Sunshine '72 Festival
Waikiki Diamond Head Crater, Oahu, HI
Saturday January 1, 1972
Incomplete Set List
Band Introduction/Gumbo - Layla - Little Wing - ? - ? - Sing A Simple Song - ? - ? - ? - Marbles (1) - ? - Lava (2) - Evil Ways (3) - Faith Interlude (4) - Them Changes (5) - Free Form Funkafide Filth (6)
Musicians
Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Buddy Miles (ds/vo), Ron Johnson (b), Gregg Errico (ds), Coke Escovedo (perc), James "Mingo" Lewis (perc), Victor Pantoja (perc), Robert Hogins (org), Neal Schon (g), Hadley Caliman (fl/sax), Luis Gasca (tp)
Releases
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6) "Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!" on June 7, 1972 on LP(foc) (Col: USA 31308, Netherlands 69016, Japan 25AP 1221)
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6) "Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!" on LP(quad) (Col: USA CQ 31308, Japan SOPN-89)
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6) "Live!/Love Devotion Surrender" in 1976 on 2LP(foc) (Col Netherlands 22019)
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6) "Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!" on August 23, 1994 on CD (Col/Legacy: USA CK 66416, Austria 478089 2, Japan SRCS 6184)
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6) “Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!” on Dec 18, 2019 on 2CD(SACD) (Vocalion UK 2CDSML 8560)
Note
The 1972 album "Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!" is not live. Due to technical problems during the recording of the show, the songs were later re-recorded in the studio. The liner notes lists the recording date as “January 0, 1972”, a nonexistent date, suggesting the show never happened, but it actually took place in Hawaii on January 1, 1972 during the Sunshine ‘72 Festival. Supporting that fact is a collage of 14 photos from the concert itself shown in the LP inner cover. Although Michael Carabello is credited in the album “Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live!”, he only did some studio overdubs. Latin Rock historian Jim McCarthy also mentions that in 1975 or 1976, Michael Carabello and Jose “Chepito” Areas played at the same venue with the band Cobra.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014)
Doing this concert was like imagining what Santana on steroids could be. It felt like it was the last part of the parade, and it was fun. (p300)
LP(foc) - CD
LP(quad)
"Live!/Love Devotion Surrender"
1976 2LP(foc)
2019 2CD (SACD)
Ticket
LP(foc) Inner Cover
Carlos Santana & promoter Tom Moffatt © Robert Knight © Robert Knight
© Richard Upper
© Richard Upper
© Robert Knight
© Richard Upper
© Robert Knight
© Robert Knight
© Robert Knight
© Robert Knight
© Robert Knight
Cobra 1975 or 1976
Cobra 1975 or 1976
Cobra 1975 or 1976
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