Another Crowd-pleasing Performance Of “Marbles” By Santana
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This Is Something Else
This song is a cover of “Marbles” which was originally performed by John McLaughlin. Carlos Santana did the cover alongside Buddy Miles and is included in the album, “Carlos Santana and Buddy Miles! Live!” released in 1972 with four other live tracks. It was recorded in Oahu, Hawaii on January.
“Two elements make the audience stand up. One is spirituality, and the other is sensuality. When they both meet, it’s hallelujah time. Bill Graham once told me, ‘Stop getting embarrassed that people get really horny when they hear your music. Own it.’ Of course, you don’t do it consciously so that it’s vulgar or crass. It just happens, and you welcome it, and say, ‘thank you.’” – Santana
Carlos Santana rips it in this cover, with amazing shredding and exemplary guitar skills. His solo is different from that of the original but still with the same excellent riffs. Buddy Miles, on the other hand, was known for his solo hit entitled, “Them Changes” and was part of the group Electric Flag. His guitar chops are out of this world.