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On January 20, 1978.

On January 20, 1978, “Columbia” label released “Infinity”, the fourth Journey studio album. It was recorded October–December 1977 at “His Master’s Wheels Studio” in San Francisco  and “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

Personnel:

  • Steve Perry– lead vocals
  • Neal Schon– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Gregg Rolie– lead and backing vocals, keyboards
  • Ross Valory– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums, percussion
  • Roy Thomas Baker– mixing
  • Geoff Workman – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Lights – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  2. Feeling That Way – Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Aynsley Dunbar
  3. Anytime – Gregg Rolie, Roger Silver, Robert Fleischman, Neal Schon, Ross Valory
  4. Lă Do Dā – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  5. Patiently – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  6. Wheel in the Sky – Neal Schon, Robert Fleischman, Diane Valory
  7. Somethin’ to Hide – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  8. Winds of March – Matt Schin, Neal Schon, Robert Fleischman, Gregg Rolie, Steve Perry
  9. Can Do – Steve Perry, Ross Valory
  10. Opened the Door – Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon

On March 25, 1997.

On March 25, 1997, “Miramar” label released “Abraxas Pool”, album ex-Santana members Mike Shrieve, Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, José “Chepito” Areas, Alphonso Johnson, and Mike Carabello. It was recorded in 1996, at “Gush Studios” in Oakland, California, and was produced by Mike Shrieve, Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, José “Chepito” Areas, Alphonso Johnson, and Mike Carabello.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Rolie- vocals and keyboards
  • Neal Schon- guitars
  • Alphonso Johnson- bass
  • Michael Shrieve- drums
  • Michael Carabello – congas
  • José Areas– timbales
  • Carlos E. Franco, Necia Dallas, Davona Bundy – vocals
  • Wole Alade, Ronald Marshall – drums
  • Scott Boorey, Michael Rosen – engineers
  • Robert Alan Craft – assistant engineer
  • Tom Size – mixing
  • Robb Davidson – editing
  • Mark Guenther – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Boom Ba Ya Ya – Michael Shrieve, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Carabello
  2. A Million Miles Away – Michael Shrieve, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon
  3. Baila Mi Cha-Cha – José Areas
  4. Waiting for You – Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve
  5. Going Home – Gregg Rolie
  6. Szabo – Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve
  7. Guajirona – José Areas
  8. Cruzin’ – Gregg Rolie
  9. Don’t Give Up – Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve
  10. Ya Llego – José Areas, Michael Carabello, Adrian Areas
  11. Jingo – Michael Olatunji

 

On January 1, 1979.

On January 1, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Look into the Future”, the second Journey studio album. It was recorded August – October 1975, at “CBS Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Ross Valory, Aynsley Dunbar and Glen Kolotkin.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Rolie– vocals, keyboards
  • Neal Schon– guitar
  • Ross Valory– bass guitar
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums
  • Mark Friedman – engineer
  • George Horn – mastering

Track listing:

  1. On a Saturday Nite – Gregg Rolie
  2. It’s All Too Much – George Harrison
  3. Anyway – Gregg Rolie
  4. She Makes Me (Feel Alright) – Alex Cash, Gregg Rolie
  5. You’re on Your Own – Gregg Rolie
  6. Look into the Future – Diane Valory, Gregg Rolie
  7. Midnight Dreamer – Gregg Rolie
  8. I’m Gonna Leave You – Gregg Rolie

In December 1971.

In December 1971, “Grunt” label released the debut, self-titled Papa John Creach  album. It was recorded in 1971 at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Papa John Creach and Mike Lipskin.

Personnel:

  • Papa John Creach– electric violin, vocals, arranger
  • Greg Adams– trumpet
  • Rufus Anderson – guitar
  • Jack Bonus – saxophone
  • Nick Buck – piano
  • Dave Brown, Jack Casady– bass
  • John Cipollina, Bruce Conte – guitar
  • Joey Covington– drums, congas
  • Jerry Garcia– guitar
  • Mic Gillette– trombone
  • Bobby Haynes – bass
  • Art Hillery – piano, organ
  • Paul Kantner– rhythm guitar
  • Jorma Kaukonen– guitar
  • Mike Lipskin– organ, piano
  • Stan Monteiro – clarinet
  • Skip Olsen – bass
  • Sammy Piazza – drums
  • Douglas Rauch– bass
  • Gregg Rolie– organ
  • Carlos Santana– guitar
  • Peter Sears– bass
  • Grace Slick– vocals
  • Tony Smith– drums
  • Bob Wilson – guitar
  • Los Angeles String Section – strings
  • Los Angeles Brass Section – brass
  • Roger Hamilton Spotts – arranger
  • Ken Hopkins – engineer, mixing engineer
  • Peter Granet – engineer
  • Bruce Steinberg – photography
  • Bill Thompson, Acy Lehman – design, concept

Track listing:

  1. The Janitor Drives a Cadillac – Joey Covington
  2. Louis Blues – W.C. Handy
  3. Papa John’s Down Home Blues – Papa John Creach, Roger Spotts
  4. Plunk a Little Funk – Papa John Creach
  5. Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen, Y. Harburg
  6. String Jet Rock – Papa John Creach
  7. Danny Boy – traditional
  8. Human Spring – James Reese, Roger Spotts
  9. Soul Fever – Miles Grayson
  10. Every Time I Hear Her Name – Roger Spotts

In September 1971.

In September 1971, “Columbia” label released the self-titled, third Santana studio album. It was recorded January – July 1971, at “Columbia Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, David Brown, Michael Shrieve, José “Chepito” Areas and Mike Carabello. It was the band last album by the Woodstock-era lineup.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana– guitar, vocals
  • Gregg Rolie– lead vocals, keyboards, piano
  • Neal Schon– guitar
  • David Brown– bass, engineer
  • Michael Shrieve– drums, percussion
  • José “Chepito” Areas– percussion, conga, timbales, drums
  • Mike Carabello– percussion, conga, tambourine, vocals
  • Rico Reyes – percussion, vocals, lead vocals
  • Thomas “Coke” Escovedo– percussion, vocals
  • Luis Gasca – trumpet
  • Mario Ochoa – piano solo
  • Tower of Power– horn section
  • Linda Tillery– background vocals
  • Greg Errico– tambourine
  • John Fiore – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Batuka – José Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve
  2. No One to Depend On – Michael Carabello, Coke Escovedo, Gregg Rolie
  3. Taboo – José Areas, Gregg Rolie
  4. Toussaint L’Overture – José Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve
  5. Everybody’s Everything – Milton Brown, Tyrone Moss, Carlos Santana
  6. Guajira – José Areas, David Brown, Rico Reyes
  7. Jungle Strut – Gene Ammons
  8. Everything’s Coming Our Way – Carlos Santana
  9. Para los Rumberos – Tito Puente

 

 

 

 

In September 1970.

In September 1970, “CBS” label released “Abraxas”, the second Santana studio album. It was recorded April – May 1970, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Fred Catero and Carlos Santana. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 207 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”, and 5 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Gregg Rolie– keyboards, lead vocals
  • David Brown– bass
  • Michael Shrieve– drums
  • José “Chepito” Areas– percussion, conga, timbales
  • Michael Carabello– percussion, conga
  • Rico Reyes – percussion, backing vocals
  • Alberto Gianquinto – piano
  • Steven Saphore – tabla
  • Robert Venosa– artwork, graphic design
  • John Fiore David Brown – audio engineer
  • Mati Klarwein– illustrations
  • Robert Honablue – mastering engineeroriginal recording

Track listing:

  1. Singing Winds, Crying Beasts – Mike Carabello
  2. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen – Peter Green/Gábor Szabó
  3. Oye Como Va – Tito Puente
  4. Incident at Neshabur – Alberto Gianquinto, Carlos Santana
  5. Se a Cabo – José Areas
  6. Mother’s Daughter – Gregg Rolie
  7. Samba Pa Ti – Carlos Santana
  8. Hope You’re Feeling Better – Gregg Rolie
  9. El Nycoya – José Areas

 

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

On August 30, 1969.

On August 30, 1969, “Columbia” label released the debut, self-titled Santana album. It was recorded in January and May 1969, at “Pacific Recording” in San Mateo, and was produced by Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, David Brown, Michael Shrieve, Michael Carabello, José “Chepito” Areas, Brent Dangerfield and David Rubinson. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 150 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana– guitar, backing vocals
  • Gregg Rolie– lead vocals, Hammond organ, piano
  • David Brown– bass
  • Michael Shrieve– drums
  • Michael Carabello– congas, percussion
  • José “Chepito” Areas– timbales, congas, percussion
  • David Brown – engineer
  • Lee Conklin– album cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, David Brown, Michael Shrieve, Michael Carabello and José “Chepito” Areas, except where noted.

  1. Waiting
  2. Evil Ways – Clarence “Sonny” Henry
  3. Shades of Time – Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie
  4. Savor
  5. Jingo – Babatunde Olatunji
  6. Persuasion
  7. Treat
  8. You Just Don’t Care
  9. Soul Sacrifice- Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, David Brown, Marcus Malone

On April 15, 2015.

On April 15, 2015, “RCA” label released “Santana IV”, the twenty-third studio Santana album. It was recorded 2014-2015, and was produced by Carlos Santana. The title refers to the fact that this is the fourth album by most of the personnel who formed the late 1960s version of the group that performed at “Woodstock Festival”.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Rolie– lead vocals, Hammond B3 organ, keyboards, executive producer
  • Carlos Santana– guitar, vocals, executive producer
  • Neal Schon– guitar, vocals, executive producer
  • Michael Shrieve– drums, executive producer
  • Michael Carabello– congas, percussion, vocals, executive producer
  • Karl Perazzo – timbales, percussion, vocals
  • Benny Rietveld – bass
  • Ronald Isley– lead vocals

Track listing:

  1. Yambu – Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo
  2. Shake It – Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, Michael Carabello, Karl Perazzo
  3. Anywhere You Want to Go – Gregg Rolie
  4. Filmore East – Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, Michael Carabello, Karl Perazzo, Michael Shrieve
  5. Love Makes the World Go Round – Carlos Santana, Nuru Kane, Thierry Fourner
  6. Freedom in Your Mind – Carlos Santana, Kenneth Okulolo
  7. Choo Choo – Carlos Santana, Igor Len, Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, Michael Carabelo
  8. All Aboard – Carlos Santana
  9. Sueños – Carlos Santana, Benny Rietveld
  10. Caminando – Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, Michael Carabelo, Karl Perazzo
  11. Blues Magic – Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon
  12. Echizo – Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve
  13. Leave Me Again – Michael Sgrieve, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana
  14. You and I – Gregg Rolie
  15. Come as You Are – Neal Schon, Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Michael Carabelo, Karl Perazzo
  16. Forgiveness – Neal Schon, Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Claus Zundel

 

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