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Santana: Songs, Albums, History, Gear, more

Carlos Santana has had an impact on the world that is matched by few other musicians. Over a span of more than 50 years, he has created an impressive body of music, from the initial album, Santana by Santana, to the more recent collaborations with current artists like Rob Thomas (Smooth), Indie.Arie (While My Guitar Gentley Weeps) and Wyclef Jean (Maria Maria).

But the "Santana effect" goes far beyond writing and performing music, and the last couple of decades have seen him venturing into a number of different arenas. First, there is his influence on musical equipment.


Santana and Gear

Carlos Santana and Paul Reed Smith have been working together since the '80s, when Santana first played a custom-made PRS guitar. Subsequently, they have introduced a number of Santana signature models, including 2011's spectacular PRS SE Santana guitar. Yamaha also produced a recreation of the Yamaha SG that Carlos played in the '70s. And GHS launched the Santana "Big Core" guitar strings.

Although he was never officially allied with them, Carlos famously came up with the "Boogie" half of the Mesa Boogie name, and was a major force in the development of the saturated, sustain-laden amp sound that so many musicians take for granted today.


Other Santana Products

It began with the Carlos by Carlos line of women's shoes in the early 2000s. But the Santana name has now been attached to Colognes, Perfumes, and other grooming aids, a brand of hats, two different types of liquor (Santana DVX sparkling wine, and Santana Tequila), and a restaurant chain (Maria Maria). Who can guess what will be next?


Milagro Foundation

In an effort to improve the situation of young people the world 'round, Carlos — along with his then wife Deborah Santana — created the Milagro foundation. The organization raises money and distributes it to a number of other charities, including Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF, and Save the Children.


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Santana Lyrics

Santana CDs

Santana Featuring . . .

Santana featuring Alex Band
Santana featuring Chad Kroeger
Santana featuring Everlast
Santana featuring Lauryn Hill
Santana featuring Mana
Santana featuring Michelle Branch
Santana featuring Musiq
Santana featuring Rob Thomas
Santana featuring Steven Tyler
Santana featuring Wrecking Crew

Santana Songs

Africa Bamba
Black Magic Woman
Corazon Espinado (feat. Mana)
Do You Like the Way
Evil Ways
Game of Love (ft. Michelle Branch)
I'm Feeling You (Michelle Branch)
Into the Night (feat. Chad Kroeger)
Just Feel Better ft. Steven Tyler
Love of My Life
Maria Maria
No One To Depend On
Nothing At All (featuring Musiq)
Oye Como Va
Put Your Lights On (feat. Everlast)
Samba Pa Ti
She's Not There
Soul Sacrifice
Why Don't You And I (ft. Alex Band)

Santana Albums

Santana by Santana (debut)
Santana III
Love Devotion Surrender
Sacred Fire
All That I Am
Ultimate Santana
Guitar Heaven

Santana Band Members

Cindy Blackman
Gregg Rolie
Neal Schon
Michael Shrieve

Santana / Guitar Blog

Carlos Santana, Guitar, etc.

Santana's Charity

The Milagro Foundation

Santana Live

Santana Concert Tickets
Santana Live on CD
Santana Live on DVD

Santana News!

New Santana Info

Santana History

Carlos Santana Biography
Carlos Santana Facts Sheet
Woodstock Appearance

Santana's Guitar Tone

Playing Style
Guitar, Amp, Effects Gear
Paul Reed Smith Signature Guitars
Yamaha SG Guitars
Mesa Boogie Amps
GHS Guitar Strings: "Big Core"

Santana Shoes

Carlos by Carlos Shoes
Buying Guide for Guys

Santana's Restaurant

Maria Maria Restaurant

Santana's Tequila

Santana Tequila

Santana's Wine

Santana DVX Sparkling Wine

Santana Perfume, Cologne

Carlos Santana for Men
Carlos Santana for Women

Other Santanas, Links

Salvador Santana
SSB's Summer's Day
Jorge Santana
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