Santana (1969 album)

Santana
Studio album by Santana
Recorded May 1969
Genre Latin rock
Length 37:29
Label Columbia
Producer Carlos Santana, Brent Dangerfield
Professional reviews
Santana chronology
Santana
(1969)
Abraxas
(1970)


Santana is the debut album released 1969 of the San Francisco rock group, led by guitar player Carlos Santana. The album features the line-up of Carlos (guitar,vocals), Gregg Rolie (organ, piano, vocals), David Brown (bass guitar), Michael Shrieve (drums), Michael Carabello (timbales, congas, percussion) and Jose 'Chepito' Areas (timbales, congas, percussion).

It is a release of largely instrumental music, recorded by what was originally a purely free-form jam band. At the suggestion of manager Bill Graham, the band took to writing more conventional songs for more impact, but managed to retain the essence of improvisation in the music.

The album was destined to be a major release, given a headstart by the band's seminal performance at the Woodstock Festival in August the previous month. The single 'Evil Ways', taken from the album, was a Top 10 hit.

The album was the first of Santana's two self-titled albums, the other being the third album in 1971.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 150 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Track listing (1969 original issue (Columbia CS 9781))

Side 1
  1. "Waiting" (Santana Band)
  2. "Evil Ways" (J. Zack)
  3. "Shades Of Time" (Santana Band)
  4. "Savor" (Santana Band)
  5. "Jingo" (A. Copland)


Side 2
  1. "Persuasion" (Santana Band)
  2. "Treat" (Santana Band)
  3. "You Just Don't Care" (Santana Band)
  4. "Soul Sacrifice" (Santana Band)

Track listing (1999 reissue)

  1. "Waiting" - 4:07
  2. "Evil Ways" - (Henry/Zack) – 4:00
  3. "Shades of Time" - 3:13
  4. "Savor" – 2:47
  5. ""Jingo" - 4:23
  6. "Persuasion" - (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 2:36
  7. "Treat" - (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 4:46
  8. "You Just Don't Care" - (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 4:37
  9. "Soul Sacrifice" - (Brown, Malone, Rolie, Santana) – 6:38
  10. "Savor" (live) - (Brown, Carabello, Malone, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 5:29
  11. "Soul Sacrifice" (live) - (Brown, Malone, Rolie, Santana) – 11:38
  12. "Fried Neckbones" (live) - (Bobo, Correa, Lastie) – 7:13


The last three bonus tracks on the CD release are from Santana's performance at the Woodstock festival.

Track listing (2004 Legacy Edition)

Disc 1:
  1. "Waiting" - (Santana) – 4:07
  2. "Evil Ways" - (Henry/Zack) – 4:00
  3. "Shades Of Time" - (Rolie/Santana) – 3:13
  4. "Savor" - (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 2:46
  5. "Jingo" - (Olatunji) – 4:23
  6. "Persuasion" - (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 2:36
  7. "Treat" - (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 4:46
  8. "You Just Don't Care" - (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 4:37
  9. "Soul Sacrifice" - (Brown, Malone, Rolie, Santana) – 6:38
  10. "Savor" (Alternate Take #2) - (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 2:57
  11. "Soul Sacrifice" (Alternate Take #4) - (Brown, Malone, Rolie, Santana) – 8:50
  12. "Studio Jam" - (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 7:09


Disc 2:
  1. "Fried Neckbones" - (Willie Bobo/William Correa/Melvin Lastie) – 7:41
  2. "Soul Sacrifice" - (Brown, Malone, Rolie, Santana) – 9:06
  3. "Persuasion" - (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 3:52
  4. "Treat" - (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 6:49
  5. "Shades Of Time" - (Rolie/Santana) – 2:29
  6. "Jingo" - (Olatunji) – 5:20
  7. "Waiting" (live) - (Santana) – 4:44
  8. "You Just Don't Care" (live) - (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 4:55
  9. "Savor" (live) - (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 5:25
  10. "Jingo" (live) - (Olajunti) – 5:14
  11. "Persuasion" (live) - (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 3:05
  12. "Soul Sacrifice" (live) - (Brown, Malone, Rolie, Santana) – 11:49
  13. "Fried Neckbones" (live) - (Willie Bobo/William Correa/Melvin Lastie) – 7:13
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Owner Jann Wenner
Publisher Wenner Publishing
Editor Jann Wenner
Will Dana
Founded 1967
Language English
Headquarters New York City, NY
Circulation 1.2 to 1.
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