F#%$ 'em if they can't take a joke.
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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=ZAlM5afW2MYby Pete & Sheila Escovedo, from 1977 on Fantasy.https://www.discogs.com/Pete-Sheila-Escovedo-Solo-Two/release/1605194
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.
That is true - but that recording was unreleased until the cd 'Afro American Latin' came out in 2000 (it's a great album!).
Looks like Merl had a history with Cal as well http://www.deaddisc.com/jz/Last_Bolero_In_Berkeley.htm
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.
And for some odd reason spelled Lyinda in setlists, all the up to the GarciaBase in DeadBase 50.
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