Santana Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by cshadows2887, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

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    Santana is an American Latin rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana. The band first came to widespread public attention when their performance of "Soul Sacrifice" at Woodstock in 1969 provided a contrast to other acts on the bill. This exposure helped propel their first album, also named Santana, into a hit, followed in the next two years by the successful Abraxas and Santana III.
     
  2. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Their first 3 albums (especially Abraxas and III) are really something else.

    Inspired to make the thread by listening to IV right now. Had no clue it was a reunion of the classic lineup. The production doesn't suit the record and they lack the fire of their youth, but man can they still play together. The chemistry is very much there.
     
  3. Inna Selez

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    I think this song know all people around the planet.
     
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  5. Steve_JustAGuy

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    Oh yeah, I'm here for any and all classic rock. Abraxas is so good, pretty sure that's where I'd have new listeners start. Fun fact, Gregg Rolie played keyboards in this band and went on to be a founding member of Journey.
     
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  6. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    He also was the lead singer, too. Dude fronted some seriously classic songs.
     
  7. Steve_JustAGuy

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    Guy has some serious talent. This whole band was incredibly tight straight out of the gate.
     
  8. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Jose Areas and Mike Carabello do WORK on the congas, too.
     
  9. nl5011

    Light is my constant that Darkness divides Supporter

    Oh yea their rhythm section are some of the best in the biz to this day. They are all over that drumming doc on Netflix.
     
  10. Steve_JustAGuy

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    In case anyone hasn't seen it
     
  11. Inna Selez

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  12. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    III is just stupid good. I don't understand how it's not regarded with the same reverence as Abraxas.