Carlos Santana

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Carlos Humberto Santana Barragán
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Born 20 July 1947, Autlan de Novarra, Jalisco, Mexico.

Santana is a veteran guitarist noted for his distinctive Tijuana jazz-influenced playing style. Born in Mexico, but resident in the USA from childhood, he has been the leader of the group Santana since 1966. Originally the 'Santana Blues Band' they debuted, as Santana, at Bill Graham's Fillmore West theater in San Francisco on June 16, 1968.

His performance was recorded on film at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969 and, after the breakup of this original group, he worked and recorded with drummer Buddy Miles. Carlos then formed a duo with John McLaughlin, becoming a follower of guru Sri Chinmoy who countenanced them the titles 'Devadip' (the eye, the lamp, the light of God) and 'Mahavishnu' respectively. This duo recorded "Love Devotion Surrender" together. 'Devadip' Carlos Santana then worked with another religious disciple, Turiya Alice Coltrane, widow of John Coltrane. He ended his relationship with Chinmoy followers in 1982.

From 1974 to 1999 Santana performed with a host of renowned musicians, regularly releasing albums over the years. Under his own label, Guts and Grace, he released a collaborative album, Brothers (1994) In June 1999 he released Supernatural, the biggest hit of his career, winning eight Grammy Awards.
In 2003 Rolling Stone magazine listed Carlos Santana at number 20 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2013 Carlos Santana earned the distinction of becoming a Kennedy Center honoree for his contribution to the arts.
Carlos Santana teamed up in 2016 with two of the greatest living jazz musicians, saxophonist Wayne Shorter and keyboardist Herbie Hancock, in a new jazz-rock collective called Mega Nova that gave its debut performance on Wednesday, August 24 2016, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The group also features respected jazz bassist Marcus Miller and Carlos' wife/current Santana drummer, Cindy Blackman Santana.
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Albums

Carlos Santana - Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live! album art Carlos Santana And Buddy Miles Carlos Santana And Buddy Miles - Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live! (Album, Comp) Columbia US 1972 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - Love Devotion Surrender album art Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlin* Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlin* - Love Devotion Surrender (Album) Columbia US 1973 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - Illuminations album art Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations (Album) Columbia US 1974 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - Oneness (Silver Dreams-Golden Reality) album art Devadip Carlos Santana* Oneness (Silver Dreams-Golden Reality) (Album) Columbia US 1979 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - The Swing Of Delight album art Devadip Carlos Santana* The Swing Of Delight (Album) Columbia South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - Havana Moon album art Carlos Santana Havana Moon (Album) Columbia US 1983 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - Blues For Salvador album art Carlos Santana Blues For Salvador (Album) Columbia Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - Divine Light album art Carlos Santana Divine Light (Album) Columbia, Legacy Austria 2001 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - Live At The 1988 Montreux Jazz Festival album art Carlos Santana & Wayne Shorter Band Carlos Santana & Wayne Shorter Band - Live At The 1988 Montreux Jazz Festival (Album) Liberation Entertainment 2005 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - Invitation To Illumination Live At Montreux 2011 album art Santana* & McLaughlin* Santana* & McLaughlin* - Invitation To Illumination Live At Montreux 2011 (Album) Eagle Records US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Carlos Santana - Evil Ways album art Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles - Evil Ways (Single) CBS UK 1972 Sell This Version
YD 323 Carlos Santana - Evil Ways / Marcia Da "Arancia Meccanica" (Clockwork Orange) Beethoven: Quarto Tempo Della Nona Sinfonia album art Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles / Walter Carlos Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles / Walter Carlos - Evil Ways / Marcia Da "Arancia Meccanica" (Clockwork Orange) Beethoven: Quarto Tempo Della Nona Sinfonia(7", Jukebox) CBS YD 323 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
S 8330 Carlos Santana - Them Changes album art Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles - Them Changes(7", Promo) CBS S 8330 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
MPS-003 Carlos Santana - Mi Querido, Mi Viejo,mi Amigo / Dama de Verano album art Roberto Carlos / Carlos Santana Roberto Carlos / Carlos Santana - Mi Querido, Mi Viejo,mi Amigo / Dama de Verano(12", Maxi, Promo) CBS MPS-003 Venezuela 1979 Sell This Version
AS 573 Carlos Santana - The Solo Guitar Of Devadip Carlos Santana album art Devadip Carlos Santana* The Solo Guitar Of Devadip Carlos Santana(12", EP, Promo) Columbia AS 573 US 1979 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - Song For My Brother album art Devadip Carlos Santana* Song For My Brother Columbia US 1980 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - La Llave / Song For My Brother album art Devadip Carlos Santana* La Llave / Song For My Brother (Single) CBS Spain 1980 Sell This Version
43.061 Carlos Santana - Winning album art Santana* Winning(7") CBS 43.061 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - Havana Moon album art Carlos Santana Havana Moon (Single) CBS, CBS Spain 1983 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - Watch Your Step album art Carlos Santana Watch Your Step (Single) CBS, CBS Canada 1983 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - They All Went To Mexico album art Carlos Santana And Willie Nelson Carlos Santana And Willie Nelson - They All Went To Mexico (Single) CBS UK 1983 Sell This Version
BA 223095 Carlos Santana - They All Went To Mexico album art Carlos Santana They All Went To Mexico(7", Single) CBS BA 223095 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
SOUNDPAGE #40 Carlos Santana - Blues For Salvador album art Carlos Santana & Chester Thompson (2) Carlos Santana & Chester Thompson (2) - Blues For Salvador(Flexi, 7", Promo) Guitar Player Magazine SOUNDPAGE #40 US 1988 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana - The Healer album art John Lee Hooker With Carlos Santana & The Santana Band John Lee Hooker With Carlos Santana & The Santana Band - The Healer (Single, Maxi) Silvertone Records Europe 1989 Sell This Version
cdp 69 John Lee Hooker Starring Carlos Santana & The Santana Band John Lee Hooker Starring Carlos Santana & The Santana Band - The Healer(CD, Single, car) Chameleon Records (2) cdp 69 1989 Sell This Version