Santana – Abraxas (LP CBS – S 64087, 1970).
Producers: Fred Catero and Carlos Santana
Genre: Rock, Afro-Latina
” Abraxas ” is the second studio album by American rock band Santana , released in September 1970. It has a style that is a mix of Latin American music with rock, blues and jazz, a fusion that would become the trademark of band.
Like its predecessor album, the disc has figured in the list of 500 best albums of all time of the magazine Rolling Stone, appearing in 250th place. Also reached the 7th position in the UK charts.
The album cover shows the 1961 painting, “Annunciation” by Mati Klarwein.
Santana is an American band led by Carlos Santana whose style is a fusion of rock and Afro-Latin rhythms. The band is formed by a variable number of musicians accompanying guitarist and Mexican composer Carlos Santana since the late 60. As the Santana himself, the band is known for helping to spread the “latin rock” around the world .
The group was formed in 1967 in San Francisco, has been best known for his participation in the 1969 edition of the Woodstock Festival.
The first lineup consisted of own Carlos Santana on lead guitar, Tom Fraser on rhythm guitar, Mike Carabello on percussion, Rod Harper on drums and percussion, Gus Rodriguez on bass and Gregg Rolie on vocals and keyboards. In the following years, the group members have been replaced with some frequency, for various reasons, and there was a short interregnum from 1971 to 1972, due to a short break between the group and Carlos Santana.
Em 1998 o grupo foi aceite no Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Tracks / Tracklist:
A1 Singing Winds, Crying Beasts (Michael Carabello) 4:48
A2 Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen (Gabor Szabo, Peter Green) 5:24
A3 Oye Como Va (Voice – Rico Reyes, Tito Puente) 4:19
A4 Incident At Neshabur (Piano – Alberto Gianquinto, Alberto Gianquinto, Carlos Santana) 5:02
B1 If the cable (arranged by C. Areas, Chepito Areas) 2:51
B2 Mother’s Daughter (Gregg Rolie) 4:28
B3 Samba Pa Ti (arranged by Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana) 4:47
B4 Hope You’re Feeling Better (Gregg Rolie) 4:07
B5 El Nicoya (arranged by C. Areas, M. Carabello, Rico Reyes, voice and percussion – Rico Reyes, Chepito Areas) 1:32
album recorded in Pacific Recording Studios.
Solo guitar and voice – Carlos Santana
bass guitar – Dave (David) Brown
Timbales, congas, percussion – Mike Carabello
Battery – Mike Shrieve
Keyboards and vocals – Gregg Rolie
Percussion, conga, timbales – Jose ‘Chepito’ Areas
Floor – Alberto Gianquinto
Percussion – Rico Reyes
Tabla – Steven Saphore
01 I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing – Everywhere You Go – All I Do Is Dream Of You – If I Had A Talking Picture Of You – I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing
02 If You Knew Susie – How Ya Gonna Keep Em Down On The Farm – Row Row Row – Waiting For The Robert E. Lee
03 If I Had Yyou – My Mother’s Eyes
04 It Had To Be You – I’ll Get By – I’ll String Along With You – I’ll Be Seeing You
05 Hold Me – My Happiness – Melancholy Baby – Love Me A Little More
06 Should I Reveal – Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue – I’m Forever Blowin’ Bubbles – Ain’t She Sweet
07 Hometown – In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town – Heart Of My Heart – Underneath The Arches
08 Wyoming Lullaby (Go To Sleep My Baby) – What’ll I Do – When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver – Till We Meet Again
01 Plain Jane – Bobby Darin
02 Barbara Ann – Beach Boys
03 Corrine, Corrina – Joe Turner
04 Lily Maebelle – Valentines
05 Oh, Carol – Neil Sedaka
06 Margie – Fats Domino
07 Cindy, Oh Cindy – Vince Martin & The Tarriers
08 Dede Dinah – Frankie Avalon
09 Jo Ann – Twin-Tones
10 Isabella – Roy Tan & His Combo
11 Hello Mary Lou – Gene Pitney
12 My Bonnie – Ray Charles
13 Kathy-O – Diamonds
14 Lilly Lou – Fabian
15 Jamie – Eddie Holland
16 Gina – Johnny Mathis
17 Elvira – Dallas Frazier
18 Brenda – Glen Campbell
19 Midnight Mary – Jerry Cole
20 Gloria – Passions
21 Baby’s Crazy (Marie, Marie) – Larry Williams
22 Anna (Go To Him) – Arthur Alexander
23 Claudette – Roy Orbison
24 Nadine – Chuck Berry
25 Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie – Eddie Cochran
26 Blanche – Three Friends
27 His Latest Flame – Del Shannon
28 Linda – Jan & Dean