Carlos Santana's music is simply awesome! I'm addicted to these CDs. Okay, I admit, I'm way behind in leading edge music, but seriously, if you haven't checked out these albums, your missing out on some of the best music out there. Santana's old stuff is good for sure, but these collaborative albums are special.
Santana collaborates with a ton of artists on these albums, including:
Dave Matthews, Everlast, Rob Thomas, Lauryn Hill & CEE LO, The Product G&B, Mana, Eagle Eye Cherry, Eric Clapton, Musiq, Michelle Branch, Seal, Macy Gray, Melkie Jean & Governor Washington, P.O.D., Citizen Cope, Chad Kroeger from Nickelback, Dido, Alejandro Lerner, Ozomatli, Placido Domingo
Santana - Supernatural
Santana swept the Grammy's in 1999 by winning 8 Grammy Awards, tying Michael Jackson's Thriller album for the most Grammy awards won in a year. Listen on Amazon.com (buy $11)
Santana - Shaman
Santana followed up Supernatural with yet another stellar collaborative album. Every bit as good! These two go hand-in-hand. Listen on Amazon.com (buy $14)
I'd say they were some of the best money I've spent on music, but they were gifts, one from my wife and one from my sister (thanks!!). If you don't have these albums yet, run, don't walk, and get them (run little cursor, run!)