|Song by Santana from the album Santana|
|Genre||Instrumental rock, chicano rock, latin rock, blues rock, jazz rock, samba rock, psychedelic rock|
|Composer||Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Marcus Malone, David Brown|
|Producer||Brent Dangerfield & Santana|
Woodstock Music and Arts Festival
It was played by Santana at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. It was filmed and later released as a part of the iconic Woodstock documentary. The Woodstock performance of the song is often remembered for Michael Shrieve's elaborate drum solo; Shrieve's name has become synonymous with the early days of Santana and their performance at Woodstock. The performance also features Santana playing two long solos that epitomize his hard-driven, ultra-fast Latin rock-blues sound.
Some of the Woodstock performance of the song was played in the background of Walter Cronkite's audio documentary I Can Hear It Now: The Sixties (1971) in which Cronkite noted that Woodstock was criticized as "an orgy organized by the Communists" and that the Woodstock promoters ended up suing each other.
Brazilian band Os Paralamas do Sucesso has a medley with "Meu Erro", in the live album "Vamo Batê Lata".
British band Mother Earth recorded the song for their "Jesse" single (1994).
- Santana, Carlos. "Santana - Soul Sacrifice (Woodstock 1969) Incredible drum solo by 20 yr old boy! Michael Shrieve".
- Carlos Santana at Woodstock 1969 - Soul Sacrifice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Be2B4FQJwk