Do You Know Santana?

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  • 1. 

    Which group was led by Carlos Santana's brother?

    • A.

      Jaguar

    • B.

      Los Tabajares

    • C.

      Malo

    • D.

      Boriqueno

    Correct Answer
    C. Malo
    Explanation
    Carlos Santana's brother, Jorge Santana, was the leader of the group Malo.

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  • 2. 

    In 1961, Carlos Santana moved from Mexico to what U.S. city?

    • A.

      Sacramento

    • B.

      Fresno

    • C.

      Los Angeles

    • D.

      San Francisco

    Correct Answer
    D. San Francisco
    Explanation
    Carlos Santana moved from Mexico to San Francisco in 1961.

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  • 3. 

    What instrument did Carlos Santana's father play?

    • A.

      Violin

    • B.

      Guitar

    • C.

      Trumpet

    • D.

      Piano

    Correct Answer
    A. Violin
    Explanation
    Carlos Santana's father played the violin.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the charity foundation established by Carlos Sanata?

    • A.

      One Song, One World

    • B.

      Music For Millions

    • C.

      Carlos Santana Foundation

    • D.

      The Milagro Foundation

    Correct Answer
    D. The Milagro Foundation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Milagro Foundation. The Milagro Foundation is the charity foundation established by Carlos Santana.

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  • 5. 

    What guitar company sells "Santana Guitars"?

    • A.

      Harmony

    • B.

      Washburn

    • C.

      The Paul Reed Smith Company

    • D.

      Aslin Dane

    Correct Answer
    C. The Paul Reed Smith Company
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Paul Reed Smith Company. The Paul Reed Smith Company is a guitar manufacturer that sells "Santana Guitars," which are guitars specifically designed in collaboration with the legendary guitarist Carlos Santana.

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  • 6. 

    Who was the first keyboard player for Santana?

    • A.

      Gaylord Burch

    • B.

      Gregg Rolie

    • C.

      Russell Tubbs

    • D.

      Ricky Wellman

    Correct Answer
    B. Gregg Rolie
    Explanation
    Gregg Rolie was the first keyboard player for Santana. He played a crucial role in the formation and early success of the band. Rolie's keyboard skills and contributions to Santana's unique fusion of rock, Latin, and jazz elements were highly influential. He played on Santana's first three albums, including their breakthrough self-titled debut album, which featured hits like "Evil Ways" and "Black Magic Woman." Rolie's keyboard playing added depth and texture to Santana's sound, helping to establish their signature style and setting the stage for their future success.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these songs is on Santana's "Abraxas" album?

    • A.

      Red Prophet

    • B.

      Veracruz

    • C.

      Jingo

    • D.

      Oye Como Va

    Correct Answer
    D. Oye Como Va
    Explanation
    "Oye Como Va" is a song that is included in Santana's "Abraxas" album. This song, written by Tito Puente, became one of Santana's biggest hits and is one of the most recognizable tracks from the album. It features Santana's signature Latin rock sound and has been widely praised for its catchy melody and infectious rhythm.

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  • 8. 

    Who was a percussionist on Santana's third album?

    • A.

      Luther Rabb

    • B.

      Coke Escovedo

    • C.

      Keith Jones

    • D.

      Sterling Crew

    Correct Answer
    B. Coke Escovedo
    Explanation
    Coke Escovedo was a percussionist on Santana's third album.

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  • 9. 

    What high school friend of Carlos Santana played the congas for Santana?

    • A.

      Alphonso Johnson

    • B.

      Mike Carabello

    • C.

      Tom Rutley

    • D.

      Oran Coltrane

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike Carabello
    Explanation
    Mike Carabello is the correct answer because he was a high school friend of Carlos Santana and played the congas for the band Santana.

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  • 10. 

    What Santana song's lyrics begin with "Got no time to be foolin' with you, baby"?

    • A.

      Singing Winds, Crying Beasts

    • B.

      Let Me Inside

    • C.

      Move On

    • D.

      Mother's Daughter

    Correct Answer
    D. Mother's Daughter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mother's Daughter". This song by Santana starts with the lyrics "Got no time to be foolin' with you, baby".

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  • 11. 

    What Santana song's lyrics begin with "Clap your hands, make a smile"?

    • A.

      Carnaval

    • B.

      Let It Shine

    • C.

      Dance Sister Dance

    • D.

      Let The Children Play

    Correct Answer
    B. Let It Shine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Let It Shine" because the lyrics of this Santana song start with the line "Clap your hands, make a smile."

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  • 12. 

    With what guitarist did Carlos Santana record the album "Love Devotion Surrender"?

    • A.

      Eddie Van Halen

    • B.

      Eric Clapton

    • C.

      John McLaughlin

    • D.

      Jimi Hendrix

    Correct Answer
    C. John McLaughlin
    Explanation
    Carlos Santana recorded the album "Love Devotion Surrender" with John McLaughlin. John McLaughlin is a renowned guitarist known for his fusion of jazz and rock music. He has collaborated with various musicians throughout his career and his unique style of playing made him a perfect fit for Santana's album. Together, they created a fusion of Latin, jazz, and rock elements, making "Love Devotion Surrender" a critically acclaimed album.

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  • 13. 

    What Latin jazz artist replaced Michael Carabello on Santana's fourth album?

    • A.

      Chester Thompson

    • B.

      Gus Rodriguez

    • C.

      Leon Patillo

    • D.

      Armando Paraza

    Correct Answer
    D. Armando Paraza
    Explanation
    Armando Paraza is the correct answer because he replaced Michael Carabello on Santana's fourth album.

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  • 14. 

    Who did Carlos Santana marry in 1973?

    • A.

      Deborah Puente

    • B.

      Deborah Rodriguez

    • C.

      Deborah King

    • D.

      Deborah Wally

    Correct Answer
    C. Deborah King
    Explanation
    Carlos Santana married Deborah King in 1973.

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  • 15. 

    Who did musician John McLaughlin introduce Carlos Santana to?

    • A.

      His Agent

    • B.

      His Guru

    • C.

      His Manager

    • D.

      His Record Producer

    Correct Answer
    B. His Guru
    Explanation
    John McLaughlin introduced Carlos Santana to his guru. This suggests that McLaughlin played a role in connecting Santana with a spiritual or religious mentor. The term "guru" typically refers to a teacher or guide who provides wisdom and guidance in a specific area, such as spirituality or personal development. By introducing Santana to his guru, McLaughlin likely facilitated a significant influence on Santana's personal and possibly musical journey.

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  • 16. 

    What magazine featured an article on the inner troubles of the Santana band?

    • A.

      People

    • B.

      Rolling Stone

    • C.

      U.S. News And World Report

    • D.

      Entertainment Weekly

    Correct Answer
    B. Rolling Stone
    Explanation
    Rolling Stone is the correct answer because it is a well-known magazine that covers a wide range of topics including music. It is known for its in-depth articles and interviews with musicians and bands, making it likely that they would feature an article on the inner troubles of the Santana band. People, U.S. News And World Report, and Entertainment Weekly are also popular magazines, but they are not specifically known for their coverage of music or bands.

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  • 17. 

    What Santana's album has the song "Let the Children Play"?

    • A.

      Festival

    • B.

      Shango

    • C.

      Moonflower

    • D.

      Freedom

    Correct Answer
    A. Festival
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Festival. "Let the Children Play" is a song from Santana's album Festival.

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  • 18. 

    Who plays the drums on Santana's "Amigos" album?

    • A.

      Carl Palmer

    • B.

      Leon Ndugu Chancler

    • C.

      Tommy Aldridge

    • D.

      Ainsley Dunbar

    Correct Answer
    B. Leon Ndugu Chancler
    Explanation
    Leon Ndugu Chancler is the correct answer because he is the musician who played the drums on Santana's "Amigos" album.

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  • 19. 

    Who co-produced the Santana album "Caravanserai" with Carlos Santana?

    • A.

      Doug Rauch

    • B.

      Mike Shrieve

    • C.

      Jose Areas

    • D.

      John Fiore

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike Shrieve
    Explanation
    Mike Shrieve is the correct answer because he co-produced the Santana album "Caravanserai" with Carlos Santana. Co-producing an album typically involves working closely with the main artist to oversee the recording process, make creative decisions, and ensure the overall quality of the final product. In this case, Mike Shrieve collaborated with Carlos Santana to bring their collective vision to life on the album "Caravanserai".

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  • 20. 

    What Santana band member co-wrote "Europa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile)"?

    • A.

      Tom Costner

    • B.

      Chris Rhyne

    • C.

      Gregg Rolie

    • D.

      Tom Frazier

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom Costner
  • 21. 

    How long did it take Santana to make the "Beyond Appearances" album?

    • A.

      Six Months

    • B.

      Three Weeks

    • C.

      Seven Months

    • D.

      One Year

    Correct Answer
    C. Seven Months
    Explanation
    Santana took seven months to make the "Beyond Appearances" album. This indicates that the process of creating the album, including writing, recording, and production, spanned a period of seven months.

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  • 22. 

    What jazz great's widow was featured on Santana's "Welcome" album?

    • A.

      Ornette Coleman

    • B.

      Miles Davis

    • C.

      Charlie Parker

    • D.

      John Coltrane

    Correct Answer
    D. John Coltrane
    Explanation
    John Coltrane's widow, Alice Coltrane, was featured on Santana's "Welcome" album. Alice Coltrane was an accomplished jazz musician in her own right, known for her skills as a pianist and harpist. She collaborated with Santana on several tracks on the album, adding her unique musical style to the mix. This collaboration between Santana and Alice Coltrane showcased their mutual appreciation for jazz and fusion music, resulting in a critically acclaimed album.

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  • 23. 

    Which is the first Santana album guitarist Neal Schon played on?

    • A.

      Santana III

    • B.

      Abraxas

    • C.

      Lotus

    • D.

      Borboletta

    Correct Answer
    A. Santana III
    Explanation
    Neal Schon first played on the album Santana III.

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  • 24. 

    Where did Carlos Santana first see blues guitarist B.B. King?

    • A.

      Fillmore West

    • B.

      House Of Blues

    • C.

      Whiskey-a-go-go

    • D.

      A Biloxi Nightclub

    Correct Answer
    A. Fillmore West
    Explanation
    Carlos Santana first saw blues guitarist B.B. King at Fillmore West.

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  • 25. 

    Where was Santana percussionist Jose Areas born?

    • A.

      Ecuador

    • B.

      Columbia

    • C.

      Nicaragua

    • D.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    C. Nicaragua
    Explanation
    Jose Areas, the percussionist of Santana, was born in Nicaragua.

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  • 26. 

    What year did Santana founder Carlos Santana first come to San Francisco?

    • A.

      1959

    • B.

      1962

    • C.

      1965

    • D.

      1967

    Correct Answer
    B. 1962
    Explanation
    In 1962, Carlos Santana first came to San Francisco. This suggests that he founded the band Santana shortly after his arrival in the city.

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  • 27. 

    What job was Carlos Santana doing prior to co-founding the Santana Blues Band?

    • A.

      Pool Cleaning

    • B.

      Bank Teller

    • C.

      Construction

    • D.

      Washing Dishes

    Correct Answer
    D. Washing Dishes
    Explanation
    Carlos Santana was working as a dishwasher before co-founding the Santana Blues Band. This suggests that he had a humble beginning and was engaged in menial labor before pursuing his passion for music. Washing dishes is often associated with low-paying and entry-level jobs, highlighting Santana's journey from a simple occupation to becoming a renowned musician.

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  • 28. 

    What label did Santana first audition for?

    • A.

      Arista

    • B.

      Epic

    • C.

      Atlantic

    • D.

      Buddha

    Correct Answer
    C. Atlantic
    Explanation
    Santana first auditioned for the label Atlantic.

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