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Santana discography
Studio albums 28
Live albums 10
Compilation albums 21
Singles 58
Collaboration albums 27
Guest appearances/songs 49
Guest appearances/videos 10
The discography of Carlos Santana and his band Santana, an Mexican-American rock guitarist, currently consists of 28 studio albums, 10 live album, 37 singles and 21 compilation albums. Carlos Santana also has collaborated 27 albums with numerous artists. He appeared in 49 songs as a guest guitarist and 10 in music videos. The band has achieved 4 number one studio albums in Billboard (Abraxas, Santana III, Supernatural, Shaman) and 2 number one singles (Smooth, Maria Maria)

At the beginning of their music career, Santana signed to Columbia and released their debut album Santana. The albums were sold well, until the years from 1983 to 1994. After switching through small labels they finally signed to Arista. Santana released the extremely successful album Supernatural 1999 as well as the three years later released album Shaman. On September 21, 2010 they released Guitar Heaven, on which they perform covers from well-known artists. Santana performed 37 singles alone, until he decided to collaborate with popular artists, such as Chad Kroeger or Steven Tyler.


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Carlos Santana Live in Hamburg, November 1973


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"Evil Ways" is a song by Santana from their 1969 album Santana. It was written by Clarence (Sonny) Henry and recorded by jazz percussionist Willie Bobo in 1968 on his album of the same name. The song is in simple verse form. Next year it was recorded by Santana.

Released as a single in late 1969, it became the band's first top forty and top ten hit in the U.S., peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Gregg Rolie performs the lead vocals and plays a Hammond organ solo in the middle section. The double-time coda includes a guitar solo performed by Carlos Santana. "Evil Ways" is about a girl who is spiteful. "You've got to change your evil ways, baby/Before I stop lovin' you." She tries to make her boyfriend jealous by associating with her friends. "You hangin' 'round, baby/With Jean and Joan and-a who-knows-who."

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