José Areas

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José “Chepito” Areas
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Background information
Birth nameJosé Octavio Areas Dávila
Also known asChepito Areas
Born (1946-07-25) 25 July 1946 (age 76)
León, Nicaragua
OriginLeón, Nicaragua
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician
Instrument(s)
Years active1969-present
LabelsColumbia World Rock Records

José Octavio "Chepito" Areas Dávila (born 25 July 1946) is a Nicaraguan percussionist best known for having played timbales and Conga drums in the Latin rock group Santana in 1969–1977 and 1987–1989.[1] In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his work in Santana.[2] In 1997, he performed on Abraxas Pool with other members of the early 1970s iteration of Santana, including Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Carabello and Michael Shrieve.[3] Previously, he released an eponymous solo album on Columbia/CBS Records in 1974. La Gigantona, a 1976 collaboration with Nicaraguan singer-songwriter and childhood friend Alfonso Noel Lovo, was reissued by Numero Group in 2012.[4] He was featured along with Richard Bean and Rich Aldana in 2003 CD The Sounds of Santana by "The Tellstars", and he played alongside Michael Shrieve and Rich Aldana in the 2007 CD "Cha Cha Time" by "The Tellstars". Jose Chepito Areas, was the featured artist on, Ray Cepeda’ “The Neo Maya Experience”, 2000, “Solo”, 2012, “Angels over Avalon & Aztlan 2008, Areas of Santaana, 2018, “Areas 51: Return of the Alien” 2019, Ray Cepeda, released on World Rock Records.

Discography[edit]

Solo discography[edit]

  • Jose "Chepito" Areas (1974)

with Santana[edit]

with Abraxas Pool[edit]

Other albums[edit]

  • The Aliens! (1965)
  • Feel It! (1970)
  • Sisyphus (1970)
  • Mwandishi (1970)
  • Shake Off the Demon (1971)
  • Choice Quality Stuff/Anytime (1971)
  • Boz Scaggs & Band (1971)
  • Danny Cox (1971)
  • For Those Who Chant (1972)
  • Brenda Patterson (1973)
  • Crackin' (1975)
  • Foolish Pleasures (1975)
  • Chameleon (1976)
  • La Gigantona (1976)
  • Formerly Of The Harlettes (1978)
  • Tropico (1978)
  • Giants (1978)
  • Passion And Fire (1984)
  • The Healer (1989)
  • Beyond the Thunder (1995)
  • Ray Cepeda, "SOLO" (2012)
  • The Sounds of Santana CD by Mike Roman & The Tellstars (2003)
  • Ray Cepeda, “El Matrimonio del Sol y Luna” 2004
  • Cha Cha Time! CD by Mike Roman & The Tellstars (2007)
  • Bossa n' Ramones (2008)
  • Ray Cepeda, "Angels over Avalon and Aztlan (2008)
  • We Back! (2013)
  • Ray Cepeda, “Areas Of Santaana” (2018)
  • Ray Cepeda “Areas 51 Return of the Alien “ 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Players | Santana". Santana.com. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Santana | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved 15 December 2007.
  3. ^ "Abraxas Pool - Abraxas Pool | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Alfonso Lovo - La Gigantona (2012, Vinyl) | Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 22 August 2019.