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Santana

Carlos Santana during a concert in 2005
Background information
Also known as Santana Blues Band
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres Rock, pop rock, Latin rock, hard rock, blues-rock, jazz fusion, psychedelic rock
Years active 1964 – present
Website http://www.santana.com

Santana is a band consisting of a flexible number of musicians accompanying Carlos Santana since the late 1960s. The range of these artists has varied greatly. Just like Santana himself, the band is known for helping make Latin rock famous in the rest of the world. They have won a total of 8 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards which were all awarded in 2000. Carlos won also 2 Grammy Awards like solo artist in 1989 and 2003.

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Overview

The band was formed in 1967 in San Francisco as the Santana Blues Bandwith the help of Tom Fraser.[1]  The first members were Carlos Santana (lead guitar), Tom Fraser (rhythm guitar), Mike Carabello (percussion), Rod Harper (drums & percussion), Gus Rodriguez (bass guitar) and Gregg Rolie (lead vocals & keyboards). In the following years the members of the group changed frequently for a number of reasons, and from 1971 to 1972 there was a brief separation between the group and Santana.

Santana himself rarely sings in his songs despite being the leader of the band and recent hits have been frequently accompanied by a guest singer, rather than the members of the band.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In 1998, the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with Carlos Santana, Jose Chepito Areas, David Brown, Mike Carabello, Gregg Rolie and Michael Shrieve being honored.

Previous band members

Vocals Keyboards Guitar
  • Leon Thomas: 1973
  • Leon Patillo: 1973-1975
  • Evan Thur: 1974-75
  • Greg Walker: 1975-76, 1976-79, 1983-85
  • Luther Rabb: 1976
  • Joel Badie: 1976
  • Alex Ligertwood: 1979-83, 1984-85, 1987, 1989-91, 1992-94
  • Buddy Miles: 1986, 1987
  • Tony Lindsay: 1991, 1995 - present
  • Vorriece Cooper: 1993
  • Curtis Salgado: 1995
  • Ifrab Musflyleng: 1995
  • Victor Lasic: 2010-Present
  • Various guest singers: 1999 - present
Bass Guitar Drums Percussion
  • Gus Rodriguez: 1970-71
  • David Brown: 1967-71, 1974-76
  • Tom Rutley: 1971-72
  • Doug Rauch: 1972-73
  • Byron Miller: 1976
  • Pablo Telez: 1976-77
  • David Margen: 1977-82
  • Keith Jones: 1983-84, 1989
  • Alphonso Johnson: 1985-89, 1992
  • Benny Rietveld: 1990-92, 1997-
  • Myron Dove: 1992-1996
  • Chris DiNoia: 1997-1999
  • Chris Schwegler: 2006 - present
Other Instruments  
  • Jules Broussard: Saxophone 1974-75
  • Miles Davis: Trumpet 1976
  • Alex Jackaman: Trumpet 1993
  • Oran Coltrane: Saxophone-1992
  • Russell Tubbs: Flute - 1978
 

Discography


Top 40 Singles (Billboard, U.S.)

  • Into the Night (2007) - #26
  • Why Don't You & I (2003) - #8
  • The Game Of Love (2002) - #5
  • Maria Maria (2000) - #1
  • Smooth (1999) - #1
  • Hold On (1982) - #15
  • Winning (1981) - #17
  • Stormy (1979) - #32
  • You Know That I Love You (1979) - #35
  • She's Not There (1977) - #27
  • No One to Depend On (1972) - #36
  • Black Magic Woman (1971) - #4
  • Everybody's Everything (1971) - #12
  • Oye Como Va (1971) - #13
  • Evil Ways (1970) - #9

See also

References

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