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R & R: Resources and Recreation
-- by Richard Castagna
If your sartorial tastes run closer to tie-dye than suit and tie, take San Francisco rock icon Carlos Santana's new CD out for a spin. A History of Santana: The River of Color and Sound offers insight into the life and music of the legendary guitar player. Turn back time with the wheel of a Mayan calendar to learn about Santana's history, or enjoy some of his most memorable live performances. You'll find a lot of information on the key influences in Santana's life-like Bob Marley, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and the pop star's dad, Juan Santana. While the guitar lesson won't turn you into a Carlos clone, you'll be tempted to accompany him on air guitar as he describes the techniques and inspirations for such classics as "Black Magic Woman" and "Oye Como Va."
$29.95. Graphix Zone, 800-828-3838, 714-833-3838. Circle #848 or visit Winfo Online.