August 21, 2009

Flashback Friday: "I'll Be Waiting".

In music, sometimes the best happens when fusion is involved. Although I did not enjoy rock when I was young, I started to become fond of it as I grew older. Particularly when the Latin rhythms and jazz sound were added, I was hooked.

Such is the music of Carlos Santana and his band from the seventies. The below is my absolutely favorite track from the album Moonflower. The album contains other tracks which I enjoy, such as the very famous "She Is Not There". Still, the below has a certain "feel-good" vibe to it and to this day, it is included in my very best mix and played often on my lazy Saturday afternoons. I think the video accompanying this smooth jazz tune is filled with so very fitting images adequately describing the last few weeks of summer...

21 comments :

Blogaire said...

I always look forward to your Flashback Friday Protege to see what musical memory you will unveil. I confess that I don't have any Santana music! He/They were like somebody I would notice nearly all the time - on my way to work, on the bus or in the local supermarket, but never met or got to know. But that may change - I had a quick look at the Santana website and played some tracks and definitely I must explore more.
Have a great weekend - and enjoy your cool Santana Saturday afternoon!

BLOGitse said...

yes! i like to listen smooth jazz or evergreens when blogging!

It's great to hear the words, lyrics!
Nowadays too much music is badly mixed and the result is a mess of noise...

Have a relaxing weekend! :)

MelRoXx said...

fabulous!

MelRoXx said...

fabulous!

Rajesh said...

Great. My favorites has always been pop. Some how I find it hard to adjust to rock when listening for long time.

Poetikat said...

I don't know too much Santana, but what I've heard has always come across as sexy and romantic in a way. I love the sensuous rhythms and the Latin beat. This is a great feature on your blog, Protege.

Kat

Claus said...

Great summery song indeed! And the vidoeo helps to give it that feeling also. I don't know much of Santana, though I've heard of him since I was a little girl. I became more acquainted with some of his music the last few years, as he had done some popular colaborations with other pop artists.

Jill said...

I have ALWAYS been a Carlos Santana fan! I SOOOOOO enjoyed the video and song!

Doreen said...

beautiful song. love Santana!!

Julie Hibbard said...

His sound is SO unmistakable! LOVE it! And what a beautiful video!!
Enjoy your weekend!!

Sumandebray said...

Enjoyed the song. Carlos Sanatana is one of my favorites too. I could only listen to hard rock for a brief few years other wise I tune into slow rock or country type of music. Offcourse country and Jazz sets the mood of the salon for me.
Have a great weekend!

Holly said...

I am a bit of a jazz fan. You are so passionate about music. Although I think I have discovered that you are passionate about a great many things. :):) I love that about you! I missed a whole lot of really intrigueing posts while I was away. It will be fun to catch up. You are a genuinely interesting person!! I missed you.:)
XOXO-Holls

Anna said...

You have great taste!

Hilary said...

You need to try your hand at being a Disc Jockey one day. ;)

Protege said...

=Blogaire,
thank you so much, it makes me happy to hear that you enjoy this theme.;)) And indeed what it warm my heart that you were able to find perhaps a new music that you might start to enjoy. I know I always love when I discover and re-discover music that speaks to me.;))
Likewise wishing you a lovely weekend.;))

=BLOGitse,
I agree with you, I do not know if it is the age, but I have to try very hard to find today's music appealing.;))
Thank you for stopping by again.;))

=MelRoXx,
thank you sweetie.;))

=Rajesh,
yes, I love pop too. But also R&B, soul and jazz. Some of the rock is good too.;))

=Kat,
thank you so much, glad that you enjoy my Friday posts.;)) I agree with everything you write about Santana; hope you are having a great weekend.;))xo

=Claudia,
yes, that is true, he has gotten some exposure in recent years by collaborating with young pop artists.;)) Always happy when you stop by.;)) xo

=Jill,
thank yo so much and I always enjoy when you visit.;)) Hope your weekend is great.;)) xoxo

=Doreen,
so glad you share my love for his music, thank you so much for your kind comment.;))

=Julie,
happy to hear that; have a likewise great weekend.;)) xoxo

=Sumandebray,
I think I can follow that as our taste in music changes as we grow older. I never understood jazz as a young girl but I completely love it now.;)) Have likewise a wonderful weekend.;))

=Holly,
ah, I MISSED your comments, your kind cheerful comments! You are so nice to me at all times, with your compliments and lovely words. I am happy that you had such a nice time off with your family. Hope your weekend is great as well.;))

=Anna,
that means so much coming from a young, beautiful girl such as yourself.;) As long as the young still think I have a great taste, things are good.;)) xo

=Hilary,
hehe, not sure about that one.;)) But I am sure about one thing, I LOVE music.;))
Hope your weekend is great my friend.;) xo

Cottage Garden said...

Santana are one of my favourite bands - their Supernatural album is great. This song for Flashback Friday is Santana at their very best. Love the video, especially the dolphins!
Jeanne
x

gaelikaa said...

I liked this group better as I get older as they are such an acquired taste!

Protege said...

=Jeanne,
I agree! Santana is still great, but their were best in the 70's. Thank you so much for your always lovely comments.;)) xo

=gaelikaa,
yes, sometimes with age we develop different taste.;))

sallymandy said...

Enjoying another Flashback Friday at your blog! Though of course it's not Friday anymore. I've been away a long time.

Santana is classic.

Rosezilla said...

There's not much better than smooth jazz! Like mind candy!

Protege said...

=sallymandy,
glad you enjoyed hearing a bit of the 70's music. I am so happy you are back.;)xo

=Rosezilla,
I so agree with you on that one.;)) xoxo