The Santanamigos Project
Who Are We?
Abbreviations
The Santanamigos Project
Santanamigos
An online database for Santana fans created on May 5, 1999 in Oakland, CA, closed in Sept 2001, and re-opened in France on Nov 30, 2002.
Santanamigos' name and content are copyrighted. Not related to the Santana Band, nor to its management.
The Santanamigos Group
A discussion board for Santana fans created on Oct 6, 2016 on Facebook.
The Santanamigos Channel
A video library for Santana fans created on May 8, 2019 on YouTube.
Who Are We?
Karim Brichi
France
Founder & Webmaster
Santanamigo since: 1976
First Santana show attended: Hall Rhenus, Strasbourg, France Nov 1, 1981
Herman Lansink Rotgerink
Netherlands
The Music Expert
Santanamigo since: 1969
First Santana show attended: Groenoordhal, Leiden, Netherlands Nov 17, 1978
Dick Dixon
Arizona, USA
The Poster Master
Santanamigo since: 1970
First Santana show attended: Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA June 30, 1976
Karim Brichi & Herman Lansink Rotgerink
Jazz A Juan. Pinede Gould, Antibes, France July 19, 2011
© Karim Brichi
Karim Brichi, Carlos Santana & Dick Dixon
Aladdin Theatre, Las Vegas, NV Jan 6, 1996 (morning after show)
© Karim Brichi
Abbreviations
Recordings Date Symbols
LP: long play album. 12" (30 cm) Santana show (full concert or short performance)
12": single. 12" (30 cm) Carlos Santana's or Santana Band members' guest appearance
180gram: 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing Carlos Santana’s Band Membership or Santana Band Line-Up
cv/pd: colored vinyl/picture disc Recording, Release, Publication
ep: extended play Award
foc: fold out cover Event
half speed: half speed mastered
pos: poster Set Lists
quad: quadraphonic Exact: correct titles in the right order
CD: compact disc. 5" (12 cm) Official: provided by the Santana management
SACD: super audio CD. 5" (12 cm) Incomplete: correct titles, possibly played among others in a different order
HDCD: high definition compatible digital CD. 5" (12 cm)
DVDA: audio DVD. 5" (12 cm)
CD3: single CD. 3" (8 cm)
CD5: single CD. 5" (12 cm)
DL: download
20-bit/24-bit: 20-bit mastered/24-bit mastered
dgpck: digipack
gold: 24-karat gold plated CD
VHS: very high standard video tape
DVD: digital versatile disc. 5" (12cm)
DVDS: single DVD. 5" (12cm)
Blu-ray: Blu-ray. 5" (12cm)
mp4: H.264/AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)
CD-ROM: compact disc-read only memory. 5" (12cm)
VCD: video compact disc. 5" (12cm)
Col: Columbia
Poly: Polygram/Polydor
VHS Formats
NTSC: American and Japanese VHS systems
PAL: main European VHS color system
SECAM: French VHS color system
DVD Regions
R0: multi region
R1: region 1 (USA/Canada/Bermuda)
R2: region 2 (Japan/Europe/Middle East/South Africa)
R3: region 3 (South Korea/Hong Kong/Taiwan)
R4: region 4 (New Zealand/Australia/Mexico/South America)
R5: region 5 (Russia/Africa/Indian Sub-Continent/North Korea/Mongolia)
R6: region 6 (China)
Blu-ray Regions
A: region A (America/Japan/North-South Korea/Hong Kong/Taiwan/Southeast Asia)
B: region B (Europe/Greenland/Middle East/Africa/Australia/New Zealand)
C: region C (India/Nepal/China/Russia/Central-South Asia)
U.S. Regions & States
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