Carlos Santana, guitarist
Guitarist ~ Singer ~ Songwriter
Santana
birth name: Carlos Augusto Alves Santana

Carlos Santana

July 20, 1947, Autlan de Novarra, Mexico

Carlos Santana ~ Ranked #20 Rolling Stone Greatest Guitarists in 2011 ~ Santana's crystalline tone and clean arcing sustain make him the rare instrumentalist who can be identified in just one note. As for his bold, exploratory style, he gives partial credit to his acid intake. “You cannot take LSD and not find your voice,” he claims, “because there is nowhere to hide. You're not going to sound plastic or cute.” ~ 2011 © Rolling Stone

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Aretha Franklin ~ Who's Zoomin' Who? (1985) ~ Ranked #89 Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties in 1990 ~ “If I see someone cute,” Aretha Franklin told producer Narada Michael Walden during an initial telephone conversation to discuss working together on an album the singer was planning, “I may wink. Then he may wink, and it's like 'Who's zoomin' who?'” ~ 1990 © Rolling Stone

Santana

Santana ~ Inducted in the 1998 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ From the earliest days, when Santana first overlaid Afro-Latin rhythms upon a base of driving blues-rock, they have been musical sorcerers. The melodic fluency and kineticism of Santana’s guitar solos and the piercing, sustained tone that is his signature have made him one of rock’s standout instrumentalists. Coupled with the polyrhythmic fury of drums, congas and timbales, the sound of Santana in full flight is singularly exciting. ~ 1998 © Rock & Roll Hall OF Fame

Santana ~ Abraxas (1970) ~ #295 #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012

Santana ~ Santana (1969) ~ #149 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ This debut unveiled Carlos Santana's singular mix of Latin rhythms, rock guitar and lyrical blues. The 22-year-old's guitar work was fueled by psychedelics. "[Drugs] made me aware of splendor and rapture," he said. Santana did the same thing for fans. ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

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July 20, 1963 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (4) the Tymes, So Much In Love ~ #2 (1) the Essex, Easier Said Than Done ~ #1 (2) Jan & Dean, Surf City

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Carlos Santana ~ Voted #42 Guitar World 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time in 2012.

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Lauryn Hill ~ The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998) ~ Ranked #314 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ Hill took Seventies soul and made it boom and signify to the hip-hop generation on her solo debut. ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

Santana

Santana ~ Inducted in the 1998 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ From the earliest days, when Santana first overlaid Afro-Latin rhythms upon a base of driving blues-rock, they have been musical sorcerers. The melodic fluency and kineticism of Santana’s guitar solos and the piercing, sustained tone that is his signature have made him one of rock’s standout instrumentalists. Coupled with the polyrhythmic fury of drums, congas and timbales, the sound of Santana in full flight is singularly exciting. ~ 1998 © Rock & Roll Hall OF Fame

Santana ~ Abraxas (1970) ~ #295 #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012

Santana ~ The Supernatural (1999) ~ Awarded a Grammy Award for Album Of The Year.



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