Santana - Evil Ways - 8/18/1970 - Tanglewood (Official)

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Santana - Evil Ways
Recorded Live: 8/18/1970 - Tanglewood - Lenox, MA

Carlos Santana - guitar, vocals
Gregg Rolie - keyboards, piano, lead vocals
David Brown - bass
Michael Shrieve - drums
Jose "Chepito" Areas - percussion, conga, timbales
Mike Carabello - percussion, conga, vocals

Recorded just over a year after Santana played its historic Woodstock Music & Art Fair performance, the band was fast becoming one of the biggest in the world. They were about to release their second album, Abraxas, and were riding high on the heels of three hit songs from their debut album and a new Top 10 hit, a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Black Magic Woman."

A year earlier - in fact only a few days before the Woodstock Festival - Bill Graham staged the first of several concerts billed as "The Fillmore at Tanglewood." Tanglewood is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the storied venue had just begun to experiment with staging contemporary concerts on their grounds. Staging a rock concert in a classical venue had yet to be done, so of course the concept of doing so excited Graham. He brought the full-scale Fillmore East production team in, including the Joshua Light Show, and booked a great lineup. This first concert featured B.B King, Jefferson Airplane and The Who, and drew the largest crowd that Tanglewood had ever seen by far.

Buoyed by the event's success, Tanglewood and Graham agreed to stage three similar dates in 1970. The last of these is this show, when Santana headlined after The Voices of East Harlem and the legendary Miles Davis had played (you can hear Mile's set here).

This historic and beautifully recorded performance features a smoking performance by Santana in the last year of their classic lineup, before a young Neal Schon joined the band. We think you'll agree it's an incredible performance by a great band in their prime.

💬 Comments

The original Santana band. Never ever again was Carlos flanked by 5 truly extraordinary musicians: Gregg Rolie, David Brown, Chepito Areas, Michael Carabello and Michael Shrieve INDIVIDUALLY had amazing stage presences, that when viewing these videos, I don’t know who to actually watch. The power of their first three albums will forever be unmatched.

Author — Frank Elgueta


Look how they play together like a real band, not all spread out on a big stage like the glam rockers that came after. Santana is legendary. Their music spans the ages and will never be forgotten or go out of style. I love these guys.

Author — Tv S


This lineup of Santana was the best in my opinion. Every single member of the band is a star in his own right. Together they prove that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Author — gazoontight


Tanglewood must be one of the greatest sets they ever played .
So lucky it was filmed so well ...
What a great band they were ...

Author — Simon


An extraordinary feeling between the musicians, whithout computers and strange artifices. Just great music.

Author — the joker


Amazing recording quality. The tone of the organ and the playing are so good that if they hadn't gotten the guitar working again, I would be happy to listen to some more of Greg. I already just listen to mostly the organ section of this video. Awesome bass and percussion.

Author — The Arkwright Loft Studio


All the videos from this concert are awesome. Thanks for making them available here.

Author — EL34XYZ


michael shrieve is just such a legend. saw the mans drumset from 69 in nashville. love this line up of extraordinary musicians with this kind of chemistry.

Author — Alec Rossi


Nunca mas veremos otra banda como esta...grande Santanaii

Author — Marcelo Morales


That BAND was killer.Greg Rollie, very underrated keyboard player.Bar nun.Great drummer too!

Author — kilowatt mac


Very strong and clear rhythm that captures everybody's soul, fantastic



Goosebumps! Just Rolie was 23 years old !

Author — TCORGT500 LIFE


Tanglewood hits 50. Amazing sound quality. Unbelievable!

Author — Dug Pecci




Author — Pedro Angel Borjas


This blows my mind, I was 12 years old when this was happening. I had to sneak in to see Woodstock in the theater at the time ⏲️🙄😅😒😂

Author — Kimmer Gonzales




Author — Pedro Angel Borjas


Never did Santana have such a great keyboard player ever again.

Author — diliup gabadamudalige


Wow Gregg Roile sang this #1song awesome by Santana 👍👍👍great vocals, plus Mike shrives, David brown

Author — Hemal Patel


Superb organ solo. Sounds like one of the old late-50s Hammond B3’s or C3’s if I’m not mistaken. Greatest analog organs ever made.

Author — Eric Lee


no one can play those original tunes like Greg

Author — norm lor