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On September 21, 1976.

On September 21, 1976, “A&M” label released “The Gist of the Gemini”, the fourth Gino Vannelli studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Gino Vannelli, Joe Vannelli, and Geoff Emerick.

Personnel:

  • Gino Vannelli – lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, clavinet, arrangements
  • Joe Vannelli– acoustic and electric pianos, clavinet, synthesizers, string, and brass arrangements
  • Richard Baker – organ, synthesizers, synth bass, string, and brass arrangements
  • Jay Graydon– electric guitar
  • Ross Vannelli – guitar, backing vocals
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • John J. Mandell – timpani, percussion
  • Dido Morris – congas, cuica, timbales
  • Dianne Brooks– backing vocals
  • Brenda Russell– backing vocals
  • The John McCarthy Choir – backing vocals
  • Geoff Emmerick – engineer
  • Jon Kelly, Steve Prestage – assistant engineer
  • Norm Kinney – remixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Fabio Nicola – art direction
  • Clive Arrowsmith, Gered Mankowitz – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gino Vannelli.

  1. Love of My Life
  2. Ugly Man
  3. A New Fix for ’76
  4. Omens of Love
  5. Fly into This Night
  6. War Suite
  7. Prelude to the War
  8. The Battle Cry
  9. To the War
  10. Carnal Question
  11. After the Last Battle
  12. To the War (Reflection)
  13. Summers of My Life

 

On April 1, 1983.

On April 1, 1983, “CBS” label released “Havana Moon”, the fifth Carlos Santana album. It was recorded in 1982, at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana– guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Roberto Moreno – vocals
  • Willie Nelson– vocals
  • Greg Walker – vocals
  • Candelario Lopez – vocals
  • Jose Santana – vocals, violin
  • Chris Solberg – vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Jimmie Vaughan– guitar
  • Booker T. Jones– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Richard Baker – keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– keyboards
  • Alan Pasqua– vocals, keyboards
  • Flaco Jiménez– accordion
  • Orestes Vilató– flute, percussion, timbales, backing vocals
  • Kim Wilson– harmonica, backing vocals
  • Greg Adams– strings, horn
  • Jose Salcedo – trombone, trumpet
  • Oscar Chavez– trombone, trumpet
  • Mic Gillette– trumpet, horn
  • Lanette Stevens – horn
  • Emilio Castillo– horn, backing vocals
  • Marc Russo– horn
  • Tramaine Hawkins– horn
  • Stephen Kupka– horn
  • Gabriel Arias – violin
  • Francisco Coronado – violin
  • Raymundo Coronado – violin
  • Keith Ferguson– bass
  • Luis Gonsalez – bass
  • David Hood– bass
  • David Margen – bass, percussion
  • Fran Christina – drums
  • Armando Peraza– vocals, percussion, bongos
  • Graham Lear– percussion, drums
  • Raul Rékow – percussion, conga, backing vocals
  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, percussion
  • Cherline Hall – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Watch Your Step – Phil Belmonte, Bobby Parker
  2. Lightnin’ – Booker T. Jones, Carlos Santana
  3. Who Do You Love? – Ellas McDaniel
  4. Mudbone – Carlos Santana
  5. One with You – Booker T. Jones
  6. Ecuador – Carlos Santana
  7. Tales of Kilimanjaro – Alan Pasqua, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Carlos Santana
  8. Havana Moon – Chuck Berry
  9. Daughter of the Night – Hasse Huss, Mikael Rickfors
  10. They All Went to Mexico – Greg Brown
  11. Vereda Tropical – Gonzalo Curiel

In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Columbia” label released “Shangó”, the twelfth Santana studio album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk, John Ryan, Carlos Santana and Gregg Rolie.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana– guitar, vocals
  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Richard Baker – keyboards
  • Gregg Rolie– organ, vocals
  • David Margen – bass
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • Armando Peraza– congas, bongos, vocals
  • Raul Rekow – congas, vocals
  • Orestes Vilató– timbales, vocals
  • Bill Szymczyk– arranger, engineer, mixing
  • John Ryan – arranger
  • Jim Gaines, Will Herold, Ben King – engineer
  • Maureen Droney – assistant engineer
  • Ray Etzler – director
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Richard Stutting – art direction, design
  • Guido Harari – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Nile – Carlos Santana, Alex Ligertwood, Gregg Rolie
  2. Hold On – Ian Thomas
  3. Night Hunting Time – Paul Brady
  4. Nowhere to Run – Russ Ballard
  5. Nueva York- Carlos Santana, Graham Lear, Raul Rekow, Armando Peraza, Alex Ligertwood, Richard Baker, David Margen, Orestes Vilato, Gregg Rolie
  6. Oxun (Oshūn) – Carlos Santana, Alex Ligertwood, Gregg Rolie, Graham Lear, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Orestes Vilato
  7. Body Surfing – Carlos Santana, Alex Ligertwood
  8. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) – Johnny Bristol, Vernon Bullock, Harvey Fuqua
  9. Let Me Inside – Carlos Santana, Solberg
  10. Warrior – David Margen, Richard Baker, Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana
  11. Shangó – Raul Rekow, Orestes Vilato, Armand Peraza

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Columbia” label released “The Swing of Delight”, the last of three solo albums to be released under his temporary  Sanskrit name Devadip Carlos Santana, given to him by Sri Chinmoy. The others two albums were “Illuminations” in 1974 and “Oneness” in 1979. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.

Personnel:

  • Devadip Carlos Santana – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, percussion, vocals, design concept
  • Wayne Shorter– soprano sax, tenor sax
  • Premik Russell Tubbs– soprano sax, tenor sax
  • Herbie Hancock– acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hohner Clavinet, synthesizers (Clavitar, Prophet 5, Yamaha CS-80, Oberheim 8 Voice, brass, strings)
  • Ron Carter– acoustic bass
  • David Margen – bass
  • Harvey Mason, Graham Lear, Tony Williams– drums
  • Armando Peraza– congas, bongos, percussion
  • Raul Rekow – congas, percussion, vocals
  • Orestes Vilató– timbales, percussion, vocals
  • Bob Kovach – engineer assistant
  • Jeff Mestler, Paul Stubblebine – digital engineer
  • Steve Cain, Bryan Bell, David Rubinson, Leslie Ann Jones – engineer
  • Kouji Suzuki – remastering
  • Sri Chinmoy – front cover art
  • Tadanori Yokoo – inside cover art
  • Roger Ressmeyer – photography

Track listing:

  1. Swapan Tari – Sri Chinmoy
  2. Love Theme from “Spartacus” – Alex North
  3. Phuler Matan – Sri Chinmoy
  4. Song for My Brother- Carlos Santana
  5. Jharna Kala – Sri Chinmoy
  6. Gardenia – Carlos Santana
  7. La Llave – Carlos Santana
  8. Golden Hours – Carlos Santana
  9. Sher Khan, the Tiger – Wayne Shorter

In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Columbia” label released “Zebop!”, the eleventh Santana studio album. It was recorded 1980-1981, and was produced by Carlos Santana and Bill Graham. The album was certified Platinum in the U.S. by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, background vocals
  • Carlos Santana– guitar, percussion, producer, vocals, background vocals
  • Chris Solberg – guitar, keyboards, vocals, background vocals
  • Alan Pasqua– keyboards, vocals, background vocals
  • Richard Baker – keyboards, organ, piano, synthesizer
  • David Margen – bass
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • Armando Peraza– bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Raul Rekow – congas, percussion, background vocals
  • Orestes Vilató– percussion, timbales, background vocals
  • Keith Olsen– engineer
  • Fred Catero– associate producer, engineer

Track listing:

  1. Changes – Cat Stevens
  2. E Papa Ré – Carlos Santana, Richard Baker, David Margen, Orestes Vilató, Alex Ligertwood
  3. Primera Invasion – Graham Lear, David Margen, Alan Pasqua, Carlos Santana
  4. Searchin’ – Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana, Chris Solberg
  5. Over and Over – Rick Meyers
  6. Winning – Russ Ballard
  7. Tales of Kilimanjaro – Alan Pasqua, Armando Peraza, Raul Rékow, Carlos Santana
  8. The Sensitive Kind – J. Cale
  9. American Gypsy – Russ Ballard, Graham Lear, Alex Ligertwood
  10. I Love You Much Too Much – Alexander Olshanetsky, Don Raye, Chaim Tauber
  11. Brightest Star – Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana
  12. Hannibal – Alex Ligertwood, Alan Pasqua, Raul Rékow, Carlos Santana

 

In February 1987.

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In February 1987, “Columbia” label released “Freedom”, the fourteenth Santana studio album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Jeffrey Cohen, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson and Sterling Crew.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana– guitar, vocals
  • Tom Coster– keyboards
  • Chester D. Thompson – keyboards
  • Gregg Rolie– synthesizer, keyboards
  • Sterling Crew – keyboards/synths
  • Alphonso Johnson– bass
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • Armando Peraza– percussion, conga
  • Orestes Vilató– percussion, timbales
  • Raul Rekow – percussion, conga, vocals
  • Buddy Miles– vocals

Track listing:

  1. Veracruz – Jeffrey Cohen, Buddy Miles, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana
  2. She Can’t Let Go – Jeffrey Cohen, Tom Coster, Alphonso Johnson, Cory Lerios
  3. Once It’s Gotcha – Jeffrey Cohen, Tom Coster, Alphonso Johnson
  4. Love Is You – Carlos Santana, Chester D. Thompson
  5. Songs of Freedom – Tom Coster, Buddy Miles, Carlos Santana
  6. Deeper, Dig Deeper – Sterling Crew, Buddy Miles, Carlos Santana, Chester D.Thompson
  7. Praise – Sterling Crew, Buddy Miles, Carlos Santana, Chester D.Thompson
  8. Mandela – Armando Peraza
  9. Before We Go – Jim Capaldi, Carlos Santana
  10. Victim of Circumstance – Sterling Crew, Buddy Miles, Gary Rashid, Carlos Santana