CRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAANNNNNNGGGGGG! Brrrrrrannng! Burrrrr-rrrrannng!.
When Carlos Santana’s guitar wails, the whole world nods with recognition. His unmistakable tone - fat, long and thick with a sustain that seems to sail on for light-years - is one of the handful of trademark guitar sounds in rock & roll.
If that sound were the only gift that Santana had given to rock music, he’d be well deserving of the place he’s about to assume in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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