Carlos Santana

Submitted by on Sep 21, 2015

A native of Mexico, Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) moved to San Francisco in the early 1960s. By the time he already owned a professional guitar. Santana Blues Band”. In 1966, Carlos, along with keyboardist and vocalist Greg Rowley (born 17 June 1947) founded the “Santana Blues Band”. Santana”, The rest of the team members frequently changed, and by 1967, when the name of the group was reduced to “Santana”, it addition to Carlos and Greg also included David Brown (born February 15, 1947, bass), Bob Livingston (drums) and Marcus Malone (percussion ). Fillmore West theater”. Latin Rhythms “Santana”attracted the attention of promoter Bill Graham, who organized the children live in a prestigious hall”Fillmore West theater”. Columbia Records”. He helped the band sign a contract with “Columbia Records”. Fillmore West”, A representative of the company, David Rubinson taped the auspicious debut in “Fillmore West”, but a number of reasons the concert was published only 30 years later. Before recording the first album, instead of Livingstone and Malon in the group has a new drum unit, consisting of Mike Carabelli, Michael Shreve and Jose Areasa. In 1969 the record was released, and the team went on its first national tour, and making a stop at the legendary Woodstock. “Santana”Santana”debuted in the Top 5 and stayed in the charts for over two years. Abraxas”, However, the next disc,”Abraxas”, exceeded the expectations of the musicians themselves. Oye como va”Black magic woman”Containing such greatest hits like”Oye como va”and a cover of Peter Green’s”Black magic woman”in the original Latin interpretation, the disc simply could not get to the top spot of the charts. The album sold worldwide circulation of more than 4 million copies. Celebrate your success in the band added another guitarist, Neil Sean (born February 27, 1954). Santana III”. With his participation was recorded third album,”Santana III”. As in previous releases, the disk was present harmonious performance of musicians, plenty of percussion and catchy guitar Carlos. Billboard”, Everybody’s Everything”No One to Depend On”The album also topped the charts”Billboard”, a composition”Everybody’s Everything”and”No One to Depend On”for a long time present in shtatovskih charts. Santana”But, unfortunately, the golden age of”Santana”came to an end, and the band was actually disbanded. All rights to the name passed to Carlos. Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!”. Santana teamed up with Buddy Miles and let him live album”Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!”. He then assembled a team, and from oldies to record their fourth album, Carlos drew Rowley, Shreve, Areasa and Sean. Caravanserai”In addition to them in the sessions”Caravanserai”was involved and a lot of other musicians. Best Pop Instrumental Performance with Vocal Coloring”. The disc reached platinum mark and received a Grammy Award for”Best Pop Instrumental Performance with Vocal Coloring”. Santana”However, from this point in the work of”Santana”I have been a decline. The composition of the team is constantly fluctuated, and Carlos himself distracted by side projects, the John McLaughlin, then Alice Coltrane. However, albums of continuous presence in high positions in the charts, and if not received”platinum”, the”gold.”In addition to frequent changes in the composition of the group, change the producers have also become commonplace. Shango”Beyond Appearances” Say It Again” In 1982 the album”Shango”was the first disk command which has not received even the”gold”, although present in the Top 20. The next attempt to win the attention of the audience made only three years, but the disc”Beyond Appearances”except for the song”Say It Again”was a little interesting things. Spirits Dancing in the Flesh”, Columbia Records”. In 1990 came”Spirits Dancing in the Flesh”, which became the latest release from the group in the”Columbia Records”. Polydor Records”The new contract with”Polydor Records”did not bring anything good team. Milagro”, Santana”Abraxas”. Album”Milagro”, was released by this company did not even hit the Top 100. Meanwhile, former members of the”Santana”Areas, Carabella, Rowley and Shreve tried to organize a project called”Abraxas”. Abraxas Pool”However, they, too, suffered a setback and drive”Abraxas Pool”fell, did not hit the charts. EMI””Santana”Arista Records”, Columbia”After a short collaboration with”EMI””Santana”was moved to”Arista Records”, headed by Clive Davis, the former president of”Columbia”in the high point of the group. Supernatural”. The collaboration resulted in Carlos and Claudia became a great album”Supernatural”. The disc sounded fantastic mix of rock, pop, folk, rap and blues, Latin rhythms spiced specialties. Smooth”, The album has sold over 25 million copies and won a Grammy Award in eleven categories, and the composition”Smooth”, published a single, recognized the song of the year. Santana”Shaman”, Its success”Santana”and repeated in 2002, releasing the album”Shaman”, not much inferior to its predecessor. Guitar Heaven”. At the end of September 2010 came another disk Carlos Santana -“Guitar Heaven”. In 2011, Santana was named in honor of the school in Los Angeles: Regional Elementary School #12 in the San Fernando Valley was awarded the title of”The Academy of Arts named Carlos Santana.” In March 2009, 62-year-old Santana and his band consisting of 10 musicians, went on a tour of Latin American countries in which they gave 13 concerts. Shape Shifter”. In May 2012 saw the release of the 36th album of diskogorafii great musician -“Shape Shifter”.
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