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Santana (1st Album)

2 Ratings: 4.5
Jazz and Rock album by Santana

By the time Santana arrived on the San Francisco scene in 1968, theGrateful Dead's freeform antics were already legendary. But Santana was a jam band of another order--fueled by Latin rhythms, blues, bebop, and straight-ahead rock. Having set the audience … see full wiki

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Solid Debut

  • Jun 6, 2004
Rating:
+4
This debut is first rate all the way. Carlos Santana provides some super guitar solos with a cutting edge latin flare. Often overlooked are Greg Rollie's piano, organ, and vocal contributions. His singing on Persuasion, Shades of Time, and You Just Don't Care are very strong. I simply adore the keyboard touches on Treat. That instrumental is a super underatted gem.

I can't overlooked the percussion and drumming either. Its these compelling rhythms that separate Santana from many of the jam bands of the late sixties.

Anyway, this is a fine debut which almost rates on the same level as Abraxas and Santana 3.

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Label: Sony
Artist: Santana
Release Date: March 31, 1998

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