Amigos

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
By the release of Amigos, the Santana band's seventh album, only Carlos Santana and David Brown remained from the band that conquered Woodstock, and only Carlos had been in the band continuously since. Meanwhile, the group had made some effort to arrest its commercial slide, hiring an outside producer, David Rubinson, and taking a tighter, more up-tempo, and more vocal approach to its music. The overt jazz influences were replaced by strains of R&B/funk and Mexican folk music. The result was an album more dynamic than any since Santana III in 1971. "Let It Shine" number 77, an R&B-tinged tune, became the group's first chart single in four years, and the album ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
By the release of Amigos, the Santana band's seventh album, only Carlos Santana and David Brown remained from the band that conquered Woodstock, and only Carlos had been in the band continuously since. Meanwhile, the group had made some effort to arrest its commercial slide, hiring an outside producer, David Rubinson, and taking a tighter, more up-tempo, and more vocal approach to its music. The overt jazz influences were replaced by strains of R&B/funk and Mexican folk music. The result was an album more dynamic than any since Santana III in 1971. "Let It Shine" number 77, an R&B-tinged tune, became the group's first chart single in four years, and the album returned Santana to Top Ten status.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972511825
  • Catalog Number: 725118
  • Sales rank: 37,425

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Santana Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Tom Coster Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, ARP
Armando Peraza Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Vocals, Background Vocals
Greg Walker Vocals
David Brown Bass
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Percussion, Conga, Drums, Timbales, Vocals, Background Vocals
Julia Tillman Waters Vocals
Ivory Stone Vocals, Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters Vocals, Background Vocals
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Carlos Santana Guitar, Percussion, Conga, Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Tom Coster Composer, Contributor
Fred Catero Engineer
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Composer
David Rubinson Composer, Producer, Engineer
Friends, Inc. Producer
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