Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!

Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!

by Carlos Santana
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From December 1971 to April 1972, Carlos Santana and several other members of Santana toured with drummer/vocalist Buddy Miles, a former member of the Electric Flag and Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys. The resulting live album contained both Santana hits ("Evil Ways") and Buddy Miles hits ("Changes"), plus a 25-minute, side-long jam titled "Free Form Funkafide Filth." It was not, perhaps, the live album Santana fans had been waiting for, but at this point in its career, the band could do no wrong. The album went into the Top Ten and sold a million copies.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972384627
catalogNumber: 723846
Rank: 20923

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carlos Santana   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Buddy Miles   Drums,Vocals
Neal Schon   Guitar
Hadley Caliman   Flute,Saxophone
Luis Gasca   Trumpet
Coke Escovedo   Percussion,Timbales
Mike Carabello   Percussion,Conga
Greg Errico   Percussion,Drums
Bob Hogins   Organ
Ron Johnson   Bass
James Mingo Lewis   Piano
Victor Pantoja   Percussion,Conga

Technical Credits

Buddy Miles   Producer
Glen Kolotkin   Remixing,Sleeve Photo
Mike Larner   Remixing
Bob Irwin   Reissue Producer
Carlos Santana   Producer
Joan Chase   Artwork,Cover Photo
Betty Cantor   Personnel
Richard Upper   Cover Photo
Barbara Baker   Sleeve Photo
Jim Furman   Personnel
Richard Clark   Sleeve Photo
Robert Knight   Cover Photo
Robert Knight   Contributor

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Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Magnum-1 More than 1 year ago
Carlos and several members of the Woodstock era Santana band teamed up for a tour with Buddy Miles (most famous for being JImi Hendrix's drummer during the Band of Gypsys era). Recorded during a Diamond Head Crater Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii, the album captures much of the long free form jam style that were very popular during the 1970s. The album is about 45 minutes long with only six tracks but the last is a 25 minutes improvisational jam. Of the six tracks four are instrumentals and the other two tracks were big hits at the time, "Evil Ways" is presented here in a faster thumping version and "Them Changes" is good rendition of Miles most famous composition. There are almost no liner notes which is a bit of a minus, it would have been interesting to know about the Santana Miles tour of the time and how it came about. On the positive the album shows off Santana's guitar ability when it was in top form. Several of the tracks blend into each other so the album seems slightly short. But those interested in Santana live and do not want to sit through, or pay for, the double albums of "Lotus" or "Live at the Fillmore 1968" this is a good buy at under $10 and overall the album is pretty entertaining.