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Carlos Santana

Background information
Birth name Carlos Augusto Alves Santana
Born July 20, 1947 (1947-07-20) (age 62)
Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico
Genres rock, jazz fusion, blues rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Years active 1966–present
Labels Arista, Polydor, Columbia
Associated acts Santana
Website Carlos Santana.com
Notable instruments
PRS Santana II
Yamaha SG175
.Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican rock guitarist.^ He was born Carlos Augusto Alves Santana on July 20, 1947, in Autln de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico.
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^ Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican-born American Grammy Award-winning rock musician and guitarist.
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^ Real Name: Carlos Augusto Santana Alves Profile: Born 20 July 1947, Autlan de Novarra, Jalisco, Mexico.
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.Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered rock, salsa and jazz fusion.^ He became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which created a highly successful blend of rock, salsa, and jazz fusion.
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^ Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana , which pioneered a blend of rock , salsa and jazz fusion .

^ Genres rock, jazz fusion, blues rock .
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.The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin percussion such as timbales and congas.^ The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin percussion such as timbales and congas .

^ Melodic blues-based guitar .
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^ Their sound featured his melodic, blues based guitar lines set against Latin percussion such as timbales and congas.
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.Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades.^ Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades.
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^ Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades, and experienced a sudden resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s.
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^ If you haven't picked up a Santana album in a decade or two, this isn't a bad way to get reacquainted, but he's done better work as recently as...
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.He experienced a sudden resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s.^ He experienced a sudden resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s.
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^ Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades, and experienced a sudden resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s.
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^ Some wondered if his comeback could be attributed to the sudden boom in Latin music beginning in the late 1990s that helped create the popularity of artists such as Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, and others.
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Rolling Stone named Santana number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003.[1]

Contents

Biography

Early life

.Santana was born in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico.^ Santana was born in Autln de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico.
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^ Autln de Navarro, Jalisco (Mexico) .
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^ The son of a mariachi violinist, Santana was born in Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico.
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.His father was a mariachi violinist, and Carlos learned to play the violin at age five and the guitar at age eight.^ Learned to play the guitar when he was 8 years old; father was a professional violinist.
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^ His father was a mariachi violinist, and Carlos learned to play the violin at age five and the guitar at age eight.
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^ He took up the violin at five, but at eight switched to the guitar.
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.Young Carlos was heavily influenced by Ritchie Valens at a time when there were very few Latinos in American rock and pop music.^ Young Carlos was heavily influenced by Ritchie Valens at a time when there were very few Latinos in American rock and pop music.
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^ The group was the first to intelligently combine Latin American music with rock 'n' roll (no, "La Bamba" doesn't count), and Carlos Santana, the band's namesake, is a terrific lead guitarist - heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix but with his own distinctive sound and approach, tightly focused and cleanly articulated.
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.The family moved from Autlán de Navarro to Tijuana, the border city between Mexico and California, and then San Francisco.^ Moved to San Francisco, CA in 1961 .
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^ Genre : Rock Originaire de : Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico .
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^ Autln de Navarro, Jalisco (Mexico) .
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.Carlos stayed in Tijuana but joined his family in San Francisco later and graduated from James Lick Middle School and Mission High School there.^ Carlos stayed in Tijuana but joined his family in San Francisco later and graduated from James Lick Middle School and Mission High School there.
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^ After being convinced to stay in San Francisco with his family, he graduated from Mission High School (San Francisco, California)|Mission High School in 1965.
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^ He graduated from Mission High in 1965.
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.He graduated from Mission High in 1965. Javier Bátiz, a famous guitarist from Tijuana Mexico, is said to have been Carlos's guitar teacher who taught him to play a different style of guitar soloing.^ That is a must for anybody who plays guitar.
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^ He graduated from Mission High in 1965.
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^ Carlos Santana's distinctive, high-pitched lead guitar playing.
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[2] .After learning Batiz's techniques, Santana would make them his own as well.^ After learning Batiz's techniques, Santana would make them his own as well.
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^ It was when his family moved to Tijuana several years later, however, that Santana began his lifelong relationship with the instrument that would make him a musical icon–-the guitar.
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^ I would say to him or her: learn to develop your own voice.
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[3]
.In San Francisco, he got the chance to see his idols, most notably B.B. King, perform live.^ In San Francisco, he got the chance to see his idols, most notably B.B. King, perform live.
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^ In San Francisco, he got the chance to see his idols, most notably B.B. King , perform live.

^ Most of his musical career has been spent with Santana, the band he formed in San Francisco in 1966.
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.He was also introduced to a variety of new musical influences, including jazz and folk music, and witnessed the growing hippie movement centered in San Francisco in the 1960s.^ Living in San Francisco, Santana was inundated with different varieties of music.
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^ He was also introduced to a variety of new musical influences, including jazz, world music, and folk music, and witnessed the growing hippie movement centered in San Francisco in the 1960s.
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^ He was also introduced to a variety of new musical influences, including jazz, world music , and folk music , and witnessed the growing hippie movement centered in San Francisco in the 1960s.

.After several years spent working as a dishwasher in a diner and busking for spare change, Santana decided to become a full-time musician; in 1966, he formed the Santana Blues Band, with fellow street musicians, David Brown and Gregg Rolie (bassist and keyboard player, respectively).^ Aaron - will his moxie become full time?
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^ After several years spent working as a dishwasher in a diner and busking for spare change on the streets, Santana decided to become a full-time musician; in 1966, he formed the Santana Blues Band, with fellow street musicians, David Brown and Gregg Rolie (bassist and keyboard player, respectively).
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^ Most of his musical career has been spent with Santana, the band he formed in San Francisco in 1966.
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[3]
.With their highly original blend of Latin-infused rock, jazz, blues, salsa, and African rhythms, the band (which quickly became known simply as Santana) gained an immediate following on the San Francisco strip club.^ He became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which created a highly successful blend of rock, salsa, and jazz fusion.
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^ Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana , which pioneered a blend of rock , salsa and jazz fusion .

^ Genres rock, jazz fusion, blues rock .
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.The band's early success, capped off by a memorable performance at Woodstock in 1969, led to a recording contract with Columbia Records, then run by Clive Davis.^ The band's early success, capped off by a memorable performance at Woodstock in 1969, led to a recording contract with Columbia Records, then run by Clive Davis.
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^ In December, 1969 , Santana was released and after their impressive Woodstock performance, Santana signed with Columbia Records.

^ Santana left Polydor and signed briefly to EMI before moving to Arista Records, run by Clive Davis, who had been president of Columbia during the bands heyday.
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Santana

.Santana was signed by CBS Records and went into the studio to record their first album.^ Santana signed with Arista Records.

^ Santana was signed by CBS Records and went into the studio to record their first album.
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^ Santana was signed to Columbia_Records#The_1960s|CBS Records, and went into the studio to record their first album.
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.They were not satisfied with the release and decided changes needed to be made.^ They were not satisfied with the release and realized changes needed to be made.
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^ They were not satisfied with the results, and realized changes needed to be made.
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^ The madness of the tour convinced Santana that changes needed to be made in the band and in his life.
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.This resulted in the dismissal of Bob Livingston.^ This resulted in the dismissal of Bob Livingston .

^ This resulted in the dismissal of Livingston.
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.Santana replaced him with Mike Shrieve, who had a strong background in both jazz and rock.^ Santana replaced him with Mike Shrieve , who had a strong background in both jazz and rock.

^ Santana replaced him with Mike Shreive, who had a strong background in both jazz and rock.
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^ Santana replaced him with Mike Shrieve, who had a strong background in both jazz and rock.
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.Marcus Malone was forced to quit the band due to personal problems, and the band re-enlisted Michael Carabello.^ Marcus Malone was forced to quit the band due to personal problems and the band re-enlisted Michael Carabello.
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^ Marcus Malone was forced to quit the band due to personal problems, and the band re-enlisted Michael Carabello.
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^ If you're up for hearing a band that hasn't quite figured out what they're doing yet, this is an interesting document: The two percussionists (Doc Livingston and Marcus Malone) try to create depth that would soon require three players.
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.Carabello brought with him percussionist Jose Chepito Areas, who was already well-known in his country, Nicaragua, and, with his skills and professional experience, was a major contributor to the band.^ Carabello brought with him percussionist José Chepito Areas, who was already well known in his country, Nicaragua, and with his skills and professional experience, was a major contributor to the band.
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^ Carabello brought with him percussionist Jose Chepito Areas, who was already well-known in his country, Nicaragua, and, with his skills and professional experience, was a major contributor to the band.
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^ Carabello brought with him percussionist Jose Chepito Areas , who was already well-known in his country, Nicaragua , and, with his skills and professional experience, was a major contributor to the band.

.Bill Graham, who had been a fan of the band from the start, convinced the promoters of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival to let them appear before their first album was even released.^ Bill Graham , who had been a fan of the band from the start, convinced the promoters of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival to let them appear before their first album was even released.

^ Bill Graham, who had been a fan of the band from the start, convinced the promoters of the Woodstock Festival|Woodstock Music and Art Festival to let them appear before their first album was even released.
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^ Concert promoter Bill Graham discovered the band, and in 1969 it rocked Woodstock.

.They were one of the surprises of the festival; their set was legendary and, later, the exposure of their eleven-minute instrumental "Soul Sacrifice" in the Woodstock film and soundtrack albums vastly increased Santana's popularity.^ They were one of the surprises of the festival; their set was legendary and, later, the exposure of their eleven-minute instrumental "Soul Sacrifice" in the Woodstock film and soundtrack albums vastly increased Santana's popularity.
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^ Shortly before the release of Santana they appeared at Woodstock '69 and gave a legendary performance, including an 11-minute long "Soul Sacrifice" that appeared in the Woodstock film and on the soundtrack.
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^ Santana - Soul Sacrifice (Woodstock 1969) .
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.Graham also gave the band some key advice to record the Willie Bobo song "Evil Ways", as he felt it would get them radio airplay.^ Graham also gave the band some key advice to record the Willie Bobo song "Evil Ways", as he felt it would get them radio airplay.
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^ Though we met for the first time last week, Carlos Santana and I go back to 1969 when, as the guitarist for a Midwest bar band, I was told we were adding a new song called "Evil Ways" to the set list.

^ So some of the record is shapeless, but the cumulative effect is relaxing, and even moving in the meditative way that Carlos clearly intended.
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.Their first album, simply titled Santana, became a huge hit, reaching number four on the U.S. album charts, and the catchy single "Evil Ways" reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.^ Their first album, simply titled Santana (1969 album)|Santana , became a huge hit, reaching number four on the U.S. album charts, and the catchy single "Evil Ways" reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.
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^ Album and single hit number one and in 2000, a second single, Maria Maria, also topped the charts.
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^ Evil Ways from Santana (released Aug.
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.In 1970, the group reached its early commercial peak with their second album, Abraxas, which reached number one on the album charts and went on to sell over four million copies.^ In 1970, the group reached its early commercial peak with their second album, Abraxas, which reached number one on the album charts and went on to sell over four million copies.
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^ In 1970, the group reached its early commercial peak with their second album, Abraxas , which reached number one on the album charts and went on to sell over four million copies.

^ Album and single hit number one and in 2000, a second single, Maria Maria, also topped the charts.
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.Instrumental in the production of the album was pianist Alberto Gianquinto, who advised the group to stay away from lengthy percussion jams and concentrate on tighter song structures.^ Instrumental in the production of the album was pianist Alberto Gianquinto, who advised the group to stay away from lengthy percussion jams and concentrate on tighter song structures.
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^ Instrumental in the production of the album was pianist Alberto Gianquinto , who advised the group to stay away from lengthy percussion jams and concentrate on tighter song structures.

^ Aside from nabbing Record and Album of the Year honors, Santana also won Best Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Best Rock Instrumental Performance and Best Rock Album.
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The innovative Santana musical blend made a number-four hit out of the English band Fleetwood Mac's "Black Magic Woman" and a number-thirteen hit out of salsa legend Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va".
.However, Woodstock and the band's sudden success put pressure on the group, highlighting the different musical directions in which Rolie and Santana were starting to go.^ However, Woodstock and the band's sudden success put pressure on the group, highlighting the different musical directions in which Rolie and Santana were starting to go.
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^ Joining with bassist David Brown and keyboard player Gregg Rolie, he formed the Santana Blues Band, eventually abbreviating the name to simply Santana.
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^ It was when his family moved to Tijuana several years later, however, that Santana began his lifelong relationship with the instrument that would make him a musical icon–-the guitar.
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.Rolie, along with some of the other band members, wanted to emphasize a basic hard rock sound which had established the band in the first place.^ Rolie, along with some of the other band members, wanted to emphasize a basic hard rock sound which had established the band in the first place.
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^ Guitarist Neal Schon had joined in 1971 and later left, along with original member Rolie, to form Journey.
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^ Synopsis: Over 30 years after Carlos Santana released his first album, he enjoyed the greatest success of his career with {^Supernatural}, in which the gifted guitarist and his band joined forces with some of pop's leading hitmakers, exposing his fiery fusion of blues, jazz, rock, and Latin sounds to a  Read More .
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.Santana on the other hand, was growing musically beyond his love of blues & rock and wanted more jazzy, ethereal elements in the music, which were influenced by his fascination with Miles Davis and John Coltrane, as well as his growing interest in spirituality and meditation.^ Santana on the other hand, was growing musically beyond his love of blues & rock and wanted more jazzy, ethereal elements in the music, which were influenced by his fascination with Miles Davis and John Coltrane, as well as his growing interest in spirituality and meditation.
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^ Santana on the other hand, was growing musically beyond his love of blues & rock and wanted more jazzy, ethereal elements in the music, which were influenced by his fascination with Miles Davis and John Coltrane , as well as his growing interest in spirituality and meditation .

^ Santana on the other hand, was growing musically beyond his love of blues & rock and wanted more jazzy, ethereal elements in the music which were influenced by his fascination with Miles Davis and John Coltrane, as well as his growing interest in spirituality and meditation.
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.To further complicate matters, Chepito Areas was stricken with a near-fatal brain hemorrhage, and Santana wanted the band to continue performing by finding a temporary replacement (first Willie Bobo, then Coke Escovedo), while others in the band, especially Michael Carabello, felt it was wrong to perform publicly without Areas.^ To further complicate matters, Chepito Areas was stricken with a near-fatal brain hemorrhage, and Santana wanted the band to continue performing by finding a temporary replacement (first Willie Bobo, then Coke Escovedo), while others in the band, especially Michael Carabello, felt it was wrong to perform publicly without Areas.
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^ To further complicate matters, Chepito Areas was stricken with a near fatal brain hemorrhage, and Santana wanted the band to continue performing by finding a temporary replacement, (first Willie Bobo, then Coke Escovedo) while many in the band, especially Michael Carabello, felt it was wrong to perform publicly without Areas.
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^ Soon after, Santana replaced his band members again.
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.Cliques formed, and the band started to disintegrate.^ Cliques formed, and the band started to disintegrate.
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^ Cliques formed and the band started to disintegrate.
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.Teenage San Francisco Bay Area guitar prodigy Neal Schon was asked to join the band in 1971, though, at the time, he was also invited by Eric Clapton to join Derek and the Dominos.^ Teenage San Francisco Bay Area guitar prodigy Neal Schon was asked to join the band in 1971, though, at the time, he was also invited by Eric Clapton to join Derek and the Dominos.
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^ Teenage San Francisco Bay Area guitar prodigy Neal Schon was asked to join the band in 1971, though, at the time, he was also invited by Eric Clapton to join Derek and the Dominos .

^ Choosing Santana, he joined in time to complete the third album, Santana III. The band now boasted a powerful dual-lead-guitar act that gave the album a tougher sound.
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.Choosing Santana, he joined in time to complete the third album, Santana III.^ Choosing Santana, he joined in time to complete the third album, Santana III .

^ Choosing Santana, he joined in time to complete the third album, 3 (Santana album)|Santana 3 .
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^ Choosing Santana, he joined in time to complete the third album, Santana III. The band now boasted a powerful dual-lead-guitar act that gave the album a tougher sound.
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.The band now boasted a powerful dual-lead-guitar act that gave the album a tougher sound.^ The band now boasted a powerful dual-lead-guitar act that gave the album a tougher sound.

^ Choosing Santana, he joined in time to complete the third album, Santana III. The band now boasted a powerful dual-lead-guitar act that gave the album a tougher sound.
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^ The band now boasted a powerful dual lead guitar act that gave the album a tougher sound.
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.The sound of the band was also helped by the return of a recuperated Chepito Areas and the assistance of Coke Escovedo in the percussion section.^ The sound of the band was also helped by the return of a recuperated Chepito Areas and the assistance of Coke Escovedo in the percussion section.
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^ The sound of the band was also helped with the return of a recuperated Chepito Areas and the assistance of Coke Escovedo in the percussion section.
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^ To further complicate matters, Chepito Areas was stricken with a near-fatal brain hemorrhage, and Santana wanted the band to continue performing by finding a temporary replacement (first Willie Bobo, then Coke Escovedo), while others in the band, especially Michael Carabello, felt it was wrong to perform publicly without Areas.
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.Enhancing the band's sound further was the support of popular Bay Area group Tower of Power's horn section, Luis Gasca of Malo, and a number of friends who helped with percussion and vocals, injecting more energy to the proceedings.^ Enhancing the band's sound further was the support of popular Bay Area group Tower of Power 's horn section, Luis Gasca of Malo , and a number of friends who helped with percussion and vocals, injecting more energy to the proceedings.

^ Even further still was the support of popular Bay Area group Tower of Power's horn section, Luis Gasca of Malo, and a list of friends who helped with percussion and vocals, injecting more energy to the proceedings.
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^ Enhancing the band's sound further was the support of popular Bay Area group Tower of Power's horn section, Luis Gasca of Malo, and a number of friends who helped with percussion and vocals, injecting more energy to the proceedings.
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Santana III was another success, reaching number one on the album charts, selling two million copies, and yielding the hits "Everybody's Everything" and "No One to Depend On".
.But tension in the band continued.^ But tension in the band continued.
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.Along with musical differences, drug use became a problem, and Santana was deeply worried it was affecting the band's performance.^ Along with musical differences, drug use became a problem, and Santana was deeply worried it was affecting the band's performance.
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^ The Los Angeles Times said that Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits “proves what an unusual rock icon [Carlos Santana] is” and highlighted the “deeply energetic” performances of his long-time band members, which routinely has audience members dancing in the aisles.
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^ Eventually the Santana band became simply Carlos Santana and a revolving cast of featured guests.
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.Coke Escovedo encouraged Santana to take more control of the band's musical direction, much to the dismay of some of the others who thought that the band and its sound was a collective effort.^ Coke Escovedo encouraged Santana to take more control of the band's musical direction, much to the dismay of some of the others who thought that the band and its sound was a collective effort.
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^ For a time, he employed the services of famed Jaco Pastorius on bass guitar who added more of a funk groove to his newer jazz sound.
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^ To further complicate matters, Chepito Areas was stricken with a near-fatal brain hemorrhage, and Santana wanted the band to continue performing by finding a temporary replacement (first Willie Bobo, then Coke Escovedo), while others in the band, especially Michael Carabello, felt it was wrong to perform publicly without Areas.
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.Also, financial irregularities were exposed while under the management of Stan Marcum, whom Bill Graham criticized as being incompetent.^ Also, financial irregularities were exposed while under the management of Stan Marcum, whom Bill Graham criticized as being incompetent.
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^ He met Stan 'Moon' Marcum who acted as the group's manager.
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^ By this time, the Bill Graham's management company had assumed the affairs of the group.
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.Growing resentments between Santana and Michael Carabello over lifestyle issues resulted in his departure on bad terms.^ Growing resentments between Santana and Michael Carabello over lifestyle issues resulted in his departure on bad terms.
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.James Mingo Lewis was hired at the last minute as a replacement at a concert in New York City.^ James Mingo Lewis was hired at the last minute as a replacement at a concert in New York City.
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^ Brown replaced by Doug Rauch (bass), James Mingo Lewis (congas, bongos) added, 1972.
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^ In September, Deborah and Carlos will receive the Pioneer Achievement Award from Youth AIDS in New York City, and, presently, Carlos is in the studio cutting his thirty-ninth album.
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.David Brown later left due to substance abuse problems.^ David Brown later left due to substance abuse problems.
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.A South American tour was cut short in Lima, Peru, due to student protests against U.S. governmental policies and unruly fans.^ A South American tour was cut short in Lima, Peru, due to student protests against U.S. governmental policies and unruly fans.
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^ A South American tour was cut short in Lima, Peru due to student protests against U.S. governmental policies and unruly fans.
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^ A South American tour was cut short in Lima, Peru , due to student protests against U.S. governmental policies and unruly fans.

.The madness of the tour convinced Santana that changes needed to be made in the band and in his life.^ The madness of the tour convinced Santana that changes needed to be made in the band and in his life.
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^ In April and May 2006 Santana toured Europe where he promoted his son Salvador Santana's band as his opening act.
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^ They were not satisfied with the release and realized changes needed to be made.
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In January 1972, Santana, Neal Schon and Coke Escovedo joined former Band of Gypsys drummer Buddy Miles for a concert at Hawaii's Diamond Head Crater, which was recorded for a live album. .The performance was erratic and uneven, but the album managed to achieve gold-record status on the weight of Santana's popularity.^ The performance was erratic and uneven, but the album managed to achieve gold record status on the weight of Santana's popularity.
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^ The first Santana record not to reach gold status.
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^ The performance was erratic and uneven, but the album managed to achieve gold-record status on the weight of Santana's popularity.
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Caravanserai

.In early 1972, Santana and the remaining members of the band started working on their fourth album, Caravanserai.^ Could be a bit unusual for fans of early Santana's band works.
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^ In early 1972, Santana and the remaining members of the band started working on their fourth album, Caravanserai.
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^ Soon after, Santana replaced his band members again.
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.During the studio sessions, Santana and Michael Shrieve brought in other musicians: percussionists James Mingo Lewis and Latin-Jazz veteran, Armando Peraza replacing Michael Carabello, and bassists Tom Rutley and Doug Rauch replacing David Brown.^ During the studio sessions, Santana and Michael Shrieve brought in other musicians: percussionists James Mingo Lewis and Latin-Jazz veteran, Armando Peraza replacing Michael Carabello, and bassists Tom Rutley and Doug Rauch replacing David Brown.
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^ Brown replaced by Doug Rauch (bass), James Mingo Lewis (congas, bongos) added, 1972.
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^ From the previous lineup, Rolie, Shrieve, Areas, and Schon appeared, alongside pianist Tom Coster, percussionist James Mingo Lewis, percussionist Armando Peraza, guitarist/bassist Douglas Rauch, and percussionist Rico Reyes, among others.
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.Also assisting on keyboards were Wendy Haas and Tom Coster.^ Also assisting on keyboards were Wendy Haas and Tom Coster.
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^ Tom Coster (keyboards) joined 1974.
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.With the unsettling influx of new players in the studio, Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon decided that it was time to leave after the completion of the album, even though both made spectacular contributions to the session.^ With the unsettling influx of new players in the studio, Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon decided that it was time to leave after the completion of the album, even though both made spectacular contributions to the session.
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^ After several years spent working as a dishwasher in a diner and busking for spare change on the streets, Santana decided to become a full-time musician; in 1966, he formed the Santana Blues Band, with fellow street musicians, David Brown and Gregg Rolie (bassist and keyboard player, respectively).

^ Teenage San Francisco Bay Area guitar prodigy Neal Schon was asked to join the band in 1971, though at the time he was also invited by Eric Clapton to join Derek and the Dominos.
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.Rolie left and went home to Seattle, opening a restaurant with his father, and later became a founding member of Journey (which Schon would later join as well).^ Rolie left and went home to Seattle, opening a restaurant with his father, and later became a founding member of Journey (which Schon would later join as well).
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^ (And I'm not saying that because he later went on to found Journey.
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^ Rolie left and went home to Seattle, opening a restaurant with his father, and later became a founding member of Journey (band)|Journey (which Schon would later join as well).
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.When Caravanserai did emerge in 1972, it marked a strong change in musical direction towards jazz fusion.^ When Caravanserai did emerge in 1972, it marked a strong change in musical direction towards jazz fusion .

^ When Caravanserai did emerge in 1972, it marked a strong change in musical direction towards jazz fusion.
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^ In 1972 he decided to take the advice of friend John McLaughlin and add a jazz/fusion route to this music.
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.The album received critical praise, but CBS executive Clive Davis warned Santana and the band that it would sabotage the band's position as a Top Forty act.^ The album received critical praise, but CBS executive Clive Davis warned Santana and the band that it would sabotage the band's position as a Top Forty act.
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^ The album received critical praise, but CBS executive Clive Davis warned Santana and the band that it would sabotage the band's position as a top forty act, even though over the years the album would achieve platinum status.
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^ Albums with the band Santana .
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.Nevertheless, over the years, the album would achieve platinum status.^ Nevertheless, over the years, the album would achieve platinum status.
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^ The album received critical praise, but CBS executive Clive Davis warned Santana and the band that it would sabotage the band's position as a top forty act, even though over the years the album would achieve platinum status.
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^ The performance was erratic and uneven, but the album managed to achieve gold record status on the weight of Santana's popularity.
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The difficulties Santana and the band went through during this period were chronicled in Ben Fong-Torres' Rolling Stone cover story "The Resurrection of Carlos Santana".
.Around this time, Santana met Deborah King, whom he later married in 1973. She is the daughter of the late blues singer and guitarist Saunders King.^ Around this time Santana met Deborah King, whom he later married in 1973.
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^ She is the daughter of the late blues singer and guitarist Saunders King .

^ Around this time, Santana met Deborah King, whom he later married in 1973.
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.They have three children: Salvador, Stella and Angelica.^ They have three children: Salvador , Stella and Angelica.

^ They have three children: Salvador, Stella and Angelica.
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^ The couple has three children, Salvador, Stella, and Angelica.
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.Together with wife Deborah, Santana founded a not-for-profit organization, the Milagro Foundation, which provides financial aid for educational, medical, and other needs.^ Together with wife Deborah, Santana founded a nonprofit organization called "The Milagro Foundation" that provides financial aid for educational, medical and other needs.
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^ Milagro Foundation (Santanas charity) .
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^ Together with wife Deborah, Santana founded a not-for-profit organization, the Milagro Foundation, which provides financial aid for educational, medical, and other needs.
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Spiritual journey

.In 1972, Santana became a huge fan of the pioneering fusion band The Mahavishnu Orchestra and its guitarist John McLaughlin.^ In 1972, Santana became a huge fan of the pioneering fusion band The Mahavishnu Orchestra and its guitarist John McLaughlin.
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^ In 1972 Santana became a huge fan of the pioneering fusion band The Mahavishnu Orchestra and its guitarist John McLaughlin (musician)|John McLaughlin.
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^ Following the release of the Santana band album Caravanserai (1972), Carlos formed a duo with John McLaughlin, guitarist for the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
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.Aware of Santana's interest in meditation, McLaughlin introduced Santana and Deborah to his guru, Sri Chinmoy.^ Aware of Santana's interest in meditation, McLaughlin introduced Santana and Deborah to his guru, Sri Chinmoy.
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^ It was McLaughlin who turned Carlos Santana on to the guru Sri Chinmoy.

^ Aware of Santana's interest in meditation, McLaughlin introduced Santana and Deborah to his guru, Sri Chinmoy .

.Chinmoy accepted them as disciples in 1973. Santana was given the name "Devadip" – meaning "The lamp, light and eye of God."^ Chinmoy later accepted them as disciples in 1973 and Santana was given the name "Devadip" - meaning "The lamp, light and eye of God."
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^ Chinmoy accepted them as disciples in 1973.
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^ Santana was given the name "Devadip" - meaning "The lamp, light and eye of God."
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Santana and McLaughlin recorded an album together, Love, Devotion, Surrender with members of Santana and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, along with percussionist Don Alias and organist Larry Young, who both had made appearances on Miles Davis' classic Bitches Brew in 1969.
.In 1973, Santana, having obtained legal rights to the band's name, formed a new version of Santana, with Armando Peraza and Chepito Areas on percussion, Doug Rauch on bass, Michael Shrieve on drums, and Tom Coster and Richard Kermode on keyboards.^ The group also included Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Armando Peraza and Chepito Areas on percussion, and Leon 'Ndugu' Chanckler on drums.
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^ Tom Coster (keyboards) joined 1974.
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^ In 1973, Santana, having obtained legal rights to the band's name, formed a new version of Santana, with Armando Peraza and Chepito Areas on percussion, Doug Rauch on bass, Michael Shrieve on drums, and Tom Coster and Richard Kermode on keyboards.
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.Santana was later able to recruit jazz vocalist Leon Thomas for a tour of Japan, which was recorded for the live, sprawling, high-energy fusion album Lotus.^ Santana was later able to recruit jazz vocalist Leon Thomas for a tour of Japan, which was recorded for the live, sprawling, high-energy fusion album Lotus .

^ Santana was later able to recruit jazz vocalist Leon Thomas for a tour of Japan, which was recorded for the live, sprawling, high energy fusion album Lotus .
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^ Santana was later able to recruit jazz vocalist Leon Thomas for a tour of Japan, which was recorded for the live, sprawling, high-energy fusion album Lotus.
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.CBS records would not allow its release unless the material was condensed.^ CBS records would not allow its release unless the material was condensed.
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^ CBS records released a 20-year retrospective of the band's accomplishments with Viva Santana .

^ CBS records released a 20-year retrospective of the band's accomplishments with Viva Santana.
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.Santana did not agree to those terms, and the album was available in the U.S. only as an expensive, imported, three-record set.^ Santana did not agree to those terms, and the album was available in the U.S. only as an expensive, imported, three-record set.
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^ Santana did not agree to those terms and the album was available in the US only as an expensive imported three-record set.
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^ Ultimate Santana features milestone tracks from Santana’s hitmaking years on Columbia Records alongside the groundbreaking collaborations that highlighted three consecutive blockbuster Arista albums: Supernatural (1999), Shaman (2002), and All That I Am (2005).
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.The group later went into the studio and recorded Welcome, which further reflected Santana's interests in jazz fusion and his commitment to the spiritual life of Sri Chinmoy.^ Santana was signed by CBS Records and went into the studio to record their first album.
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^ The group later went into the studio and recorded "Welcome", which further reflected Santana's interests in jazz fusion and his commitment to the spiritual life of Sri Chinmoy.
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^ The group later went into the studio and recorded Welcome, which further reflected Santana's interests in jazz fusion and his commitment to the spiritual life of Sri Chinmoy.
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.Santana claimed to become a born-again Christian (date unknown) and produced an album in 1992 —with songs about Jesus Christ, called Milagro.^ Santana claimed to become a born-again Christian (date unknown) and produced an album in 1992 —with songs about Jesus Christ, called Milagro .

^ Santana claimed to become a born-again Christian (date unknown) and produced an album in 1992 with songs about Jesus Christ, called Milagro.
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^ In 2001, Santana's guitar skills were featured in Michael Jackson's song "Whatever Happens", from the album Invincible.
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.In 2008, he told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview that he would hear Jesus' voice comforting him when he was becoming suicidal.^ In 2008 he told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview that he would hear Jesus' voice comforting him when he was becoming suicidal .

^ In 2008 he told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview that he would hear Jesus' voice comforting him when he was becoming suicidal.
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^ It is at these times that Santana hears their voices as they communicate to him their will: "...you meditate and you got the candles, you got the incense and you've been chanting, and all of a sudden you hear this voice: 'Write this down'" (Rolling Stone, magazine, March 16, 2000, p.

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Shifting styles in the 1970s

New Year's Eve 1976; at the Cow Palace, San Francisco Photo: David Gans
.A collaboration with John Coltrane's widow, Alice Coltrane -Illuminations followed.^ A collaboration with John Coltrane's widow, Alice Coltrane - Illuminations followed.
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^ Illuminations (with Alice Coltrane) 1974 .
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^ Illuminations (a collaboration with Alice Coltrane and David Holland ) and Borboletta were released .

.The album delved into avant-garde esoteric free jazz, Eastern Indian and classical influences with other ex-Miles Davis sidemen Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland.^ The album delved into avant-garde esoteric free jazz , Eastern Indian and classical influences with other ex-Miles Davis sidemen Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland .

^ The album delved into avant-garde esoteric free jazz, Eastern Indian and classical influences with other ex-Miles Davis sidemen Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland.
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^ Santana on the other hand, was growing musically beyond his love of blues & rock and wanted more jazzy, ethereal elements in the music, which were influenced by his fascination with Miles Davis and John Coltrane, as well as his growing interest in spirituality and meditation.
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.Soon after, Santana replaced his band members again.^ Soon after, Santana replaced his band members again.
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^ In early 1972, Santana and the remaining members of the band started working on their fourth album, Caravanserai.
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^ In early 1972, Santana and the remaining members of the band started working on their fourth album, Caravanserai (album)|Caravanserai .
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.This time Kermode, Thomas and Rauch departed from the group and were replaced by vocalist Leon Patillo (later a successful Contemporary Christian artist) and returning bassist David Brown.^ This time Kermode, Thomas and Rauch departed from the group and were replaced by vocalist Leon Patillo (later a successful Contemporary Christian artist) and returning bassist David Brown.
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^ Joining with bassist David Brown and keyboard player Gregg Rolie, he formed the Santana Blues Band, eventually abbreviating the name to simply Santana.
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^ The original lineup of the group included Carlos, Gregg Rolie, David Brown, Michael Shrieve, Mike Carabello, and Jose Chepito.

.He also recruited soprano saxophonist, Jules Broussard to the lineup.^ He also recruited soprano saxophonist, Jules Broussard to the lineup.
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^ He also recruited soprano saxophonist, Jules Broussard to the line up.
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.The band recorded one studio album Borboletta, which was released in 1974. Drummer Leon 'Ndugu' Chancler later joined the band as a replacement for Michael Shrieve, who left to pursue a solo career.^ He has also recorded a series of exploratory solo albums and...
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^ Drummer Leon 'Ndugu' Chancler later joined the band as a replacement for Michael Shrieve, who left to pursue a solo career.
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^ The band recorded one studio album Borboletta, which was released in 1974.
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.For a time, he employed the services of famed bassist Jaco Pastorius, who added more of a funk groove to his newer jazz sound.^ For a time, he employed the services of famed Jaco Pastorius on bass guitar who added more of a funk groove to his newer jazz sound.
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^ His signature sound—fusing rock, jazz, blues, soul, Latin idioms, multi-cultural genres and more—is as unique as it is instantly identifiable.
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^ In the early years the Santana Blues Band created a unique sound by blending rock, blues and jazz with… Read more (please enable JavaScript to read more) .
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.By this time, the Bill Graham's management company had assumed the affairs of the group.^ By this time, the Bill Graham's management company had assumed the affairs of the group.
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^ By this time the Bill Graham's management company had assumed the affairs of the group.
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^ By this time, the Bill Graham 's management company had assumed the affairs of the group.

.Graham was critical of Santana's direction into jazz and felt he needed to concentrate on getting Santana back into the charts with the edgy, street-wise ethnic sound that had made them famous.^ Graham was critical of Santana's direction into jazz and felt he needed to concentrate on getting Santana back into the charts with the edgy, street-wise ethnic sound that had made them famous.
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^ The album also received considerable airplay on FM album-oriented rock stations with the instrumental "Europa (Earths Cry Heavens Smile)" and re-introduced Santana back into the charts.
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^ The madness of the tour convinced Santana that changes needed to be made in the band and in his life.
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.Santana himself was seeing that the group's direction was alienating many fans.^ Santana himself was seeing that the group's direction was alienating many fans.
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^ However, Woodstock and the band's sudden success put pressure on the group, highlighting the different musical directions in which Rolie and Santana were starting to go.
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^ Santana himself has admitted that many of the spirits he is relying upon for spiritual guidance and the power of music to influence the world are in fact "devils."

.Although the albums and performances were given good reviews by critics in jazz and jazz fusion circles, sales had plummeted.^ Although the albums and performances were given good reviews by critics in jazz and jazz fusion circles, sales had plummeted.
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^ Santana was later able to recruit jazz vocalist Leon Thomas for a tour of Japan, which was recorded for the live, sprawling, high-energy fusion album Lotus .

^ Love Devotion Surrender (with John McLaughlin) is the debut full-length solo studio album by American jazz rock/ fusion artist Carlos Santana .
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.Santana along with Tom Coster, producer David Rubinson, and Chandler formed yet another version of Santana, adding vocalist Greg Walker.^ Santana along with Tom Coster, producer David Rubinson, and Chandler formed yet another version of Santana, adding vocalist Greg Walker.
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^ Joining with bassist David Brown and keyboard player Gregg Rolie, he formed the Santana Blues Band, eventually abbreviating the name to simply Santana.
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^ After his break with Sri Chinmoy, Santana went into the studio to record another solo album with Keith Olson and legendary R&B producer Jerry Wexler .

.The 1976 album Amigos, which featured the songs "Dance, Sister, Dance" and "Let It Shine", had a strong funk and Latin sound.^ The 1976 album Amigos, which featured the songs "Dance, Sister, Dance" and "Let It Shine", had a strong funk and Latin sound.
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^ The 1976 album Amigos , which featured the songs "Dance, Sister, Dance" and "Let It Shine", had a strong funk and Latin sound.
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^ In 2001, Santana's guitar skills were featured in Michael Jackson's song "Whatever Happens", from the album Invincible.
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.The album also received considerable airplay on FM album-oriented rock stations with the instrumental "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)" and re-introduced Santana back into the charts.^ The album also received considerable airplay on FM album-oriented rock stations with the instrumental " Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) " and re-introduced Santana back into the charts.

^ The album also received considerable airplay on FM album-oriented rock stations with the instrumental "Europa (Earths Cry Heavens Smile)" and re-introduced Santana back into the charts.
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^ The album also received considerable airplay on FM album-oriented rock stations with the instrumental "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)" and re-introduced Santana back into the charts.
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Rolling Stone Magazine ran a second cover story on Santana entitled "Santana Comes Home".
.The albums conceived through the late 1970s followed the same formula, although with several lineup changes.^ The albums conceived through the late 1970s followed the same formula, although with several lineup changes.
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^ Although they were approached by several record companies in the late 1960s, the band declined a contract.
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^ Santana followed the same blueprint that led them to success with Supernatural , assembling a stellar group of popular musicians to contribute to the album.
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.Among the personnel who came and left the band was percussionist Raul Rekow, who joined in early 1977 and remains to this day.^ Among the personnel who came and left the band was percussionist Raul Rekow , who joined in early 1977 and remains to this day.

^ Amidst the ever-revolving door of personnel who came and left the band was percussionist Raul Rekow, who joined in early 1977 and remains to this day.
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^ Among the personnel who came and left the band was percussionist Raul Rekow, who joined in early 1977 and remains to this day.
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.Most-notable of the band's commercial efforts of this era was a version of the 1960s Zombies hit, "She's Not There", on the 1977 album Moonflower.^ Most notable of the band's commercial efforts of this era was a version of the 1960s The Zombies|Zombies hit, "She's Not There" on the 1977 release, Moonflower .
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^ Most-notable of the band's commercial efforts of this era was a version of the 1960s Zombies hit, "She's Not There", on the 1977 album Moonflower .

^ Most-notable of the band's commercial efforts of this era was a version of the 1960s Zombies hit, "She's Not There", on the 1977 album Moonflower.
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.The relative success of the band's albums in this era allowed Santana to pursue a solo career funded by CBS. First, Oneness, Silver Dreams, Golden Reality in 1979 and The Swing of Delight in 1980, which featured some of his musical heroes: Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter and Tony Williams from Miles Davis' legendary 1960s quintet.^ The relative success of the band's albums in this era allowed Santana to pursue a solo career funded by CBS. First, Oneness , Silver Dreams, Golden Reality in 1979 and The Swing of Delight in 1980, which featured some of his musical heroes: Herbie Hancock , Wayne Shorter , Ron Carter and Tony Williams from Miles Davis' legendary 1960s quintet.

^ Oneness, Silver Dreams - Golden Reality 1979 .
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^ The relative success of the band's albums in this era allowed Santana to pursue a solo career funded by CBS. First, Oneness, Silver Dreams, Golden Reality in 1979 and The Swing of Delight in 1980, which featured some of his musical heroes: Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter and Tony Williams from Miles Davis' legendary 1960s quintet.
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.The pressures and temptations of being a high-profile rock musician and requisites of the spiritual lifestyle which guru Sri Chinmoy and his followers demanded, were great sources of conflict to Santana's lifestyle and marriage.^ It was McLaughlin who turned Carlos Santana on to the guru Sri Chinmoy.

^ The pressures and temptations of being a high profile rock musician and requisites of the spiritual lifestyle which guru Sri Chinmoy and his followers demanded, were great sources of conflict to Santana's and his marriage.
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^ The pressures and temptations of being a high-profile rock musician and requisites of the spiritual lifestyle which guru Sri Chinmoy and his followers demanded, were great sources of conflict to Santana's lifestyle and marriage.
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.He was becoming increasingly disillusioned with what he thought was Chinmoy's unreasonable rules imposed on his life, in particular, his refusal to allow Santana and Deborah to start a family.^ He was becoming increasingly disillusioned with what he thought was Chinmoy's often-unreasonable rules imposed on his life, in particular, his refusal to allow Santana and Deborah to start a family.
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^ He was becoming increasingly disillusioned with what he thought was Chinmoy's often unreasonable rules imposed on his life, one being his refusal to allow Santana and Deborah to start a family.
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^ Aware of Santana's interest in meditation, McLaughlin introduced Santana and Deborah to his guru, Sri Chinmoy.
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.He felt too that his fame was being used to increase the guru's visibility.^ He felt too that his fame was being used to increase the guru's visibility.
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^ He felt too, that his fame was being used to increase the guru's visibility.
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Santana and Deborah eventually ended their relationship with Chinmoy in 1982.

The 1980s

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.More radio-pleasing singles followed from Santana and the band.^ More radio-oriented singles followed from Santana the band.
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^ More radio-pleasing singles followed from Santana and the band.
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^ Santana, 1984 Barcelona, Spain More radio-pleasing singles followed from Santana and the band.

."Winning" in 1981 and "Hold On" ( a remake of Canadian artist Ian Thomas' song) in 1982 both reached the top twenty.^ "Winning" in 1981 and "Hold On" ( a remake of Canadian artist Ian Thomas's song) in 1982 both reached the top twenty.
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^ "Winning" in 1981 and "Hold On" ( a remake of Canadian artist Ian Thomas ' song) in 1982 both reached the top twenty.

^ "Winning" in 1981 and "Hold On" ( a remake of Canadian artist Ian Thomas' song) in 1982 both reached the top twenty.
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.After his break with Sri Chinmoy, Santana went into the studio to record another solo album with Keith Olson and legendary R&B producer Jerry Wexler.^ After his break with Sri Chinmoy, Santana went into the studio to record another solo album with Keith Olson and legendary R&B producer Jerry Wexler.
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^ Santana was signed by CBS Records and went into the studio to record their first album.
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^ Santana was signed to Columbia_Records#The_1960s|CBS Records, and went into the studio to record their first album.
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.The 1983 album revisited Santana's early musical experiences in Tijuana with Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love" and the title cut, Chuck Berry's "Havana Moon". The album's guests included Booker T. Jones, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Willie Nelson and even Santana's father's mariachi orchestra.^ The album's guests included Booker T. Jones , The Fabulous Thunderbirds , Willie Nelson and even Santana's father's mariachi orchestra.

^ The album's guests included Booker T. Jones, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Willie Nelson and even Santana's father's mariachi orchestra.
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^ The 1983 album revisited Santana's early musical experiences in Tijuana with Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love" and the title cut, Chuck Berry's "Havana Moon".
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.Santana again paid tribute to his early rock roots by doing the film score to La Bamba, which was based on the tragically short life of rock and roll legend Ritchie Valens and starred Lou Diamond Philips.^ Santana again paid tribute to his early rock roots by doing the film score to La Bamba, which was based on the tragically short life of rock and roll legend Ritchie Valens and starred Lou Diamond Philips.
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^ Carlos Santana worked on the music for the film La Bamba .

^ Santana again paid tribute to his early rock roots by doing the film score to La Bamba (film)|La Bamba , which was based on the tragically short life of rock and roll legend Richie Valens and starred Lou Diamond Phillips.
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.Although the band had concentrated on trying to produce albums with commercial appeal during the 1980s, changing tastes in popular culture began to reflect in the band's sagging record sales of their latest effort Beyond Appearances.^ Although the band had concentrated on trying to produce albums with commercial appeal during the 1980s, changing tastes in popular culture began to reflect in the band's sagging record sales of their latest effort Beyond Appearances.
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^ Although the band had concentrated on trying to produce albums with commercial appeal during the 1980s, changing tastes in popular culture began to reflect in the band's sagging record sales of their latest effort Beyond Appearances .

^ After his break with Sri Chinmoy, Santana went into the studio to record another solo album with Keith Olson and legendary R&B producer Jerry Wexler .

.In 1985, Bill Graham had to once again pull strings for Santana to convince principal Live Aid concert organizer Bob Geldof to allow the band to appear at the festival.^ In 1985, Bill Graham had to once again pull strings for Santana to convince principal Live Aid concert organizer Bob Geldof to allow the band to appear at the festival.
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^ Santana appeared at Live Aid.

^ NEWS ] Carlos Santana : Live By Request : This DVD is very accurate to what the concert would have been like to people who missed it.
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.The group's high-energy performance proved why they were still a top concert draw the world over despite their poor performance on the charts.^ The group's high-energy performance proved why they were still a top concert draw the world over despite their poor performance on the charts.
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^ The group's high energy performance proved why they were still a top concert draw the world over despite their poor performance on the charts.
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^ Despite the fact that all of the group's works continued to hit either gold or platinum, they did not have another top-ten hit until 1976's Amigos .
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.Personally, Santana retained a great deal of respect in both jazz and rock circles, with Prince and guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica citing him as an influence.^ Personally, Santana retained a great deal of respect in both jazz and rock circles, with Prince and guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica citing him as an influence.
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^ Personally, Santana retained a great deal of respect in both jazz and rock circles, with Prince (musician)|Prince and guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica citing him as an influence.
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^ Carlos Augusto Santana Alves (born July 20 1947) is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican Rock music|rock musician and guitarist.
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.The band Santana returned in 1986 with a new album Freedom.^ The band Santana returned in 1986 with a new album Freedom .
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^ Albums with the band Santana .
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^ The band Santana returned in 1986 with a new album Freedom.
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.Buddy Milles, who was trying to revive his music career after spending much of the late 1970s and early 1980s incarcerated for drug charges, returned for lead vocals.^ Buddy Milles, who was trying to revive his music career after spending much of the late 1970s and early 1980s incarcerated for drug charges, returned for lead vocals.
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^ Buddy Miles, who was trying to revive his music career after spending much of the late 1970s and early 1980s incarcerated for drug charges, returned for lead vocals.
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^ After the much-publicized drug-related deaths of several prominent musicians in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison, Santana began to reassess his lifestyle.
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.His onstage presence provided a dose of charisma to the show; but, once again, the sales of the album fell flat.^ His onstage presence provided a dose of charisma to the show; but, once again, the sales of the album fell flat.
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^ His onstage presence provided a dose of charisma to the show, but once again the sales of the album fell flat.
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.Growing weary of trying to appease record company executives with formulaic hit records, Santana took great pleasure in jamming and making guest appearances with notables such as the jazz fusion group Weather Report, jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, Blues legend John Lee Hooker, Frank Franklin, Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, and West African singer Salif Keita.^ Growing weary of trying to appease record company executives with formulaic hit records, Santana took great pleasure in jamming and making guest appearances with notables such as the jazz fusion group Weather Report, jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, Blues legend John Lee Hooker, Aretha Franklin, Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, and West African singer Salif Keita.
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^ Genres rock, jazz fusion, blues rock .
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^ Growing weary of trying to appease record company executives with formulaic hit records, Santana took great pleasure in jamming and making guest appearances with notables such as the jazz fusion group Weather Report, jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, Blues legend John Lee Hooker, Frank Franklin, Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, and West African singer Salif Keita.
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.He and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead later recorded and performed with Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji, who conceived one of Santana's famous 1960s drum jams, "Jingo". In 1988, Santana organized a reunion with past members from the Santana band for a series of concert dates.^ Carlos Santana Who is Carlos Santana dating?

^ He and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead later recorded and performed with Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji , who conceived one of Santana's famous 1960s drum jams, "Jingo".

^ Soon after, Santana replaced his band members again.
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.CBS records released a 20-year retrospective of the band's accomplishments with Viva Santana.^ CBS records released a 20-year retrospective of the band's accomplishments with Viva Santana .

^ Santana : A retrospective of the Santana band's twenty years in music .

^ CBS records released a 20-year retrospective of the band's accomplishments with Viva Santana.
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.That same year Santana formed an all-instrumental group featuring jazz legend Wayne Shorter on tenor and soprano sax.^ That same year Santana formed an all-instrumental group featuring jazz legend Wayne Shorter on tenor and soprano sax.
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^ Carlos Santana toured with jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter .

^ Ultimate Santana features milestone tracks from Santana’s hitmaking years on Columbia Records alongside the groundbreaking collaborations that highlighted three consecutive blockbuster Arista albums: Supernatural (1999), Shaman (2002), and All That I Am (2005).
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.The group also included Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Armando Peraza and Chepito Areas on percussion, and Leon 'Ndugu' Chancler on drums.^ The group also included Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Armando Peraza and Chepito Areas on percussion, and Leon 'Ndugu' Chanckler on drums.
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^ The group also included Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Armando Peraza and Chepito Areas on percussion, and Leon 'Ndugu' Chancler on drums.
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^ In 1973, Santana, having obtained legal rights to the band's name, formed a new version of Santana, with Armando Peraza and Chepito Areas on percussion, Doug Rauch on bass, Michael Shrieve on drums, and Tom Coster and Richard Kermode on keyboards.
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.They toured briefly and received much acclaim from the music press, who compared the effort with the era of Caravanserai.^ They toured briefly and received much acclaim from the music press, who compared the effort with the era of Caravanserai .
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^ They toured briefly and received much acclaim from the music press, who compared the effort with the era of Caravanserai.
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^ Coke Escovedo encouraged Santana to take more control of the band's musical direction, much to the dismay of some of the others who thought that the band and its sound was a collective effort.
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.Santana released another solo record, Blues for Salvador, which won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.^ Carlos followed in the fall with another solo album (Blues for Salvador), winning his first Grammy Award in the process (Best Rock Instrumental Performance for the title track).
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^ Santana released another solo record, Blues for Salvador , which won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
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^ Santana released another solo record, Blues for Slavador , which won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance .

.In 1990, Santana left Columbia Records after twenty-two years and signed with Polygram.^ Santana signed with Arista Records.

^ In 1990, Santana left Columbia Records after twenty-two years and signed with Polygram .

^ In 1990, Santana left Columbia Records after twenty-two years and signed with Polygram.
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.The following year, he made a guest appearance on Ottmar Liebert's album Solo Para Ti, on the songs "Reaching out 2 U" and on a cover of his own song, "Samba Pa Ti". In 1992, Santana hired jam band Phish as his opening act.^ "Samba Pa Ti" #27 UK .
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^ In 1992, Santana hired jam band Phish as his opening act.
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^ The following year, he made a guest appearance on Ottmar Liebert's album Solo Para Ti, on the songs "Reaching out 2 U" and on a cover of his own song, "Samba Pi Ti".
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.He remains close to the band today, especially to guitarist Trey Anastasio.^ He remains close to the band today, especially to guitarist Trey Anastasio .

^ He remains close to the band today, especially to guitarist Trey Anastasio.
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Return to commercial success

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.Santana's record sales in the 1990s were very low.^ Santana's record sales in the 1990s were very low.
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^ Carlos Santana during a concert in 2005 Santana's record sales in the 1990s were very low.

^ Carlos Santana during a concert in 2005 Santana's record sales in the 1990s were very low and towards the end of the decade he was without a contract.
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.Toward the end of the decade, he was without a contract.^ Toward the end of the decade he was without a contract.
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^ Carlos Santana during a concert in 2005 Santana's record sales in the 1990s were very low and towards the end of the decade he was without a contract.
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.However, Arista Records' Clive Davis, who had worked with Santana at Columbia Records, signed him and encouraged him to record a star-studded album with mostly younger artists.^ Santana signed with Arista Records.

^ However, Arista Records ' Clive Davis , who had worked with Santana at Columbia Records , signed him and encouraged him to record a star-studded album with mostly younger artists.

^ However, Arista Records' Clive Davis, who had worked with Santana at Columbia, signed him and encouraged him to record a star-studded album with mostly younger artists.
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.The result was 1999's Supernatural, which included collaborations with Everlast, Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, Eric Clapton, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Cee-Lo, Maná, Dave Matthews, K. C. Porter, J. B. Eckl, and others.^ The result was 1999's Supernatural (Santana album)|Supernatural , which included collaborations with Everlast (musician)|Everlast, Rob Thomas (musician)|Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, Eric Clapton, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Cee-Lo, Maná, Dave Matthews and others.
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^ Smooth (w/Rob Thomas) from Supernatural (released June 15, 1999) .
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^ Supernatural won nine Grammy Awards (eight for Santana personally), including Grammy Award for Album of the Year|Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year|Record of the Year for "Smooth", and Grammy Award for Song of the Year|Song of the Year for Thomas and Itaal Shur.
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.However, the lead single was what grabbed the attention of both fans and the music industry.^ However, the lead single was what grabbed the attention of both fans and the music industry.
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."Smooth", a dynamic cha-cha stop-start number co-written and sung by Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, was laced throughout with Santana's guitar fills and runs.^ Smooth ", a dynamic cha-cha stop-start number co-written and sung by Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty , was laced throughout with Santana's guitar fills and runs.

^ "Smooth", a dynamic cha-cha stop-start number co-written and sung by Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, was laced throughout with Santana's guitar fills and runs.
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^ The lead single was "Smooth (song)|Smooth", a dynamic cha-cha-cha (music)|cha-cha stop-start number co-written and sung by Rob Thomas, and laced throughout with Santana's fill (music)|guitar fills and runs.
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.The track's energy was immediately apparent on radio, and it was played on a wide variety of station formats.^ The track's energy was immediately apparent on radio, and it was played on a wide variety of station formats.
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^ Text Play Carlos Santana artist radio Play radio station with songs similar to: .
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."Smooth" spent twelve weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming in the process the last #1 single of the 1990s.^ "Smooth" spent twelve weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming in the process the last #1 single of the 1990s.
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^ Santana hit #1 for a week with " Smooth " and also topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks.

^ "The Game of Love" featuring Michelle Branch, rose to number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent many weeks at the top of the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and "Why Don't You & I" written by and featuring Chad Kroeger from the group Nickelback (the original and a remix with Alex Band from the group The Calling were combined towards chart performance) which reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.
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.The music video, set on a hot barrio street, was also very popular.^ The music video set on a hot barrio street was also very popular.
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^ The music video , set on a hot barrio street, was also very popular.

^ The music video, set on a hot barrio street, was also very popular.
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.Supernatural reached number one on the US album charts and the follow-up single, "Maria Maria", featuring the R&B duo The Product G&B, also hit number one, spending ten weeks there in the spring of 2000. Supernatural eventually sold over 15 million copies in the United States, making it Santana's biggest sales success by far.^ Santana hit the Top 10 with " Maria, Maria ."

^ Supernatural eventually sold over 15 million copies in the United States, making it Santana's biggest sales success by far.
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^ Santana III was another success, reaching number one on the album charts, selling two million copies, and yielding the hits "Everybody's Everything" and "No One to Depend On".
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.Carlos Santana, alongside the classic Santana lineup of their first two albums, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. He performed "Black Magic Woman" with the writer of the song, Fleetwood Mac's founder Peter Green.^ Carlos Santana, alongside the classic Santana lineup of their first two albums, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
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^ He performed "Black Magic Woman" with the writer of the song, Fleetwood Mac's founder Peter Green.
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^ He plays "Black Magic Woman" with us.

.Green was inducted the same night.^ Green was inducted the same night.
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.In 2000 Supernatural won nine Grammy Awards (eight for Santana personally), including Album of the Year, Record of the Year for "Smooth", and Song of the Year for Thomas and Itaal Shur.^ Later that year at the Latin Grammy Awards he won three awards including Record of the Year.
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^ Supernatural won nine Grammy Awards (eight for Santana personally), including Grammy Award for Album of the Year|Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year|Record of the Year for "Smooth", and Grammy Award for Song of the Year|Song of the Year for Thomas and Itaal Shur.
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^ He’s “smooth”—like the name of his Grammy-winning Song of the Year, the Latin-pulsed collaboration with Rob Thomas from the Grammy-winning Album of the Year, Supernatural.
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.Santana's acceptance speeches described his feelings about music's place in one's spiritual existence.^ Santana's acceptance speeches described his feelings about music's place in one's spiritual existence.
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^ Carlos Santana is one of the most musically talented and famous guitarists in the world.
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^ Santana has maintained that it was he and Rolie who were the most serious about music and pursuing it further, while the others were only interested in hanging out and being part of the scene.
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.Later that year at the Latin Grammy Awards he won three awards including Record of the Year.^ Later that year at the Latin Grammy Awards he won three awards including Record of the Year.
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^ Later that year at the Latin Grammy Awards he won three awards including Record of the Year .

^ It also won Santana eight Grammy Awards.
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.In 2001, Santana's guitar skills were featured in Michael Jackson's song "Whatever Happens", from the album Invincible.^ In 2001, Santana's guitar skills were featured in Michael Jackson's song "Whatever Happens", from the album Invincible.
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^ In 2001, Santana's guitar skills were featured in Michael Jackson 's song "Whatever Happens", from the album Invincible .

^ In 2001, Santana's guitar skills were featured in Michael Jackson's song "Whatever Happens", from the album Invincible (Michael Jackson album)|Invincible .
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.In 2002, Santana released Shaman, revisiting the Supernatural format of guest artists including P.O.D. and Seal.^ In 2002, Santana released Shaman (album)|Shaman , revisiting the Supernatural format of guest artists including P.O.D. and Seal (musician)|Seal.
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^ In 2002, Santana released Shaman , revisiting the Supernatural format of guest artists including P.O.D. and Seal .

^ In 2002, Santana released Shaman, revisiting the Supernatural format of guest artists including P.O.D. and Seal.
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.Although the album was not the runaway success its predecessor had been, it produced two radio-friendly hits.^ Although the album was not the runaway success its predecessor had been, it produced two radio-friendly hits.
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^ Santana, whose hits vary from "Evil Ways" to "Maria Maria," said he is also working on two upcoming albums.
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^ Santana III was another success, reaching number one on the album charts, selling two million copies, and yielding the hits "Everybody's Everything" and "No One to Depend On".
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."The Game of Love" featuring Michelle Branch, rose to number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent many weeks at the top of the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and "Why Don't You & I" written by and featuring Chad Kroeger from the group Nickelback (the original and a remix with Alex Band from the group The Calling were combined towards chart performance) which reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. "The Game of Love" went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.^ Santana hit the Top 40 with Michelle Branch with " The Game Of Love " (and the Top 10 in a few weeks).

^ "The Game of Love" featuring Michelle Branch, rose to number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent many weeks at the top of the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and "Why Don't You & I" written by and featuring Chad Kroeger from the group Nickelback (the original and a remix with Alex Band from the group The Calling were combined towards chart performance) which reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.
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^ "The Game of Love" featuring Michelle Branch , rose to number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent many weeks at the top of the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and " Why Don't You & I " written by and featuring Chad Kroeger from the group Nickelback (the original and a remix with Alex Band from the group The Calling were combined towards chart performance) which reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.

.In August 2003, Santana was named fifteenth on Rolling Stone magazine's "List of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".^ Rolling Stone also named Santana number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003.
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^ In August 2003, Santana was named fifteenth on Rolling Stone magazine's "List of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" .

^ Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time : # 150 : Santana , # 205 : Abraxas .

.In 2005, Herbie Hancock approached Santana to collaborate on an album again using the Supernatural formula.^ Supernatural is a 1999 concept album by Santana.
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^ In 2005, Herbie Hancock approached Santana to collaborate on an album again using the Supernatural formula.
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^ The result was 1999's Supernatural (Santana album)|Supernatural , which included collaborations with Everlast (musician)|Everlast, Rob Thomas (musician)|Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, Eric Clapton, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Cee-Lo, Maná, Dave Matthews and others.
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Possibilities was released on August 30, 2005, featuring Carlos Santana and Angélique Kidjo on "Safiatou". Also, in 2005, the fellow Latin star Shakira invited Santana to play soft rock guitar ballad Illegal on her second English-language studio album Oral Fixation Vol. 2.
.Santana's 2005 album All That I Am consisting primarily of collaborations with other artists; the first single, the peppy "I'm Feeling You", was again with Michelle Branch and The Wreckers.^ Santana hit the Top 40 with " I'm Feeling You " (featuring Michelle Branch ).

^ Albums as a solo artist or in collaborations .
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^ Santana's 2005 album All That I Am consisting primarily of collaborations with other artists; the first single, the peppy "I'm Feeling You", was again with Michelle Branch and The Wreckers.
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.Other musicians joining the mix this time included Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Kirk Hammett from Metallica, hip-hop/reggae star Sean Paul and R&B singer Joss Stone.^ Other musicians joining the mix this time included Steven Tyler of Aerosmith , Kirk Hammett from Metallica , hip-hop/reggae star Sean Paul and R&B singer Joss Stone .

^ Other musicians joining the mix this time included Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Kirk Hammett from Metallica, hip-hop/reggae star Sean Paul and R&B singer Joss Stone.
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^ Personally, Santana retained a great deal of respect in both jazz and rock circles, with Prince and guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica citing him as an influence.
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.In April and May 2006, Santana toured Europe, where he promoted his son Salvador Santana's band as his opening act.^ In 1992, Santana hired jam band Phish as his opening act.
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^ In April and May 2006, Santana toured Europe, where he promoted his son Salvador Santana 's band as his opening act.

^ In April and May 2006, Santana toured Europe, where he promoted his son Salvador Santana's band as his opening act.
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In 2007, Santana appeared, along with Sheila E. and José Feliciano, on Gloria Estefan's album 90 Millas, on the single "No Llores". He also teamed again with Chad Kroeger for the hit single "Into the Night."
On October 19, 2007, his wife of 34 years, Deborah, filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences".[5]
.In 2008, Santana started working with his long-time friend, Marcelo Vieira, on his solo album Marcelo Vieira's Acoustic Sounds, which is due to be released at the end of the year.^ In 2008, Santana started working with his long-time friend, Marcelo Vieira, on his solo album Marcelo Vieira's Acoustic Sounds, which is due to be released at the end of the year.
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^ In 2008, Santana started working with his long-time friend, Marcelo Vieira , on his solo album Marcelo Vieira's Acoustic Sounds , which is due to be released at the end of the year.

^ After his break with Sri Chinmoy, Santana went into the studio to record another solo album with Keith Olson and legendary R&B producer Jerry Wexler .

.It features tracks such as "For Flavia" and "Across the Grave", the latter featuring heavy melodic riffs by Santana.^ It features tracks such as "For Flavia" and "Across the Grave", the later featuring heavy melodic riffs by Santana.
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^ The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin percussion such as timbales and congas.
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^ And since this album features more tracks from the latter, I am somewhat less enthusiastic about this ''reconstruction'' than my fellow reviewers.
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.Carlos Santana performed at the 2009 American Idol Finale with the top 13 finalists, which starred many acts such as KISS, Queen and Rod Stewart.^ Carlos Santana performed at the 2009 American Idol Finale with the top 13 finalists, which starred many acts such as KISS, Queen and Rod Stewart.
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^ Carlos Santana : Back on top .

^ Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican-born American Grammy Award-winning rock musician and guitarist.
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.On July 8, 2009, Carlos Santana appeared at the Athens Olympic Stadium in Athens with his 10-member all-star band as part of his "Supernatural Santana – A Trip through the Hits" European tour.^ Santana hit the Top 10 with " Hold On ."

^ Santana hit the Top 10 with " Maria, Maria ."

^ Soon after, Santana replaced his band members again.
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.On July 10, 2009, he also appeared at Philip II Stadium in Skopje, Macedonia.^ On July 10, 2009, he also appeared at Philip II Stadium in Skopje , Macedonia.

^ On July 8, 2009, Carlos Santana appeared at the Athens Olympic Stadium in Athens with his 10-member all-star band as part of his "Supernatural Santana - A Trip through the Hits" European tour.

.With 2.5 hours concert and 20 000 people, Santana appeared for the first time in that region.^ With 2.5 hours concert and 20 000 people, Santana appeared for the first time in that region.
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^ Reply Metamorphic Metamorphic Feb 20, 2009 @ 3:27 pm Carlos Santana is my all time favorite musician.
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^ Santana staged a 20-year anniversary reunion concert in August 1986 featuring many past bandmembers.
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"Supernatural Santana – A Trip through the Hits" is currently playing at The Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, where it will play through the end 2009.
.Santana is featured as a playable character in the music video game Guitar Hero 5.^ Santana is featured as a playable character in the music video game Guitar Hero 5 .

^ Santana is featured as a playable character in the music video game Guitar Hero 5.
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^ In 2001, Santana's guitar skills were featured in Michael Jackson's song "Whatever Happens", from the album Invincible.
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A live recording of his song "No One To Depend On" is included in game, which was released on September 1, 2009.[6]
.Carlos recently opened a chain of upscale Mexican restaurants called "Maria Maria". It is a combined effort with Chef Roberto Santibanez.^ It is a combined effort with renowned Chef Roberto Santibanez.
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^ Carlos has recently opened a chain of upscale Mexican restaurants called "Maria Maria".
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.They are located in Tempe Arizona, Mill Valley, Walnut Creek, and Danville, California, Austin, Texas, and Boca Raton Florida.^ They are located in Tempe AZ, Mill Valley & Walnut Creek CA, and Austin TX, and soon to Boca Raton FL. http://www.mariamariarestaurants.com/ .
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[7]

Influences

.Around the age of 8, Santana "fell under the influence" of blues performers like B.B. King and John Lee Hooker.^ Around the age of 8, Santana "fell under the influence" of blues performers like B.B. King and John Lee Hooker.
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^ Santana on the other hand, was growing musically beyond his love of blues & rock and wanted more jazzy, ethereal elements in the music, which were influenced by his fascination with Miles Davis and John Coltrane, as well as his growing interest in spirituality and meditation.
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^ Around this time, Santana met Deborah King, whom he later married in 1973.
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[8] .He also credits Jimi Hendrix as an important influence.^ He also credits Jimi Hendrix as an important influence.
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Equipment

Guitars

Santana performing in 2000
.Santana played a red Gibson SG Special with P-90 pickups at the Woodstock festival.^ Santana played a red Gibson SG Special with P-90 pickups at the Woodstock festival.
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.From 1976 until 1982, his main guitar was a Yamaha SG 175B and sometimes a white Gibson SG Custom with 3 open coil pick-ups.^ From 1976 until 1982 his main guitar was a Yamaha SG 175B and sometimes a white Gibson SG Custom with 3 open coil pick-ups.
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^ Then he switched between the P90 SG and a regular Humbucker SG until 1972 when he usually played a standard or a custom maple top Les Paul.
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^ In 1982 he started to use a custom made PRS guitar, which became his main instrument around 1988.
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.In 1982 he started to use a custom made PRS guitar, which became his main instrument around 1988. Santana currently uses a Santana II model guitar using PRS Santana III pickups with nickel covers and a tremolo, with .009-.042 gauge D'Addario strings.^ He uses a Santana II model guitar using PRS Santana III pickups with nickel covers and a tremolo, with .009-.042 gauge D'Addario strings.
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^ In 1982 he started to use a custom made PRS guitar, which became his main instrument around 1988.
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^ On "Supernatural" he used a custom made PRS guitar for the majority of the tracks.
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[10] .Santana's guitar necks and fretboards are constructed out of a single solid piece of Brazilian Rosewood,[11] this helps create the smooth, singing, glass-like tone that he is famous for.^ The Brazilian Rosewood helps create the smooth, singing, glass-like tone that he is famous for.
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^ Santana's guitar necks and fretboards are constructed out of a single solid piece of Brazilian Rosewood,[7] instead of the more traditional mahogany neck/Indian rosewood fretboard combination found in stock Santana models and other PRS guitars.
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^ Santana's guitar necks and fretboards are constructed out of a single solid piece of Brazilian Rosewood , 7 instead of the more traditional mahogany neck/Indian rosewood fretboard combination found in stock Santana models and other PRS guitars.

.Carlos Santana also uses a classical guitar, the Alvarez Yairi CY127CE with Alvarez tension nylon strings.^ Carlos Santana also uses a classical guitar, the Alvarez Yairi CY127CE with Alvarez tension nylon strings.
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^ He uses a Santana II model guitar using PRS Santana III pickups with nickel covers and a tremolo, with .009-.042 gauge D'Addario strings.
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^ Guitar god Carlos Santana is coming to rock Israel in June, accompanied by his ten-piece band.

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Effects

.For the distinctive Santana electric guitar sound, Santana does not use many effects pedals.^ For the distinctive Santana electric guitar sound, Santana does not use many effects pedals.
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^ For the distinctive Santana electric guitar sound, Santana does not use many effects pedals .

^ He uses a Santana II model guitar using PRS Santana III pickups with nickel covers and a tremolo, with .009-.042 gauge D'Addario strings.
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.His PRS guitar is connected to a Mu-Tron wah wah pedal (or, more recently, a Dunlop 535Q wah) and a T-Rex Replica delay pedal,[13][14] then through a customized Jim Dunlop amp switcher which in turn is connected to the different amps or cabinets.^ His PRS guitar is connected to a Mu-Tron wah wah pedal (or, more recently, a Dunlop 535Q wah ) and a T-Rex Replica delay pedal, 10 11 then through a customized Jim Dunlop amp switcher which in turn is connected to the different amps or cabinets.

^ Santana currently endorses PRS Guitars , and is in fact one of Paul Reed Smith's first customers.

^ In 1982 he started to use a custom made PRS guitar, which became his main instrument around 1988.

.Previous setups include an Ibanez Tube Screamer[15] right after the guitar.^ Previous setups include an Ibanez Tube Screamer 12 right after the guitar.

^ Previous setups include an Ibanez Tube Screamer[12] right after the guitar.
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.In the song "Stand Up" from the album Marathon, Santana uses a Heil talk box in the guitar solo.^ In the song "Stand Up" from the album Marathon , Santana uses a Heil talk box in the guitar solo.

^ In the song "Stand Up" from the album Marathon, Santana uses a Heil talk box in the guitar solo.
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^ In 2001, Santana's guitar skills were featured in Michael Jackson's song "Whatever Happens", from the album Invincible.
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Amplifiers

.The Santana lead guitar tone is produced by a humbucker equipped guitar (Gibson/Yamaha/PRS) into a small but effective preamp (consisting of Gain & Master Volume controls) for the Mesa Boogie [ref.^ The Santana lead guitar tone is produced by a humbucker equipped guitar (Gibson/Yamaha/PRS) into a small but effective preamp (consisting of Gain & Master Volume controls) for the Mesa Boogie [ref.

^ He uses a Santana II model guitar using PRS Santana III pickups with nickel covers and a tremolo, with .009-.042 gauge D'Addario strings.

^ In 21 August 2009, Carlos Santana in the guitar player's publication "Classic Rock Lead Guitar" introduce the new Signature guitar, PRS Santana Abraxas SE. This guitar the second Santana SE model, with totally new unique and unexpected( for his signature) design.

as above]. .He also literally put the Boogie in Mesa Boogie: 'Santana exclaimed to Smith, "Shit, man.^ He also literally put the Boogie in Mesa Boogie : 'Santana exclaimed to Smith, "Shit, man.

^ Santana performing in 2000 In the mid 1970's, Carlos Santana endorsed a lot of musical equipment, including the Gibson L-6S , and Mesa Boogie amplifiers.

.That little thing really Boogies!"^ That little thing really Boogies!"
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.It was this statement that brought the Boogie name to fruition.'^ It was this statement that brought the Boogie name to fruition.'
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.Specifically, Santana combines a Mesa/Boogie Mark I head running through a Boogie cabinet with Altec 417-8H (or recently JBL E120s) speakers, and a Dumble Overdrive Reverb and/or a Dumble Overdrive Special running through a Brown or Marshall 4x12 cabinet with Celestion G12M "Greenback" speakers, depending on the desired sound.^ Specifically, Santana combines a Mesa/Boogie Mark I head running through a Boogie cabinet with Altec 417-8H (or recently JBL E120s) speakers, and a Dumble Overdrive Reverb and/or a Dumble Overdrive Special running through a Brown or Marshall 4x12 cabinet with Celestion G12M "Greenback" speakers, depending on the desired sound.

^ He also literally put the Boogie in Mesa Boogie : 'Santana exclaimed to Smith, "Shit, man.

^ Santana performing in 2000 In the mid 1970's, Carlos Santana endorsed a lot of musical equipment, including the Gibson L-6S , and Mesa Boogie amplifiers.

.Shure KSM-32 microphones are used to pick up the sound, going to the PA.^ Shure KSM-32 microphones are used to pick up the sound, going to the PA .

^ Shure KSM-32 microphones are used to pick up the sound, going to the PA. Additionally, a Fender Cyber-Twin Amp is mostly used at home.
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.Additionally, a Fender Cyber-Twin Amp is mostly used at home.^ Additionally, a Fender Cyber-Twin Amp is mostly used at home.

^ Shure KSM-32 microphones are used to pick up the sound, going to the PA. Additionally, a Fender Cyber-Twin Amp is mostly used at home.
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Discography

Albums with the band Santana

Albums as a solo artist or in collaborations

Unofficial releases

.
  • Samba Pa Ti (1988)
  • Persuasion (1989)
  • Latin Tropical (1990)
  • Santana (1990)
  • The Big Jams (1991)
  • Santana Jam (1994)
  • With a Little Help from My Friends (1994)
  • Jin-Go-Lo-Ba (1994)
  • Soul Sacrifice (1995)
  • Santana Live (????^ "Samba Pa Ti" #27 UK .
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    ^ Jin-Go-Lo-Ba, Carlos Santana, New Original recording re .
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    ^ Samba Pa Ti 4:44 8.
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    )
  • .
  • Jingo and more famous tracks (????^ Samba Pa Ti • Persuasion • Latin Tropical • Santana Unofficial Album • The Big Jams • Jin-Go-Lo-Ba • Jingo & More Famous Tracks • Santana Jam .

    ^ Jingo and more famous tracks (????
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    )

Singles

.Note: The singles Smooth, Maria Maria, and Into The Night have each been certified Platinum by the RIAA.^ The single " Maria, Maria " was certified platinum.

^ The single " Into The Night " was certified platinum.

^ CURRENT SINGLE INTO THE NIGHT MOST ADDED AT TOP 40 AND HOT AC FORMATS FIRST WEEK OUT .
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Videos

.
  • Carlos Santana—Influences (video)
  • Sacred Fire.^ CARLOS SANTANA discography of albums and videos .
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    ^ Carlos Santana—Influences (video) Sacred Fire.

    ^ Search and add more videos to CARLOS SANTANA Buy CARLOS SANTANA Music .
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    Live in Mexico.
    (video & DVD)
  • Supernatural (video & DVD)
  • Viva Santana (DVD)
  • Santana Live By Request (DVD)

Tribute albums

  • Ed Calle: Ed Calle Plays Santana (Universal Latino, 2004)

References

  1. ^ Posted Sep 18, 2003 12:00 AM (2003-09-18). "''The 100 Greatest Guitar players of All Time''; ''Rolling Stone''". Rollingstone.com. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5937559/the_100_greatest_guitarists_of_all_time. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  2. ^ Javier Batiz
  3. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William (2003). "Carlos Santana > Biography". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:gjfpxqrgldte~T1. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  4. ^ ERIK HEDEGAARDPosted Oct 16, 2008 11:00 AM (2008-10-16). "Carlos' Cosmic Bummer". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/23356489/carlos_cosmic_bummer/3. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  5. ^ "Carlos Santana's wife of 34 years files for divorce" – CNN – November 2, 2007
  6. ^ "Carlos Santana Grooves in Guitar Hero 5, which included the song black magic woman". idiomag. 2009-07-21. http://www.idiomag.com/peek/92605/carlos_santana. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  7. ^ Ella Lawrence (2010-01-28). "Carlos Santana opens Maria Maria in Danville". San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/28/DD601BK06R.DTL. 
  8. ^ "Carlos Santana". Nndb.com. http://www.nndb.com/people/555/000022489/. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  9. ^ "Carlos Santana Influences". Dougpayne.com. 1977-04-23. http://www.dougpayne.com/carlos.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  10. ^ "Santana – Musician's Corner – Blue Guitar". Santana.com. http://santana.com/musicianscorner/guitars/blue.html. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  11. ^ "Santana – Musician's Corner – Red Guitar". Santana.com. http://santana.com/musicianscorner/guitars/red.html. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  12. ^ "Santana – Musician's Corner – Acoustic Guitar". Santana.com. http://santana.com/musicianscorner/guitars/acoustic.html. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  13. ^ His rig can be seen in a magazine article cited at T-Rex's website
  14. ^ "Carlos Santana Spreads the Gospel of Tone" by Darrin Fox, Guitar Player Magazine, June edition 2005.
  15. ^ Overview of Santana's old effects setup.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Santana". Riaa.com. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=Santana%20&format=ALBUM&go=Search&perPage=50. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  17. ^ a b "RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Carlos Santana". Riaa.com. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=Carlos%20Santana&format=ALBUM&go=Search&perPage=50. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  18. ^ "RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for singles by Santana". Riaa.com. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=Santana%20&format=SINGLE&go=Search&perPage=50. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 

Sources

  • Soul Sacrifice; The Carlos Santana Story Simon Leng 2000
  • Space Between The Stars Deborah Santana 2004
  • Rolling Stone "The Resurrection of Carlos Santana" Ben Fong Torres 1972
  • New Musical Express "Spirit of Santana" Chris Charlesworth November 1973
  • Guitar Player Magazine 1978
  • Rolling Stone "The Epic Life of Carlos Santana" 2000
  • Santana I – Sony Legacy Edition: liner notes
  • Abraxas – Sony Legacy Edition: liner notes
  • Santana III – Sony Legacy edition: liner notes
  • Viva Santana – CBS CD release 1988; liner notes
  • Power, Passion and Beauty – The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra Walter Kolosky 2006
  • Best of Carlos Santana – Wolf Marshall 1996; introduction and interview

Further reading

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  • Louise Chipley Slavicek.^ Louise Chipley Slavicek.

    Carlos Santana. Chelsea House Publications or Facts on File, 2006, 119 p., ISBN 0-7910-8844-8
  • Simon Leng. .Soul sacrifice : The Santana story.^ Santana - Soul Sacrifice (Woodstock 1969) .
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    ^ Soul sacrifice : The Santana story .

    ^ Lotus • Moonflower • Sacred Fire: Live in South America • Santana Live at the Fillmore • Soul Sacrifice • The Very Best of Santana (Live in 1968) • The Woodstock Experience .

    .Firefly-S.A.F. Publishing, 2000, 224 p., ISBN 0-946719-29-2. Republished as Santana, Catedra, 2002, ISBN 84-376-1947-5
  • Jim McCarthy with Ron Sansoe, foreword by Carlos Santana.^ Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican-born American Grammy Award-winning rock musician and guitarist.
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    ^ Carlos Santana and Michele Branch Perform on MTV's "TRL" - October 21, 2002 (15) .
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    ^ Firefly-S.A.F. Publishing, 2000, 224 p., ISBN 0-946719-29-2 .

    Voices of Latin rock : The people and events that created this sound. .Omnibus Press, 2004 and Hal Leonard Publishing, 2005, 316 p., ISBN 0-634-08061-X
  • Hal Miller and Debbie Santana, edited by John Faulkner, with a foreword by Bill Graham.^ Omnibus Press, 2004 and Hal Leonard Publishing, 2005, 316 p., ISBN 0-634-08061-X Hal Miller and Debbie Santana, edited by John Faulkner, with a foreword by Bill Graham.

    ^ Originally the 'Santana Blues Band' they debuted, as Santana, at Bill Graham 's Fillmore West theater in San Francisco on June 16, 1968.
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    ^ CARLOS SANTANA & MAHAVISHNU JOHN McLAUGHLIN LP1st PRESS .
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    .Santana : A retrospective of the Santana band's twenty years in music.^ Santana : A retrospective of the Santana band's twenty years in music .

    ^ However, Woodstock and the band's sudden success put pressure on the group, highlighting the different musical directions in which Rolie and Santana were starting to go.
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    ^ CBS records released a 20-year retrospective of the band's accomplishments with Viva Santana .

    .San Francisco, Mission Cultural Center, 1987 or 1988, 50p., no ISBN. Includes a 4-p genealogical tree w/ the name of members of all Santana bands from 1966.
  • Henna Remstein.^ Soon after, Santana replaced his band members again.
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    ^ San Francisco, Mission Cultural Center, 1987 or 1988, 50p., no ISBN. Includes a 4-p genealogical tree w/ the name of members of all Santana bands from 1966.

    ^ Originally the 'Santana Blues Band' they debuted, as Santana, at Bill Graham 's Fillmore West theater in San Francisco on June 16, 1968.
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    .Carlos Santana (Latinos in the limelight).^ Carlos Santana (Latinos in the limelight) .

    .Chelsea House Publications, 2001, 64 p., ISBN 0-7910-6473-5
  • Marc Shapiro.^ Chelsea House Publications, 2001, 64 p., ISBN 0-7910-6473-5 Marc Shapiro.

    ^ Chelsea House Publications or Facts on File, 2006, 119 p., ISBN 0-7910-8844-8 Simon Leng.

    .Carlos Santana : Back on top.^ Carlos Santana performed at the 2009 American Idol Finale with the top 13 finalists, which starred many acts such as KISS, Queen and Rod Stewart.
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    .St-Martin's Press, 2000 and 2002, 288 p., ISBN 0-312-28852-2
  • Michael Sumsion.^ St-Martin's Press, 2000 and 2002, 288 p., ISBN 0-312-28852-2 Michael Sumsion.

    .Maximum Santana : The unauthorized biography of Santana.^ Maximum Santana : The unauthorized biography of Santana .

    .Chrome Dreams, 2001 and 2003, ISBN 1-84240-107-6. Includes a CD w/ interviews
  • Adam Woog.^ Includes a CD w/ interviews Adam Woog.

    ^ Chrome Dreams, 2001 and 2003, ISBN 1-84240-107-6 .

    .Carlos Santana : Legendary guitarist.^ Carlos Santana is one of the most musically talented and famous guitarists in the world.
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    ^ Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican-born American Grammy Award-winning rock musician and guitarist.
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    Lucent Books, 2006, 104 p., ISBN 1-59018-972-8

External links


Carlos Santana
File:Carlos Santana
Santana in Munich on 21 January 2000
Background information
Birth name Carlos Augusto Alves Santana
Born July 20, 1947 (1947-07-20) (age 63)
Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico
Genres Rock, latin rock, blues rock, funk, jazz fusion
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, percussion, violin, vocals,
Years active 1966–present
Labels Arista, Polydor, Columbia
Associated acts Santana, Los Lonely Boys
Website Santana.com
Notable instruments
PRS Santana II
Yamaha SG175
Gibson SG

Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican American rock guitarist. Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered rock, salsa and jazz fusion. The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. Rolling Stone named Santana number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003.[1] He has won 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards.

Contents

Biography

Early life

Santana was born in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico. His father was a mariachi violinist, and Carlos learned to play the violin at age five and the guitar at age eight. Young Carlos was heavily influenced by Ritchie Valens at a time when there were very few Latinos in American rock and pop music. The family moved from Autlán de Navarro to Tijuana, the border city between Mexico and California, and then San Francisco. Carlos stayed in Tijuana but joined his family in San Francisco later and graduated from James Lick Middle School and Mission High School there. He graduated from Mission High in 1965. Javier Bátiz, a famous guitarist from Tijuana, said to have been Carlos's guitar teacher who taught him to play a different style of guitar soloing.[2] After learning Batiz's techniques, Santana would make them his own as well.[3]

In San Francisco, he got the chance to see his idols, most notably B.B. King, perform live. He was also introduced to a variety of new musical influences, including jazz and folk music, and witnessed the growing hippie movement centered in San Francisco in the 1960s. After several years spent working as a dishwasher in a diner and busking for spare change, Santana decided to become a full-time musician. In 1966, he gained prominence by a series of accidental events all happening on the same day. Santana was a frequent spectator at Bill Graham's Fillmore West. During a Sunday matinee show, Paul Butterfield was slated to perform there but was unable to do so as a result of being intoxicated. Bill Graham put together an impromptu band of musicians he knew mainly from the Grateful Dead, Butterfield's own band and Jefferson Airplane, but he had not yet picked all of the guitarists at the time. Santana's manager, Stan Marcum, immediately suggested to Graham that Santana join the impromptu band and Graham assented. During the jam session, Santana's guitar playing and solo gained the notice of both the audience and Graham.[4] During the same year, Santana formed the Santana Blues Band, with fellow street musicians, David Brown and Gregg Rolie (bassist and keyboard player, respectively).[3]

With their highly original blend of Latin-infused rock, jazz, blues, salsa, and African rhythms, the band (which quickly became known simply as Santana) gained an immediate following on the San Francisco strip club. The band's early success, capped off by a memorable performance at Woodstock in 1969, led to a recording contract with Columbia Records, then run by Clive Davis.

Personal life

On October 19, 2007, his wife of 34 years, Deborah, filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences".[5]

On July 9, 2010, Santana announced his plans to wed drummer Cindy Blackman, at a Santana show in Tinley Park, Illinois by proposing onstage [6][7] in the middle of a set, right after Blackman played a drum solo.[8]

Santana

Santana was signed by CBS Records and went into the studio to record their first album. They were not satisfied with the release and decided changes needed to be made. This resulted in the dismissal of Bob Livingston. Santana replaced him with Mike Shrieve, who had a strong background in both jazz and rock. Marcus Malone was forced to quit the band due to personal problems, and the band re-enlisted Michael Carabello. Carabello brought with him percussionist Jose Chepito Areas, who was already well-known in his country, Nicaragua, and, with his skills and professional experience, was a major contributor to the band.

Bill Graham, who had been a fan of the band from the start, convinced the promoters of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival to let them appear before their first album was even released. They were one of the surprises of the festival; their set was legendary and, later, the exposure of their eleven-minute instrumental "Soul Sacrifice" in the Woodstock film and soundtrack albums vastly increased Santana's popularity. Graham also gave the band some key advice to record the Willie Bobo song "Evil Ways", as he felt it would get them radio airplay. Their first album, simply titled Santana, became a huge hit, reaching number four on the U.S. album charts, and the catchy single "Evil Ways" reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 1970, the group reached its early commercial peak with their second album, Abraxas, which reached number one on the album charts and went on to sell over four million copies. Instrumental in the production of the album was pianist Alberto Gianquinto, who advised the group to stay away from lengthy percussion jams and concentrate on tighter song structures. The innovative Santana musical blend made a number-four hit out of the English band Fleetwood Mac's "Black Magic Woman" and a number-thirteen hit out of salsa legend Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va".

However, Woodstock and the band's sudden success put pressure on the group, highlighting the different musical directions in which Rolie and Santana were starting to go. Rolie, along with some of the other band members, wanted to emphasize a basic hard rock sound which had established the band in the first place. Santana on the other hand was growing musically beyond his love of blues and rock and wanted more jazzy, ethereal elements in the music, which were influenced by his fascination with Miles Davis and John Coltrane, as well as his growing interest in spirituality and meditation. To further complicate matters, Chepito Areas was stricken with a near-fatal brain hemorrhage, and Santana wanted the band to continue performing by finding a temporary replacement (first Willie Bobo, then Coke Escovedo), while others in the band, especially Michael Carabello, felt it was wrong to perform publicly without Areas. Cliques formed, and the band started to disintegrate.

Teenage San Francisco Bay Area guitar prodigy Neal Schon was asked to join the band in 1971, though, at the time, he was also invited by Eric Clapton to join Derek and the Dominos. Choosing Santana, he joined in time to complete the third album, Santana III. The band now boasted a powerful dual-lead-guitar act that gave the album a tougher sound. The sound of the band was also helped by the return of a recuperated Chepito Areas and the assistance of Coke Escovedo in the percussion section. Enhancing the band's sound further was the support of popular Bay Area group Tower of Power's horn section, Luis Gasca of Malo, and a number of friends who helped with percussion and vocals, injecting more energy to the proceedings. Santana III was another success, reaching number one on the album charts, selling two million copies, and yielding the hits "Everybody's Everything" and "No One to Depend On".

But tension in the band continued. Along with musical differences, drug use became a problem, and Santana was deeply worried it was affecting the band's performance. Coke Escovedo encouraged Santana to take more control of the band's musical direction, much to the dismay of some of the others who thought that the band and its sound was a collective effort. Also, financial irregularities were exposed while under the management of Stan Marcum, whom Bill Graham criticized as being incompetent. Growing resentments between Santana and Michael Carabello over lifestyle issues resulted in his departure on bad terms. James Mingo Lewis was hired at the last minute as a replacement at a concert in New York City. David Brown later left due to substance abuse problems. A South American tour was cut short in Lima, Peru, due to student protests against U.S. governmental policies and unruly fans. The madness of the tour convinced Santana that changes needed to be made in the band and in his life.

In January 1972, Santana, Neal Schon and Coke Escovedo joined former Band of Gypsys drummer Buddy Miles for a concert at Hawaii's Diamond Head Crater, which was recorded for a live album. The performance was erratic and uneven, but the album managed to achieve gold-record status on the weight of Santana's popularity.

Caravanserai

In early 1972, Santana and the remaining members of the band started working on their fourth album, Caravanserai. During the studio sessions, Santana and Michael Shrieve brought in other musicians: percussionists James Mingo Lewis and Latin-Jazz veteran, Armando Peraza replacing Michael Carabello, and bassists Tom Rutley and Doug Rauch replacing David Brown. Also assisting on keyboards were Wendy Haas and Tom Coster. With the unsettling influx of new players in the studio, Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon decided that it was time to leave after the completion of the album, even though both made spectacular contributions to the session. Rolie left and went home to Seattle, opening a restaurant with his father, and later became a founding member of Journey (which Schon would later join as well).

When Caravanserai did emerge in 1972, it marked a strong change in musical direction towards jazz fusion. The album received critical praise, but CBS executive Clive Davis warned Santana and the band that it would sabotage the band's position as a Top Forty act. Nevertheless, over the years, the album would achieve platinum status. The difficulties Santana and the band went through during this period were chronicled in Ben Fong-Torres' Rolling Stone cover story "The Resurrection of Carlos Santana".

Around this time, Santana met Deborah King, whom he later married in 1973. She is the daughter of the late blues singer and guitarist Saunders King. They have three children: Salvador, Stella and Angelica. Together with wife Deborah, Santana founded a not-for-profit organization, the Milagro Foundation, which provides financial aid for educational, medical, and other needs.

Spiritual journey

In 1972, Santana became a huge fan of the pioneering fusion band The Mahavishnu Orchestra and its guitarist John McLaughlin. Aware of Santana's interest in meditation, McLaughlin introduced Santana and Deborah to his guru, Sri Chinmoy. Chinmoy accepted them as disciples in 1973. Santana was given the name "Devadip" – meaning "The lamp, light and eye of God." Santana and McLaughlin recorded an album together, Love, Devotion, Surrender with members of Santana and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, along with percussionist Don Alias and organist Larry Young, who both had made appearances on Miles Davis' classic Bitches Brew in 1969.

In 1973, Santana, having obtained legal rights to the band's name, formed a new version of Santana, with Armando Peraza and Chepito Areas on percussion, Doug Rauch on bass, Michael Shrieve on drums, and Tom Coster and Richard Kermode on keyboards. Santana was later able to recruit jazz vocalist Leon Thomas for a tour of Japan, which was recorded for the live, sprawling, high-energy fusion album Lotus. CBS records would not allow its release unless the material was condensed. Santana did not agree to those terms, and the album was available in the U.S. only as an expensive, imported, three-record set. The group later went into the studio and recorded Welcome, which further reflected Santana's interests in jazz fusion and his commitment to the spiritual life of Sri Chinmoy.

Shifting styles in the 1970s

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New Year's Eve 1976; at the Cow Palace, San Francisco Photo: David Gans

A collaboration with John Coltrane's widow, Alice Coltrane, Illuminations, followed. The album delved into avant-garde esoteric free jazz, Eastern Indian and classical influences with other ex-Miles Davis sidemen Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland. Soon after, Santana replaced his band members again. This time Kermode, Thomas and Rauch departed from the group and were replaced by vocalist Leon Patillo (later a successful Contemporary Christian artist) and returning bassist David Brown. He also recruited soprano saxophonist, Jules Broussard to the lineup. The band recorded one studio album Borboletta, which was released in 1974. Drummer Leon "Ndugu" Chancler later joined the band as a replacement for Michael Shrieve, who left to pursue a solo career.

By this time, the Bill Graham's management company had assumed the affairs of the group. Graham was critical of Santana's direction into jazz and felt he needed to concentrate on getting Santana back into the charts with the edgy, street-wise ethnic sound that had made them famous. Santana himself was seeing that the group's direction was alienating many fans. Although the albums and performances were given good reviews by critics in jazz and jazz fusion circles, sales had plummeted.

Santana along with Tom Coster, producer David Rubinson, and Chandler formed yet another version of Santana, adding vocalist Greg Walker. The 1976 album Amigos, which featured the songs "Dance, Sister, Dance" and "Let It Shine", had a strong funk and Latin sound. The album also received considerable airplay on FM album-oriented rock stations with the instrumental "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)" and re-introduced Santana back into the charts. Rolling Stone Magazine ran a second cover story on Santana entitled "Santana Comes Home".

The albums conceived through the late 1970s followed the same formula, although with several lineup changes. Among the personnel who came and left the band was percussionist Raul Rekow, who joined in early 1977 and remains to this day. Most-notable of the band's commercial efforts of this era was a version of the 1960s Zombies hit, "She's Not There", on the 1977 album Moonflower.

The relative success of the band's albums in this era allowed Santana to pursue a solo career funded by CBS. First, Oneness, Silver Dreams, Golden Reality in 1979 and The Swing of Delight in 1980, which featured some of his musical heroes: Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter and Tony Williams from Miles Davis' legendary 1960s quintet.

The pressures and temptations of being a high-profile rock musician and requisites of the spiritual lifestyle which guru Sri Chinmoy and his followers demanded, were great sources of conflict to Santana's lifestyle and marriage. He was becoming increasingly disillusioned with what he thought was Chinmoy's unreasonable rules imposed on his life, in particular, his refusal to allow Santana and Deborah to start a family. He felt too that his fame was being used to increase the guru's visibility. Santana and Deborah eventually ended their relationship with Chinmoy in 1982.

The 1980s

More radio-pleasing singles followed from Santana and the band. "Winning" in 1981 and "Hold On" (a remake of Canadian artist Ian Thomas' song) in 1982 both reached the top twenty. After his break with Sri Chinmoy, Santana went into the studio to record another solo album with Keith Olson and legendary R&B producer Jerry Wexler. The 1983 album revisited Santana's early musical experiences in Tijuana with Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love" and the title cut, Chuck Berry's "Havana Moon". The album's guests included Booker T. Jones, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Willie Nelson and even Santana's father's mariachi orchestra. Santana again paid tribute to his early rock roots by doing the film score to La Bamba, which was based on the tragically short life of rock and roll legend Ritchie Valens and starred Lou Diamond Philips.

Although the band had concentrated on trying to produce albums with commercial appeal during the 1980s, changing tastes in popular culture began to reflect in the band's sagging record sales of their latest effort Beyond Appearances. In 1985, Bill Graham had to once again pull strings for Santana to convince principal Live Aid concert organizer Bob Geldof to allow the band to appear at the festival. The group's high-energy performance proved why they were still a top concert draw the world over despite their poor performance on the charts. Santana retained a great deal of respect in both jazz and rock circles, with Prince and guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica citing him as an influence.

The band Santana returned in 1986 with a new album Freedom. Buddy Milles, who was trying to revive his music career after spending much of the late 1970s and early 1980s incarcerated for drug charges, returned for lead vocals. His onstage presence provided a dose of charisma to the show; but, once again, the sales of the album fell

Growing weary of trying to appease record company executives with formulaic hit records, Santana took great pleasure in jamming and making guest appearances with notables such as the jazz fusion group Weather Report, jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, Blues legend John Lee Hooker, Frank Franklin, Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, and West African singer Salif Keita. He and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead later recorded and performed with Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji, who conceived one of Santana's famous 1960s drum jams, "Jingo". In 1988, Santana organized a reunion with past members from the Santana band for a series of concert dates. CBS records released a 20-year retrospective of the band's accomplishments with Viva Santana.

That same year Santana formed an all-instrumental group featuring jazz legend Wayne Shorter on tenor and soprano sax. The group also included Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Armando Peraza and Chepito Areas on percussion, and Leon "Ndugu" Chancler on drums. They toured briefly and received much acclaim from the music press, who compared the effort with the era of Caravanserai. Santana released another solo record, Blues for Salvador, which won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

In 1990, Santana left Columbia Records after twenty-two years and signed with Polygram. The following year, he made a guest appearance on Ottmar Liebert's album Solo Para Ti, on the songs "Reaching out 2 U" and on a cover of his own song, "Samba Pa Ti". In 1992, Santana hired jam band Phish as his opening act. He remains close to the band today, especially to guitarist Trey Anastasio.

Return to commercial success

Santana's record sales in the 1990s were very low.[citation needed] Toward the end of the decade, he was without a contract. However, Arista Records' Clive Davis, who had worked with Santana at Columbia Records, signed him and encouraged him to record a star-studded album with mostly younger artists. The result was 1999's Supernatural, which included collaborations with Everlast, Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, Eric Clapton, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Cee-Lo, Maná, Dave Matthews, K. C. Porter, J. B. Eckl, and others.

However, the lead single was what grabbed the attention of both fans and the music industry. "Smooth", a dynamic cha-cha stop-start number co-written and sung by Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, was laced throughout with Santana's guitar fills and runs. The track's energy was immediately apparent on radio, and it was played on a wide variety of station formats. "Smooth" spent twelve weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming in the process the last #1 single of the 1990s. The music video, set on a hot barrio street, was also very popular. Supernatural reached number one on the US album charts and the follow-up single, "Maria Maria", featuring the R&B duo The Product G&B, also hit number one, spending ten weeks there in the spring of 2000. Supernatural eventually sold over 15 million copies in the United States, making it Santana's biggest sales success by far.

Carlos Santana, alongside the classic Santana lineup of their first two albums, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. He performed "Black Magic Woman" with the writer of the song, Fleetwood Mac's founder Peter Green. Green was inducted the same night.

In 2000 Supernatural won nine Grammy Awards (eight for Santana personally), including Album of the Year, Record of the Year for "Smooth", and Song of the Year for Thomas and Itaal Shur. Santana's acceptance speeches described his feelings about music's place in one's spiritual existence. Later that year at the Latin Grammy Awards he won three awards including Record of the Year. In 2001, Santana's guitar skills were featured in Michael Jackson's song "Whatever Happens", from the album Invincible.

In 2002, Santana released Shaman, revisiting the Supernatural format of guest artists including P.O.D. and Seal. Although the album was not the runaway success its predecessor had been, it produced two radio-friendly hits. "The Game of Love" featuring Michelle Branch, rose to number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent many weeks at the top of the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and "Why Don't You & I" written by and featuring Chad Kroeger from the group Nickelback (the original and a remix with Alex Band from the group The Calling were combined towards chart performance) which reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. "The Game of Love" went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

In early August 2003, Santana was named fifteenth on Rolling Stone magazine's "List of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

On April 21th, 2005, Santana was honored as a BMI Icon at the 12th annual BMI Latin Awards. Santana was the first songwriter designated a BMI Icon at the company's Latin Awards. The honor is given to a creator who has been "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." [9]

In 2005, Herbie Hancock approached Santana to collaborate on an album again using the Supernatural formula. Possibilities was released on August 30, 2005, featuring Carlos Santana and Angélique Kidjo on "Safiatou". Also, in 2005, the fellow Latin star Shakira invited Santana to play soft rock guitar ballad Illegal on her second English-language studio album Oral Fixation Vol. 2.

Santana's 2005 album All That I Am consisting primarily of collaborations with other artists; the first single, the peppy "I'm Feeling You", was again with Michelle Branch and The Wreckers. Other musicians joining the mix this time included Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Kirk Hammett from Metallica, hip-hop/reggae star Sean Paul and R&B singer Joss Stone. In April and May 2006, Santana toured Europe, where he promoted his son Salvador Santana's band as his opening act.

In 2007, Santana appeared, along with Sheila E. and José Feliciano, on Gloria Estefan's album 90 Millas, on the single "No Llores". He also teamed again with Chad Kroeger for the hit single "Into the Night".

In 2008, Santana started working with his long-time friend, Marcelo Vieira, on his solo album Marcelo Vieira's Acoustic Sounds, which is due to be released at the end of the year. It features tracks such as "For Flavia" and "Across the Grave", the latter featuring heavy melodic riffs by Santana.

Carlos Santana performed at the 2009 American Idol Finale with the top 13 finalists, which starred many acts such as KISS, Queen and Rod Stewart. On July 8, 2009, Carlos Santana appeared at the Athens Olympic Stadium in Athens with his 10-member all-star band as part of his "Supernatural Santana – A Trip through the Hits" European tour. On July 10, 2009, he also appeared at Philip II Stadium in Skopje. With 2.5 hours concert and 20 000 people, Santana appeared for the first time in that region. "Supernatural Santana – A Trip through the Hits" is currently playing at The Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, where it will play through the end 2009.

Santana is featured as a playable character in the music video game Guitar Hero 5. A live recording of his song "No One To Depend On" is included in game, which was released on September 1, 2009.[10]

Carlos recently opened a chain of upscale Mexican restaurants called "Maria Maria". It is a combined effort with Chef Roberto Santibanez. They are located in Tempe Arizona, Mill Valley (now closed), Walnut Creek, and Danville, California, Austin, Texas, and Boca Raton Florida.[11]

Influences

Around the age of 8, Santana "fell under the influence" of blues performers like B.B. King and John Lee Hooker.[12] He also credits Jimi Hendrix, Mike Bloomfield and Peter Green as important influences; he considered Bloomfield a direct mentor, writing of a key meeting with Bloomfield in San Francisco in the foreword he wrote to a biography of Bloomfield, Michael Bloomfield: If You Love These Blues-An Oral History in 2000.[13]

Equipment

Guitars

Santana played a red Gibson SG Special with P-90 pickups at the Woodstock festival. From 1976 until 1982, his main guitar was a Yamaha SG 175B and sometimes a white Gibson SG Custom with 3 open coil pick-ups. In 1982 he started to use a custom made PRS guitar, which became his main instrument around 1988. Santana currently uses a Santana II model guitar using PRS Santana III pickups with nickel covers and a tremolo, with .009-.042 gauge D'Addario strings.[14] Santana's guitar necks and fretboards are constructed out of a single solid piece of Brazilian Rosewood,[15] this helps create the smooth, singing, glass-like tone that he is famous for.

Carlos Santana also uses a classical guitar, the Alvarez Yairi CY127CE with Alvarez tension nylon strings.[16]

Effects

Santana does not use many effects pedals. His PRS guitar is connected to a Mu-Tron wah wah pedal (or, more recently, a Dunlop 535Q wah) and a T-Rex Replica delay pedal,[17][18] then through a customized Jim Dunlop amp switcher which in turn is connected to the different amps or cabinets.

Previous setups include an Ibanez Tube Screamer[19] right after the guitar.

In the song "Stand Up" from the album Marathon, Santana uses a Heil talk box in the guitar solo.

Amplifiers

The Santana lead guitar tone is produced by a humbucker equipped guitar (Gibson/Yamaha/PRS) into a small but effective preamp (consisting of Gain & Master Volume controls) for the Mesa Boogie [ref. as above]. He also literally put the Boogie in Mesa Boogie: 'Santana exclaimed to Smith, "Shit, man. That little thing really Boogies!" It was this statement that brought the Boogie name to fruition.'

Specifically, Santana combines a Mesa/Boogie Mark I head running through a Boogie cabinet with Altec 417-8H (or recently JBL E120s) speakers, and a Dumble Overdrive Reverb and/or a Dumble Overdrive Special running through a Brown or Marshall 4x12 cabinet with Celestion G12M "Greenback" speakers, depending on the desired sound. Shure KSM-32 microphones are used to pick up the sound, going to the PA. Additionally, a Fender Cyber-Twin Amp is mostly used at home.

Discography

References

  1. ^ Posted Sep 18, 2003 12:00 AM (2003-09-18). "''The 100 Greatest Guitar players of All Time''; ''Rolling Stone''". Rollingstone.com. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5937559/the_100_greatest_guitarists_of_all_time. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  2. ^ Javier Batiz
  3. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William (2003). "Carlos Santana > Biography". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:gjfpxqrgldte~T1. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  4. ^ Shapiro, Marc, “Carlos Santana: Back on Top”, pages 57-58, St. Martin’s Press, ISBN 0-312-26904-8, 2000.
  5. ^ "Carlos Santana's wife of 34 years files for divorce" – CNN – November 2, 2007
  6. ^ "Carlos Santana Is Engaged!". UsMagazine.com. http://www.usmagazine.com/healthylifestyle/news/carlos-santana-is-engaged-2010127. 
  7. ^ "Carlos Santana Proposes to Drummer Girlfriend Onstage". Billboard.com. http://www.billboard.com/#/news/carlos-santana-proposes-to-drummer-girlfriend-1004103694.story. 
  8. ^ "Did Carlos Santana Propose Marriage on Stage to Cindy Blackman?". National Ledger. July 13, 2010. http://www.nationalledger.com/artman/publish/article_272633212.shtml. Retrieved July 15, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Artists Announced for Tribute to Carlos Santana at BMI Latin Awards in Las Vegas". bmi.com. http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/234386. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  10. ^ "Carlos Santana Grooves in Guitar Hero 5, which included the song black magic woman". idiomag. 2009-07-21. http://www.idiomag.com/peek/92605/carlos_santana. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  11. ^ Ella Lawrence (2010-01-28). "Carlos Santana opens Maria Maria in Danville". San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/28/DD601BK06R.DTL. 
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  13. ^ "Carlos Santana Influences". Dougpayne.com. 1977-04-23. http://www.dougpayne.com/carlos.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  14. ^ "Santana – Musician's Corner – Blue Guitar". Santana.com. http://santana.com/musicianscorner/guitars/blue.html. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  15. ^ "Santana – Musician's Corner – Red Guitar". Santana.com. http://santana.com/musicianscorner/guitars/red.html. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  16. ^ "Santana – Musician's Corner – Acoustic Guitar". Santana.com. http://santana.com/musicianscorner/guitars/acoustic.html. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  17. ^ His rig can be seen in a magazine article cited at T-Rex's website
  18. ^ "Carlos Santana Spreads the Gospel of Tone" by Darrin Fox, Guitar Player Magazine, June edition 2005.
  19. ^ Overview of Santana's old effects setup.

Sources

  • Soul Sacrifice; The Carlos Santana Story Simon Leng 2000
  • Space Between The Stars Deborah Santana 2004
  • Rolling Stone "The Resurrection of Carlos Santana" Ben Fong Torres 1972
  • New Musical Express "Spirit of Santana" Chris Charlesworth November 1973
  • Guitar Player Magazine 1978
  • Rolling Stone "The Epic Life of Carlos Santana" 2000
  • Santana I – Sony Legacy Edition: liner notes
  • Abraxas – Sony Legacy Edition: liner notes
  • Santana III – Sony Legacy edition: liner notes
  • Viva Santana – CBS CD release 1988; liner notes
  • Power, Passion and Beauty – The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra Walter Kolosky 2006
  • Best of Carlos Santana – Wolf Marshall 1996; introduction and interview

Further reading

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  • Guitar God – Carlos Santana – Incident At Neshabur 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC catchthefilm.com [Source type: General]

^ Rolling Stone Magazine also named Santana #15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003.
  • Carlos Santana Reno - Eldorado Reno® - Carlos Santana 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.eldoradoreno.com [Source type: General]

^ In August 2003, Santana was named fifteenth on Rolling Stone magazine's "List of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" .

Carlos Santana during a concert in 2005

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  • My dad's a beautiful man, but like a lot of Mexican men, or men in general, a lot of men have a problem with the balance of masculinity and femininity--intuition and compassion and tenderness--and get overboard with the macho thing.^ For me, music is a balance of feminine and masculine.

    ^ My dad's a beautiful man, but like a lot of Mexican men, or men in general, a lot of men have a problem with the balance of masculinity and femininity--intuition and compassion and tenderness--and get overboard with the macho thing.
    • Carlos Santana - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Carlos Santana For Men If you’ve ever wanted to smell like a Mexican guitarist, we have some news you’re going to love: The greatest axe man since Jimi Hendrix has his very own signature scent.
    • Celebrity fragrances - AskMen.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It took him a while to become more, I would say, conscious, evolved.^ In 2008 he told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview that he would hear Jesus' voice comforting him when he was becoming suicidal .

    ^ I would say to him or her: learn to develop your own voice.
    • Carlos Santana (I) - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In 2008 he told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview that he would hear Jesus' voice comforting him when he was becoming suicidal.
    • Carlos Santana biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (musician) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

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    • Carlos Santana on his father.[[1]]
  • Oh, I think it was like when, you know, Cupid throws an arrow and hits you.^ What was carlos santana like as a child?
    • WikiAnswers - Why did Carlos Santana become famous 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Carlos Santana on his father.
    • Carlos Santana - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Like Carlos Santana's music?
    • Carlos Santana at All About Jazz 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allaboutjazz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .First, there was this Mexican band, dressed up with bows and arrows.^ In parallel with its studies, it devotes a great part of its leisures to the music and goes up in 1966 its first group "Santana Blues Band".
    • Carlos Santana, biography photography and wallpaper. 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.stars-celebrites.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Meanwhile, Santana became more fond of jazz, and recorded his first effort without the rest of the band in 1972, pairing up with Buddy Miles.
    • Gale - Free Resources - Hispanic Heritage - Biographies - Carlos Santana 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.gale.cengage.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Backed by a five-piece band, 67-year-old guitarist Bobby Parker is first up with a 70-minute set.
    • Blu-ray Music Review: Carlos Santana Presents: Blues at Montreux 2004 - Blogcritics Music 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .They were playing some funky weird music,, I didn't know it yet, but it was like Lee Perry, George Clinton, and Sun Ra mixed up, Mexican funky.^ I’m not going to have the opportunity to play with Herbie Hancock, and then worry about the weird expectations people put on me, and not work with a talented songwriter like Rob Thomas,” he exclaims.
    • Carlos Santana Spreads the Gospel of Tone, Darrin Fox 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.guitarplayer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Some of the younger kids don’t even realize that they are in the presence of greats, they just know that an adult is there that cares.
    • Madcap Logic Blog » CArlos Santana 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC blog.madcaplogic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It was in San Francisco where Carlos was able to find a mix for his traditional Mexican musical roots and his developing interests in rock and roll within a diverse musical community.

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    • On his first musical memory.[[2]]
  • blues was my first love.^ There are absolutely no words to describe my love for his music.
    • Carlos Santana Homepage ...........^ A pure guitar god ----- A living legend ^ .......................Carlos Santana 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.iol.ie [Source type: General]

    ^ We first met because I loved (the '90s Junkhouse hit) Out Of My Head .
    • Carlos Santana Topics Page - USATODAY.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC content.usatoday.com [Source type: News]
    • Carlos Santana Topics Page - USATODAY.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC content.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

    ^ On his first musical memory.
    • Carlos Santana - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .It was the first thing where I said "Oh man, this is the stuff."^ The first thing he said was something to the effect of “Ché is dead for you but not for me, he's alive in our hearts.” And I told him that he’s dead and that he was nobody to worship or idolize.
    • The T-Shirt Diaries 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.trenblindado.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It just sounded so raw and honest, gut-bucket honest.^ It just sounded so raw and honest, gut-bucket honest.
    • Carlos Santana - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    From then I started rebelling.

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