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"Spanish Flea" is a popular song written by Julius Wechter in the 1960s with lyrics by Cissy Wechter. 24 and gaining a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental.The song is best known from an instrumental version by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, released as a B-side to the single "What Now My Love" and on their 1965 album Going Places. "Spanish Flea" featured Alpert's trumpet over a Latin rhythm backing.
"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.
The song and recording also achieved some modernist "kitsch" notoriety when it was used in the cartoon show The Simpsons, with the main character, Homer Simpson, singing an out-of-tune vocal rendition in his happier moments.
For the life of me, I thought "Spanish Flea" by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass was used as a game show theme. I remember Spanish Flea being played on The Dating Game; but I think [b]astorian[/i] is right, that it was incidental music.
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He says they refuse to play Spanish Flea when it's requested because "it's not a real Mexican song." __________________ 'Never say "no" to adventure. Otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.' -- Commander Caractacus Pott, R.