Still more lazy thoughts from this one…


Rich Kamerman always throws a spotlight on some fine music. Like him, Santana another long-time favorite of mine. The most recent I’ve picked up on vinyl being 2016’s Santana IV (with the reunion of the original ’70s lineup) and the Moonflower album Rich has highlighted in this piece. Very nice.



[Welcome to Forty Year Friday, the weekly series on my favorite albums of 1977]

I’ve enjoyed Santana’s music since high school. I marveled over their unique Latin-rock sound on the handful of songs from their late-‘60s/early-‘70s heyday still being played regularly on rock radio stations a decade later, as well as their fiery percussion-heavy performance at the original Woodstock festival in 1969, and became a big fan by my early 20s. I saw them in concert multiple times throughout the ‘90s during a period when their commercial fortunes had dwindled, but their live performances were as inspiring as ever, with the brilliant, singular guitar wizardry of Carlos Santana always front & center. For such an important artist in my life, I haven’t written about them here very much, but I suppose that’s not surprising considering the main focus of this blog has been…

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6 Responses to “Forty Year Friday – SANTANA “FESTIVAL” AND “MOONFLOWER””

    • le0pard13

      Couldn’t agree more. I picked up a vintage LP that was still in good shape, though later heard of the re-issue came out a couple years back on vinyl by Sony Music Canada. Either way, isn’t great to have a turntable came in our lives? Many thanks, Rick.



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