Thanks for this musical journey. Love it all and my head is dancing with it now. I will be putting my Herb Alpert ‘Going Places’ album on the turntable tomorrow!
Mandrill can definitely be overstimulating but such good energy and crazy rhythm.
I would trade a few shows to see Sergio Mendes and Brasil ‘66 with Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass too. Wow!
I feel my version of the important music was different from others growing up, but then there were the bands everyone listened to and had to like Nirvana. Everything changed for me then.
What a time to have for you to have been a teenager. But the memory of it is so much more important to crystallize what a generation of music in constant flux had to offer to those who noticed.