Santana
Abraxas
The Best of Santana [Columbia]
B-Side Players

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Though Latin Rock wasn't a commercial force before Santana broke out of the San Franciscan underground during the late '60s, it had deep roots in the straightahead R&B (a style not especially affected by traditional Latin music) of brown-eyed soul/East L.A. bands like Cannibal & the Headhunters and Thee Midniters. Influenced by the Chicano movement emphasizing culture and heritage, an assortment of California-based bands began incorporating Spanish-language material and the percussion forms of Latin America. Though Santana and War were the only successful bands, great recordings were also made by Malo, Tierra, and El Chicano, as well as bands from New York (Ocho, Mandrill, Eddie Palmieri's Harlem River Drive) and even Peru (Black Sugar).

Latin Rock Artists Highlights

Santana
Santana
B-Side Players
B-Side Players
Tierra
Tierra
War
War
Malo
Malo
Cold Blood
Cold Blood

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Latin Rock Album Highlights

Abraxas
Santana
Abraxas
The Best of Santana [Columbia]
Santana
The Best of Santana ...
Grooves & Messages: Greatest Hits of War
War
Grooves & Messages: ...
Caravanserai/Welcome/Love Devotion Surrender
Santana
Caravanserai/Welcome/Love ...
Abraxas/Santana III
Santana
Abraxas/Santana III
Love Devotion Surrender
John McLaughlin / Santana ...
Love Devotion Surrender

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Latin Rock Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Oye Como Va Santana
The World Is a Ghetto War
Samba de Sausalito
Santana
Jungle Strut
Santana
Meditation Mahavishnu Orchestra / Carlos Santana
Black Magic Woman Santana
Evil Ways Santana
'trane Carlos Santana
Toussaint L'Overture Santana
Evil Ways Santana

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