José Areas

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José Areas
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Background information
Birth nameJosé Octavio Areas Dávila
Also known asChepito
Born (1946-07-25) July 25, 1946 (age 72)
Leon, Nicaragua
OriginLeon, Nicaragua
GenresLatin rock, funk rock
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsTimbales, percussion, congas, trumpet
Years active1969-present
LabelsColumbia
Associated actsSantana

José Octavio "Chepito" Areas Dávila (born 25 July 1946) is a Nicaraguan percussionist best known for having played timbales 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] Featured along with Richard Bean in The Sounds of Santana CD by Mike Roman & The Tellstars (2003). Featured along with Michael Shrieve in Cha Cha Time! CD by Mike Roman & The Tellstars (2007).

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" (2000)
  • The Sounds of Santana CD by Mike Roman & The Tellstars" (2003)
  • 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)
  • Areas Of Santaana' (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.santana.com/Past-Players/
  2. ^ "Santana". The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved 2007-12-15.
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/abraxas-pool-mw0000617693
  4. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Gigantona-Alfonso-Lovo/dp/B008OHV726