addition to being a highly successful musician, Herb and Jerry Moss founded A&M Records in 1962, on which the TJB appeared, as did a number of well-known and successful acts. Wikipedia gives this partial list:

Gin Blossoms, Dishwalla, Joe Cocker, Procol Harum, Captain & Tennille, Sting, Sergio Mendes, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Supertramp, Bryan Adams, Burt Bacharach, Liza Minnelli, The Carpenters, Paul Williams, Quincy Jones, Janet Jackson, Cat Stevens, Peter Frampton, Elkie Brooks, Carole King, Styx, Extreme, Amy Grant, Joan Baez, the Human League, The Police, Jann Arden, CeCe Peniston, Blues Traveler, Soundgarden, Duffy, and Sheryl Crow.

A couple more acts include Wes Montgomery, whose last two albums showed up on A&M, and Argentine saxophonist Gato Barbieri, who started with the label in 1976 with Caliente!, from which today’s song, “Fiesta,” is drawn.

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