May 5, 2021 Playlist

"Lotus" by Santana (1974)
Santana "Lotus"  1974 (USA/Mexico)
Feliz Cinco de Mayo! This week's classic album is one of the great live albums of all time, a triple album originally released only in Japan. Santana was one of the great San Francisco jam bands of the psychedelic era, beginning in the Frisco ballrooms of the sixties as The Santana Blues Band, led as always by the group's namesake, legendary guitar hero Carlos Santana. The two things Santana added to the jam band formula were latin grooves (of course, what they were famous for) and also they were big proponents of the electric jazz fusion style ala Miles Davis. The band was on fire for this particular gig, seamlessly weaving from one theme to the next in a funky stew of high-volume improvisation.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
White NoiseYour Hidden DreamsAn Electric Storm1969UK/USA
Stereolab with Nurse With WoundAnimal Or Vegetable (A Wonderful Wooden Reason...)Refried Ectoplasm (Switched On Volume 2)rec. 1993, rel. 1995UK/France
Stereolab Outer BongoliaElectrically Posessed (Switched On Volume 4) (N - compilation of rare tracks)rec. 2000 (2021 Warp)UK/France
black midi SlowCavalcade (N - forthcoming album)2021 (Rough Trade)UK
Dinosaur jr. GardenSweep It Into Space (N)2021 (Jagjaguwar)USA
Dinosaur jr. I Met The StonesSweep It Into Space (N)2021 (Jagjaguwar)USA
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Drive Back (live)Neil Young Archives Vol. II (N)rec. 1976 (2021 Reprise)Canada/USA
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Don't Cry No Tears (live)Neil Young Archives Vol. II (N)rec. 1976 (2021 Reprise)Canada/USA
Eleventh Dream Day Cracks In My SmileSince Grazed (N)2021 (Comedy Minus One)USA
SantanaYours Is The Light
   --> Batuka
   --> Xibaba (Airto Moreira)
   --> Stone Flower (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
   --> Waiting
   --> Castillos de Arena, part one ("Sand Castles")
   --> Free Angela
   --> Samba de Sausolito (live)
(with Carlos Santana's brother Jorge)
Suavecito ("Softly")Malo ("Bad")1972USA/Mexico
(with Santana band members Coke Escovido, Pete Escovido & Neal Schon)
Ain't Got No Special WomanAzteca1972USA
(former Santana band members Greg Rollie & Neal Schon)
It's All Too Much (The Beatles)Look Into The Future1976USA
Elephant9 Chasing The HiddenArrival Of The New Elders (N)2021 (Rune Grammofon)Norway
Dope Purple My EvilnessGrateful End (N)2021 (Riot Season)Taiwan
Pérez PradoTequila! (The Champs)Sus 40 Grandes Canciones (compilation)
("His 40 Greatest Songs")
rec. 1970's?Cuba/Mexico
Esquivel!Anna (El Negro Zumbon)
("The Black Buzz")
Esquivel! (compilation)rec. 1961Mexico/USA
Yma SumacGoomba BoombaMambo!1954Peru
Rahsaan Roland KirkJuarezSlightly Latin1965USA
Eric Dolphy (with The Latin Jazz Quintet)You're The Cutest OneHot & Cool Latin (compilation)rec. 1960USA
Charles MingusLos Mariachis (The Street Musicians)New Tijuana Moods1957USA
EmbryoEl Moro ("The Moor")40 (compilation)rec. 1983Germany
BrothManana (Sun Shine On)Broth1971USA
Babe RuthThe MexicanFirst Base1973UK

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