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The universal tone : bringing my story to light, Carlos Santana with Ashley Kahn and Hal Miller

Label
The universal tone : bringing my story to light
Title
The universal tone
Title remainder
bringing my story to light
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Carlos Santana with Ashley Kahn and Hal Miller
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Language
eng
Tone
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Review
  • Although Santana first captivated the world at his Woodstock performance, his intimate relationship with his guitar had long sustained him. Now, for the first time, the elusive guitarist tells his story in prose that is by turns ragged and sparkling. As he does with his music, Santana uses words to paint pictures, describing the streets of his Mexican hometown of Autlán, his earliest gigs at the El Convoy bar in Tijuana, and his move to San Francisco as a teenager, where his career first took off, with the help of, among others, famous rock promoter Bill Graham. Santana also discusses the sexual abuse he suffered as a child, perpetrated by a neighbor, and his parents’ efforts to downplay the incident. He strikes the perfect chord when he traces his ongoing spiritual evolution, attributing his success and the beauty of his music to what he calls the “universal tone”: “The story behind the stories, the music behind the music.... With it you realize you are not alone; you are connected to everyone.” For him, it all comes back to the music: “It’s the fastest way of getting away from the darkness of ego.... It’s a blessing to be able to play from your soul and to reach many people.” (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed October 13, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 41, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ The Mexican-American classic guitar legend (and 2013 Kennedy Center honoree) shares his life before and beneath the rock 'n' roll spotlight with the assistance of Kahn (The House that Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records, 2006, etc.) and Miller. In this frank and impassioned memoir, iconic, influential musician Santana, 67, known for fusing rock and Latin rhythms, weaves together the rhythmic, domestic and spiritual dimensions of his career. A meager, rocky childhood was spent traversing southwestern Mexico to Tijuana and finally San Francisco, all while being greatly influenced by a disciplinarian mother and a romantic, violinist father who "lived to play, and he played to live…what musicians are meant to do." Generously reflective and well-balanced, Santana's memoir glides across autobiographical anecdotes of his joyful immersion in music theory and guitar lessons yet also addresses the intense, emotional pain and confusion of being molested as a boy. Santana's burgeoning career as a blues-appreciative guitarist bloomed through decades steeped in Bill Graham-produced shows at the legendary Fillmore venue, admiring Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, the Doors and the Grateful Dead, then into the psychedelic Summer of Love and the first formation of his Latin rock group Santana Blues Band in 1967. Complementing the uproarious stories of the band's tours are reflections on his personal life, his 34-year marriage and subsequent remarriage, and an exhaustive listing of his friendships with rock luminaries. Charismatic and soulful, Santana writes with the benefit of what he calls a "celestial memory," whereby only the blessings and beauty of life are measured and celebrated. Even readers skimming for tabloid dirt may be swayed by the respectful purity of Santana's recollections; his moments of struggle and frustration are handled with the same dignity and grace as his many triumphs. An appreciative and unpretentious chronicle, this is required reading for Santana fans and devotees of classic rock legends.(Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2014)
Biography type
autobiography
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10376653
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Santana, Carlos
Dewey number
  • 787.87/164092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML419.S22
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Kahn, Ashley
  • Miller, Hal
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  • Santana, Carlos
  • Rock musicians
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my life
Label
The universal tone : bringing my story to light, Carlos Santana with Ashley Kahn and Hal Miller
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 535 pages
Isbn
9780316244923
Lccn
bl2014043161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
The universal tone : bringing my story to light, Carlos Santana with Ashley Kahn and Hal Miller
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 535 pages
Isbn
9780316244923
Lccn
bl2014043161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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