Santana Download
Nov 25, 1984Berkeley Community Theatre (Berkeley, CA)
Santana Download
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Total Length:
17:35
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Santana Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1She's Not There07:05
  2. 2Shake Your Money Maker04:24
  3. 3Timbale Solo00:48
  4. 4Organ Solo01:34
  5. 5People Get Ready / Band Introductions03:44
Artist:
Item Number:
  • 1952-6254-AD
Date:
  • Nov 25, 1984
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1She's Not There07:05
  2. 2Shake Your Money Maker04:24
  3. 3Timbale Solo00:48
  4. 4Organ Solo01:34
  5. 5People Get Ready / Band Introductions03:44
Total Length:
17:35
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Greg Walker - lead vocals, percussion; Carlos Santana - guitar, vocals; Tom Coster - keyboards; Chester Thompson - keyboards; Keith Jones - bass, vocals; Graham Lear - drums; Orestes Vilato - timbales, percussion; Armando Peraza - bongos, percussion; Raul Rekow - congas, percussion

Between its inception in 1966 to 1984, the band Santana experienced no less that 16 different lineups. After nearly two decades of creating their distinctive brand of Latin-flavored rock, as well as forays into jazz-rock fusion, album sales had significantly declined. Still the band remained an in-demand touring band, performing before sold out audiences worldwide. The musical direction of Santana was constantly evolving and changing, but throughout its history, one constant remained—bandleader Carlos Santana, who had developed one of the most penetrating and highly distinctive styles of lead guitar ever.

At the time of this hometown concert at Berkeley's intimate Community Theatre, Santana was in yet another transitional era. As a band, they were experiencing their longest break from recording so far, with 1982's Shango being their latest release. Earlier in the year, Carlos toured Europe with Bob Dylan. He had also released and toured his own solo album, 1983's Havana Moon, the previous year. In a sign of things to come nearly two decades later, this recording featuring collaborations with a diverse lineup of guests. These included country star Willie Nelson, R&B legend Booker T. Jones, and popular blues-rockers the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Although only the tail end of the performance is captured here, it is a thoroughly engaging conclusion that doesn't let up. Containing cover songs only and several impressive solos, the sequence begins with a blazing version of the Zombies' "She's Not There." Originally included on the 1977 Moonflower album, this is equally hot, with impressive vocals from Greg Walker and scorching leads from Carlos. The final piece performed begins with an adventurous take on the blues standard, "Shake Your Moneymaker." Although initially loose, this really gets cooking with outstanding piano work from Tom Coster and the entire band obviously having a great time. This eventually segues into a brief showcase for Orestes Vilato, who jams with himself, using percussive vocal sounds to compliment his expertise on timbales. This segues into a contemplative, gospel-flavored keyboard barrage by keyboardists Coster and Thompson, while Walker belts out a few lines from Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready." A funky little vamp continues as Carlos introduces the band members to end the concert.

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