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Carlos Santana: Back on Top

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Carlos Santana took the music world by storm back in 1969 with his thrilling performance at the Woodstock festival. He was the first guitarist to skillfully blend fiery rock riffs with Latin, blues and sensuous Afro-Cuban rhythms to create a unique and unforgettable sound. His vision to create innovative melodies has earned him a magnitude of critical praise and acclaim ov ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 4th 2002 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published October 25th 2000)
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Brent Wilson
Jan 08, 2016 Brent Wilson rated it really liked it
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Carlos Santana was a good boy - hard working, respectful of his elders, passionate in pursuit of his dreams. In spite of years of strained relationship with his family due to his lifestyle, his values are time-tested and enduring.

Santana's story is about finding one's voice - in this case, from American Blues to soulful Latin-style, jamming rock-n-roll. The cool part of the book came for me when Carlos and his band reconnected to Latin rhythms. "What do you play with conga drums," they asked!

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Cjrayl
Mar 10, 2015 Cjrayl rated it liked it
This is a dense read, one that vacillates between a lot of facts and details and introspective moments that makes one want to grab a pencil and jot down quotes. I enjoyed the historical aspects and the glimpses into this man's life but found the recollections tedious at times with the minutia of details that did not seem integral to the story. Of course that is a purely subjective opinion but I did finish the book as I was curious as to where Santana is now, emotionally. With all that being said ...more
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Marc Shapiro is the author of the New York Times bestselling biography, J.K. Rowling: The Wizard behind Harry Potter, and more than a dozen other celebrity biographies. He has been a freelance entertainment journalist for more than twenty-five years, covering film, television, and music for a number of national and international newspapers and magazines.

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