Santana — Samba Pa Ti
Album: Abraxas
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8.3

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Total ratings: 1618









Released: 1970
Length: 4:30
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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such a great album
thank you bill for this song
;-{)
 Typesbad wrote:

Great Comment.  To this day when I hear a Santana song like this one, I think:  Is there any other guitarist who can always play the exact right note, with the exact right tone for the exact amount of time like Carlos Santana?  Maybe.  But no one comes to mind.

 
I saw Santana at the UK Birmingham NEC (good acoustics BTW) some four years ago and he blew me away - kept up a salsa beat for more than an hour and my heart was beating...

I remember Santana from my student days in the '70s and NEVER expected to be so impressed when I heard him live recently.

I DO know why he wears a hat ;-)
This is a great album for a good set of headphones. I wonder who produced this? 
 Dosequis wrote:


Jackson Pollock..OK. Never heard of Nick Cage.

 
Have you heard of Oscar?

Image result for nick cage with oscar
I still remember hearing this as a kid in 1975 or 1976.  Hard to believe that was over 40 years ago.  It's interesting how some music from that era, like Abba or KC & The Sunshine Band, sounds dated and we don't hear much of it anymore, but everything on this album endures and blends right into a music set.
Always extraordinary and exquisite. One of my favorite pieces of music.  

Thank you 

Santana for

Samba Pa Ti

8 Most Excellent to me


 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
I remember (just about) when I was a teenager in the late 1960's and early 70's when we talked about guitarists it was all about who could play the fastest - names like Alvin Lee, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Richie Blackmore etc. Then along came Carlos Santana who made an electric guitar a musical instrument.  We grew up after that,

 
Great Comment.  To this day when I hear a Santana song like this one, I think:  Is there any other guitarist who can always play the exact right note, with the exact right tone for the exact amount of time like Carlos Santana?  Maybe.  But no one comes to mind.
Great song! In my memorie Meddle from Pink Floyd ought to be played after this{#Smile}
It's so absolutely beautiful..... God forbid that I should press the PSD button by mistake. Definitely deserves a 10
 Sunman wrote:
Sublime. Transcendental. Takes me away every time I hear it.

 

Well said. One of my all time favorites.
I remember (just about) when I was a teenager in the late 1960's and early 70's when we talked about guitarists it was all about who could play the fastest - names like Alvin Lee, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Richie Blackmore etc. Then along came Carlos Santana who made an electric guitar a musical instrument.  We grew up after that,
Listening to this here at work on my {#Music} reminds of {#Sunny} smelling the {#Daisy} smoking the flowers{#Cowboy} and {#Motor} off to some wonderful paradise island. Hmmmmm, dream on!!!
Wow... two tracks this morning that I had to upgrade to 10!

Thanks for the wonderful tunes. 
Sublime. Transcendental. Takes me away every time I hear it.
 2020sk wrote:

Am I the only person who feels conned by Santana's guitar-playing, in the same way as Jackson Pollock's painting or Nicolas Cage's acting?

Or my commenting, perhaps?



 
i think you have this confused with REM
Loved it long long ago...still rings true today.

                        Mambo Pa Ti
                          Evet Pa Ti.
                        Pati var-iations.

By the skin of my teeth, I walked away from Jumbo claws.


 zedstation wrote:

Powerful, mystical, essential, and w/o celestial boundary.



 

so nicely stated!
 2020sk wrote:

Am I the only person who feels conned by Santana's guitar-playing, in the same way as Jackson Pollock's painting or Nicolas Cage's acting?

Or my commenting, perhaps?



 
go deeper ....  you will find it - though perhaps not in the case of Jackson Pollock.  Good luck  {#Propeller}