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Carlos Santana - Frequently Asked Questions

Having trouble locating those hard to find releases of the Santana Band & Santana solo recordings in the music stores?

Check out the Official Santana Merchandise Store as we will be carrying a full catalogue of Carlos' music. Most of the Santana releases can also be found at the online music stores:

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The 'Welcome' Album has been released internationally on CD format. It can be found in select Music stores around the world. You can find it at:

Can I request Carlos and the band to play my favorite song at the concert?

Unfortunately no. Every night that the band plays, Carlos writes a set list composed of songs in an order that inspires him. By the time the band begins the concert, the spirit begins to move, the music begins to flow and, inevitably, the songs change order and some songs are not played that were on the list. Some songs are often added.

I'm looking for guitar tablatures and words to a few of my favorite songs, can you help?

Four authentic transcriptions with notes and tablatures are available.

  • From the box set, "Dance of the Rainbow Serpent," three volumes representing the three CD's, 'Heart,' 'Soul,' & 'Spirit,' were published by Warner Bros. Publications, 15800 N.W. 48th Avenue, Miami, FL 33014.
  • "Best of Santana," by Wolf Marshall (Hal Leonard Corporation, 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P O Box 13819,) songs included are: Evil Ways, Jingo (Ji-Go-Lo-Ba), Soul Sacrifice, Persuasion, BMW, Gypsy Queen, Oye Como Va, Incident at Nesabur, Se A Cabo, Samba Pa Ti, Hope You're Feeling Better, Toussaint L'Overture, & Song of the Wind.
  • "Santana's Greatest Hits," published by Hal Leonard, (7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P O Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213) songs included are: BMW, Everybody's Everything, Everythings's Coming Our Way, Evil Ways, Gypsy Queen, Hope You're Feeling Better, Incident at Neshabur, Jingo (Ji-Go-Lo-Ba), Mother's Daughter, Oye Como Va, Persuasion, Samba Pa Ti, Se A Cabo.
  • "Supernatural," Transcribed By: Hemme Luttjeboer, (Published By: Warner Bros. Publications, 15800 NW 48th Avenue, Miami, FL 33014), (da le) Yaleo, Love of My Life, Put Your Lights On, Africa Bamba, Smooth, Do You Like the Way, Maria Maria, Migra, Corazon Espinado, Wishing it Was, El Farol, Primivera, The Calling.

Santana Bootleg CDs

There are many Santana Bootleg CDs on the market. Santana Management does not authorize the sale of these CDs and is therefore not responsible for the quality of the recording. Unless a CD is released by Arista, Sony, Polydor or Guts and Grace Music it is most likely a bootleg and it's a 'buyer beware' situation. Please check the discography page at of our web site for any discrepancies.

What is Santana's taping policy for live shows?

We do not authorize anyone to record, videotape or duplicate any Santana performances.