Carlos Santana and Mana – “Corazon Espinado” Live
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“Corazón Espinado” was written by Santana and Fher Olvera and included in his 1999 album, “Supernatural.” It was such a huge success that it won two Latin Grammy Awards: “Record of the Year” and “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group.”
Starting off with a tradtional “montuno” on the piano (an arpeggiated, syncopated chordal pattern), Corazon Espinado maintains the same progression throughout all the verses and choruses: i – iv – V – iv, modulating only once, in the bridge.
This classic Latin song has been covered by other musicians and also became a hit in Spanish-speaking countries:
- Number 22 in the US Billboard Latin Pop Airplay
- Number 39 in the Swiss Singles Chart
- Number 89 in the Dutch Singles Chart
- Number 14 in the Italian Singles Chart
Carlos floats over the top with riffs that mix the Aeolian mode (natural minor) and Harmonic minor (raised 7th tone).