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(Wikipedia)   Happy Birthday to Carlos Santana. Hope he can lead the Royals to victory   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2021-07-20 3:45:29 PM  
Let's hope he can describe his birthday as Smooth.
 
2021-07-20 4:46:03 PM  
HBD

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2021-07-20 5:00:09 PM  
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2021-07-20 5:17:02 PM  
this album is fantastic. might be my favorite of his career.

Bliss: The Eternal Now
Youtube Bp1gzeUnXWE
 
2021-07-20 5:24:45 PM  
One of my favorite drum solos ever. They were all tripping their faces off. 
Santana - Soul Sacrifice 1969 Woodstock live concierto HQ
Youtube JaaT_HRb4GU
 
2021-07-20 5:43:48 PM  

Exile On Beale Street: One of my favorite drum solos ever. They were all tripping their faces off.


yup.  the festival was already kinda starting to break down, Carlos and his band thought they weren't going on for another 4-5 hours and they'd have time to come down.  festival organizer:  "uh someone dropped out and someone else doesn't feel like playing, can you guys go on in 30 minutes?"

"..................uhhhhh.......OK????​??"4

I've seen him about 5-6 times over the  years, first one around 1995 or so.  stopped after about 2003.  he wasn't the same after "Smooth". Less improvisational, more like re-creating Smooth.  still an absolute murderer on guitar but i just felt the improvisational thing was lacking.  still love him though.
 
2021-07-20 6:10:36 PM  
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He is one lucky bastid.
 
2021-07-20 6:15:12 PM  
Is it still 100% legal to hurl an empty pint glass at anyone who deigns to do "Smooth" on Karaoke night?
 
2021-07-20 7:14:07 PM  
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https://www.carlosshoes.com

Any hack can play guitar. It takes a real artist to design women's shoes.


/No sure if Carlos actually does any designing...
 
2021-07-20 7:25:45 PM  
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2021-07-20 7:56:59 PM  
In addition to being a virtuoso, he designs some really nice looking footwear. I had a beautiful pair of suede/snakeskin boots with a 3" heel that I wore up until I broke my ankle a couple of years ago. I've since given them away.  It is mostly sensible shoes now (off my lawn).
 
2021-07-20 8:35:54 PM  
Happy birthday Mr Santana!


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2021-07-20 9:19:39 PM  
I saw them in 1978 at Northrup Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus. One of the better concerts I went to. I keep Moonflower in the CD changer in my 1997 Explorer. I never get tired of it.
 
2021-07-20 9:35:50 PM  
Subby, *slap*. Shut your mouth. Santana might help the Royals not suck again (fingers crossed). I was born in 1981. Too young for the '85 series win. For the bulk of my life, the Royals (and Chiefs) have been at best, "you tried your hardest *pat on head*".

The Royals have new owners and they might actually spend money on talent (stop laughing). Sadly, if you do the math, their next world series win will be in roughly 2045. I'll be 65 and there will be no professional teams in Florida or on the West coast.
 
2021-07-20 9:55:49 PM  

Exile On Beale Street: One of my favorite drum solos ever. They were all tripping their faces off. [YouTube video: Santana - Soul Sacrifice 1969 Woodstock live concierto HQ]


Santana's sound (and record sales) convinced a lot of other bands to get a second percussionist.

The guitar solo at the end of Open Invitation is easily in my top 10 solos ever. Perfection. Happy birthday, guitar god dude.

Open Invitation ~ Santana
Youtube jn-UZwtLfH4
 
2021-07-20 10:24:17 PM  

Al Tsheimers: I saw them in 1978 at Northrup Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus. One of the better concerts I went to. I keep Moonflower in the CD changer in my 1997 Explorer. I never get tired of it.


How do you feel about Lotus? That's pretty much the highlight of MKII or whatever that lineup is IMO. Still never come close to III however.
 
2021-07-20 10:47:59 PM  

drewogatory: Al Tsheimers: I saw them in 1978 at Northrup Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus. One of the better concerts I went to. I keep Moonflower in the CD changer in my 1997 Explorer. I never get tired of it.

How do you feel about Lotus? That's pretty much the highlight of MKII or whatever that lineup is IMO. Still never come close to III however.


I live in the U.S., so I have never even seen a copy of Lotus. I believe it was import only here.
Strangely, in a previous life, I was a Lotus Notes administrator, and it was an excellent product until IBM bought it and ducked it up. Exchange finally caught up to it a decade later.
 
2021-07-20 11:29:39 PM  
I saw them at the free Diamond Head Crater Festival in 1968.

It was awesome.

I rule.
 
2021-07-21 12:58:24 AM  
Let's don't forget about it
 
2021-07-21 1:19:50 AM  
He was my first concert. I was maybe five feet from him, I was captivated. I'm not sure if I looked at another member of his band after he hit that first note, I could not stop watching his hands. I've loved him since my older brother turned me onto him, he is magical to see live.
 
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