I’ve been on a bit of a Latin music kick lately. This past weekend I shared a series of Santana songs, yesterday I had a Jennifer Lopez song stuck in my head and shared it with you guys (not nesecarily a latin tune, but she’s Latin none the less) and I’ve been listening to a bit of Shakira and my favorite Latin band, Gipsy Kings. So today I’m sharing one of my favorite songs by the Gipsy King’s “Bamboleo”. These guys are great. It’s pretty awesome to see that many guitarists playing at once. I grew up listening to their songs with my step-mom. They remind me of her, summer and food/cooking. I’ve always wanted to see them in concert. I have to make that happen!!!
The 3rd and final song of the day in the 3 part Santana series is “Black Magic Woman”. I picked two of his more modern songs from MY youth, the past 2 days, but thought it was necessary to bring it back to the old days. He was very young here. This is the 60s or 70s. As you can see, he was always awesome and talented. I used to love ripping it up to this song on Guitar Hero, back in college. Makes me want to whip out my faux axe and shred to this and other songs all day. Alas I don’t have a video game console anymore (at this moment at least). So I won’t be playing Guitar Hero or Rock Band today, although I do have The Beatles Rock Band in my closet, that I bought in the hopes that I’d get a Wii soon. That was 2 1/2 years ago. I’m still waiting. Soon. Soon.
For day 2 of the 3 days of Santana, I bring you “Maria, Maria”, another song from his smash hit, Grammy award winning album, “Supernatural” for the song of the day. Another song that instantly throws me back to my formative years. I’m not gonna say that music isn’t as good anymore or definitely not that music wasn’t as good before (because it most certainly was and in a lot of ways was better), but why can’t music, now a days, be more like when I was a kid? And by that I mean, good. I’m making myself sound really old with that statement. Haha!!! There is, actually, still a lot of really good music, out there, if you look for it. Most of it isn’t on the radio though. Anyway enjoy the “Smooth” sounds of Santana.
I’ve been hearing this song on the radio quite a bit, as of late. As you already know I’m a big Matchbox Twenty/Rob Thomas fan. Put him with the legendarily awesome Carlos Santana and you got a winning combination. This totally brings me back to my teen years and reminds me of summer. This song was played so much, but never got played out. Santana is a beast on guitar and he always has been, which is why I’m dedicating this weekend to Santana and a few of my favorite songs by him. Today we start with him and Rob Thomas’ “Smooth” and boy is it smooth!!!