A Taste of Tequila

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A Taste of Tequila
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Studio album by Chet Baker and the Mariachi Brass
Released 1966
Recorded December, 1965
Los Angeles, California
Genre Jazz
Length 24:38
Label World Pacific
WP 1839
Producer Richard Bock
Chet Baker chronology
Boppin' with the Chet Baker Quintet
(1965)Boppin' with the Chet Baker Quintet1965
A Taste of Tequila
Hats Off
(1966)Hats Off1966

A Taste of Tequila is an album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker and the Mariachi Brass recorded in 1965 and released on the World Pacific label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states, "During 1965-1966, he cut six remarkably commercial throwaways for the once viable World Pacific label. A Taste of Tequila was the first, featuring Baker's unenthusiastic solos on ten poppish tunes while joined by the Mariachi Brass, a rather weak derivative of the Tijuana Brass".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Flowers on the Wall" (Lew DeWitt) - 2:19
  2. "Tequila" (Chuck Rio) - 2:06
  3. "Mexico" (Boudleaux Bryant) - 2:14
  4. "Cuando Calienta el Sol" (Rafael Gaston Perez) - 2:44
  5. "Hot Toddy" (Ralph Flanagan, Herb Hendler) - 2:12
  6. "Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 3:10
  7. "Speedy Gonzales" (Buddy Kaye, Ethel Lee, David Hess) - 2:36
  8. "Come a Little Bit Closer" (Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Wes Farrell) - 2:52
  9. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) - 3:10
  10. "La Bamba" (Traditional) - 2:15



  1. ^ Chet Baker discography accessed August 15, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed August 15, 2013