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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. 
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, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
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 :)
markybx
(Oud Amsterdam)
Posted: Jun 16, 2016 5:18
 

 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.

 
Sure, no problem. We'll cut pieces off you and crucify each separately {#Twisted}
kurbowicz
(Niantic, Ct)
Posted: May 15, 2016 4:34
 

 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.

 
Nah, I feel ya. A joke I've been telling for years.

Did you know santana died in 1973? Yah, they've just been releasing the same song for 40 years. 
easmann
(Standing on Zanzibar)
Posted: May 03, 2016 15:52
 

taswegian wrote:
Bill, you're on a roll with the programming: Peter Gabriel in Africa mode, then Tusk and now Black Magic Woman!

 
zurcronium wrote:
He started with Les Negresses Vertes. No less impressive.  
 
Especially nice since this is a cover of a Fleetwood Mac Peter Green era tune. : )
zurcronium
(Not in Texas)
Posted: Feb 29, 2016 22:52
 

 taswegian wrote:
Bill, you're on a roll with the programming: Peter Gabriel in Africa mode, then Tusk and now Black Magic Woman!

 
He started with Les Negresses Vertes. No less impressive.  
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Jan 29, 2016 8:48
 

 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.

 
no we aren't going to crucify you, just smother you in love, go get Santana's "Caravanseria" album/cd and you will be converted
taswegian
Posted: Jan 29, 2016 8:46
 

Bill, you're on a roll with the programming: Peter Gabriel in Africa mode, then Tusk and now Black Magic Woman!
2020sk
Posted: Jan 09, 2016 3:53
 

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.
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Nov 27, 2015 13:12
 

the poetry and verve at the song's opening get me in a slippery-bop dance-mood
idiot_wind
Posted: Oct 27, 2015 7:09
 

You can get "high" on this guitar work.

No kidding...well maybe a little. . 
twoplain2sea
(∝story ∞ horses town)
Posted: Sep 05, 2015 21:07
 

 Black Magic Woman with an accent.
4merdj
(donde el viento se devuelve)
Posted: Aug 25, 2015 14:36
 

One of his top 5 LPs! {#Guitarist}
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Aug 05, 2015 12:24
 

 kcar wrote:
Nice segue from FM's "Tusk." 

I don't much about Santana, apart from this album and his work with Rob Thomas. And yes I've already heard some of you say that there's not much in between. But Abraxas is a fukkin' great album.  

 
Yeah. Great album. So is Santana III (maybe the best of the catalogue).  So is Santana I. So is Caravanserai. So is Zebop. You should not discount one of the great musicians of our time. Just sayin. 
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Aug 05, 2015 12:22
 

 Everything's coming our way is a better less played option.  old_shep wrote:
I've listened to this exact cut five times in as many days and its still holds my attention.

 


hempmandan
(Menlo Park, CA)
Posted: Mar 20, 2015 22:46
 

One of the Shamans
ench
Posted: Feb 17, 2015 9:03
 

 Andrew_C wrote:

Funny, that's the same segue I've hit the "9" button on both songs today; a year and a bit down the line.

 
Segue's still strong. With a nice lead-in from PG - The Rythm of the Heat.
Misterfixit
(Nashville)
Posted: Jan 28, 2015 8:18
 

Valga me Dios!  Gustarlo, etc.
baddog8it
(Vinyl Suburbia, MO)
Posted: Oct 15, 2014 5:06
 

Goosebumps every time I hear this.
stalfnzo
(Somewhere... out there)
Posted: Jul 24, 2014 18:15
 

Back in the summer of 1972-73, every Saturday night, three of my high school buddies and I folded the Sunday edition of Los Angeles Times newspapers. We worked from 9:00 Saturday night until 6:00 Sunday morning. Our little shop was in El Monte, California, and right across the street was a church. Every Saturday afternoon there was a wedding, and since El Monte was almost entirely Hispanic, the wedding bands played LOTS of Santana. All night long. Loudly. What a great time of my life.
Andrew_C
Posted: Jul 13, 2014 10:57
 

 kcar wrote:
Nice segue from FM's "Tusk." 

I don't much about Santana, apart from this album and his work with Rob Thomas. And yes I've already heard some of you say that there's not much in between. But Abraxas is a fukkin' great album.  

 
Funny, that's the same segue I've hit the "9" button on both songs today; a year and a bit down the line.
oldfart48
(B.C.)
Posted: Apr 21, 2014 18:55
 

 Jefalump wrote:
Maybe it’s time Santana went into Low Rotation…….


 
rotate thyself, please........
mojcamojca77
(Near computer)
Posted: Mar 21, 2014 5:19
 

{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananapiano}
idiot_wind
Posted: Feb 17, 2014 11:50
 

This is such a great song.

 

It makes me sad, though to think this music is dying out in the 21st century. There just aren't many (if any) guitar players that come close to Carlos and the band.

 

It RnR on the same road as jazz? Destined to belong in a museum?  


Peter_Bradshaw
Posted: Jan 05, 2014 5:50
 

 musikluvr wrote:
I only gave it a 9 because there are better vintage Santana jams that didn't get the radio play. Amazing live show as well. 5th row center at Red Rocks back in '97. Wicked good band.

 
Totally agree - 9 for me
musikluvr
Posted: Nov 14, 2013 7:50
 

I only gave it a 9 because there are better vintage Santana jams that didn't get the radio play. Amazing live show as well. 5th row center at Red Rocks back in '97. Wicked good band.
oldfart48
(B.C.)
Posted: Oct 13, 2013 20:34
 

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.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Sep 12, 2013 12:32
 

 Randomax wrote:
Speaking of Great Guitarists.....Bill, PLEASE play some Ten Years After....RIP Alvin Lee.....you were ALWAYS amazing...and a real gentleman....from a then 14 yo that was invited TWICE backstage with you and your band members; You were all gentlemen!  Bill, Cricklewood album!!!

 

And it would be a fine thing if Santana chose to cover 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain. An Alvin Lee axe masterpiece that would shine with Carlos redoing it. 
unclehud
(now 30 feet above the planet in King Abdullah Economic City)
Posted: Aug 01, 2013 0:05
 

 ppopp wrote:
Santana gets old fast these days for me.
 
I am getting old fast these days.  This song will never age, however.
ppopp
(Portland, Oregon)
Posted: Jul 11, 2013 14:41
 

Santana gets old fast these days for me.
Randomax
(Wimberley, TX)
Posted: Mar 07, 2013 7:06
 

Speaking of Great Guitarists.....Bill, PLEASE play some Ten Years After....RIP Alvin Lee.....you were ALWAYS amazing...and a real gentleman....from a then 14 yo that was invited TWICE backstage with you and your band members; You were all gentlemen!  Bill, Cricklewood album!!!
kcar
Posted: Feb 24, 2013 1:01
 

Nice segue from FM's "Tusk." 

I don't much about Santana, apart from this album and his work with Rob Thomas. And yes I've already heard some of you say that there's not much in between. But Abraxas is a fukkin' great album.  
AndyJ
(Oregon)
Posted: Jan 03, 2013 15:28
 


There are some very nice headphones and headphone-amps that can improve the music experience...
If you can afford the phone and data stream then the headphones and amp should be easy carry...
Audio Technica, Martin Logan, Koss and a couple others make headphones specifically for phones with easy controls to pause, converse, adjust volume right on the cord or headphone... I don't know all, or even that much compare to some people. My interests are in a different direction, electro-static headphones, amps, speakers... A few searches with Bing and reading the various audio boards (www.head-fi.org) and review sites will give a quick education... Between RP and various audio equipment/review sites...My budget is skewing in new directions..


stevendejong wrote:

You wrote this two years ago, and it is more relevant now than ever. I don't understand why phone manufacturers decided to torture humanity by allowing people to play music on their phones WITHOUT a head set. Indeed, the sound quality is UTTER crap, and generally the dumb shits that listen to music in this way prefer atrocious commercial hiphop, Lady Gaga, or trash metal.
 


helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Nov 01, 2012 22:59
 

 kingart wrote:
One of the hottest tunes from one of the hottest albums from one of the greatest guitarists ever. And that album art is the joint. And Black Magic Woman is of course by Fleetwood's Peter Green, but Gypsy Queen was originally a jazz piece of Gabor Szabo. I think everyone did quite well by Santana's take on them.
 
 
Nice to have some background informations! Thank you!

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 16:00