'Santana' is the debut studio from Latin rock legend Carlos Santana and released in 1969.
Over half of the album's length is composed of instrumental music, recorded by what was originally a purely free-form jam band. At the suggestion of manager Bill Graham, the band took to writing more conventional songs for more impact, but managed to retain the essence of improvisation in the music. By the time Santana arrived on the San Francisco scene in 1968, the Grateful Dead's freeform antics were already legendary. But Santana was a jam band of another order - fueled by Latin rhythms, Blues, Be-Bop, and straight-ahead rock.
Having set the audience at the 1969 Woodstock festival on its collective ear, the band did the same for the nation with its self-titled debut, released later that summer. Songs such as 'Evil Ways,' 'Jingo,' and 'Soul Sacrifice' contain extraordinary ensemble playing, powered by percolating congas and timbales and topped by the grippingly human cry of Carlos Santana's guitar.
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Label: Columbia Legacy Sony Music
Catalogue numbers: 88875194281
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Recorded At-Pacific Recording Studios
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Matrix / Runout-85356 1A MOVLP 040
Matrix / Runout-85356 1B MOVLP 040
Label Code-LC 00162
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