It's actually a cover of a Fleetwood Mac tune, written in by guitarist Peter Green. Santana's Greatest Hits Viva Santana! It is homophonic , the voice and lead guitar taking the lead roles.
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Black Magic Woman Lyrics [Verse] Got a black magic woman I got blacj black magic woman Yes, I got a black magic woman She's got me so blind I can't see But she's a black magic woman And she's trying to make a Devil out of me Don't turn your back on me baby Don't turn your back on me baby Don't turn your back on me baby Yes, don't turn your back on me baby You're messing around with your tricks Don't turn your back on me baby Because you might just break up my magic stick You got your spell on me baby You got your spell on me baby Yes, you got your spell on me baby You're turning my heart into stone I need you so bad, magic woman I can't leave you alone [Outro] Yes, I need you so bad Well, I need you darling Yeah, I need you darling Yes, I want you to love me I want you to love me Whoa, I want you to love me, ah Whoh, yeah Oh, whoa, baby Yes, I need your love Oh, I need magicc love so bad Yes, I want you to love me.
This story was adapted from a longer interview with Carlos Santana and Michael Shrieve.
Santana On 'Black Magic Woman,' A Pioneering Cultural Mashup
There is also a single edit that runs for 3: Verified Artists All Artists: Michael Shrieve says that ultimately, the key to his contribution to the Santana sound was a 'less is more' kind of thing. This article needs additional citations for verification. Original Santana keyboardist Gregg Rolie brought the song to the band, and came up with that iconic Hammond organ riff that kicks things off.
From Miles Davis to Eddie Palmieri to John Coltrane to Buddy Guy to Ray Barrettowhen the mix of sounds being heard in the house combined with the, let's call it, recreational activities of that time and place, pretty soon musical styles morphed.
It is homophonicthe voice and lead guitar taking the lead roles. The music geek in me has always wondered what inspired Santana's blend of Afro-Carribean rhythms and rock. With that in mind, let's pull apart a song from the album Abraxas that has been on the Santana set list for over 45 years: Fred CateroCarlos Santana.
The band's members say it was a rekindling of a spiritual connection among a group of musicians who crafted a sound that proved to be not only hugely popular, but was also a pioneering cultural mashup. Other longer versions have since been released, including one which runs for 8: Lotus Moonflower Sacred Fire: Love Devotion Surrender Illuminations Oneness: The haunting D minor triad from the 17 fret is played out on one guitar, and a slide guitar playing the same chord is faded in over the top.
The original recording by Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac featured guitars that were slightly below standard pitch, probably due to them being tuned mafic a piano or another guitar in the recording studio. Archived copy as title Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Articles with hAudio microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Music infoboxes with deprecated parameters.
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King with Tito Puente. Two verses of guitar solo follow the two sung verses, which are then succeeded by another verse, before moving into a modified version of the "Gypsy Queen" section from the beginning of the song to end the piece. The Santana lineup circa Carlos Santana then added his influences from his musical home base of jazz and blues. Music was going all the time, but everybody was sharing. Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube.
Drummer Michael Shrieve says the band moved in to a house together.
When Carlos Santana recently reunited members of his original band for a new album and short tour, it was more than a trip down memory lane. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Archived copy as title link.
Retrieved from " https: Michael Shrieve grooved along with the congas and timbales using some licks he'd copped from an obscure B. It's actually a cover of a Fleetwood Mac tune, written in by guitarist Peter Green.