Session Notes

I had been listening to a lot of Patato y Totico when I wrote this song.  As I often do, I initially sketched the percussion part out playing the parts myself and then played them for Luis Conte.  Of course I had the clave backwards!  But he told me what I wanted was a guaguanco and he said if I wanted the real deal we should call Orestes Vilato and have him come down from San Francisco to play with Luis.  Which we did.  What a blast!  Later on Luis sang background vocals, continuing in the tradition we started on my There Were Signs album, which had been I believe the first time Luis sang on a commercial recording.

I have always enjoyed the humor of the lyric, delivered in such a matter-of-fact manner.