Santana (1969 album)

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Santana
Studio album by Santana
Released August 1969
Recorded May 1969 at Pacific Recording, San Mateo, California
Genre Latin rock, blues rock, chicano rock, jam rock, jazz-rock, pop rock
Length 37:29
Label Columbia
Producer Santana, Brent Dangerfield
Santana chronology
Santana
(1969)
Abraxas
(1970)
Singles from Santana
  1. "Jingo"
    Released: October, 1969
  2. "Evil Ways"
    Released: December 30, 1969

Santana is the debut studio album by Latin rock band Santana released in 1969. 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 earlier that August. Although "Jingo" failed to create much interest when released as a single, "Evil Ways", the second single taken from the album, was a U.S. Top 10 hit. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 pop album chart. It has been mixed and released in both stereo and quadraphonic.

In 2003 the album was ranked number 149 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau C−[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

The album peaked at number 4 on the Billboard 200 and number 26 on the UK Albums Chart.

Allmusic awards the album 4 and a half stars, by stating "Carlos Santana was originally in his own wing of the Latin Rock hall of fame, neither playing Afro-Cuban with rock guitar, as did Malo, nor flavouring mainstream rock with percussion, as did Chicago."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, David Brown, Michael Shrieve, Michael Carabello and José Areas except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Waiting"   4:03
2. "Evil Ways" (Clarence "Sonny" Henry) 3:54
3. "Shades of Time" (Carlos Santana and Gregg Rolie) 3:14
4. "Savor"   2:47
5. "Jingo" (Babatunde Olatunji) 4:21
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Persuasion"   2:33
7. "Treat"   4:43
8. "You Just Don't Care"   4:34
9. "Soul Sacrifice" (Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, David Brown and Marcus Malone) 6:37

Track listing (1998 reissue)[edit]

Writing credits and songs' lengths are in accord with album's inner notes.

  1. "Waiting" (C. Santana, G. Rolie, J. Areas, D. Brown, M. Carabello, M. Shrieve) – 4:03
  2. "Evil Ways" (Clarence "Sonny" Henry) – 3:57
  3. "Shades of Time" (G. Rolie, C. Santana) – 3:14
  4. "Savor" (C. Santana, G. Rolie, J. Areas, D. Brown, M. Carabello, M. Shrieve) – 2:47
  5. "Jingo" (Babatunde Olatunji) – 4:21
  6. "Persuasion" (C. Santana, G. Rolie, J. Areas, D. Brown, M. Carabello, M. Shrieve) – 2:33
  7. "Treat" (C. Santana, G. Rolie, J. Areas, D. Brown, M. Carabello, M. Shrieve) – 4:43
  8. "You Just Don't Care" (C. Santana, G. Rolie, J. Areas, D. Brown, M. Carabello, M. Shrieve) – 4:34
  9. "Soul Sacrifice" (C. Santana, G. Rolie, Marcus Malone, D. Brown) – 6:38

Bonus tracks: All recorded live at the Woodstock Festival, Saturday, August 16, 1969:

  1. "Savor"† (C. Santana, G. Rolie, J. Areas, D. Brown, M. Carabello, M. Shrieve) – 5:27
  2. "Soul Sacrifice"‡ (C. Santana, G. Rolie, Marcus Malone, D. Brown) – 11:39
  3. "Fried Neckbones"† (Willie Bobo, Melvin Lastie, William Correa) – 7:13

† Previously unreleased.
‡ Released Woodstock (Cotillion SD3-500), July 1970.

Track listing (2004 Legacy Edition)[edit]

Disc 1:

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

Disc 2:

  1. "Fried Neckbones" (Willie Bobo, William Correa, Melvin Lastie) – 7:41
  2. "Soul Sacrifice" (C. Santana, G. Rolie, Marcus Malone, D. Brown) – 9:06
  3. "Persuasion" (C. Santana, G. Rolie, J. Areas, D. Brown, M. Carabello, M. Shrieve) – 3:52
  4. "Treat" (C. Santana, G. Rolie, J. Areas, D. Brown, M. Carabello, M. Shrieve) – 6:49
  5. "Shades of Time" (C. Santana, G. Rolie) – 2:29
  6. "Jingo" (Olatunji) – 5:20
  7. "Waiting" (live) (C. Santana, G. Rolie, J. Areas, D. Brown, M. Carabello, M. Shrieve) – 4:44
  8. "You Just Don't Care" (live) (C. Santana, G. Rolie, J. Areas, D. Brown, M. Carabello, M. Shrieve) – 4:55
  9. "Savor" (live) (C. Santana, G. Rolie, J. Areas, D. Brown, M. Carabello, M. Shrieve) – 5:25
  10. "Jingo" (live) (Olatunji) – 5:14
  11. "Persuasion" (live) (C. Santana, G. Rolie, J. Areas, D. Brown, M. Carabello, M. Shrieve) – 3:05
  12. "Soul Sacrifice" (live) (C. Santana, G. Rolie, Marcus Malone, D. Brown) – 11:49
  13. "Fried Neckbones" (live) (Willie Bobo, William Correa, Melvin Lastie) – 7:13

Tracks 1–6 are from the original studio sessions for the album. Tracks 7–13 are from Santana's performance at the Woodstock Festival.

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levy, Joe; Steven Van Zandt (2006) [2005]. "150 | Santana – Santana". Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (3rd ed.). London: Turnaround. ISBN 1-932958-61-4. OCLC 70672814. Retrieved 16 Apr 2006. 
  2. ^ Santana (1969 album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Santana:Santana". 
  4. ^ "Santana: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  5. ^ "Cover Story – Santana’s "Santana", with illustration by Lee Conklin | The Rock and Roll Report". Retrieved 2012-10-09.