Skip to comments.Carlos Santana: 'Not shucking and jiving, slipping and sliding'
Posted on 09/01/2004 1:10:21 PM PDT by mcg1969
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Carlos Santana speaks about the world like a benevolent visitor from outside. His views may be romantic and idealistic, but the guitarist is sincere. He was honored as the Latin Grammys person of the year Monday for his dedication to education, the fight against AIDS and other social endeavors. Santana, who won nine Grammys for his 1999 album "Supernatural," talked to The Associated Press about his political views, his upcoming CD and how to absorb accolades without arrogance.
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I believe that's appropriate here.
On it, there was a song called "Variations On The Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression".
....which he borrowed from Peter Green.
Who borrowed it? Zappa or Santana?
WWII didn't happen on his planet....
He was misquoted, what he really said was "Peace has never come from dropping bongs..."
In fact, Santana has said that he was greatly inspired by early Peter Green stuff like 'I Loved Another Woman' (the chords are great) and 'Supernatural'. Of course, one of Santana's biggest early hits was the Peter Green song, 'Black Magic Woman'.
(In case anybody is unfamiliar with Peter Green, he was the guitar player who took Eric Clapton's place in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers after Clapton left to form Cream. While with the Bluesbreakers, Green wrote a song called 'Fleetwood Mac', as a tribute to the Bluesbreakers' bass player, John McVie, and a sit-in drummer named Mick Fleetwood. Peter Green later started his own band and took the bass player and the drummer with him. He added a friend, guitar player Jeremy Spencer, and named his new band Fleetwood Mac, after his song.)
Thanks for the history lesson. I knew of Peter Green with Fleetwood Mac but either didn't know or forgot about his life before that. Heard some of Mayall's stuff. Also didn't know Green wrote Black Magic woman. Thanks again.
In my crazy college days ('71 - '75), early Fleetwood Mac was usually on the turntable at some point during the evening. (Me and my buddies NEVER had a TV.)