Tag: Santana

Thursday 10/21/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Santana – Blessings and Miracles

Blessings and Miracles is the twenty-sixth studio album by American rock band Santana. The album was released on October 15, 2021.

  1. “Ghost of Future Pull / New Light” 1:24
  2. “Santana Celebration” 3:18
  3. “Rumbalero” (featuring Salvador Santana and Asdru Sierra) 3:56
  4. “Joy” (featuring Chris Stapleton) 3:46
  5. “Move” (featuring Rob Thomas and American Authors) 2:45
  6. “Whiter Shade of Pale” (featuring Steve Winwood) 4:53
  7. “Break” (featuring Ally Brooke) 5:16
  8. “She’s Fire” (featuring Diane Warren and G-Eazy) 3:32
  9. “Peace Power” (featuring Corey Glover) 4:40
  10. “America For Sale” (featuring Kirk Hammett and Marc Osegueda) 6:13
  11. “Breathing Underwater” (featuring Stella Santana, Avi Snow and MVCA) 3:34
  12. “Mother Yes” 4:35
  13. “Song for Cindy” 3:49
  14. “Angel Choir/All Together” (featuring Chick Corea and Gayle Moran Corea) 3:17
  15. “Ghost of Future Pull II” 1:47

Thursday 8/12/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Santana – Marathon (1979)

Marathon is the eleventh studio album by Santana. This marked the beginning of the group’s commercial slide, in spite of having the Top 40 hit “You Know That I Love You”. Alex Ligertwood, who would sing with the group throughout the 1980s, joined the group for this album.

“Marathon” – 1:28
“Lightning in the Sky” – 3:52
“Aqua Marine” – 5:35
“You Know That I Love You” – 4:26
“All I Ever Wanted” – 4:02
“Stand Up” – 4:02
“Runnin” – 1:39
“Summer Lady” – 4:23
“Love” – 3:22
“Stay (Beside Me)” – 3:50
“Hard Times” – 3:57

Alex Ligertwood – lead vocals
Carlos Santana – guitars, backing vocals
Chris Solberg – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Alan Pasqua – keyboards, backing vocals
David Margen – bass
Graham Lear – drums
Armando Peraza – percussion (timbales), backing vocals
Raul Rekow – percussion (congas), backing vocals

Thursday 6/3/21 2pm ET: Sounds of 2000

Featuring music from 2000 – 2009. This week music from Fantasia, Disturbed, Cher, Elton John, Santana, Bo Bice, Michael Jackson, Black Eyed Peas and more . . .

Tuesday 5/25/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Santana – Zebop! (1981)

Zebop! is the 12th studio album by American rock band, Santana, released April 29, 1981. The album had several releases, and various different color cover backgrounds, including pink and red. The album featured “Winning”, one of Santana’s last commercial hits until 1999 release, Supernatural.

“Changes” – 4:27
“E Papa Ré” – 4:32
“Primera Invasion” – 2:08
“Searchin'” – 3:54
“Over and Over” – 4:46
“Winning” – 3:28
“Tales of Kilimanjaro” – 3:24
“The Sensitive Kind” – 3:32
“American Gypsy” – 3:39
“I Love You Much Too Much” – 4:43
“Brightest Star” – 4:49
“Hannibal” – 3:41

Alex Ligertwood – vocals, background vocals
Carlos Santana – guitar, percussion, producer, vocals, background vocals
Chris Solberg – guitar, keyboards, vocals, background vocals
Alan Pasqua – keyboards, vocals, background vocals
Richard Baker – keyboards, organ, piano, synthesizer
David Margen – bass
Graham Lear – drums
Armando Peraza – bongos, percussion, vocals
Raul Rekow – congas, percussion, background vocals
Orestes Vilató – percussion, timbales, background vocals

Wednesday 3/31/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Santana – Inner Secrets (1978)

Inner Secrets is the tenth studio album by Santana. It was released in 1978 and marks the start of the phase of Santana’s career where he moved away from the fusion of Latin, jazz, rock and blues that marked his previous records and began to move towards an album-oriented rock direction. As such, the album’s quality is widely disputed among fans. “Stormy” and “One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison)” were both hit singles. In the Netherlands “Well All Right” was released as a single and reached #22 in the top 40.

Most CD releases of Inner Secrets use a different version of track 3, “One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison)”, than the one that appeared on the original LP, Columbia FC 35600. The version used on most CD releases is an extended disco mix (running time 7:10), that appeared on a 12” single (Columbia 23-10957). The original album version of the track is available on CD in a Japanese Mini LP sleeve, Sony Music SICP 2875, released in 2010 (running time 6:13).

“Dealer/Spanish Rose” – 5:50
“Move On” – 4:27
“One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison)” – 6:13
“Stormy” – 4:45
“Well All Right” – 4:09
“Open Invitation” – 4:45
“Life Is a Lady/Holiday” – 3:47
“The Facts of Love” – 5:28
“Wham!” – 3:24

Greg Walker – lead vocals
Carlos Santana – guitar, backing vocals
Chris Solberg – guitar, backing vocals
Chris Rhyne – keyboards
David Margen – bass
Graham Lear – drums
Armando Peraza – percussion, backing vocals
Raul Rekow – percussion, backing vocals
Pete Escovedo – percussion
Dennis Lambert – clavinet, backing vocals
Mike Boddicker – synthesizer programming

Tuesday 11/24/2020 11:15pm ET: Feature LP: Santana – Supernatural Legacy Edition

Supernatural is the eighteenth studio album by Latin rock band Santana, released on June 15, 1999, on Arista Records. After the group found themselves without a label in the mid-1990s, founding member and guitarist Carlos Santana began talks with Arista president Clive Davis, which led to a new record deal. Davis had originally signed the group to Columbia Records in 1969 when he was president of that label. The pair collaborated with A&R man Pete Ganbarg on the production of Supernatural, as Santana wanted to focus his musical direction towards pop and radio friendly material and proceeded to do so by collaborating with various contemporary guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Rob Thomas, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Lauryn Hill, Dave Matthews, Maná, KC Porter and Cee-Lo Green.

Supernatural became a significant commercial success worldwide, generating renewed interest on Santana’s music. It reached No. 1 in eleven countries, including the US for 12 non-consecutive weeks where it is certified 15× Platinum. The first of six singles from the album, “Smooth” featuring Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas, was a number one success worldwide and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 12 weeks. The next, “Maria Maria”, featuring the Product G&B, was number one in the US for 10 weeks. Supernatural has sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide.

In 2000, the album was the subject of nine Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, making Santana the first Hispanic to do so, and Best Rock Album, tying the record held by Michael Jackson for the most number of awards in a single night. Davis won Album of the Year. Santana also won three Latin Grammy Awards including Record of the Year.

1. “(Da Le) Yaleo” 5:51
2. “Love of My Life” (featuring Dave Matthews and Carter Beauford) 5:48
3. “Put Your Lights On” (featuring Everlast) 4:47
4. “Africa Bamba” 4:40
5. “Smooth” (featuring Rob Thomas) 4:56
6. “Do You Like the Way” (featuring Lauryn Hill and CeeLo Green) 5:52
7. “Maria Maria” (featuring Sincere (David McRae) and Money Harm (Marvin Moore-Hough) as the Product G&B) 4:21
8. “Migra” 5:24
9. “Corazón Espinado” (featuring Maná) 4:32
10. “Wishing It Was” (featuring Eagle-Eye Cherry) 4:59
11. “El Farol” 4:49
12. “Primavera” 5:17
13. “The Calling” (featuring Eric Clapton) 12:27

“Bacalao con Pan” — 5:08
“Angel Love (Come for Me)” — 4:42
“Rain Down on Me” — 4:01
Featuring Dave Matthews and Carter Beauford
“Corazon Espinado (Spanish Dance Remix)” — 8:49
“One Fine Morning” (Lighthouse Cover) — 5:19
“Exodus/Get Up Stand Up (Bob Marley cover)” — 6:09
“Ya Yo Me Cure” — 4:17
“Maria Maria (Pumpin’ Dolls Club Mix)” — 8:39
“Smooth (Instrumental)” — 4:56
“The Calling Jam” — 4:30
“Olympic Festival” — 6:10

Monday 7/20/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Santana

Photo by Roger Goodgroves/REX/Shutterstock (9745315l)

Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American guitarist who rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and roll and Latin American jazz. Its sound featured his melodic, blues-based lines set against Latin and African rhythms played on percussion instruments not generally heard in rock, such as timbales and congas. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2015, Rolling Stone magazine listed him at No. 20 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists. He has received 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, and was inducted along with his namesake band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Santana is an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1966 by Mexican-American guitarist and songwriter Carlos Santana. The band has undergone multiple recording and performing line-ups in its history, with Carlos Santana the only consistent member. Santana had early success with their appearance at Woodstock in 1969 and their first three albums, Santana (1969), Abraxas (1970), and Santana III (1971). Other important core members during this period include Gregg Rolie, Michael Carabello, Michael Shrieve, David Brown, and José “Chepito” Areas, forming the “classic” line-up.

Following its initial success Santana experimented with elements of jazz fusion on Caravanserai (1972), Welcome (1973), and Borboletta (1974). Santana reached a new peak of commercial and critical success with Supernatural (1999) and its singles “Smooth”, featuring singer Rob Thomas, and “Maria Maria”. The album reached No. 1 in eleven countries and sold 12 million copies in the US. In 2014, the “classic” line-up reunited for Santana IV (2016) and the group continue to perform and record.

Santana is one of the best-selling groups of all time with 43.5 million certified albums sold the US, and an estimated 100 million sold worldwide. Its discography include 25 studio albums, 14 of which reached the US top 10. In 1998, the line-up of Santana, Rolie, Carabello, Shrieve, Brown, and Areas was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2000, the band won six Grammy Awards in one night, a record tied with Michael Jackson, and three Latin Grammy Awards.

Tuesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Santana IV

Santana IV is the twenty-fourth studio album (thirty eighth album overall) by American rock band Santana, released in April 2016.

The album reunited most of the surviving members from the early 1970s lineup of the band (including Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Mike Carabello and Michael Shrieve) and was the first time that the quintet had recorded together since 1971’s Santana III. Timbalist José Areas was not invited to participate. Joining these “core” members were later Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts. Santana IV included 16 new tracks written and produced by the band.

1. “Yambu” 3:27
2. “Shake It” 4:45
3. “Anywhere You Want to Go” 5:05
4. “Fillmore East” 7:44
5. “Love Makes the World Go Round” (featuring Ronald Isley) 4:20
6. “Freedom in Your Mind” (featuring Ronald Isley) 5:30
7. “Choo Choo” 4:10
8. “All Aboard” 2:03
9. “Sueños” 5:15
10. “Caminando” 4:21
11. “Blues Magic” 4:26
12. “Echizo” 3:54
13. “Leave Me Alone” 4:01
14. “You and I” 4:20
15. “Come as You Are” 4:52
16. “Forgiveness” 7:22

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from: Steve Miller Band, Captain and Tennille, Santana, George Benson, Elton John, Pablo Cruise, Jimmy Buffett, Foreigner, Elvis Presley, Andy Gibb, Tommy Roe and more . . .

Thursday 6pm: Across The Tracks: Featuring – One (Part 5)

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from Joe Walsh, War, Cher, Nelson, Stevie Nicks, Monroe, Santana, Ed Sheeran, Black Keys, Midnight Oil, Shirelles and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Wednesday 12am: Feature LP: Santana Feat. Buika – Africa Speaks (2019)

Africa Speaks is the twenty-fifth studio album (thirty ninth album overall) by the band Santana, released on Concord Records on June 7, 2019.

The album was produced during a 10-day recording session by Rick Rubin at Rubin’s Shangri La Studios in Malibu, during which they recorded 49 songs. Rubin and Carlos Santana used an eight-piece band (which included Santana’s wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, on drums).

The first track from the album, “Breaking Down the Door”, was released on April 19, 2019. In January 2019, Santana released the EP In Search of Mona Lisa, which served as a preamble to the LP.

1. “Africa Speaks” 4:47
2. “Batonga” 5:43
3. “Oye Este Mi Canto” 5:58
4. “Yo Me Lo Merezco” 6:12
5. “Blue Skies” 9:08
6. “Paraísos Quemados” 5:59
7. “Breaking Down the Door” 4:30
8. “Los Invisibles” 5:54
9. “Luna Hechicera” 4:47
10. “Bambele” 5:51
11. “Candombe Cumbele” 5:36

Friday 11pm: Feature LP: Santana – In Search Of Mona Lisa (2019)

Santana’s debut for Concord records is pretty low key: an EP containing three new songs, along with edits of two of those tracks. It’s intended as an amuse bouche before Global Revelation, an album he recorded with Rick Rubin, but this EP contains none of Rubin’s signature back-to-basics moves. Recorded with producer Narada Michael Walden, it’s slick and shimmering, existing just on the margins of jazz fusion. The presence of bassist Ron Carter on “Lovers from Another Time” underscores this connection, but the EP opens with “Do You Remember Me,” ten minutes of jamming that’s too mellow to be called epic. Santana picks up a bit with “In Search of Mona Lisa,” which bops to a Bo Diddley beat and contains the only sung narrative of the three songs. It sticks out a bit like a sore thumb compared to the grace of “Lovers from Another Time,” which benefits from its glossiness, making Santana and Carter appear to glide. For this track alone, In Search of Mona Lisa is worth a listen, but the other two songs are amiable enough to not be a distraction.

AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

1 Do You Remember Me 9:50
2 In Search of Mona Lisa 5:11
3 Lovers From Another Time 4:46
4 Do You Remember Me [Edit Version] 3:30
5 In Search of Mona Lisa [Edit Version] 3:52

Monday 10pm / Wednesday 12pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

2 classic albums – complete – tonight at 10pm (US East Coast Time) on The LP Lounge – right off the original vinyl, with mixes you can only hear – if you have these LPs (or listen to this show) – Mixed for quadraphonic sound, for people with 4 ears – Santana’s Abraxas and Steely Dan’s Can’t Buy A Thrill…on RadioMaxMusic.com (and the TuneIn app)…

Can’t Buy a Thrill is the debut studio album by the American rock band Steely Dan, released in November 1972 by ABC Records. It was produced by Gary Katz and written by band members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. The album was recorded at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles.

Abraxas is the second studio album by Latin rock band Santana, released in September 1970.

 

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

Bobby JayThis evening on the playlist will be: War, Santana, Isaac Hayes, the Spaniels, LaBelle, Wilson Picket & the Falcons, Johnnie Taylor, the Dells, Tommy Hunt, Blue Magic, the Intruders, the Magnificent Men; (Live in Concert at the Uptown Theatre), and more. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. The link to hear the show again until next Monday is: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsplisten.html. I’ll see you later for “Great Soul Performances” at the home for the “Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.