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Santana (1st Album)
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Japanese limited edition pressing includes 3 bonus tracks packaged in a miniature LP sleeve. By the time Santana arrived on the San Francisco scene in 1968, the Grateful Dead's freeform antics were already legendary. But S... more »
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Japanese limited edition pressing includes 3 bonus tracks packaged in a miniature LP sleeve. By the time Santana arrived on the San Francisco scene in 1968, the Grateful Dead's freeform antics were already legendary. But Santana was a jam band of another order, fueled by Latin rhythms, blues, bebop, and straight-ahead rock. Having set the audience at the 1969 Woodstock festival on its collective ear, the band did the same for the nation with its self-titled debut. Songs such as 'Evil Ways', 'Jingo' and 'Soul Sacrifice' contain extraordinary ensemble playing, powered by percolating congas and timbales and topped by the grippingly human cry of Carlos Santana's guitar. CBS. 2006.
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Just the beginning of the genius that is Santana
Rick | Charlotte, NC | 09/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm 51 years old and I grew up on Santana. I've listened to this band on 8 tracks, cassettes, reel to reel, and vinyl. I can't imagine what rock and roll or any part of popular music would be without Santana as a part of our musical spectrum. I agree, Abraxas is incredible, and "Everybody's Everything" from III is fantastic. But this disc is where is started. These rhythms lay the foundation for what Santana became and what Santana still is. You can trace the roots of "Supernatural" right back to this disc. It's a keeper. I'll probably have a copy stashed in my bedside stand when they put me in the old folks home."
Gomar Hloykun | 02/01/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Waiting - waiting to take off, goes nowhere.
Evil Woman - a classic, what Santana is known for.
Shades of Time - not a bad song, but not a favorite.
Savor - too much cowbells and organs, sounds like Deep Purple. Were they
using the same organs/keyboards?
Jingo - a classic.
Persuasion - a classic, one of my top 5 Santana favorite songs.
Treat - a nice treat to a latin-rock instrumental.
You Just Dont Care - not bad, but not a classic.
Soul Sacrifice - a classic. The original version.
Overall a great album. As strong a debut as Hendrix's 'Are You Experienced?'.
To be followed by 2 great albums as well. In the 70's & 80's it would go
downhill. Back on top with 'Supernatural'; 'Shaman' isnt as good, but
not bad either.
My other Santana favorite albums: Santana Brothers, Milagro, Zebop!,
Ceremony: remixes&rarities, Festival, Amigos.