‘Santana’

‘Santana’ is their debut studio album released in August 1969 by Columbia.

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Track listing : 1.Waiting (Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, José “Chepito” Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Michael Shrieve) – 04:07 . 2.Evil Ways (Clarence “Sonny” Henry) – 03:58 . 3.Shades of Time (Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie) – 03:13 . 4.Savor (Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, José “Chepito” Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Michael Shrieve) – 02:47 . 5.Jingo (Babatunde Olatunji) – 04:23 . 6.Persuasion (Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, José “Chepito” Areas , David Brown, Michael Carabello, Michael Shrieve) – 02:36 . 7.Treat (Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, José “Chepito” Areas , David Brown, Michael Carabello, Michael Shrieve) – 04:46 . 8.You Just Don’t Care (Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, José “Chepito” Areas , David Brown, Michael Carabello, Michael Shrieve) – 04:37 . 9.Soul Sacrifice (Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Marcus Malone, David Brown) – 06:34 .

Musicians : Carlos Santana – Guitar, Vocals . Gregg Rolie – Organ, Piano, Vocals . David Brown – Bass . Michael Shrieve – Drums . Michael Carabello – Congas, Percussion . José “Chepito” Areas – Timbales, Congas, Percussion, Background Vocals .

Production Produced by Santana, Brent Dangerfield . David Brown – engineer .

Package : Lee Conklin – Album cover art .

Recorded May 1969 at Pacific Recording, San Mateo, California .

Released in August 1969 by Columbia.

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Guy’s Music Review Site
These guys were onto somethingand they knew itand this made them rise above themselves, despite the occasionally slight material. It’s exactly this genre-bending and liberating atmosphere of discovery and confidence that lies at the core of the album that makes it still so invigorating in 2004. […]

Rolling Stone
Santana‘s 1969 debut album followed close on the heels of the sextet’s coming-out party at the Woodstock Festival, where the multiethnic, single-minded San Francisco band nearly stole the show from the likes of the Grateful Dead and Sly and the Family Stone […]

Music Mook Review
Their debut album was a lively, mostly improvisational affair that followed a very simple rule: play in the studio with the same fervor they play live on stage. And it worked with some stunning results. […]