Santana is an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1966 by Mexican-American guitarist and songwriter Carlos Santana. The band has undergone multiple recording and performing line-ups in its history, with Samtana being the only consistent member. Santana had early success with their appearance at Woodstock in 1969 and their first three albums, Santana (1969), Abraxas (1970), and Santana III (1971). Other important core members during this period include Gregg Rolie, Mike Carabello, Michael Shrieve, David Brown, and José Areas, forming the “classic” line-up.
Santana embarked on a North American tour brining along The Doobie Brothers along for direct support. On August 24th Santana made a stop at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ. It was a beautiful night and RockView Live was there to provide coverage.
The Doobie Brothers put on a wonderful set playing all their hits. This being the first time seeing them, I was very impressed and entertained.
After a brief set change, Carlos Santana & company take the stage. Without a word spoken, Santana goes directly into playing Soul Sacrifice. For an hour and a half Santana mesmerizes fans with his passionate and magical guitar playing ending the night with a 4 song encore finishing with a cover of The Youngblood’s “Get Together”
This show was hands down the best Santana show I have ever attended.
- Soul Sacrifice
- Jin-go-lo-ba (Babatunde Olatunji cover)
- Evil Ways/A Love Supreme
- Da Le (Yaleo)
- Some Kind Of Wonderful (Soul Brothers Six cover)
- Everybody’s Everything
- Breaking Down The Door
- Lamento/Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
- Oye Como Va (Tito Puente cover)
- Salvador Solo (Santana’s son)
- Hope You’re Feeling Better
- Total Destruction To Your Mind (Swamp Dogg cover)
- Corazon Espinado
- Maria Maria
- Foo Foo
- Sentient Sphere
- Get Together (The Youngbloods cover)
Be sure to go to https://www.santana.com/for tour dates and info.