The Incomparable Carlos Santana

jjmyles By jjmyles, 9th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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One of the most Talented Guitarists of our time came from humble roots and has become a legendary talent that is respected and admired throughout the world.

Biography of a legend

On July 27, 1947 A baby boy was born in Jalisco, Mexico . He was one of 7 siblings. The Infant was named Carlos Augustos Alves Santana. As this little boy grew he developed a love for music and by age 5 was playing the violin and by age 8 was becoming proficient on the guitar.

The family eventually moved to San Francisco where Carlos Santana was introduced to new musical influences such as the bluesy sounds of BB King. During the 1960's Santana was exposed to plenty of folk music as the hippie movement took hold in San Francisco.

As Jazz and rock hit the local music scene. Carlos was becoming more and more convinced that he wanted to play music rather then attend college. He worked as a dish washer and He put together the Santana Blues band. He and fellow street musicians Greg Rolie who played Keyboard and Bassist David Brown, started playing where ever they could. The Latin infused Jazz and rock blend took hold and the group became a favorite of the San Francisco Club scene.This eventually lead them to Woodstock where their powerful performances lead to a record deal. Clive Davis of Columbia records signed the group that was now known as Santana.

Carlos Santana has become a legend due to his amazing talent and He and his band are known through out the world for the awesome talent displayed in their songs such as" Lightening in the Sky" and "Maria Maria". My Favorite song is " While my Guitar gently weeps". You can find it on YouTube.

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Carlos Santana, Music Player, Musician, Santana

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author avatar GenkiWorld
9th Jan 2015 (#)

since i was very little, he has been a huge musial influence for me.

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author avatar jjmyles
9th Jan 2015 (#)

I think Santana has been a major influence for so many musicians.

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author avatar PJ Dorantes
9th Jan 2015 (#)

A very talented guitarrist...no doubt about it

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author avatar jjmyles
9th Jan 2015 (#)

There certainly is no doubt about this mans phenomenal talent. you are right about that. ( :-D

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author avatar Carol Roach
10th Jan 2015 (#)

I loved his instrumental El Condo pasa I cant remember the name now, it was on the album Santana Abraxis

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