Having been born in 1960, Tijuana Bass and Baja Marimba Band music were everywhere in my childhood, from Captain Kangaroo, The Dating Game, Disneyland, as part of a fountain/light show, and as a sound-bed for the times, and all of the "cool adults" around me.
Listening today to my parents' Herb Alpert records: "South of the Border", "SRO", and "Whipped Cream . . . " with my 14-year-old daughter (grudgingly accepting), was a moment of mutual amazement at how great records can sound, with a new needle, even after 1000+ plays over nearly 50 years.
The fact that a new needle may play un-touched areas is no small thing! Only magic and silence from these old war-horses.
Amazing time-machine, records and modern Hi-Fi.