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I recently saw him at a concert (i also spoke to him for a moment, and got his pick ) and while i already was familiar with his music, it reminded me of how awesome he actually is


so, my question to you guys is, what's his best 'best of' cd ? is the "essential santana" any good ?


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I've got one of the best of cds, cant remember which but its got a pretty good selection of tracks


otherwise just jump into the beginning
the self titled one (its got a lion on the cover) and Abraxas are both classics
#4
i think Ultimate Santana is his newest best of

It's really good
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i think Ultimate Santana is his newest best of

It's really good


+1, listened the cd almost 10 times in 1 day..
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i checked the tracklist of Ultimate santana and i can't say i like it. at all... is it really his best ??
#7
yeah get ultimate santana. its pretty good and most of his "best" songs.
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#10
Abraxas has classic Carlos on it! Some of his best playing ever.
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Dude screw those essential compilations. The real Santana is the woodstock era band, with Neal Schon. The first three albums are insane and features some of the most amazing guitar playing I have ever heard.

Don't go for the stupid greatest hits. Check out the first three albums and you'll find the good stuff.
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I'd stay away from Ultimate Santa, personally. There's a lot of good stuff on there, but there's also some lame J-Lo and the like. The guys recommending his first couple albums are spot on.
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i checked the tracklist of Ultimate santana and i can't say i like it. at all... is it really his best ??

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#22
Erm, I have Supernatural and The Very Best of Santana. I prefer Supernatural, I don't really like a lot of their more funky stuff like Carnaval, Jingo lo Ba, etc.
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Omg how did you know?!

In answer to your question: The Essential Santana is a very good collection of some of the best or most popular songs. I would normally prefer studio albums over "greatest hits" collections, but this one has a good mix of songs IMO.
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#24
Dude. If you are a Santana fan there is only one album I will recommend.

I don't even really know what it is called. But it is Carlos Santana and Buddy Miles. Sometime in the mid 70s. I have it on vinyl. The cover is all orange and yellow and it has a picture of Santana with that ridiculously long hair and on the back is Buddy Miles. They do some ****ing amazing work together. They do a version of "Them Changes" that is just fantastic. The very last track is called "Free form Funkafied Filth" and with that I have said all there is to say about it.
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Dude. If you are a Santana fan there is only one album I will recommend.

I don't even really know what it is called. But it is Carlos Santana and Buddy Miles. Sometime in the mid 70s. I have it on vinyl. The cover is all orange and yellow and it has a picture of Santana with that ridiculously long hair and on the back is Buddy Miles. They do some ****ing amazing work together. They do a version of "Them Changes" that is just fantastic. The very last track is called "Free form Funkafied Filth" and with that I have said all there is to say about it.

...I thought Billy Cox wrote Them Changes
#26
Santana's version of She's Not There (original by the zombies) is ****ing awesome. I got all inspired to get a band together and play that in front on my school when I heard it.
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...I thought Billy Cox wrote Them Changes

No no. Just listen to "Band of Gypsies"

Jimi says "Now we are going to do a little tune of Buddy's called 'Them Changes'"
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No no. Just listen to "Band of Gypsies"

Jimi says "Now we are going to do a little tune of Buddy's called 'Them Changes'"

Right, right...since when do drummers write songs, huh!?!

It is Billy on vocals though, so I guess that's what caused the confusion.
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Since Buddy Miles came around. Everyone knows that he is one bad mother****er.

Are you sure it is Billy singing Them Changes on Band of Gypsies?

I'm pretty sure it was Buddy. He also does all of those ****ing weird vocal solos. Total mouth guitar type ****. All while he is laying the beat down fat and thick.

The day he died was almost as sad as the day James Brown died . . .
#30
I choose Abraxas.

It sucks that i won't be able to go to his concert in texas
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Since Buddy Miles came around. Everyone knows that he is one bad mother****er.

Are you sure it is Billy singing Them Changes on Band of Gypsies?

I'm pretty sure it was Buddy. He also does all of those ****ing weird vocal solos. Total mouth guitar type ****. All while he is laying the beat down fat and thick.

The day he died was almost as sad as the day James Brown died . . .

Oh really?!? Wow, I guess he did the vocals on Who Knows too then (I always laugh my ass off when he's just going "doo doo doo doo do!" and making hilarious noises ). I always thought it was Billy, guess I've been giving the wrong guy credit all this time

I knew I should have bought the DVD
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Oh really?!? Wow, I guess he did the vocals on Who Knows too then (I always laugh my ass off when he's just going "doo doo doo doo do!" and making hilarious noises ). I always thought it was Billy, guess I've been giving the wrong guy credit all this time

I knew I should have bought the DVD



Haha, aren't they great? The guy was practically a one man band.
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Haha, aren't they great? The guy was practically a one man band.

After not-so-extensive research it really was Buddy Miles on vocals. That's incredible to me that he can play the drums and harmonize his voice at the same time like that the way he does. Throw in his songwriting skills and he's basically the Bob Dylan of the drums
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After not-so-extensive research it really was Buddy Miles on vocals. That's incredible to me that he can play the drums and harmonize his voice at the same time like that the way he does. Throw in his songwriting skills and he's basically the Bob Dylan of the drums



Not just the harmonizing. I mean that is impressive enough. But to go on a 3 to 4 minutre ****ing solo where all you are using is your mouth to make those (doo da do da da ado bop a da da dadi dadi dadi da WAH WAH daWAH WA WAH WAHdi do da di do) while you are keeping that funky beat down.
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Not just the harmonizing. I mean that is impressive enough. But to go on a 3 to 4 minutre ****ing solo where all you are using is your mouth to make those (doo da do da da ado bop a da da dadi dadi dadi da WAH WAH daWAH WA WAH WAHdi do da di do) while you are keeping that funky beat down.

Well, yeah. I figured that was implied

Damn, now I'm going to have to go buy the Santana CD just to hear Changes again. *is off to wikipedia to look up Buddy Miles*

I wonder how that Band of Gypsys 2 CD is...
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Well, yeah. I figured that was implied

Damn, now I'm going to have to go buy the Santana CD just to hear Changes again. *is off to wikipedia to look up Buddy Miles*

I wonder how that Band of Gypsys 2 CD is...



Well, that Santana and Miles cd just has Them changes on it. The other songs are Santana works or just all-out jams. The cd ****ing rocks. It is all live and funky and fantastic.

But you could check out the B-sides of the Band of Gypsys album. I think it is called Live at the Fillmore East. It is pretty fantastic and the version of Machine Gun is almost better than the one on the original Band of Gypsys.
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Well, that Santana and Miles cd just has Them changes on it. The other songs are Santana works or just all-out jams. The cd ****ing rocks. It is all live and funky and fantastic.

But you could check out the B-sides of the Band of Gypsys album. I think it is called Live at the Fillmore East. It is pretty fantastic and the version of Machine Gun is almost better than the one on the original Band of Gypsys.

Yeah, I have that, and both versions of Machine Gun on it are pretty interesting. I was referring to the recent CD released (2007?) which was basically Billy Cox, Buddy Miles, and random guitarists filling in for Hendrix covering the original Band of Gypsys CD. I don't know the actual name of the CD though
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Yeah, I have that, and both versions of Machine Gun on it are pretty interesting. I was referring to the recent CD released (2007?) which was basically Billy Cox, Buddy Miles, and random guitarists filling in for Hendrix covering the original Band of Gypsys CD. I don't know the actual name of the CD though



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If you want a "best of" album that truly defines the best of santana, get Santana: The Ultimate Collection, its a 2 CD/40 tracks album, I own it, and its the best ****ing "best of" cd there is, ultimate santana doesnt live up to it.
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