I picked up Malo’s debut album as soon as it was released in 1972 because the band had a lot in common with Santana (one of my favorite bands) – both bands were out of San Francisco, both featured latin rock, and both had a lead guitarist with the last name of Santana. Yes…..Malo’s lead guitar player (and founding member) was Jorge Santana who, as it turned out, was Carlos’ brother. Malo’s self titled debut album was great and has continued to be a favorite of mine to this very day. I saw them perform live in 1972 on a tour supporting their new album and they were even better live! Unfortunately, the original group splintered after the first album. Although versions of the band continued to perform and record, none of these versions managed to recaptured the magic from that debut album. So…..for today’s Two’fer Tuesday post let’s travel back forty one years and enjoy a couple of great tracks from that debut album.
Just Say Goodbye
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