Let’s face it, I could fill this curation with Santana…amazed I’ve waited this long to put one in! Think of that amazing double album “Moonflower”. In fact I’ve gone for a lesser known piece from his tenth studio album –“Marathon” - that came from 1979 when Santana was maybe “in between” places. (“the beginning of his commercial slide” as someone once wrote…)
It’s a downbeat piece with the shaking of maracas and cymbals allied to a flute and synths before the man comes in on trademark guitar and the drums kick in. It’s a foot tapping happy sound!
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”