Sunday, February 28, 2010

CARLOS SANTANA FAMILY TREE

This family tree is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Carlos Santana, Don Wehr, Rory Butcher, and Steve LaRosa, to whom I'm most grateful. A gold star for some info goes to Karim Brichi, webmaster of terrific 'Santanamigos' website.


CARLOS SANTANA (1957 - 1963)
Every Sunday morning he goes to a Tijuana's church to play the 'Ave Maria' on violin


LOS CARDINALES (LATE 50s)
1) Carlos Santana violin
2) Jose Santana violin (he was Carlos's father)
3) ? double-bass
4) ?
violin
5) ? violin
6) ? violin
7) ? violin or acoustic guitar
8) ? violin or acoustic guitar
9) ? violin or acoustic guitar
10) ? violin or acoustic guitar



UNNAMED TRIO #1 (LATE 50s)
1) Carlos Santana violin
2) ? acoustic guitar
3) ? acoustic guitar


UNNAMED TRIO #2 (LATE 1950s)
1) Carlos Santana acoustic guitar
2) ? harmonica
3) ? congas


JAVIER BATIZ AND LOS T.J.'s (1961)
1) Carlos 'El Apache' Santana bass
2) Javier Batiz
vocals, guitar
3) ? guitar
4) ? guitar
5) ? drums
6) Brachi sax


THE STRANGERS (1961)
1) Carlos 'El Apache' Santana first plays bass and then guitar
2) Antonio 'El Bolas' Vargas drums
3) Manuel Delgadillo guitar
4) Jorge Burgos guitar
5) 'Bibi' guitar


EL CONVOY CLUB'S UNNAMED HOUSE BAND (1961 - SUMMER 1962)
1) Carlos Santana guitar
2) ???????? + other unknowns


UNNAMED BAND #3 (SEPT 1962 - OCT 30, 1962)
1) Carlos Santana vocals, guitar
2) Sergio 'Gus' Rodriguez bass, vocals
3) Danny Haro drums

4) Albert 'Al' Rodriguez guitar


EL CONVOY CLUB'S UNNAMED HOUSE BAND (OCT 31, 1962 - AUG 2?, 1963)
1) Carlos Santana
2) ????????? + other unknowns



UNNAMED TRIO #3 (AUG 2?, 1963 - LATE 1965)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gus Rodriguez
3) Danny Haro

+
4) Joyce Dunn vocals (she sang with them only for a few weeks in late 1964)


THE DYNAMICS (SEPT 1964 - 1965)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gus Rodriguez
3) Danny Haro
4) Richard Bean sax
5) Andy Vargas sax


UNNAMED DUO (1965)
1) Carlos Santana guitar
2) ? harmonica


UNNAMED BAND (LATE 1965 - FEB 1967)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gus Rodriguez
3) Danny Haro
4) Michael Carabello percussion


TED MARTIN AND THE ACCENTS (196? - 196?)
1) Ted Martin drums
2) Carlos Santana guitar
3) Don Wehr drums (he played with them for only one gig as "guest")
4) ????????? + other unknowns


UNNAMED TRIO #4 (JUN 1966 - JUL 1966)

1) Carlos Santana lead guitar
2) Rod Harper drums
3) Steve LaRosa vocals, bass


UNNAMED BAND (JUL 1966 - ca. AUG 1966) / THE MOCKER MANOR BLUES BAND #1 (ca. AUG 1966 - SEPT 2?, 1966)
1) Carlos Santana lead guitar
2) Steve LaRosa bass, vocals
3) Rod Harper drums
4) Anthony 'Tony' Lenzini rhythm guitar


THE MOCKER MANOR BLUES BAND #2 (SEPT 2?, 1966 - OCT ?, 1966)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Steve LaRosa
3) Rod Harper
4) Tony Lenzini
5) Sahib Malik vocals, harmonica


THE MOCKER MANOR BLUES BAND #3 (OCT ?, 1966 - OCT ??, 1966)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Steve LaRosa
3) Rod Harper
4) Tony Lenzini
5) Rory Butcher vocals, tambourine


THE MOCKER MANOR BLUES BAND #4 (aka #1) (OCT ??, 1966 - DEC ?, 1966)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Steve LaRosa
3) Rod Harper
4) Tony Lenzini


SANTANA BLUES BAND (FEB 1967 - JUN 1968)


SANTANA (JUN 1968 - PRESENT)


CARLOS SANTANA/BUDDY MILES BAND (JAN 1, 1972)
1) Carlos Santana vocals, lead guitar, percussion
2) Buddy Miles vocals, drums
3) Hadley Caliman
sax, flute
4) Michael Carabello percussion
5) Gregg Errico
drums
6) Thomas 'Coke' Escovedo percussion
7) Luis Gasca trumpet
8) Robert 'Bob' Hogins organ
9) Ron Johnson bass
10) James 'Mingo' Lewis percussion
11) Victor Pantoja percussion
12) Neal Schon rhythm guitar


CARLOS SANTANA/JOHN McLAUGHLIN BAND (AUG 1973 - SEPT 1973)
1) Carlos Santana vocals, lead guitar, percussion
2) 'Mahavishnu' John McLaughlin
guitar, piano
3) Billy Cobham drums
4) Armando Peraza percussion
5) Douglas 'Doug' Rauch bass, guitar
6) Larry 'Khalid Yasin' Young organ



CARLOS SANTANA/JOHN McLAUGHLIN/ALICE COLTRANE BAND (MAR 14, 1974)
1) Carlos Santana vocals, lead guitar, percussion
2) Jules Broussard
flute, sax
3) Alice Coltrane keyboards, harp
4) Tom Coster
voce, keyboards
5) 'Mahavishnu' John McLaughlin guitar
6) Armando Peraza vocals, percussion
7) Michael Shrieve drums
8) Reggie Workman bass


CARLOS SANTANA (1974)


CARLOS SANTANA & JOHN McLAUGHLIN (MAR 8, 1975)

3 comments:

  1. hello Mr. Santana I am contacting you cuz my mother used to know you but she has been ill her name is Luz Lee you Wrought the song gypsy woman and black magic woman about her if I am not mistaken pleas if you will email me at Prince11189189@yahoo.com she wold like to see you she is ill and not been doing well
    thank you for your time
    Ryan

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    1. Hi Ryan,

      Sorry but this is not Carlos Santana's official page so he can't read your message. This is just a music blog written by me, Bruno Ceriotti, an Italian rock historian. By the way, good luck for your mom!

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  2. Bruno, just for your information re The Mocker Manor Blues Band, 1966: Steve LaRosa should read Bass, Vocals. Tony Lenzini should read Guitar (not Vocals). Really like your site. Thanks!
    Steve LaRosa

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