I use to come home from work after nerve racking day, put that record on my stereo, dawn my headphones lay flat on the floor, close my eyes and listen. Great piece of music. I always picture a slow moving caravan of camels coming across the desert, in single file. getting closer and closer to the oasis. I know it has nothing to do with that, But it, for some reason what I pictured.
Bolero is supposedly the perfect piece of music to listen to while making love. Its rhythm provides guidance for the performance.
It is also about 7 minutes in length which is considered optimum time for a happy ending.
I'm sure I've heard Bolero at some time or other, but my go-to music is Amad Jamal... after a trying day at work dealing with customers, customs, department of transporttion/licensing, etc., steamship lines, trucking and airlines, would put his records on and chill out for hour or two and was good for the evening.