Ultimate Santana - sheet music Guitar Tabs for Ultimate Santana. Includes "Oye Como Va" and "Black Magic Woman."








Ultimate Santana - sheet music Guitar Tabs for Ultimate Santana. Includes "Oye Como Va" and "Black Magic Woman."




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Santana: Shaman

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After the release of Supernatural, it's no surprise that Carlos Santana and Clive Davis would repeat the methodology to create Shaman (2002), the followup to 1999's chart topper. And, while Shaman is a respectable effort and certainly has its moments, it pales in comparison to its predecessor. (Like Supernatural, Shaman was produced by Santana and Davis, with a number of people sharing production duties on different songs. See list below.)

Carlos does go back to some of his partners in Supernatural to create Shaman, namely Rob Thomas (who co-wrote "Nothing At All," and "Why Don't You & I"), Wyclef Jean and Jimmy Duplessis (who co-produced and co-wrote "Since Supernatural"), and K.C. Porter (who co-produced "One of These Days").

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Additionally, new artists are brought into the fold, with mixed results. "The Game of Love" featuring Michelle Branch, while not sounding much like a Santana song, is a fine pop ditty that achieved hit status. "Why Don't You & I" featuring Chad Kroeger (from Nickelback) also charted in the Top 10. It also set the stage for "Into The Night" featuring Chad Kroeger, which appears on the next album, Ultimate Santana.

(Interesting Note: Although "Why Don't You & I" was originally sung by Kroeger, due to record company pressure, it was re-recorded with Alex Band, of The Calling, on vocals. This version also appears on the Ultimate Santana album.)

But some of the songs are so far from each other, stylistically, that it seriously detracts from the album's cohesiveness. It's hard for many listeners to reconcile the hard rock drive of "America" featuring P.O.D., with Placido Domingo on "Novus."

Overall, Shaman misses the glue that holds Supernatural together. While Supernatural feels like a logically diverse collection of artists working with Carlos Santana, Shaman feels like an overly disparate crowd of artists who are using Santana as a backup band.

There's no doubt that Carlos does some fine playing on Shaman, and Santana fans will still certainly consider it a must for their collection. In fact, Santana aficionados will be delighted to witness the return of Michael Shrieve -- drummer on the original Santana albums, whose inspired drum solo was captured for posterity in the film Woodstock.


Shaman Song Info

Song Featuring Producers Writers
Adouma   Andres Munera, Fernando Tobon, Jose Gaviria, Kike Santander Angelique Kidjo, J. Hebrall
Nothing at All Musiq Cory Rooney, Dan Shea Rob Thomas, Cory Rooney
The Game of Love Michelle Branch Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowles, Antonio "La" Reid Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels
You Are My Kind Seal Lester Mendez Rob Thomas
Amoré (Sexo) Macy Gray Lester Mendez, Dallas Austin Macy Gray, Andre Benjamin, Antwan Patton, Lester Mendez, Dallas Austin, Javier Vazquez
Foo Foo     Yvon Andre, Roger Eugene, Yves Joseph, Hermann Nau, Claude Jean
Victory Is Won     Carlos Santana
America P.O.D. Howard Benson Sonny, Marcos, Traa, Wuv (P.O.D.)
Sideways Citizen Cope Clarence Greenwood Clarence Greenwood (Citizen Cope)
Why Don't You & I Chad Kroeger / Alex Band (different versions) Lester Mendez Chad Kroeger
Feels Like Fire Dido Dido, Rollo Dido Armstrong, Rollo Armstrong, Pnut
Let Me Love You Tonight (international releases) Tony! Toni! Tone! Anders Bagge, Arnthor Birgisson D'Wayne Wiggins, Raphael Saadiq, Timothy Christian Riley
Since Supernatural (American releases)   Wyclef Jean, Jimmy Dupressis Wyclef Jean, Jimmy Dupressis
Aye Aye Aye   Michael Shrieve Michael Shrieve, Santana, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow
Hoy Es Adios Alejandro Lerner Jeeve, Klaus Derendorf Klaus Derendorf, Jean-Yves Docornet, Alejandro Lerner
One of These Days Ozomatli JB Eckl, KC Porter JB Eckl, KC Porter, Santana
Novus Plácido Domingo Walter Afanasieff Santana, Gabor Szabo, Walter Afanasieff, Greg Digiovine, Ritchie Rome

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Santana Lyrics

Santana Songs
Africa Bamba
Corazon Espinado (Mana)
Do You Like the Way
Europa
Evil Ways
Game of Love (Mich. Branch)
Into the Night (Chad Kroeger)
Jingo
Love of My Life
Maria Maria
Put Your Lights On (Everlast)
Samba Pa Ti
She's Not There
Soul Sacrifice
Why Don't You And I
Winning

Santana Featuring . . .
Santana featuring Alex Band
Santana ft. Chad Kroeger
Santana featuring Everlast
Santana featuring Lauryn Hill
Santana featuring Mana
Santana ft. Michelle Branch
Santana ft. Rob Thomas