The Official Carlos Santana thread. (The place for all things Carlos)

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  1. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I was in the factory the day his first salmon was hanging in the PS finish room. I ordered this the same day:

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    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Oh my!
     
  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Ziricote fretboard?

    Love the inlay!!

    You are a very lucky chap, you and I would have a lot to talk about, I think!
     
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    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Actually, it’s dalbergia nigra.
     
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    WD 3D Green is the new blue...

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    Fanboi here? yes... undoubtedly though I have spent many more hours banging on congas to Santana than trying to play along on guitar.
    Here is my Santana area in my basement... just stuff I have picked up over the years.

    I've seen Carlos and his band(s) probably over 100 times now over the years (my first show dates back about 40 years ago) and in 3 different countries. Highlight of recent years was seeing the Santana IV line up play live together (the show was with Journey). Watching them play Soul Sacrifice live in perfect time with the video from Woodstock playing behind them was something I will never forget.
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    matonanjin New Member

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    Fanboi? Yeh, but I certainly can't claim to seeing him anywhere near 100 times. A dozen? for me. Clearly I'm not worthy of calling myself a fanboi.:rolleyes:
    But it was, unquestionably Carlos that sparked my desire to play guitar.
    My album collection, mostly in vinyl:
    1. Santana Santana
    2. Santana Abraxas
    3. Santana Santana 3
    4. Santana Caravanserai
    5. Santana Welcome
    6. Santana & John McLaughlin Love Devotion Surrender
    7. Santana Barboletta
    8. Santana Amigos
    9. Santana Festival
    10. Santana Moonflower
    11. Santana Inner Secrets
    12. Santana Marathon
    13. Santana Oneness Silver Dreams - Golden Reality
    14. Santana Zebop!
    15. Santana Shango
    16. Santana Havana Moon
    17. Santana Beyond Appearance
    18. Santana Freedom
    19. Santana Blues for Salvador
    20. Santana Spirits Dancing in the Flesh
    21. Santana Milagro
    22. Santana Supernatural
    23. Santana Shaman
    24. Santana All That I Am
    25. Santana Shape Shifter
    26. Santana Corazon
    27. Santana IV
    28. Santana Guitar Heaven
     
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    WD 3D Green is the new blue...

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    Favorite album? I go back and forth between Inner Secrets and Moonflower... though Amigos and Welcome get a ton of play too.
     
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    matonanjin New Member

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    Sheez. This is not unlike picking one's favorite child! Your two picks are certainly up there among my favorites. I tend to have a few favorite songs that draw me to that album. One of my all time fav's is "Bella" so I love Songs for Salvador. Similarly, "Toussaint L'Overture" draws me to Santana 3. "Song of the Wind" and Caravanserai. In my listing I failed to include Lotus which has "Incident at Nashabur".

    And I have to say I really enjoy the new Santana 4. It has an instrumental called ""Sueños".

    WTF (Why the F$#%) didn't I just answer "I don't know"? :rolleyes:

    I can tell you my least favorite! Actually I can't even answer that but I can tell my 2 least favorite. Supernatural and Havana Moon was awful.
     
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  9. Huggy B

    Huggy B It's just a snack.

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    Being a jazz fan my Carlos favs are some of his less popular albums.

    -Oneness Silver dreams - Golden reality
    -The Swing of delight
    -Caravansarai
    -Borboletta
    -Welcome

    Moonflower and Amigos are 2 great ones also as he was really excelling in his musicianship during that time.

    ....and one of my favorite recordings of his was a guest appearance on McCoy Tyner's album "Looking Out". "Señor Carlos" is the tune, McCoy wrote it just for Carlos. Ripping solos by Carlos, McCoy & Stanley Clarke who played bass on the track.

     
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    Its been taking me sometime to find my way on my Santana II but there was some tidbits in this video that helped.
    Running the guitar at 10 it is really hot and bit brighter than you would think, turning the guitar down ( sometimes bunch ) makes a big difference for me on this guitar

     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Borboletta was one of the first albums I got on CD about ‘87, with my first proper stereo system!

    Haha! Thanks for a trip down “memory lane”:D
     
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    Yep, when Carlos became Devadip and started doing his jazz thing, and spiritual thing, with John McLaughlin he lost a lot of his following. But I really like all those you listed. Decades ago, a local radio station had a Sunday morning 2 hour jazz show called "Jazz Brunch". It, of course, has long been gone. But my wife and I were sitting having having coffee listening to it and a song came one that I had never heard. As we were listening I said to my wife, "I don't know what that song is but I can tell you that is Carlos Santana's guitar". After it played the DJ announced it was some song from an Alice Coltrane album with Carlos on guitar. His guitar is so instantly recognizable a person can tell it after a couple notes.

    I haven't done so yet. I need to watch both the McCoy Tyner video and the Rig Rundown. Thanks.
     
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    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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    I have a sentimental fondness for 'Caravansarai' because I first heard the band. live, touring this album's release at the Baltimore Civic Center, February 25th, 1973...

    The most incredible stage moment was when they were going full blast, the back curtain was raised and you could see the mirrored back of the band...I'll never forget it. Wow.
     
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    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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    No Carlos thread would be complete without this story...

     
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    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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    Huggy B It's just a snack.

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    Great & unique song collection that was a huge turning point for him artistically, after that album I noticed his playing got better from working with different and better musicians. Not that the Santana band had a lot of weaknesses, but I think other artists he worked with outside of the band made a huge impact on him and his improvisations and solos seemed to get better after that point.
     
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    If you are participating in or following this thread this documentary is probably familiar with this documentary. But in the unlikely event someone has missed it, this is very interesting. A fairly sizable time commitment but for any Santana fan worth it:


     
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    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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    WD 3D Green is the new blue...

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    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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    I noticed that the Gold Leaf Single Cut he played at the Santana IV Concert at the House of Blues isn't up for auction...that would go for some big $$$...
     

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