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  1. May 12, 2022 · The discography of the rock band Santana formed by the Mexican-American rock guitarist Carlos Santana consists of 26 studio albums, seven live albums, 61 singles, and 23 compilation albums. Santana formed in 1967 in San Francisco and was originally known as the Carlos Santana Blues Band. The first members were Carlos Santana (lead guitar), Tom ...

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  2. May 18, 2022 · Mixture of Latin, Jazz, World, and Rock Music. Created in San Francisco, Santana is an American Latin Rock band that incorporates much of a “world music” style. Led by guitarist Carlos Santana, they formed in 1966 and made their debut at Woodstock three years later. They have had a multi-platinum winning career, spanning 5 decades with 32 ...

  3. May 07, 2022 · Welcome Welcome to Carlos Alberto Santana Jazz Band website. La Azotea CD is released as of December 21st, 2020! (Click on image below to see details)

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    Early life

    Santana was born in Autlán de Navarro in Jalisco, Mexico on July 20, 1947. He learned to play the violin at age five and the guitar at age eight, under the tutelage of his father, who was a mariachi musician. His younger brother, Jorge, also became a professional guitarist. Santana was heavily influenced by Ritchie Valens at a time when there were very few Mexicans in American rock music. The family moved from Autlán to Tijuana, on the border with the U.S. They then moved to San Francisco, Ca...

    Early career

    Santana was influenced by popular artists of the 1950s such as B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Javier Batiz, and John Lee Hooker. Soon after he began playing guitar, he joined local bands along the "Tijuana Strip" where he was able to begin developing his own sound. He was also introduced to a variety of new musical influences, including jazz and folk music, and witnessed the growing hippie movement centered in San Francisco in the 1960s. After several years spent working as a dishwasher at Tic Toc...

    Record deal, Woodstock breakthrough, and height of success: 1969–1972

    Santana's band was signed by Columbia Records, which shortened its name to simply "Santana". It went into the studio to record its first album in January 1969, finally laying down tracks in May that became its first album. Members were not satisfied with the release, dismissed drummer Bob Livingston, and added Mike Shrieve, who had a strong background in both jazz and rock. The band then lost percussionist Marcus Malone, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter. Michael Carabello was re-...

    Guitars and effects

    Santana played a red Gibson SG Special with P-90 pickups at the Woodstock festival (1969). During 1970–1972, between the release of Abraxas (1970) and Santana III 1971, he used different Gibson Les Pauls and a black Gibson SG Special. In 1974, he played and endorsed the Gibson L6-S Custom. This can be heard on the album Borboletta (1974). From 1976 until 1982, his main guitar was a Yamaha SG 175B, and sometimes a white Gibson SG Custom with three open-coil pick-ups. In 1982, he started to use...


    Santana's distinctive guitar tone is produced by PRS Santana signature guitars plugged into multiple amplifiers. The amps consist of a Mesa Boogie Mark I, Dumble OverdriveReverb and more recently a Bludotone amplifier. Santana compares the tonal qualities of each amplifier to that of a singer producing head/nasal tones, chest tones, and belly tones. A three-way amp switcher is employed on Carlos's pedal board to enable him to switch between amps. Often the unique tones of each amplifier are b...

    Santana became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1965. He married Deborah King, daughter of blues musician Saunders King, in 1973. They have three children named Salvador, Stella, and Angelica, and co-founded a non-profit organization called the Milagro (Miracle) Foundation, which provides financial aid for educational, medical, and other needs.On Octo...

    Studio albums

    1. Love Devotion Surrender(1973) 2. Illuminations(1974) 3. Oneness – Silver Dreams Golden Reality(1979) 4. The Swing of Delight(1980) 5. Havana Moon(1983) 6. Blues for Salvador(1987) 7. Santana Brothers(1993)

    Live albums

    1. Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!(1972) 2. Carlos Santana Live(2004) – unofficial 3. Carlos Santana and Wayne Shorter(2005)

    Compilation albums

    1. Magic of Carlos Santana(2001) 2. Divine Light(2001) 3. The Latin Sound of Carlos Santana(2003) 4. Carlos Santana(2004) 5. Very Best of Carlos Santana(2005) 6. Carlos Santana(2006) 7. Havana Moon/Blues for Salvador(2007) 8. Multi-Dimensional Warrior(2008)

    On November 4, 2014, his memoir The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light was published. ISBN 978-0-31624-492-3

    Soul Sacrifice: The Carlos Santana Story, Simon Leng, 2000
    Space Between the Stars, Deborah Santana, 2004
    Rolling Stone, "The Resurrection of Carlos Santana", Ben Fong Torres, 1972
    New Musical Express, "Spirit of Santana". Chris Charlesworth, November 1973
    Leng, Simon (2000). Soul Sacrifice: The Santana Story. London: Firefly Pub. ISBN 0-946719-29-2.
    McCarthy, Jim (2004). Voices of Latin Rock: The People and Events That Created This Sound (1st ed.). Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Corp. ISBN 0-634-08061-X. Sansoe, Ron, foreword by Carlos Santana
    Molenda, Michael (ed.). Guitar Player Presents Carlos Santana, Backbeat Books, 2010, 124 pp., ISBN 978-0-87930-976-3
    Remstein, Henna. Carlos Santana (Latinos in the Limelight), Chelsea House Publications, 2001, 64 pp., ISBN 0-7910-6473-5
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  5. May 13, 2022 · ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other distinctions, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their

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