Linda Chicana
Composer: Mark Levine

Linda Chicana was played by Jerry Garcia with Reconstruction in 1979. On setlists it is often listed as Lyinda.

The song was first recorded by Mongo Santamaria's band in 1969. The band included the song's composer Mark Levine. This recording, which had the title Sheila, was not released until 2000. It was next recorded by East L.A. Car Pool in 1975. This and subsequent versions had the title Linda Chicana.

Recordings (as Linda Chicana)

no info Single (Like They Say In L.A. / Linda Chicana), East L.A. Car Pool, 1975
no info Solo Two, Pete & Sheila Escovedo, 1977
no info La Onda Va Bien, Cal Tjader, 1980
no info El Rey, Tito Puente And His Latin Ensemble, 1984
no info Duo Do Do, Marc Fosset / Philippe Carment, 1997
no info Solo Two / Happy Together, Pete & Sheila Escovedo, 1997
no info Salsa Caliente, Bobby Shew, 1998
no info The Concord Jazz Heritage Series, Cal Tjader, 1998
no info One Notch Up, Mark Levine Trio, 1998
no info The Latin Vibe, Cal Tjader, 2000
no info The Colors Of Latin Jazz : From Samba To Bomba, Various Artists (Cal Tjader), 2000
no info Con Sentimiento, CSUS Latin Jazz Ensemble, 2002
no info The Best Of The Concord Years, Cal Tjader, 2004
no info Boleros, Wolfgang Meyer, 2007

Recordings (as Sheila)

no info Afro American Latin, Mongo Santamaria, 2000

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