As promised yesterday, today we have some great footage of the original Santana from 1970/1971. These performances are taken from appearances on Beat Club, a German music show. Here is the original Santana lineup from that time……
Carlos Santana – guitar, vocals
Gregg Rolie – organ, piano, vocals
David Brown – bass
Michael Shrieve – drums
Michael Carabello – congas, percussion
José “Chepito” Areas – timbales, congas, percussion, background vocals
I hope you enjoy these videos. They truly capture the magic of the original band. As always, let me know what you think.
Incident at Neshabur (1970)
Jungle Strut (1971)
Black Magic Woman (1971)
Samba Pa Ti (1971)
I have a real treat for you today, a “one off” 20th anniversary reunion of the original Santana lineup. The reunion took place at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. Shoreline is an amazing venue (I was lucky enough to catch a couple of shows there in the 90s) and having the original lineup back together was a dream come true for Santana fans like myself. Here is the setlist…..
Bill Graham Intro
In a Silent Way
Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen
Oye Como Va
If you’re like me, this reunion serves to whet you appetite for seeing the original Santana lineup in their youth. If that is the case be sure to check back for tomorrow’s Monday Matinee post.