Friday, September 6, 2013

Full Show Friday: Santana Montreux 1993

Last year we searched the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and posted them to the site monthly.  That was all well and good but this year RtBE is upping the ante with a show every week to celebrate Full Show Friday's.  These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Santana!

Santana is interesting, for a guy who clearly has so much soul and is ultra spiritual with his playing he can get awfully cheesy at times. That mix makes him palpable to the masses and still endears him to guitar junkies. Here at this pro-shot, pro-sound show from Montreux in 93 he pairs back up with a guitar partner from his 70's fusion period, John McLaughlin a giant in his own right.

The show starts with Santana dedicating "Somewhere In Heaven" to Miles Davis who both played guitarists played with. The tune is a good microcosm of Santana with it's light FM lyrics mixed with frantic musical interludes. "Life is For Living" pops up as does "Make Somebody Happy/Get It In your Soul" which lets bassist Myron Dove slap it to funky town. The show closes with one of the best Santana songs, "Jingo".

Enjoy the concert:

Carlos Santana - Guitarra
Chester Thompson - Teclados
John McLaughlin - Guitarra
Alex Ligertwood - Vocal
Raul Rekow - Conga
Karl Perazzo - Timbal
Wilfrido Reyes - Bateria
Myron Dove - Bajista

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