Santana record their second album : ‘Abraxas’ featuring ‘Black Magic Woman’ and ‘Oye Como Va’ (1970)

Santana’s ‘Abraxas’ is their second studio album recorded on April 17 and May 2, 1970 in San Francisco and released in September 1970 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Singing Winds, Crying Beasts (Mike Carabello) – 04:51 . 2.Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (Peter Green, Gábor Szabó) – 05:22 . 3.Oye Como Va (Tito Puente) – 04:16 . 4.Incident At Neshabur (Alberto Gianquinto, Carlos Santana) – 04:57 . 5.Se A Cabo (José Areas) – 02:50 . 6.Mother’S Daughter (Gregg Rolie) – 04:25 . 7.Samba Pa Ti (Instrumental) (Carlos Santana) – 04:54 . 8.Hope You’Re Feeling Better (Gregg Rolie) – 04:11 . 9.El Nicoya (José Areas) – 01:30

Mati Klarwein

Musicians : Santana – Band . Carlos Santana – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals . Gregg Rolie – Keyboards, Lead Vocals . David Brown – Bass, Engineer . Michael Shrieve – Drums . José “”Chepito”” Areas – Percussion, Conga, Timbales . Mike Carabello – Percussion, Conga . Rico Reyes – Percussion, Backing Vocals . Alberto Gianquinto – Piano On (4) . Steven Saphore – Tabla

Production : Produced By Fred Catero, Carlos Santana . John Fiore – Engineer . Robert Honablue – Mastering, Engineer

Package : Robert Venosa – Artwork . Mati Klarwein asterisques RVM– Illustrations

Recorded On April 17 And May 2, 1970 At Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, California.

Released N September 1970. By Columbia.



In the mid-’90s, an album as eclectic as Abraxas would be considered a marketing exec’s worst nightmare. But at the dawn of the 1970s, this unorthodox mix of rock, jazz, salsaand blues proved quite successful. […]

Flashback 1970: How Carlos Santana Refined and Defined his Sound with Abraxas Carlos told Rolling Stone writer Ben Fong-Torres in a 1998 interview. “There was pressure to come up with a follow-up to the first, which was so successful, with something as good or better.” […]

Mati Klarwein
Annunciation by Mati Klarwein – 1961 (Abraxas) Annunciation is the first painting I painted after my initial New York awakening. I was 28 years old and at the peak of my molecular bio-energy. You can feel the sudden burst of the Big Apple’s electric zap in the composition after all the early years of adolescent brooding over potatoes and eggs and the romantic nostalgia of the preceeding Flight to Egypt. […]


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