Carlos Santana


Carlos Santana founded the Santana Blues Band in 1966, alongside fellow musicians Gregg Rolie (keyboards and vocals), Michael Shrieve (drums), David Brown (bass), Jose “Chepito” Areas (percussion), and Michael Carabello (percussion). They eventually changed the name to simply Santana, and debuted in 1968 at the Fillmore. Immediately following, they found themselves with a recording contract and a self-titled debut album, which rocketed to the top of the charts after their performance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969. Carlos Santana released his first genuine solo album in 1979, Oneness/Silver Dreams – Golden Reality. Supernatural as released in 1999, and went on to become one of Carlos Santana’s greatest achievements, selling over fifteen million copies and earning Santana nine Grammys, including Album and Record of the Year. The single “Smooth” became an extraordinarily successful hit, and paved the way for Shaman, which Santana released in 2002.  It too was successful, although not the blockbuster its predecessor was, and produced “The Game of Love” (with Michelle Branch), which went on to win a Grammy for best Pop Collaboration with vocals.

Carlos Santana Song List

  • “Smooth”
  • “Maria Maria”
  • “The Game Of Love”
  • “Why Don’t You & I”
  • “Winning”

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