To start the day …. Carlos Santana: “María, María”!!


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~~May 2, 2015~~ 

STARTING THE MORNING WITH A BIT OF ZEST

Maria Maria” is a song by Santana featuring The Product G&B.

It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 8, 2000, and stayed there for ten weeks. At the 2000 Grammy Awards, the song won the Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Despite other lead singers from the album receiving awards, The Product G&B did not receive a Grammy. Marc Anthony also sang on a version of the song.

In 2008, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Hot 100 chart, Billboard compiled its list of the top 100 songs since the inception of the chart in various categories. “Maria Maria” came in at No. 96 on the list of the Billboard All-Time Hot 100 Top Songs, and No. 2 on the list of Top Billboard Hot 100 Latin Songs of All Time. Later, it was named the 14th most successful song from 2000 to 2009, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade.

Carlos Santana has collaborated with Chef Roberto Santibañez to open five restaurants named Maria Maria, after the song. The majority are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, other locations include Arizona and Texas.

“As it appears in … “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Maria

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~~GALLERY~~

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~~LYRICS~~

Ladies and gents
Turn up your sound systems
To the sound of Carlos Santana
In the GMB ghetto blues
From the refugee camps

Oh Maria, Maria
She remind me of a West Side story
Growin’ up in Spanish Harlem
She livin’ a life just like a movie star

Oh Maria, Maria
She fell in love in East L.A.
To the sounds of the guitar yeah yeah
Played by Carlos Santana

Stop the lootin’, stop the shootin’
Pick pocking on the corner
See as the rich is getting richer
The poor is getting poorer

Se mira Maria on the corner
Thinkin’ of ways to make it better
In my mailbox there’s an eviction letter
Somebody just said, “See you later”
Yeah

Ahora vengo mama chula mama chula
Ahora vengo mama chula
(East Coast)
Ahora vengo mama chula mama chula
Ahora vengo mama chula

Maria, Maria
(West Coast)
She remind me of a West Side story
Growin’ up in Spanish Harlem
She livin’ a life just like a movie star

Oh Maria, Maria
She fell in love in East L.A.
I said it to the sounds of the guitar yeah yeah
Played by Carlos Santana

I said a la favella, los colores
The streets are getting hotter
There is no water to putout the fire
Mi canto la esperanza

Se mira Maria on the corner
Thinkin’ of ways to make it better
Then I looked up in the sky
Hopin’ the days of paradise

Ahora vengo mama chula mama chula
Ahora vengo mama chula
(North side)
Ahora vengo mama chula mama chula
Ahora vengo mama chula
(South side)

Ahora vengo mama chula mama chula
Ahora vengo mama chula
(Worldwide)
Ahora vengo mama chula mama chula
Ahora vengo mama chula
(Open up your eyes)

Maria you know you’re my lover
When the wind blows I can feel you
Through the weather and even when we’re apart
It still feels like we’re together

Maria, oh yeah
She remind me of a West Side story
Growin’ up in Spanish Harlem
She livin’ a life just like a movie star

Oh Maria, Maria
Oh, she fell in love in East L.A.
To the sounds of the guitar
Played by Carlos Santana

Put ’em up y’all
Carlos Santana with the refugee camp
Wyclef, Jerry “Wonder”
Mr. Santana, GMB
Yo, Carlos man, you makin’ that guitar cry

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At the end of the day …. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”!!


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~~April 18, 2015~~ 

HEARD IT TODAY … FOR THE FIRST TIME … LOVE IT

The longest-running, most successful partnership in the history of rock takes flight anew as Carlos Santana collaborates with the legendary Clive Davis on the brand new album Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time.

Working from the collective encyclopedic knowledge of rock possessed by the album’s producers, Carlos, Clive Davis, Howard Benson and Matt Serletic, a list of guitar-centric titles was devised and a Who’s Who of guest vocalists were invited to perform on every track alongside Carlos and his full-time band.

Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time

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Santana covers The Beatles’ ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

In honor of George Harrison’s birthday, recent premiere and encore presentations of “The Night That Changed America: The Grammy’s Salute to The Beatles” featuring George Harrison’s composition of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps;” Carlos Santana decided to cover that same song on his 2010 album, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time.

Santana’s sensual version features India Arie on vocals and Yo-Yo Ma on cello. Harrison’s album track from The White Album features Eric Clapton on guitar.

Indie and pop music reviewer blogger, Cory Zechmann of “Silence No Good,” had this to say about Santana’s cover version of the 1968 Beatles classic:

I’ve heard quite a few Beatles cover songs before, but this one really does George Harrison’s original justice. I’ve only listened to a couple tracks off Santana’s album, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time, but his rendition of this classic takes it.

You can’t beat a Beatle’s song redone by a master guitar player + beautiful vocals by India Arie — oh, and some damn good cello playin’.”

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.axs.com/santana-covers-the-beatles-while-my-guitar-gently-weeps-13488

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is a song written by George Harrison, first recorded by the Beatles in 1968 for their eponymous double album (also known as “the White Album”). The song features a lead guitar solo by Eric Clapton, although he was not formally credited on the album.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is ranked at number 136 on Rolling Stone‍ ’​s “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”, number 7 on the magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time, and number 10 on its list of The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs.

In an online poll held by Guitar World magazine in February 2012, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was voted the best of Harrison’s Beatle-era songs. In October 2008, Guitar World ranked Clapton’s playing at number 42 in its list of the “100 Greatest Guitar Solos”.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/While_My_Guitar_Gently_Weeps

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~~While My Guitar Gently Weeps~~

Carlos Santana Cover

~~Uploaded on Sep 21, 2010~~

Music video by Santana performing While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

(C) 2010 Arista Records, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment

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