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Guitarist Carlos Santana was born July 20, 1947, in Autlan de Navarro, Mexico. In the early 1960s he moved to San Francisco where he formed the Santana Blues Band in 1966.In San Francisco, the young guitarist got the chance to see his idols, most notably King, perform live. He was also introduced to a variety of new musical influences, including jazz and international folk music, and witnessed the growing hippie movement centered in San Francisco in the 1960s. After several years spent working as a dishwasher in a diner and playing for spare change on the streets, Santana decided to become a full-time musician; in 1966, he formed the Santana Blues Band, with fellow street musicians David Brown and Gregg Rolie (bassist and keyboard player, respectively). The band's early success, capped off by a memorable performance at Woodstock in 1969, led to a recording contract with Columbia Records, then run by Clive Davis. Their first album, Santana (1969), spurred by a Top 10 single, "Evil Ways," went triple platinum, selling over four million copies and remaining on the Billboard chart for over two years. Abraxas, released in 1970, went platinum, scoring two more hit singles, "Oye Como Va" and "Black Magic Woman." The band's next two albums, Santana III (1971) and Caravanserai (1972) were also critical and popular successes. In addition to his work with his band, Santana recorded and performed with a number of other musicians, notably drummer Buddy Miles, pianist Herbie Hancock, and guitarist John McLaughlin. Along with McLaughlin. Santana became a devoted follower of the spiritual guru Sri Chinmoy during the early 1970s. Disillusioned with the heady, drug-addled world of 1970s rock music, Santana turned to Chimnoy's teachings of meditation and to a new kind of spiritually-oriented music. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, Santana and his band released a string of successful albums in their unique style. Santana earned critical acclaim throughout the decade, winning hi
Santana for all genre of fusion music Carlos Santana is a famous entity in the world of rock music. It is because of Santana’s great effort that rock music got new dimension. Carlos was always influenced by music. Years he worked as a dishwasher on the streets of San Francisco. It was during his growing years that music world was slowly revolutionizing. Folk and classic music were getting replaced by newer genre of music such as rock and salsa. In the late 1960, he formed his famous and unique rock band named after him Santana. His earlier days were not rosy. Santana had tough time during his early life. In 1965 he was granted citizenship of America. His band consisted of a bunch of talented music driven people. The basic element of his band was Latin rhythms. Drums, congas, timbales the basic instruments of music. Carlos tonal music lured the masses. Santana was himself guitarist and played the most influential role in his band. His band gained worldwide accolades and many prestigious awards. He stormed music world and created new genre in the rock music with the fusion technique. Rock, salsa, jazz were all gained new dimension. This music was clubbed with other music to create a whole new taste of music. His strategic music fusions created a class which is quintessential of its own genre. Santana was admirer of B.B king. Santana himself confessed that he imitated B.B king. Not only his music was influenced by B.B king but he also made facial expressions like B.B king. Although a carol was highly influenced by B.B king but over the years he started creating his original music which got more popularity than his previous music. During his early career life suntan went many ups and down. He was basically a guitarist. He was able to create different class of music which pleased people from different corner of the world. Latin music infused with salsa, jazz, rock Santana reached new heights. This band in a very short span of time grabbed the attention of Francisco club circuit. After this the band signed series of contracts with eminent music companies. Among these Colombia records and CBS record were the most famous companies during that time. During 1960s Santana focused only on rock and contemporary music. Santana music started changing during the year 1970s, at this stage he shifted towards spiritual and religious music. The pivotal reason for such shifting is the influence of guru Chinmoy. Guru Chinmoy and Santana became closer allies. Santana became disciple of guru and his music was drastically changed. Surrender, love, devotion are some popular musical albums of carols which were based on spiritualism. Different time witnessed different music created by him. Again in the year 1990 he came back to commercial music. This has really helped him to get major awards and accolades. It was during1990, Santana started getting awards. His work, like gypsy, caravanserai, Blues for Salvador, The calling, Maria Maria, puts your lights on; these albums of Santana fetched enough awards and popularity for him. To know more details about Carlos Santana songs, albums and much more visit www.ultimatesantana.com.
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