“Abraxas” by Santana - album review

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TJR says

Much lauded LP from the San Franciscan Latin rock sextet who line up: Carlos Santana (lead guitar, backing vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), David Brown (bass), Michael Shrieve (drums), José 'Chepito' Areas (percussion, conga, timbales) and Michael Carabello (percussion, conga). The cover of “Oye Como Va” (Tito Puente, 1963) is the best thing here, where the latin and rock genres genuinely fuse well. Elsewhere, the session jam vibe is just too much for me to bear.

The Jukebox Rebel
15-Jan-2016

A1 [04:51] 4.9.png Santana - Singing Winds, Crying Beasts (Mike Carabello) Psychedelia
A2 [05:24] 3.3.png Santana - Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen (Peter Green - Gábor Szabó ) Rock
A3 [04:17] 5.2.png Santana - Oye Como Va (Tito Puente) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
A4 [04:58] 4.3.png Santana - Incident at Neshabur (Alberto Gianquinto, Carlos Santana) Prog
B1 [02:50] 3.2.png Santana - Se A Cabo (José Areas) Latin
B2 [04:25] 2.9.png Santana - Mother‘s Daughter (Gregg Rolie) Rock
B3 [04:45] 2.5.png Santana - Samba Pa Ti (Carlos Santana) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B4 [04:10] 2.1.png Santana - Hope You‘re Feeling Better (Gregg Rolie) Rock
B5 [01:30] 5.0.png Santana - El Nicoya (José Areas) Latin




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