Santana "III"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day  is Santana’s, “Santana III”

BY FAR, my favorite Santana album.
This album featured the original Santana band of Carlos on guitar, Michael Shrieve on drums, Dave Brown on bass, Jose ‘Chepito’ Areas on timbales and Michael Catabello on percussion. However, it also was the debut of a 17 year old guitarist named Neal Schon.

This was the first time Carlos recorded with a second guitar player. The results were outstanding, Listen to the ending of the track “Toussaint L’Overture.” Carlos and Neal conclude the songs with a great duel. The story is told that they each recorded their part without the other being present. One would lay down a track, the other would come in later in the day and listen. Then they would lay down an answer, Great stuff!

Santana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998

The best known song on the album is ‘No One To Depend On.’ ‘Everybody’s Everything” was the second single.

Posted by Larry Carta

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