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BIRTHDAY: July 20, 1947
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Smooth" (1999)
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BIGGEST LP: Supernatural (1999)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 10
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ROLLING STONE: '100 Greatest Artists of All Time': # 90
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ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 1998
button.gif (123 bytes) "The sound of Santana is melody, which is the woman, and rhythm, which is the man." - Carlos Santana

 
TIMELINE

Carlos Santanabutton.gif (123 bytes) Santana has spanned over 3 decades of music in various incarnations of members and players, with Carlos Santana always being the frontman and the inspiration for their blend of world music and rock sensibility. Carlos Santana was born July 20, 1947 in Mexico and later moved to California with his family as a teenager. Musical influences first came in the form of his father who was a mariachi violinist. It was in San Francisco where Carlos was able to find a mix for his traditional Mexican musical roots and his developing interests in rock and roll within a diverse musical community.

The 1960's...

Santana - 'Abraxas'button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana's success began in San Francisco as part of the Santana Blues Band by 1966. The group then became Santana and performed at Woodstock. In December, 1969, Santana was released and after their impressive Woodstock performance, Santana signed with Columbia Records. The group hit it big with the classics "Evil Ways" and "Jingo." The original lineup of the group included Carlos, Gregg Rolie, David Brown, Michael Shrieve, Mike Carabello, and Jose Chepito. Santana was certified gold in 1969.

1970...

September
Santana - 'Santana III'button.gif (123 bytes) Abraxas was released with the hits "Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen" and "Oye Como Va" and the LP topped the charts.

1971...

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana III was released with the favorites "Everybody's Everything" and "No One To Depend On" and also topped the LP charts. Neal Schon, Tom Rutley, and Coke Escovedo joined the group as Brown left.

1972...

June
Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live! was released and certified gold.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Caravanserai was released and the lineup of the group changed as Rolie and Schon departed and formed Journey.

1973...

Carlos Santana - Love, Devotion And Surrenderbutton.gif (123 bytes) Welcome and Love, Devotion And Surrender were released and certified gold.

1974...

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Illuminations (a collaboration with Alice Coltrane and David Holland) and Borboletta were released

September
Santana - Santana's Greatest Hitsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Santana released a hits compilation - Santana's Greatest Hits.

1976...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Amigos was released with another new line-up of group members which was to change again by the end of the year.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Amigos was certified gold.

1977...

January
Santana - Festivalbutton.gif (123 bytes) Santana released Festival.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Festival was certified gold.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Moonflower was released.

December
Santana - Moonflowerbutton.gif (123 bytes) Moonflower was certified gold.

1978...

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Inner Secrets was released and certified gold.

1979...

October
Santana - Marathonbutton.gif (123 bytes) Marathon was released.

1980...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the Top 40 with "You Know That I Love You."
from the LP
Marathon
ARC chart run: 38 - 35 - off
Santana - "You Know That I Love You" (Single)available for download at iTunes and Amazon.mp3

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The Swing Of Delight was released.

1981...# 77 Singles Artist of the Year

March
Santana - Zebop!button.gif (123 bytes) Zebop! was released with the hit "Winning."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the Top 40 with "Winning."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Zebop! was certified gold.

1982...# 80 Singles Artist of the Year

August
Santana - Shangobutton.gif (123 bytes) Shango was released.
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the Top 40 with "Hold On."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the Top 10 with "Hold On."

1983...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Havana Moon was released.

1985...# 175 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Santana - "Hold On" (Single) from the LP 'Shango'button.gif (123 bytes) Beyond Appearances was released.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana appeared at Live Aid.

1986...

La Bamba soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana worked on the music for the film La Bamba.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Abraxas was certified 4x platinum, Santana was certified 2x platinum, Santana III was certified 2x platinum, Caravanserai was certified platinum, Santana's Greatest Hits was certified platinum, and Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live! was certified platinum.

1987...

February
Santana - Freedombutton.gif (123 bytes) Freedom was released.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Blues For Salvador was released.
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana participated in the "Rock 'N Roll Summit" concert.

1988...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for Blues For Salvador.

October
Santana - Viva Santana!button.gif (123 bytes) Viva Santana! was released.
button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana toured with jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter.

1989...

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Borboletta was certified gold.

1990...

June
Santana - Spirits Dancing In The Fleshbutton.gif (123 bytes) Spirits Dancing In The Flesh was released.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Moonflower was certified platinum.

1991...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana's Greatest Hits was certified 2x platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana was arrested on marijuana possession charges in Houston, TX.

1992...

May
Santana - Milagrobutton.gif (123 bytes) Milagro was released as Santana changed record companies and signed with Polydor Records.

1993...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance ("Gypsy/Grajonca").

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Sacred Fire: Santana Live In South America was released.

1994...

January
Santana Brothersbutton.gif (123 bytes) Santana Brothers was released.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Marathon was certified gold.

1995...

button.gif (123 bytes) Santana signed with Arista Records.

1996...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance ("Every Now And Then" with Vernon Reid).

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana was honored with the Billboard Century Award.

1997...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll includes "Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen."

March
Santana - Live At The Filmore '68button.gif (123 bytes) Live At The Fillmore 1968 was released.
button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana was honored as the Latino Music Legend of the Year at the Chicano Music Awards.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Moonflower was certified 2x platinum and Viva Santana! was certified gold.

1998...

March
Santana - The Best Of Santanabutton.gif (123 bytes)Santana was inducted into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame.
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The Best Of Santana was released.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Ranked # 87 on VH1: Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll (and # 43 on Rock On The Net's Poll).

1999... # 48 Singles Artist of the Year

June
Santana - 'Supernatural'button.gif (123 bytes) Supernatural was released with collaborations with Lauryn Hill, Eric Clapton, Wyclef Jean, Dave Matthews, Everlast, and more. The first single "Smooth" featuring Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 hit #1 on the singles charts by the end of the year propelling the LP to the top of the charts as well. Santana said of the LP: "You can really feel God's hand in this. Usually when you do a CD with so many incredibly talented people there's no glue, no cohesiveness. But on Supernatural, everyone involved from the musicians to the engineers understood the intentions, motives and purpose of making this CD. We all the bullseye."

June
Santana featuring Rob Thomas - "Smooth" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Supernatural was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the Top 40 with "
Smooth" featuring Rob Thomas.
ARC chart run: 38 - 29 - 21 - 15 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 8 - 10 - 13 - 17 - 20 - 24 - 28 - 33 - 38 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3
button.gif (123 bytes) Supernatural topped the Billboard Latin 50 Albums chart for 1 week.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Supernatural was certified platinum.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Supernatural was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the
Top 10 with "Smooth."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit #1 for a week with "Smooth" and also topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks.
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The Best Of Santana was certified gold and Supernatural was certified 3x platinum.
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Smooth" topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 for 25 weeks.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Smooth" was certified platinum (and topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Airplay chart for 5 weeks, the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for 2 weeks, and the Billboard Top 40 Tracks chart for 10 weeks).
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Supernatural was certified 5x platinum and Zebop! was certified platinum.

2000... # 26 Singles Artist of the Year

SantanaJanuary
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana won an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Supernatural) and was also nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group.
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Supernatural was certified 7x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana returned to the Top 40 with "
Maria, Maria" (featuring The Product G&B) at the end of the month.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana dominated the Grammy Awards with awards for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album (Supernatural), Record of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("Smooth" with Rob Thomas), Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Maria, Maria"), Best Pop Instrumental Performance ("El Farol"), Best Rock Instrumental Performance ("The Calling" with Eric Clapton), and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal ("Put Your Lights On" with Everlast). Santana was also nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("Love Of My Life" with Dave Matthews).
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Maria, Maria" was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Supernatural was certified 8x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) "Maria, Maria" topped the Billboard Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 4 weeks.

March
Santana featuring The Product G&B - "Maria, Maria" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana told Rolling Stone that he was sexually abused as a child in Mexico.
button.gif (123 bytes) Supernatural was certified 10x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Best Of Santana was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the Top 10 with "Maria, Maria."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Supernatural was certified 11x platinum, Santana's Greatest Hits was certified 7x platinum, Abraxas was certified 5x platinum, and Shango was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana also won a California Music Award for Outstanding Album and Single ("Smooth").
button.gif (123 bytes) "Maria, Maria" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks and the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts for 3 weeks.
button.gif (123 bytes) Supernatural topped the UK charts for 2 weeks.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana were awarded Favorite Artist or Group, Rock at the Blockbuster Awards.
button.gif (123 bytes) Supernatural was certified 12x platinum.

June
Santana featuring Everlast - "Put Your Lights On" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the Top 40 with "Put Your Lights On" (featuring Everlast).

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Supernatural was certified 13x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana were nominated for a few Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year ("Corazon Espinado"), Best Pop Instrumental Performance ("El Farol"), and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals ("Corazon Espinado").

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the Top 40 with "Love Of My Life" (featuring Dave Matthews).
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana won 3 Latin Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Rock Performance by a Duo or Group ("Corazon Espinado" with Mana) and Pop Instrumental Performance ("El Farol").

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana ended touring for the year and become a husband again: "It's important for me to be husband for 6 months... no Santana, no concerts."

November
Santana - The Best Of Santana 2button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone & MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs includes "Smooth" at # 32.
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana released The Best Of Santana Volume 2.
button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos took home 2 'My VH1' Awards - Man of the Year and Your Song Kicked Ass But Was Played Too Damn Much Award ("Smooth").

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana topped Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top Internet Album (Supernatural), Top Hot 100 Singles Sales ("Maria, Maria"), and Top Hot Adult Top 40 Track ("Smooth").

2001...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Albums includes Abraxas at # 85.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana was a recipient of Rock The Vote's Patrick Lippert Award for his work with the Milagro Foundation.
button.gif (123 bytes) Supernatural was certified 14x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana was nominated for a Brit Award for Best International Group

2002... # 61 Singles Artist of the Year

October
Santana - Shamenbutton.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the Top 40 with Michelle Branch with "The Game Of Love" (and the Top 10 in a few weeks).
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana's next LP,
Shaman, included many collaborations with well-known and current music artists.
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The Essential Santana was also released.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana topped the Billboard 200 LP chart with Shaman.
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit
#1 for 2 weeks with Michelle Branch with "The Game Of Love."
Santana featuring Michelle Branch - "The Game Of Love" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Santana topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart for 13 weeks with "The Game Of Love."
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Shaman was certified 2x platinum.

2003... # 43 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana performed at the pre-show of Super Bowl XXXVII.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("The Game Of Love" with Michelle Branch).
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana began his world tour in Texas.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for 4 weeks with "The Game Of Love" with Michelle Branch.

June
Santana - "Why Don't You And I" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years includes "Smooth" at # 60.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the Top 40 with help from Alex Band of The Calling with "Why Don't You & I."
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana donated all proceeds from his North American tour to the AIDS charity, Artists for a New South Africa.

September
Santana - Ceremony - Remixes & Raritiesbutton.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the Top 10 with "Why Don't You & I."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 Tracks chart for 9 weeks with "Why Don't You & I."

December
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Ceremony - Remixes & Rarities was released - a collections of unreleased tracks and remixes.
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Supernatural was certified 15x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana topped the
Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top Hot Adult Contemporary Track (The Game Of Love" with Michelle Branch).
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-Timebutton.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: # 150: Santana, # 205: Abraxas.

2004...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana could be heard on the soundtrack for Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights with "Satellite."

April
Santana featuring Michelle Branch - "I'm Feeling You" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The Immortals - The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time included Santana at # 90.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 132 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...# 78 Singles Artist of the Year

September
Santana - All That I Ambutton.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the Top 40 with "I'm Feeling You" (featuring Michelle Branch).

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The next Santana LP All That I Am was released.
button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana could be heard on
Shakira's LP Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 on the track "Illegal."

December
Santana - "Just Feel Better" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the Top 40 with "Just Feel Better" (featuring Steven Tyler).
button.gif (123 bytes) The Essential Santana was certified gold.

2006.. # 124 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Santana - Carlos Santana & Wayne Shorter - Live At Montreux Jazz Festivalbutton.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana was honored with the Hall of Fame Award at the NAACP Image Awards.
button.gif (123 bytes) All That I Am was certified gold.

2007..# 92 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Santana - Ultimate Santanabutton.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart helping out Shakira with "Illegal."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Carlos Santana released Carlos Santana & Wayne Shorter - Live At Montreux Jazz Festival - a live set from 1987.

October
Santana featuring Chad Kroeger - "Into The Night" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Ultimate Santana was released.
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana hit the Top 40 with help from
Chad Kroeger with "Into The Night."

2008...# 92 Singles Artist of the Year

April
Santana - Multi-Dimensional Warriorbutton.gif (123 bytes) The single "Into The Night" was certified platinum.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana released
Multi-Dimensional Warrior.

2010...

February
Santana - 'The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time'button.gif (123 bytes) Santana released the anniversary edition of Supernatural (Legacy Edition).

June
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The Essential 3.0 Santana was released

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Ultimate Santana was certified gold.

September
Santana - 'Shape Shifter'button.gif (123 bytes) The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time was released.

2012...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Santana released
Shape Shifter.

2014...



LPs
Santana - Santana LP Santana
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: December, 1969
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 4
Tracks: "Waiting" - "Evil Ways" - "Shades Of Time" - "Savor" - "Jingo" - "Persuasion" - "Treat" - "You Just Don't Care" - "Soul Sacrifice" - "Savor" (live) - "Soul Sacrifice" (live) - "Fried Neckbones" (live)
Santana - 'Abraxas'
iTunes
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Abraxas
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: September, 1970
US: 5x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 6 weeks)
Tracks: "Singing Winds, Crying Beasts" - "Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen" - "Oye Como Va" - "Incident At Neshabur" - "Se A Cabo" - "Mother's Daughter" - "Samba Pa Ti" - "Hope You're Feeling Better" - "El Nicoya" - "Se A Cabo" (live) - "Toussaint L'Overture" (live) - "Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen" (live)
Santana - 'Santana III'
iTunes
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Santana III
Released: September, 1971
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 5 weeks)
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Batuka" - "No One To Depend On" - "Taboo" - "Toussaint L'Overture" - "Everybody's Everything" - "Guajira" - "Jungle Strut" - "Everything's Coming Our Way" - "Para Los Ruberos" - "Batuka" (live) - "Jungle Strut" (live) - "Gumbo" (live)
Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live! Carlos Santana: Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!
Released: July, 1972
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 8
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Live Tracks: "Marbles" - "Lava" - "Evil Ways" - "Faith Interlude" - "Them Changes" - "Free Form Funkafide Filth"
Santana - Caravanserai Caravanserai
Released: December, 1972
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 8
Tracks: "Eternal Caravan Of Reincarnation" - "Waves Within" - "Look Up (To See What's Coming Down)" - "Just In Time To See The Sun" - "Song Of The Wind" - "All The Love Of The Universe" - "Future Primitive" - "Stone Flower" - "Fuente Del Ritmo" - "Every Step Of The Way"
Santana - Welcome Welcome
Released: 1973
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 25
Tracks: "Going Home" - "Love Devotion And Surrender" - "Samba De Sausalito" - "When I Look Into Your Eyes" - "Yours Is The Light" - "Mother Africa" - "Light Of Life" - "Flame-Sky" - "Welcome"
Carlos Santana - Love, Devotion And Surrender Carlos Santana: Love, Devotion And Surrender
Released: 1973
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 14
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "A Love Supreme" - "Naima" - "The Life Divine" - "Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord" - "Meditation"
Carlos Santana -  Illuminations Carlos Santana: Illuminations
Released: 1974
Billboard peak: # 79
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Guru Sri Chinmoy Aphorism" - "Angel of Air" - "Angel of Water" - "Bliss: The Eternal Now" - "Angel of Sunlight" - "Illuminations"
Santana - Santana's Greatest Hits Santana's Greatest Hits
Released: September, 1974
US: 7x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 17
Tracks: "Evil Ways" - "Jingo" - "Hope You're Feeling Better" - "Samba Pa Ti" - "Persuasion" - "Black Magic Woman" - "Oye Como Va" - "Everything's Coming Our Way" - "Se A Cabo" - "Everybody's Everything"
Santana - Borboletta Borboletta
Released: October, 1974
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 20
Tracks: "Spring Manifestations" - "Canto De Los Flores" - "Life Is Anew" - "Give And Take" - "One With The Sun" - "Aspirations" - "Practice What You Preach" - "Mirage" - "Here And Now" - "Flor De Canela" - "Promise Of The Fisherman" - "Borboletta"
Santana - Amigos Amigos
Released: March, 1976
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 10
Tracks: "Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)" - "Take Me With You" - "Let Me" - "Gitano" - "Tell Me Are You Tired" - "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)" - "Let It Shine"
Santana - Festival Festival
Released: January, 1977
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 27
Tracks: "Carnaval" - "Let The Children Play" - "Let The Children Play" - "Jugando" - "Give Me Love" - "Verao Vermelho" - "Let The Music Set You Free" - "Revelations" - "Reach Up" - "The River" - "Try A Little Harder" - "Maria Caracole"
Santana - Moonflower Moonflower
Released: October, 1977
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 10
Live Tracks: "Dawn / Go Within" - "Carnaval" - "Let The Children Play" - "Jugando" - "I'll Be Waiting" - "Zulu" - "Bahia" - "Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen" - "Dance Sister Dance" - "Europa" - "She's Not There" - "Flor D'luna" - "Soul Sacrifice / Head, Hands & Feet" - "El Morocco" - "Transcendance" - "Savor / Toussaint L'overture"
Santana - Inner Secrets Inner Secrets
Released: October, 1978
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 27
Tracks: "Dealer / Spanish Rose" - "Move On" - "One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)" - "Stormy" - "We All Right" - "Open Invitation" - "Life Is A Lady / Holiday" - "The Facts Of Love" - "Wham"
Santana - Marathon Marathon
Released: October, 1979
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 25
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Marathon" - "Lightning In The Sky" - "Aqua Marine" - "You Know That I Love You" - "All I Ever Wanted" - "Stand Up" - "Runnin'" - "Summer Lady" - "Love" - "Stay (Beside Me)" - "Hard Times"
Santana - The Swing Of Delight The Swing Of Delight
Released: August, 1980
Billboard peak: # 65
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Swapan Tari" - "Love Theme From 'Spartacus'" - "Phuler Matan" - "Song For My Brother" - "Jharna Kala" - "Gardenia" - "La Llave" - "Golden Hours" - "Sher Khan, The Tiger"
Santana - Zebop! Zebop!
Released: March, 1981
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 9
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Changes" - "E' Papa Re'" - "Primera Invasion" - "Searchin'" - "Over And Over" - "Winning" - "Tales Of Kilimanjaro" - "The Sensitive Kind" - "American Gypsy" - "I Love You Much Too Much" - "Brightest Star" - "Hannibal"
Santana - Shango Shango
Released: August, 1982
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 22
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "The Nile" - "Hold On" - "Night Hunting Time" - "Nowhere To Run" - "Nueva York" - "Oxum (Oshun)" - "Body Surfing" - "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)" - "Let Me Inside" - "Warrior" - "Shango"
Carlos Santana - Havana Moon Carlos Santana: Havana Moon
Released: April, 1983
Billboard peak: # 31
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Watch Your Step" - "Lightnin'" - "Why Do You Love" - "Mudbone" - "One With You" - "Ecuador" - "Tales Of Kilimanjaro" - "Havana Moon" - "Daughter Of The Night" - "They All Went To Mexico" - "Vereda Tropical"
Santana - Beyond Appearances Beyond Appearances
Released: February, 1985
Billboard peak: # 50
Tracks: "Breaking Out" - "Written in Sand" - "Brotherhood" - "Spirit" - "Right Now" - "Who Loves You" - "I'm The One Who Loves You" - "Say It Again" - "Two Points Of View" - "How Long" - "Touchdown Raiders"
Santana - Freedom Freedom
Released: February, 1987
Billboard peak: # 95
Tracks: "Veracruz" - "She Can't Let Go" - "Once It's Gotcha" - "Love Is You" - "Songs Of Freedom" - "Deeper, Dig Deeper" - "Praise" - "Mandela" - "Before We Go" - "Victim Of Circumstance"
Carlos Santana - Blues For Salvador Carlos Santana: Blues For Salvador
Released: October, 1987
Billboard peak: # 195
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Bailando / Aquatic Park" - "Bella" - "I'm Gone" - "'Trane" - "Deeper, Dig Deeper" - "Mingus" - "Now That You Know" - "Hannibal" - "Blues For Salvador"
Santana - Viva Santana! Viva Santana!
Released: October, 1988
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 142
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Everybody's Everything" - "Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen" - "Guajira" - "Jungle Strut" - "Jingo" - "Ballin'" - "Bambara" - "Angel Negro" - "Incident At Neshabur" - "Just Let The Music Speak" - "Super Boogie / Hong Kong Blues" - "Song Of The Wind" - "Abi Cama" - "Vilato" - "Paris Finale" - "Brotherhood" - "Open Invitation" - "Aqua Marine" - "Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)" - "Europa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile)" - "Peraza I" - "She's Not There" - "Bambele" - "Evil Ways" - "Daughter Of The Night" - "Peraza II" - "Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen" (Live in Montreal) - "Oye Como Va" - "Persuasion" - "Soul Sacrifice"
Santana - Spirits Dancing In The Flesh Spirits Dancing In The Flesh
Released: June, 1990
Billboard peak: # 85
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Let There Be Light / Spirits Dancing In The Flesh" - "Gypsy Woman" - "It's A Jungle Out There" - "Soweto (Africa Libre)" - "Choose" - "Peace On Earth... Mother Earth... Third Stone From The Sun" - "Fool Moon" - "Who's That Lady" - "Jin-Go-Lo-Ba" - "Goodness And Mercy"
Santana - Milagro Milagro
Released: May, 1992
Billboard peak: # 102
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Milagro" - "Somewhere In Heaven" - "Saja / Right On" - "Your Touch" - "Life Is For Living" - "Red Prophet" - "Aqua Que Va Caer" - "Make Somebody Happy" - "Free All The People (South Africa)" - "Gypsy / Grajonca" - "We Don't Have To Wait" - "A Dios"
Santana - Sacred Fire - Santana Live In South Africa Sacred Fire: Santana Live In South America
Released: November, 1993
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 181
Live Tracks: "Angels All Around Us" - "Vive La Vida" - "Esperando" - "No One To Depend On" - "Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen" - "Oye Como Va" - "Samba Pa Ti" - "Guajira" - "Make Somebody Happy" - "Toussaint L'Overture" - "Soul Sacricice / Don't Try This At Home" - "Europa" - "Ji-Go-Lo-Ba"
Santana Brothers Santana Brothers
Released: January, 1994
Billboard peak: # 191
Tracks: "Transmutation / Industrial" - "Thoughts" - "Luz Amore Y Vida" - "En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor" - "Contigo" - "Blues Latino" - "La Danza" - "Brujo" - "The Trip" - "Reflections" - "Morning In Marin"
Santana - Live At The Filmore '68 Live At The Fillmore 1968
Released: March, 1997
Live Tracks: "Jingo" - "Persuasion" - "Treat" - "Chunk A Funk" - "Fried Neckbones" - "Conquistadore Rides Again" - "Soul Sacrifice" - "As The Years Go Passing By" - "Freeway"
Santana - The Best Of Santana The Best Of Santana
Released: March, 1998
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 82
Tracks: "Jingo" - "Evil Ways" - "Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen" - "Oye Como Va" - "Samba Pa Ti" - "She's Not There" - "No One To Depend On" - "Open Invitation" - "Hold On" - "Bella" - "Winning" - "All I Ever Wanted" - "Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)" - "Europa" - "Everybody's Everything" - "Soul Sacrifice"
Santana - 'Supernatural'
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Supernatural
Released: June, 1999
US: 15x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 12 weeks)
Tracks: "(Da Le) Yaleo" - "Love Of My Life" - "Put Your Lights On" - "Africa Bamba" - "Smooth" - "Do You Like The Way" - "Maria, Maria" - "Migra" - "Corazon Espinado" - "Wishing It Was" - "El Farol" - "Primavera" - "The Calling"
Santana - The Best Of Santana 2 The Best Of Santana Volume 2
Released: November, 2000
Tracks: "Persuasion" - "You Just Don't Care" - "Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen" (live) - "Incident At Neshabur" - "Se Acabo" - "Hope You're Feeling Better" - "Toussaint L'Overture" - "Guajira" - "Everything's Coming Our Way" - "Europa" (live) - "Stormy" - "Well All Right" - "One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)" - "Peace On Earth... Mother Earth... Third Stone From The Sun"
Santana - Shamen Shaman
Released: October, 2002
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 1 week)
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Adouma" - "Nothing At All" - "The Game Of Love" - "You Are My Friend" - "Amore (Sexo)" - "Foo Foo" - "Victory Is Won" - "Since Supernatural" - "America" - "Sideways" - "Why Don't You & I" - "Feels Like Fire" - "Aye Aye Aye" - "Hoy Es Adios" - "One Of These Days" - "Novus"
Santana - The Essential Santana The Essential Santana
Released: October, 2002
US: Gold
Tracks: "Jingo" - "Evil Ways" - "Soul Sacrifice" - "Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen" - "Oye Como Va" - "Samba Pa Ti" - "Everybody's Everything" - "No One To Depend On" - "Toussaint L'Overture" - "Guajira" - "La Fuente Del Ritmo" - "In A Silent Way" (live) - "Love, Devotion & Surrender" - "Mirage" - "Carnival" - "Let The Children Play" - "Jugando" - "She's Not There" - "Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)" (live) - "Europa" - "Stormy" - "Well All Right" - "Open Invitation" - "Aqua Marine" - "You Know That I Love You" - "All I Ever Wanted" - "Winning" - "Hold On" - "Nowhere To Run" - "Say It Again" - "Veracruz" - "Blues For Salvador" - "The Healer"
Santana - All That I Am All That I Am
Released: November, 2005
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone: 2 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: C-
Tracks: "Hermes" - "Fuego" - "I'm Feeling You" - "My Man" - "Just Feel Better" - "I Am Somebody" - "Con" - "Twisted" - "Trinity" - "Cry Baby Cry" - 'Brown Skin Girl" - "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love" - "Da Tu Amor"
Santana - Carlos Santana & Wayne Shorter - Live At Montreux Jazz Festival Carlos Santana & Wayne Shorter - Live At Montreux Jazz Festival
Released: March, 2007
Live Tracks: "Spiritual" - "Peraza" - "Shhh" - "Incident At Neshabur" - "Elegant People" - "Goodness & Mercy - Sanctuary" - "For Those Who Chant" - "Blues For Salvador" - "Fireball 2000" - "Ballroom In The Sky" - "Once It's Gotcha" - "Mandela" - "Deeper, Dig Deeper" - "Europa"
Santana - Ultimate Santana Ultimate Santana
Released: October, 2007
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 8
Tracks: "Into The Night" (featuring Chad Kroeger) - "This Boy's Fire" (featuring Jennifer Lopez & Baby Bash) - "Smooth" (featuring Rob Thomas) - "Maria Maria" (featuring Product G&B) - "Oye Como Va" - "Black Magic Woman" - "Evil Ways" - "Corazon Espinado" - "The Game Of Love" (featuring Tina Turner) - "Put Your Lights On" (featuring Everlast) - "Why Don't You & I" (featuring Alex Band) - "Everybody's Everything" - "Just Feel Better" (featuring Steven Tyler) - "Samba Pa Ti" - "No One To Depend On" - "The Game Of Love" (featuring Michelle Branch) - "Interplanetary Party"
Santana - Multi-Dimensional Warrior
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Multi-Dimensional Warrior
Released: October, 2008
Billboard peak: # 82
Tracks: "Let There Be Light" - "Brotherhood" - "Spirit" - "Right Now" - "Life Is For Living" - "Saja / Right On" - "Somewhere In Heaven" - "I Believe It's Time" - "Serpents And Doves" - "Your Touch" - "I'll Be Waiting" - "The River" - "Bailando / Aquatic Park" - "Praise" - "Curacion" - "Aqua Marine" - "Bella" - "Love Is You" - "Full Moon" - "Blues Latino" - "Samba Pa'Ti" - "Europa" - "El Farol" - "En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor" - "Luz, Amore Y Vida" - "I Love You Much Too Much" - "Blues For Salvador" - "Victory Is Won"
Santana - 'The Essential 3.0 Santana' The Essential 3.0 Santana
Released: June, 2010
Tracks: "Jingo" - "Evil Ways" - "Soul Sacrifice" - "Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen" - "Oye Como Va" - "Samba Pa Ti" - "Everybody's Everything" - "No One To Depend On" - "Toussaint L'Overture" - "Guajira" - "La Fuente Del Ritmo" - "In A Silent Way" (live) - "Love, Devotion & Surrender" - "Mirage" - "Carnival" - "Let The Children Play" - "Jugando" - "She's Not There" - "Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)" (live) - "Europa" - "Stormy" - "Well All Right" - "Open Invitation" - "Aqua Marine" - "You Know That I Love You" - "All I Ever Wanted" - "Winning" - "Hold On" - "Nowhere To Run" - "Say It Again" - "Veracruz" - "Blues For Salvador" - "The Healer" - "Persuasion" (live) - "As The Years Go By" (live) - "Se A Cabo" (live) - "Batuka" (live) - "Jungle Strut" (live) - "Incident At Neshabur" (live)
Santana - 'The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time'
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The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time
Released: September, 2010
Tracks: "Whole Lotta Love" (with Chris Cornell) - "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" (with Scott Weiland) - "Sunshine Of Your Love" (with Rob Thomas) - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (with India.Arie & YoYo Ma) - "Photograph" (with Chris Daughtry) - "Back In Black" (with Nas) - "Riders On The Storm" (with Chester Bennington & Ray Manzarek) - "Smoke On The Water" (with Jacoby Shaddix) - "Dance The Night Away" (with Pat Monahan) - "Bang A Gong" (with Gavin Rossdale) - "Little Wing" (with Joe Cocker) - "I Ain't Superstitious" (with Johnny Lang)
Santana - 'Shape Shifter' Shape Shifter
Released: May, 2012
Tracks: "Shape Shifter" - "Dom" - "Nomad" - "Metatron" - "Angelica Faith" - "Never The Same Again" - "In The Light Of A New Day" - "Spark Of The Divine" - "Macumba In Budapest" - "Mr. Szabo" - "Eres La Luz" - "Canela" - "Ah, Sweet Dancer"
Santana - 'Corazon'
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Corazon
Released: May 6, 2014
Tracks: "Saideira" (featuring Samuel Rosa) - "La Flaca" (featuring Juanes) - "Mal Bicho" (featuring Los Fabulosos Cadillacs) - "Oye 2014" (featuring Pitbull) - "Iron Lion Zion" (featuring Ziggy Marley & ChocQuibTown) - "Una Noche en Napoles" (featuring Lila Downs, Nina Pastori & Soledad) - "Besos de Lejos" (featuring Gloria Estefan) - "Margarita" (featuring Romeo Santos) - "Indy" (featuring Miguel) - "Feel It Coming Back" (featuring Diego Torres) - "Yo Soy La Luz" (featuring Wayne Shorter & Cindy Blackman Santana) - "I See Your Face"
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