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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Linda Chicana

Is the name of the song that has gone on Reconstruction setlists as "Linda".

Here is Cal Tjader doing it:


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  1. fwiw, I believe Tjader recorded this after Reconstruction's time was up. I'd bet that the version they were covering was this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAlM5afW2MY

    by Pete & Sheila Escovedo, from 1977 on Fantasy.
    https://www.discogs.com/Pete-Sheila-Escovedo-Solo-Two/release/1605194

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    1. Original version is "SHEILA" Released in 1969 by Cuban master conga player Mongo Sanataria. Later recorded by Cal Tjader. RIP both of these great musicians.

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    2. That is true - but that recording was unreleased until the cd 'Afro American Latin' came out in 2000 (it's a great album!).

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  2. Looks like Merl had a history with Cal as well http://www.deaddisc.com/jz/Last_Bolero_In_Berkeley.htm

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  3. Cool stuff. Nick, that also supports some of your earlier analysis in comments on various Reconstruction posts, that they were drawing from this particular late '70s Fantasy studios jazz.

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  4. And for some odd reason spelled Lyinda in setlists, all the up to the GarciaBase in DeadBase 50.

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