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marklaw
Posted: May 03, 2018 10:58
 

That ending. Zounds.
idiot_wind
Posted: Mar 07, 2018 12:35
 

 Stephen_Phillips wrote:

When my son was learning to play electric guitar I bought him one of those multi-effects pedals to give him some encouragement. The Zoom device had a dial to select different sounds/styles e.g.Deep Purple, Hendrix, Satriani, Santana etc.

Some of them were close to the original sound - especially the Carlos Santana one.

After much practice my son learned a few licks and they sounded pretty good and I got to really 'know' the Santana tone - except that Carlos did not just have one sound and listening closely to his records over his career you can hear that the tone changed significantly either due to changes in guitars or amplifiers or just because he evolved his sound and liked to mix it up a bit.

Having closely listened to guitarists over many years I would say Carlos is probably the most accomplished and rhythmic of all the guitarists IMHO.  I hesitate to say 'best' because that it too subjective :)

 
Very cool. 

On this song, nothing like hearing his fingers screach on the strings. That means....it's real! It's alive!  
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Feb 07, 2018 5:52
 

Thank you  Santana  for
Black Magic Woman-Gypsy Queen

This to me 9 - Outstanding  TY RP


idiot_wind
Posted: Dec 11, 2017 11:10
 

 Stephen_Phillips wrote:

When my son was learning to play electric guitar I bought him one of those multi-effects pedals to give him some encouragement. The Zoom device had a dial to select different sounds/styles e.g.Deep Purple, Hendrix, Satriani, Santana etc.

Some of them were close to the original sound - especially the Carlos Santana one.

After much practice my son learned a few licks and they sounded pretty good and I got to really 'know' the Santana tone - except that Carlos did not just have one sound and listening closely to his records over his career you can hear that the tone changed significantly either due to changes in guitars or amplifiers or just because he evolved his sound and liked to mix it up a bit.

Having closely listened to guitarists over many years I would say Carlos is probably the most accomplished and rhythmic of all the guitarists IMHO.  I hesitate to say 'best' because that it too subjective :)

 
The thing with this song is that it was not over produced in the studio. 

You can hear the "finger scratch" noise right before his hits a power chord.  

I think that's why this sounds so freakin good. This ain't  the band Boston paying something that was initially called music but got regergatated by the sound boards and transfomred into something fake.   
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Oct 23, 2017 6:25
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Just drop dead, guitar playing. My god. You can get high on the  second1/2 of this song. 

 
When my son was learning to play electric guitar I bought him one of those multi-effects pedals to give him some encouragement. The Zoom device had a dial to select different sounds/styles e.g.Deep Purple, Hendrix, Satriani, Santana etc.

Some of them were close to the original sound - especially the Carlos Santana one.

After much practice my son learned a few licks and they sounded pretty good and I got to really 'know' the Santana tone - except that Carlos did not just have one sound and listening closely to his records over his career you can hear that the tone changed significantly either due to changes in guitars or amplifiers or just because he evolved his sound and liked to mix it up a bit.

Having closely listened to guitarists over many years I would say Carlos is probably the most accomplished and rhythmic of all the guitarists IMHO.  I hesitate to say 'best' because that it too subjective :)
below72
(Sunset Beach, NC)
Posted: Oct 23, 2017 6:05
 

{#Rolleyes}The most over played wanna-be cover rock band song of all time.  There isn't a traveling wanna-be cover band that has ever been able to play this tune correctly.  Mostly white-bread boys misunderstanding latin rhythm - comical.  Especially guitar players and drummers trying to play Gypsy Queen - rarely can they play it in time.
A great tune reduced to line-dance music. 
idiot_wind
Posted: Sep 11, 2017 12:55
 

Just drop dead, guitar playing. My god. You can get high on the  second1/2 of this song. 
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Sep 11, 2017 12:54
 

Thenk you  Santana  for
Black Magic Woman-Gypsy Queen

This to me 9 - Outstanding


pinto
(west meade)
Posted: Jun 11, 2017 14:01
 

 melanie.putz8843 wrote:
Awesome mix tonight, Bob! Keep on with the great tunes, mixes, AND themes...yeah ,we (my wife and I ) try to guess ifnthere is a theme to a set, and what that theme is....some are freakin obscure, but we're gettin' 'em.... Stay awesome !
 

 
Bob?
tomcool
(Santa Cruz, CA)
Posted: May 27, 2017 18:45
 

A black magic woman.
Dropping by to check on how that potion is working . . .

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LuvsMusic
(Houston, TX)
Posted: May 23, 2017 7:37
 

Does he have a Black, magic-woman?  Or, a Black-Magic Woman?  I've always wondered.
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Mar 23, 2017 6:32
 

Got a black magic marker
Got a black magic marker

Put the cap on it baby
Put the cap on it baby

or the tip will dry out and get hard... 
melanie.putz8843
Posted: Mar 12, 2017 1:19
 

Awesome mix tonight, Bob! Keep on with the great tunes, mixes, AND themes...yeah ,we (my wife and I ) try to guess ifnthere is a theme to a set, and what that theme is....some are freakin obscure, but we're gettin' 'em.... Stay awesome !
 
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Feb 20, 2017 14:25
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
So I'm typing an essay on how the low cost of investment capital is a real reason for our current macro economic malaise.

And Carlos has now got me do this tangential thinking on heteroskadicity of auto correlated variables. Cool stuff, man.

Uh here we go into the groooooove. 

 
Well, I never ever expected to read the words 'Carlos' and 'heteroskadicity of auto correlated variables' in one sentence. I think that neither would he.  Perhaps you could run the Trump Treasury and Carlos could play 'Winning' and 'Migra' all day long. 
Hoosfoos
Posted: Feb 20, 2017 14:21
 

Santana made it famous, but Green did it better.
idiot_wind
Posted: Nov 20, 2016 12:40
 

So I'm typing an essay on how the low cost of investment capital is a real reason for our current macro economic malaise.

And Carlos has now got me do this tangential thinking on heteroskadicity of auto correlated variables. Cool stuff, man.

Uh here we go into the groooooove. 
idiot_wind
Posted: Oct 20, 2016 12:23
 

Hey...Carlos Santana hit a home run yesterday for the Cleveland Indians to beat the Toronto Blue Jays!

What gives?

How old is Carlos and he must be in good shape. It that trippy guitar playing. Keeps a person young.  
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay)
Posted: Aug 18, 2016 16:23
 

 oldfart48 wrote:
not often a cover exceeds the orig., esp. a mac. but carlos pulled it off. he was very good at  borrowing tunes and making them his own. great guitar.

 
The great guitar is Peter Green's tone, lifted by Santana.
tkosh
(Minnesota)
Posted: Aug 07, 2016 8:03
 

 2020sk wrote:
One of the more tolerable Santana tunes, hence a 3.
Sorry, don't crucify me all at once! The faster bit towards the end (I believe that's the technical term for it) is quite listenable, though parts resemble the sound of my kitchen drain. Hmm, there's no hope, I'm going to get crucified, I'm sure.

 
But hey, you did it in a nice way.  Say what you will - Santana introduced an incredible new sound and style that endures (for many) to this day, nearly 50 years later.  Not bad for kitchen drain music.  I love this song, and much of his music.  And there are millions of us.  He's incredible.
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Jul 18, 2016 2:35
 

Great album, great song, great band, great guitarist. But I always thought putting that white dove there in the album cover was a mistake :)