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My Music Spirit: Spotlight on Carlos Santana, American Guitarist

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If you ask a fan of the guitarist Carlos Santana to name their Top 5 Favorite Songs, I don't think this song will make anybody's list except mine. Probably because it's not really a song, it's an instrumental. Nobody sings. Santana just plays his guitar and you start grooving. 🎸 🎶

I've been listening to Mr. Santana since I was a teenager. That means I started listening to him when they only sold vinyl records. 😊 He has been in the music business for over half a century and is still a recognized musician, loved and admired by every generation. He collaborated with some of the popular younger musicians of today like Rob Thomas, and with venerated musicians from the 50s like John Lee Hooker.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 1998. He was among the group of celebrated notable persons who received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2013. He has numerous other awards.

He was among the artists who performed at Woodstock back in 1969; and his guitar skills became legendary from that point in his career. This instrumental piece is not only on my Top 5 Favorite Santana Songs, but since it is more than 20 years old, that means I am allowed to describe it as: vintage, classic, timeless, priceless and in humble opinion, it just doesn’t get played enough! This piece is underplayed and underrated. After you listen to it, tell me if you agree.

* Carlos Santana  ~ “Luz, Amor y Vida” (“Light, Love and Life”) (Album: Santana Brothers ℗ 1994)

A Few More Fun Facts ABOUT Carlos Santana:

  • His father was a mariachi musician and before he played guitar, he played the violin.

  • His full name is Carlos Augusto-Alves Santana.

  • He was born in Mexico and his music is categorized in the following genres: pop music, rock, jazz, blues, and Afro-Cuban rhythms with a Latin sound.

  • He is revered as a pioneer of Latin rock and roll music.

  • His band is one of very few bands named after their guitarist.

  • He owns a restaurant chain named after one of his songs; “Maria Maria”.

  • His album “Supernatural” won nine Grammy Awards in 2000; it was described as “comeback” and in that year a great star was reborn.

  • He collaborated with the late Michael Jackson, “Whatever Happens” (another underrated and underplayed song).

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MY FAVORITE SANTANA QUOTE:

“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.” ~ Carlos Santana

I AGREE. 😊 ❤️️


Thanks for reading and listening.

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mi favorita de santana es sacrifice soul , tambien me gusta jingo es decir los temas que son antiguos que te parecen esos temas ?

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4 weeks ago

Lovely voice. Thanks for sharing info and some songs by Carlos Augusto-Alves Santana.

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1 month ago

He is definitely among the greats, and often times underrated. When people start talking about some of the great guitar players you hear names like B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix and others. The name Carlos Santana rarely ever comes up.

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es cierto solo por hecho de ser latino a rodríguez le paso igual pero no fue tan famoso solo en sudáfrica , acabo de escribir mi primer articulo por si le quieres dar un vistazo https://read.cash/@emanuel78_/caracoles-en-su-tinta-0414e6f3

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4 weeks ago

I like that he can mix with any genre! I only know him through that Maria maria and that pair up with Rob Thomas for Smooth! :)

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1 month ago

ahhh solo conoces digamos lo nuevo tiene trabajos muy buenos con clive criner , john mclaughlin, con demasiados músicos famosos por cierto acabo de escribir mi primer articulo por si le quieres dar un vistazo gracias de antemano https://read.cash/@emanuel78_/caracoles-en-su-tinta-0414e6f3

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4 weeks ago

His career is worth following. I know him from Black Magic Woman.

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