Real name: Carlos Santana Devadip
Born: July 20, 1947 in Autlan Navarro, Mexico
Instruments: Voice, Guitar (Electric), Guitar
On the Mexican American guitarist Carlos Santana is best known as leader of the band's name, who has traveled and recorded successfully since the late 60's wearing. There are also a number of exploratory solo album and working with other musicians that expand based on the historical musical style.
Carlos Santana grew up in Mexico, the sleeping father was a violinist and mariachi. I took the violin at five, but eight switching to guitar. The family moved to Tijuana, where I started playing in clubs and bars. In the early 60's, the family moved to San Francisco. Santana at first remained in Tijuana, at the latest, but I joined them and attended Mission High School and graduated in June 1965. In 1966, I was one of the founders of the Santana Blues Band. Despite its name, the group began as a group, had to be a nominal leader due to the provision of the name of the musicians 'union'. The name was eventually shortened to Santana and the band debuted at the Fillmore West theater in San Francisco June 16, 1968. That September, Carlos played guitar at a concert held at the Fillmore West by Al Buy a follow-up to participate in the Super Session album that had equipment with Mike Bloomfield and Steve Stills. The result was The Live Adventures Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, which marked the beginning of Santana.
In the meantime, Santana signed to Columbia Records and recorded the first album of the same name. Currently, the group consists of sextet Carlos (guitar), Gregg Rolie (keyboards and vocals), David Brown (bass), Michael Shrieve (drums), José "Chepito" Areas (percussion) and Michael Arabella ( percussion). Santana toured the U.S. before releasing the album, including an appearance on the famous Woodstock festival in August 1969, which was filmed and recorded. Santana was released the same month, and became a great success, such as Abraxas monitoring (1970) and Santana III (1971). After completing recording and touring activities associated with Santana III, the Santana sound track separately.
Carlos retained rights to the name of the group and I made a band called Santana from then on to direct, but it includes itself and constantly changing collection of musicians strike. His first recording after separation of the group performing original shows in Hawaii with singer and drummer Buddy Miles, released in June 1972 the Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live! In accordance with the success of the Santana band, the album reached the Top Ten and eventually went platinum. After leaving the Santana band album caravanserai (1972), Carlos formed a duo with John McLaughlin, guitarist for the Mahavishnu Orchestra. The two shared a spiritual leader Guru Sri Chinmoy, who assumed the name of Carlos Devadip, which means "the eye, the lamp and light of God." It was Devadip Mahavishnu John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana Love Devotions selling duet album released in June 1973. It reached the top 20 and eventually went gold. After the release of another project band Santana, Welcome, Carlos next with another pupil religious, Turiya Alice Coltrane, widow of John Coltrane, for a duet album party. Their collaboration, Lights, was published in September 1974 to spend two months in the charts, peaking in the bottom quarter of the top 100.
Focus on the Carlos Santana band for most of the rest of the year 1970, published a series of discs of gold or platinum Borboletta (1974), Friends (1975), Festival (1976), Moonflower (1977) and The Inner Secrets (1978 ). In February 1979, I finally his first proper solo album, the half-life, half-studio Oneness / Silver Dreams - Golden Reality, actually credited to Devadip. As Lights, he spends several months in the charts and peaking in the bottom quarter of the top 100. After gold Santana band album, Marathon (1979), I returned to work only with a collection of jazz double-LP The Swing of Delight in August 1980. With guests like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Ron Carter, it sold a little better than his previous solo albums. Two other Santana band album, Zebop! (1981) and Shango (1982), and then a solo effort before Carlos released a more pop-focused Havana Moon, in April 1983. With Willie Nelson, Booker T. Jones and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the album reached the Top 40, actually a better show than the next Santana band album, beyond appearances (1985). In 1986, Carlos undertook his first musical score, writing music for the film biography La Bamba Ritchie Valens. Then made another Santana band album, Freedom (1987), followed in October 1987 with a solo album, Blues for Salvador. The album did not sell well, but the title track won Carlos his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance Price. After Santana band album for Columbia Records Final, Spirits Dancing in the Flesh (1990), Carlos left the label and signed with Polydor, which gave him his own personal labels, gut and Grace. The album Santana First Group for the new company, Milagro, was followed by what is expected to release a series of bands from the collection of Carlos' favorite musicians historical, Live Forever, a holy well, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Coltrane. Then came Santana band live album (Sacred Fire - Live in South America, 1993) and in September 1994, Carlos Santana Brothers released a trio album with his brother Jorge Santana and their nephew, Carlos Hernandez. It is found briefly and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
Carlos spent almost five years of recording, not returning until June 1999 when I published on Supernatural Arista Records. The album includes many of the band Santana tracks co-written by guest stars such as Rob Thomas of matchbox 20, Eric Clapton, Lauryn Hill, and others. Motivated by the number one single "Smooth" and "Maria Maria", the album became the biggest hit of Santana career, selling 10 million copies of the progress. It also won Santana eight Grammy awards.