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Santana's Next Single

Re-record "Black Magic Woman"
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... with a more up-to-date Latino beat, such as he has been doing of late.

Sting will sing it.

waugsqueke, Jan 25 2002


       You could have stumbled onto the route to an ageing performers' retirement fund. Think of it as some sort of Testimonial number. Get a different performer every six months or so to rerecord it with him.
mcscotland, Jan 25 2002

       I have Santana blaring in my car, regularly. Oddly enough, my children adore the music.   

       I was hoping for Celine Dion on vocals, though.
bristolz, Jan 25 2002

       bris.. next time "Black Magic Woman" is playing... just imagine Sting on the vocals. He'd be perfect for it. And the sound to do with an update also.   

       This idea is a result of catching the song in question on the drive in today, combined with overdosing on "All This Time", Sting's latest (amazing) CD, last night.
waugsqueke, Jan 25 2002

       What about Marylin Manson?
mcscotland, Jan 25 2002

       See Santana in Concert as I have - you have to see a concert in order to appreciate what his extensive drum section does - Any song by Santana seems to be Mixolydian in the Key of G - Celine Dion must die - Carlos would try to straighten Marilyn Manson out, as he did Walter Trout. Carlos is a spiritual man - he recognizes the body as truly being a temple.
thumbwax, Jan 25 2002

       My donation of one croissant is directly related to the mention of Mr. Loaf.
mighty_cheese, Jan 26 2002

       Geez, Thumb, you want to kill off Celine? I'm hurt.
bristolz, Jan 26 2002

       It would be a mercy killing bristolz.
mcscotland, Jan 26 2002

       I'm sorry you were hurt during the entirely fictional assassination attempt on the unfortunately still living Celine
thumbwax, Jan 26 2002

       But she's easily the best singer alive today, despite your assassination attempts.
bristolz, Jan 26 2002

       Actually, she and Whitney et al have a woman (whose name I cannot remember {which is doubly sad} - nor can I think of the proper terms to use for a Google Search) who 'pre-sings' the songs for them. This woman sees the lyrics, knows how/why/where/when to use emphasis/nuance in singing. They follow her lead, and come up with their little audience favourites. Without her, they'd be up the proverbial creek - as though they can hit those money notes, they have not the inner ear to 'hear' and therefore have the sang sing song sung properly.
thumbwax, Jan 26 2002

       She is the scourge of karaoke bars and all the drunk women who think they can sing "My Heart Will Go On". Mind you South Park wouldn't be the same without her, aye.
mcscotland, Jan 26 2002

       LA vocal arranger Morgan Ames is listed as having recorded/performed with both Celine Dion and Whitney Houston, but I don't know if she actually did arrangements for them.   

       Apparently, singers figuring out how to sing something is so rare it is worth mentioning.
jutta, Jan 26 2002

       (I hope you all know that I am kidding . . . about Dion, that is)
bristolz, Jan 26 2002

       How about Santana re-releasing "Black Magic Woman" with (what's left of) the Dionne Quints on vocals?
mighty_cheese, Jan 27 2002

       I like Sting and I like Santana but I don't think the two would work with this song. How about the OzzMan?
bluerowan, Jan 28 2002

       How come we've got all the way down here and no-one's mentioned Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac yet?
angel, Jan 28 2002

       I think they lost their focus after they moved into banking.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 03 2016

       An interesting tale, but not a surprising one, given the intricacies of the music machine these days.   

       I always thought that Jim Morrison could have had a lucrative career as a country western singer.
normzone, May 04 2016

       If you can catch Jon Anderson on his next flyby near Earth, I'd like to hear him give a shot at Stairway to Heaven.
FlyingToaster, May 04 2016

       Ian, I have listened to his new cd several times, as it was eagerly awaited in this household. I love all the instrumentals, but only a few of the songs with vocals. Not my favorite. But some of the instrumental songs sound as good or better than his earlier work. I say.
blissmiss, May 05 2016


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