evil ways – 1969



Mexican and American musician Carlos Santana’s fusion of rock and Latin American music set the band apart from all other rock bands at the time.  In this clip the sound track is lousy but watching Carlos’ performance at Woodstock is sure to bring back fond memories of the rock scene in the late 60’s.

You’ve got to change your evil ways… baby

Before I stop loving you.

You’ve got to change… baby

And every word that I say, it’s true.

You’ve got me running and hiding

All over town.

You’ve got me sneaking and peeping

And running you down

This can’t go on…

Lord knows you got to change… baby.

When I come home… baby

My house is dark and my pots are cold

You’re hanging eround… baby

With Jean and Joan and a who knows who

I’m getting tired of waiting and fooling around

I’ll find somebody, who won’t make me feel like a clown

This can’t go on…

Lord knows you got to change

Yeah Yeah Yeah

smooth – 1999

The following is a much more polished audio track featuring Carlo’s Santana’s quitar skills up close in a classic rock video format.

Man, it’s a hot one

Like seven inches from the midday sun

Well, I hear you whisper and the words melt everyone

But you stay so cool

My muñequita,

My Spanish Harlem Mona Lisa

You’re my reason for reason

The step in my groove, yeah.

And if you said, “This life ain’t good enough.”

I would give my world to lift you up

I could change my life to better suit your mood

Because you’re so smooth

And it’s just like the ocean under the moon

Well, that’s the same as the emotion that I get from you

You got the kind of loving that can be so smooth, yeah.

Gimme your heart, make it real

Or else forget about it

Well, I’ll tell you one thing

If you would leave it’d be a crying shame

In every breath and every word

I hear your name calling me out

Out from the barrio,

You hear my rhythm on your radio

You feel the turning of the world so soft and slow

Turning you ’round and ’round

Or else forget about it

Or else forget about it

Oh, let’s don’t forget about it

(Gimme your heart, make it real)

Let’s don’t forget about it (hey)

Let’s don’t forget about it (no oh no oh)

Let’s don’t forget about it (no no no oh)

Let’s don’t forget about it (hey no no oh)

Let’s don’t forget about it (hey hey hey)


Your wrinkles either show that you’re nasty, cranky, and senile, or that you’re always smiling.

My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.

Stay in your heart.

read more:

ROLLING STONE bio “In the Sixties, Carlos Santana pioneered an innovative fusion of rock, fiery Afro-Latin polyrhythms, and contrasting cool, low-key vocals. 

CARLOS SANTANA OFFICIAL WEB SITE “Official site with history, music, touring schedule, discography, merchandise, interactive forum, photos, news and band member information.”  

BIO. “With their highly original blend of Latin-infused rock, jazz, blues, salsa and African rhythms, the band—which quickly became known simply as Santana—gained an immediate following on the San Francisco club scene. The band’s early success, capped off by a memorable performance at Woodstock in 1969, led to a recording contract with Columbia Records, then run by Clive Davis.”

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