Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Santana covers album due

Carlos Santana has been working with the legendary Clive Davis on an album of classic rock covers, which is due out sometime this summer.

Based on press reports, here’s how the album is shaping up:

“Sunshine Of Your Love” (Cream) – Rob Thomas
“Dance The Night Away” (Van Halen) - Train’s Pat Monahan
“Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” (The Rolling Stones) – Scott Weiland
“Little Wing” (Jimi Hendrix)Joe Cocker
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (The Beatles) - India.Arie and Yo-Yo Ma
“Smoke On The Water” (Deep Purple) - tba
“Fortunate Son” (CCR) - tba

Santana worked with Davis on his hugely-successful “Supernatural” album, which won 9 Grammys and sold more than 25 million copies worldwide; the disc is currently marking its 10th Anniversary with a re-release that includes a second disc of rare and unreleased tracks.

Here’s Carlos jamming with Eric Clapton on a song from Santana’s self-titled 1969 debut, performed live at the 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas.

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Carlos Santana with Eric Clapton – Jingo
Crossroads Guitar Festival (2004)

Santana’s project falls on the heels of the recently-released covers album by Peter Gabriel called “Scratch My Back.”