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On June 15, 1999.


On June 15, 1999, “Arista” label released “Supernatural”, the seventeenth Santana album. It was recorded 1999, at “Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by Clive Davis, Jerry ‘Wonder’ Duplessis, The Dust Brothers, Alex González, Charles Goodan, Lauryn Hill, Art Hodge, Wyclef Jean, Fher Olvera, K.C. Porter, Dante Ross, Matt Serletic and Stephen Harris. The album was huge commercial success, selling more than thirty million copies worldwide, and becoming Santana’s best sold album ever. It was certified 15 x Platinum in the US by the”RIIA’. “Supernatural”  won nine “Grammy Awards”, including “Album of the Year”, and three “Latin Grammy Awards” including “Record of the Year”.


  • Carlos Santana – guitars, congas, percussion, vocals, sleigh bells
  • Chester D. Thompson – keyboards
  • Benny Rietveld – bass
  • Billy Johnson – drums
  • Karl Perazzo – percussion, congas
  • Raul Rekow – congas
  • Tony Lindsay, Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo – vocals
  • Jose Abel Figueroa, Mic Gillette – trombone
  • Mic Gillette, Marvin McFadden – trumpet
  • Dave Matthews – vocals
  • George Whitty – keyboards
  • Carter Beauford – drums
  • Everlast – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Dante Ross, John Gamble – programming
  • Horacio Hernandez – drums
  • Raul Rekow – congas
  • Karl Perazzo – vamp out vocal
  • Rob Thomas – vocals
  • Jeff Cressman, Jose Abel Figueroa – trombone
  • Julius Melendez, William Ortiz – trumpet
  • Lauryn Hill, Cee-Lo Green – vocals
  • Francis Dunnery, Al Anderson – rhythm guitar
  • Loris Holland – keyboards
  • Kobie Brown, Che Pope – programming
  • Tom Barney – bass
  • Lenesha Randolph – backing vocals
  • Danny Wolinski – saxophone, flute
  • Steve Touré – trombone
  • Earl Gardner –trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Joseph Daley – tuba
  • The Product G&B – vocals
  • Joseph Herbert – cello
  • Daniel Seidenberg, Hari Balakrisnan – viola
  • Jeremy Cohen – violin
  • C. Porter – programming, accordion
  • Fher Olvera – vocals
  • Sergio Vallín – rhythm guitar
  • Jose Quintana – vocal direction
  • Eagle-Eye Cherry – vocals
  • B. Eckl – rhythm guitar
  • Luis Conte – congas and percussion
  • C. Porter – vocals
  • Fher, Tony Lindsay, Jeanie Tracy – background vocals
  • Spanish translation – Chein Garcia Alonso
  • Eric Clapton – guitars
  • Mike Mani – programming
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen
  • Pro Tools editing – Andre for Screaming Lizard

Track listing:

  1. (Da Le) Yaleo – Carlos Santana, Shakara Mutela, Christian Pollon
  2. Love of My Life – Carlos Santana
  3. Put Your Lights On – Everlast
  4. Africa Bamba – Carlos Santana, Ismaïla Touré, Sixu Tidiane Touré
  5. Smooth – Itaal Shur, Rob Thomas
  6. Do You Like the Way – Lauryn Hill
  7. Maria Maria – Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow ,Wyclef Jean, Jerry “Wonder” Duplessis
  8. Migra – Carlos Santana, Rachid Taha, Tony Lindsay
  9. Corazón Espinado – Fher Olvera
  10. Wishing It Was – Eagle-Eye Cherry, Michael Simpson, John King, Money Mark ,(Mark Ramos Nishita) Porter
  11. El Farol – Carlos Santana, Porter
  12. Primavera – Porter, B. Eckl, Cheín García Alons
  13. The Calling – Carlos Santana, Chester D.Thompson, Freddie Stone, Linda Graham

On April 21, 2003.

Nina Simone

On April 21, 2003, Eunice Kathleen Waymon aka Nina Simone, died aged 70. She was singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. In her career, Simone has recorded more than forty albums. Many famous musicians have cited Simone as their influence, among the others: Aretha Franklin, Adele, David Bowie, Antony and the Johnsons, Dianne Reeves , Sade , Beyoncé,  Janis Joplin , Nick Cave, Jeff Buckley, Van Morrison, Elkie Brooks, Lena Horne, Bono, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Elton John, Alicia Keys and Lana Del Rey. John Lennon cited Simone’s version of “I Put a Spell on You” as a inspiration for the Beatles’ song “Michelle”.

For her work, Simone received various awards including:

  • In 2000, “Grammy Hall of Fame Award”for her interpretation of “I Love You, Porgy”
  • Honorary degrees in music and humanities, from the “University of Massachusetts Amherst” and “Malcolm X College”
  • Honorary degree by the “Curtis Institute of Music”
  • In 2002, city of Nijmegen, in Netherlands, named a street the “Nina Simone straat
  • In 2009, Simone was inducted into the “North Carolina Music Hall of Fame”
  • In 2010, her home town Tryon, in North Carolina, placed her statue in the “Trade Street”