May 21, 2008 Playlist


"Abraxas" by Santana (1970)
Santana  "Abraxas"  1970 (Mexico/USA)
Santana (the group, named after lead guitarist Carlos) are well known for their crucial role in popularizing "Latin rock" in the non-Spanish speaking world, but they were in fact a unique and extremely innovative band that fused a number of styles into their often immitated (but never equaled) sound.  Originally a hippie blues band based out of San Francisco, the group's career is basically a progression from psychedelic rock to the "jazzier" realms of fusion music, and the high water mark in their quest was their second studio album Abraxas, which combines classic late 60's rock with salsa grooves and jazzy arrangements.
Here's Santana playing one of the hit singles from this album,  "Oye Como Va", and here's one of the jazzy instrumentals, "Incident At Neshabur".  Plus here's the live performance of "Soul Sacrifice" from the Woodstock movie which catapulted the band to fame, and finally here they are playing live in Ghana 1971.
 (N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
Santana Singing Winds, Crying Beasts  / Black Magic Woman - Gypsy Queen Abraxas
1970 Mexico/USA
Malo Peace Malo 1972 Mexico/USA
War The World Is A Ghetto The World Is A Ghetto 1972 USA
Santana Incident At Neshabur Abraxas
1970 Mexico/USA
Miles Davis So What Kind of Blue 1959 USA
Miles Davis Honky Tonk Get Up With It rec. 1970, rel. 1974 USA
Your Exotic PRINCE
(Art Jackson)
Drums In Passion Your Exotic PRINCE 1970's ? USA
Bob Dylan It's All Over Now, Baby Blue Bringing It All Back Home 1965 USA
Bob Dylan & The Band The Mighty Quinn Greatest Hits Volume 2 rec. 1967 USA/Canada
Man The Future Hides Its Face Revelation 1969 UK (Wales)
Earthling Society
Tenement Song Beauty & The Beast (N) 2008 (4Zero) UK
Pink Floyd Cirrus Minor More 1969 UK
Caravan Can't Be Long Now - Francoise - For Richard - Warlock If I Could Do It All Over Again, I Would Do It All Over You 1970 UK
The Last People On Earth
John's Car / Wine & Women Electric Angel (N) 2008 (Tea House) UK
Unio and Petitio A Balm On Yer Cheers Fanx Ta (N) 2008 (self release) UK
Black Tempest Volcano Heart Telepathy & Mutilation (N) 2007 ( UK
Dennis Most & The Instigators Police Car (Larry Wallis) Indiana Roadkillarama (N) 2007 (self release) USA
Banana Slidewhistle
So You Are Gone Banana Slidewhistle (N) 2008 (self release) USA
The Dirtbombs
Race To The Bottom We Have You Surrounded (N) 2008 (In The Red) USA
Vampire Hands
Oil Sea Me And You Cherry Red (N) 2008 (Peppermint Coffins) USA
Old Time Relijun Witchcraft Rebellion Witchcraft Rebellion 2000 USA
Old Time Relijun Daemon Meeting Catharsis In Crisis 2007 USA
Brainticket Voyage - part 1 Voyage 1982 Germany
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