Santana

Santana

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American latin-rock group, formed in the late 1960s, led by guitarist Carlos Santana.
They first came to wide public attention after their performance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969. Their debut promo 45 single for "Jingo" properly credits writer as "Babatunde Olatunji" and later was mistaken for "Aaron Copland". This initial exposure made their first, eponymous album a hit at the time, followed in the next two years by “Abraxas” and “Santana III”.
Over the next few years, lineup changes were common. Although retaining a basis of latin rock, Carlos Santana’s increasing involvement with guru Sri Chinmoy took the band further into more esoteric music, which continued for many years, although never quite losing the initial latin influence. Santana left Columbia in 1991 and signed with Polydor, releasing Milagro (1992) and Sacred Fire: Live in South America (1993). Though he ended his association with Sri Chimnoy in 1982, he remained intensely spiritual, especially during his live performances. In 1994, he played at the commemorative concert at Woodstock, 25 years after his band's transformative performance at the original festival. Under his own label, Guts and Grace, he released a collaborative album, Brothers (1994), with his brother Jorge Santana and nephew Carlos Hernandez, that was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental in 1994. In 1998, the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with Carlos Santana, Jose Chepito Areas, David Brown, Mike Carabello, Gregg Rolie and Michael Shrieve being honored.
Santana has achieved a total of eight Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards which were all awarded in 2000. Carlos also won two Grammy Awards as a solo artist in 1989 and 2003.
With the 2010 release of Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time¬, Santana joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top Ten album in each decade from the 1960s on. Among other honors, Carlos Santana is #20 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.
April 15, 2016 marks the release date of Santana IV, the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the revered early ’70s lineup of guitar icon Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). The album signifies the first time in 45 years – since 1971’s multi-platinum classic Santana III – that the quintet has recorded together.
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Santana Discography

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63815, S 63815 Santana Santana (Album) Columbia 63815, S 63815 UK 1969 Sell This Version
S 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas (Album) Columbia S 64087, KC 30130 UK 1970 Sell This Version
S 64390 Santana Santana (Album) Columbia S 64390 UK 1971 Sell This Version
S 65299, CBS S65299 Santana Caravanserai (Album) Columbia S 65299, CBS S65299 Greece 1972 Sell This Version
SBP 2344392 Santana Welcome (Album) Columbia SBP 2344392 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
SOPZ 7-8-9 Santana Lotus (Album) CBS/Sony SOPZ 7-8-9 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
CBS 69084, PC 33135 Santana Borboletta (Album) Columbia CBS 69084, PC 33135 Europe 1974 Sell This Version
SOPO 83 Santana Santana Live In Japan (Album) CBS/Sony SOPO 83 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
SKPE-49 Santana Amigos (Album) Columbia SKPE-49 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
CBS 86020 Santana Festivál (Album) Columbia CBS 86020 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
CS-10.281, CS-10.282 Santana Moonflower (Album) Columbia, Columbia CS-10.281, CS-10.282 Venezuela 1977 Sell This Version
S 86075 Santana Inner Secrets (Album) Columbia S 86075 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
26AP 1302 Santana Gold Disc(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 26AP 1302 Hong Kong 1978 Sell This Version
CS-10.336 Santana Marathon (Album) Columbia CS-10.336 Venezuela 1979 Sell This Version
FCA 37158 Santana Zebop! (Album) Columbia FCA 37158 US 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 138.534 Santana Shangó (Album) CBS CBS 138.534 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
40-86307 Santana Beyond Appearances (Album) CBS 40-86307 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CBS 450394 4 Santana Freedom (Album) Columbia CBS 450394 4 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
CBS 462500 1 Santana Viva Santana (Comp, Album) Columbia CBS 462500 1 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
C 46065 Santana Spirits Dancing In The Flesh (Album) CBS C 46065 US 1990 Sell This Version
513 197-1 Santana Milagro (Album) Polygram Records 513 197-1 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
314-521082-2 Santana Sacred Fire: Santana Live In South America (Album) Polydor 314-521082-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
C2K 64860, CK 65219, CK 65220 Santana Live At The Fillmore '68 (Album) Columbia, Legacy C2K 64860, CK 65219, CK 65220 US 1997 Sell This Version
07822-19080-2 Santana Supernatural (Album) Arista 07822-19080-2 Indonesia 1999 Sell This Version
74321 97990 2, 74321979902 Santana Shaman (Album) Arista 74321 97990 2, 74321979902 Russia 2002 Sell This Version