Carlos Santana

Real Name:
Carlos Humberto Santana Barragán
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Born 20 July 1947, Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico. Brother of Jorge Santana and uncle of Carlos Hernandez.

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

S 66216 1969 Carlos Santana - The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper album art Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper - Also Featuring Elvin Bishop, Carlos Santana Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper - Also Featuring Elvin Bishop, Carlos Santana - The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper(2xLP, Album, Mono) CBS S 66216 1969 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
KC 31308 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) Columbia KC 31308 US 1972 Sell This Version
SKPD-36 Carlos Santana - Love Devotion Surrender album art Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlin* Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlin* - Love Devotion Surrender (Album) Columbia SKPD-36 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
PC 32900 Carlos Santana - Illuminations album art Carlos Santana, Devadip, Turiya, Alice Coltrane Carlos Santana, Devadip, Turiya, Alice Coltrane - Illuminations (Album) Columbia PC 32900 Malaysia 1974 Sell This Version
RL 20-5 Carlos Santana - Illuminations / War Child album art Carlos Santana, Alice Coltrane / Jethro Tull Carlos Santana, Alice Coltrane / Jethro Tull - Illuminations / War Child(LP, Transcription) AFRTS RL 20-5 US 1974 Sell This Version
JC 35686 Carlos Santana - Oneness (Silver Dreams-Golden Reality) album art Devadip Carlos Santana* Oneness (Silver Dreams-Golden Reality) (Album) Columbia JC 35686 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
2PC 230 Carlos Santana - The Swing Of Delight album art Devadip Carlos Santana* The Swing Of Delight (Album) Columbia 2PC 230 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
#220 Carlos Santana BBC Rock Hour #220 (2xLP, Transcription) London Wavelength #220 US 1981 Sell This Version
RSG 82-33 / 82-34 Carlos Santana - Guest D.J.  album art Pat Travers / Carlos Santana Pat Travers / Carlos Santana - Guest D.J. (3xLP, Transcription) Rolling Stone Magazine Productions RSG 82-33 / 82-34 US 1982 Sell This Version
1100747 Carlos Santana - Havana Moon album art Carlos Santana Havana Moon (Album) Columbia 1100747 Costa Rica 1983 Sell This Version
CBC 8915 Carlos Santana - Blues For Salvador album art Carlos Santana Blues For Salvador (Album) Columbia CBC 8915 Taiwan 1987 Sell This Version
none Carlos Santana - Carlos Santana Interview Part 2 album art Carlos Santana Carlos Santana Interview Part 2(DAT, Promo) BMG Studio none Germany 1999 Sell This Version
none Carlos Santana - Carlos Santana Interview Part 1 album art Carlos Santana Carlos Santana Interview Part 1(DAT, Promo) BMG Studio none Germany 1999 Sell This Version
COL 502239 2 Carlos Santana - Divine Light album art Carlos Santana Divine Light (Album) Columbia, Legacy, Columbia, Legacy COL 502239 2 Austria 2001 Sell This Version
VPBR-12334 Carlos Santana - Live At The 1988 Montreux Jazz Festival album art Carlos Santana / Wayne Shorter Carlos Santana / Wayne Shorter - Live At The 1988 Montreux Jazz Festival (Album) Liberation Entertainment, Liberation Entertainment VPBR-12334 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
CDLD 2192 Carlos Santana - 15 Exitos Originales Vol.3 album art Javier Batiz Y Carlos Santana Javier Batiz Y Carlos Santana - 15 Exitos Originales Vol.3(CD, Album) Discos Mozart, Discos DLB CDLD 2192 Mexico 2011 Sell This Version
EV306269 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 EV306269 US 2013 Sell This Version
GRF046 Carlos Santana - As Years Go By album art Carlos Santana As Years Go By(CD, Comp) Double Play GRF046 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BA-22193 Carlos Santana - Evil Ways album art Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles - Evil Ways (Single, Album) CBS BA-22193 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
SOPD 33 Carlos Santana - Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live! album art Carlos Santana Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!(7", EP) CBS/Sony SOPD 33 Japan 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
SOPD 34 Carlos Santana - Love Devotion Surrender album art Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlin* Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlin* - Love Devotion Surrender(7", EP) CBS/Sony SOPD 34 Japan 1973 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
CBS 9397 Carlos Santana - La Llave / Song For My Brother album art Devadip Carlos Santana* La Llave / Song For My Brother (Single) CBS CBS 9397 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
AS 843 Carlos Santana - Song For My Brother album art Devadip Carlos Santana* Song For My Brother Columbia AS 843 US 1980 Sell This Version