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Shout out to my favorite Santana album:

favorite Di Meola is harder:
This will be controversial, but for diversity and quantity:


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Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Easily Carlos, i just prefer his style way more.
 
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The problem with Santana for me is that he over commercialized himself, I can no longer listen to Black Magic Women, it annoys me now, plus it is a Peter Green track originally. Heart
I prefer both in a band setting as opposed to solo. Di Meola with RETURN TO FOREVER and Santana with SANTANA. Sure Di Meola is as impressive as hell, he's so fast and fluid but i prefer some nasty in my guitarists and i can get that with Carlos. Like at Woodstock or his album with McLauglin or his studio stuff with SANTANA at times.
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Hey, that's kinda unfair as Santana's band was called Santana.  Di Meola's wasn't called Return To Di Meola. Tongue


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2013 at 12:08
This is one of my favourite performances. I know Carlos was on acid and that he thought his guitar was a snake, but the sheer fire and adventure steaming through this rendition is unmatched anywhere. (Also, I love the fact that he looks like a rodent during the tune. Man he's wastedLOL)

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2013 at 12:12
I owe a great debt to both of these guys musically speaking.  Fun fact: Roller Jubilee was used in a Minute Rice commercial.  Heheheheh.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2013 at 12:17
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

This is one of my favourite performances. I know Carlos was on acid

I'm sure most people were buzzed on something.  Wanna play name the musician and what where they buzzed on? Tongue  OK we have Santana on LSD...
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Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

This is one of my favourite performances. I know Carlos was on acid

I'm sure most people were buzzed on something.  Wanna play name the musician and what where they buzzed on? Tongue  OK we have Santana on LSD...


We have Lou on, and here I'm obviously speculating, coke:


Too bad the clip isn't longerLOL
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And don't forget about David Hasselhoff totally drunk trying to eat a burger! LOL
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Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:

 

CARAVANSERAI's even better! Alors, Santana pour moi.
This album alone gives Santana the edge for me.  It's unreal.
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everyone at woodstock was on acid. that's why most of the performances are so spectacular. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2013 at 14:35
Okay that was just weird. I'm watching the Atlanta / Seattle game on TV and as they go to commercial they played the instrumental start of Black Magic Woman.
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Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

The problem with Santana for me is that he over commercialized himself.
I fully agree with this even though I have come to a greater appreciation for Carlos in the last few years.  Have you heard Shape Shifter?  It is almost all instrumental and definitely a return to the early days.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sumdeus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2013 at 15:09
no matter how commercial Santana may have gotten, the classic Santana records from the 60's and 70's beat any Al Di Meola for me. as well, I would point out that Al Di Meola got pretty dull and predictable in the 80's and 90's as well.
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Santana's good, don't get me wrong, but Al is way more innovative and accomplished - a great inspiration as a guitar player. Return To Forever and Elegant Gypsy album really blew me away the first time I listened to them - I hadn't head playing that fast and deleterious before that. It would influence a generation of shredders to come. Approve
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Imo, Al's technically better but Carlos' music is WAY and FAR MORE better.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2013 at 17:38
I have a live album by Santana from the Filmore 1968 that cooks like a landslide of Gordon Ramsays. Even back then he was brilliant.
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

I have a live album by Santana from the Filmore 1968 that cooks like a landslide of Gordon Ramsays. Even back then he was brilliant.
I have that too David and he sure does smoke.
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 l love both.  I can't choose.  Thank God I get to listen to them both  :)
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Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:



Al hasn't done anything as beautiful as Europa... 

Although if anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear it.



Al playing No Potho Reposare http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNDyMN-TY0U.  It's quite pretty. 
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Al Di Meola. I love his style.
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