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Various Artists: Viva Carlos!

Read "Viva Carlos!" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

If Carlos Santana isn't the best electric guitarist of all time, he's easily one of the most revered. From classic rock songs like “Black Magic Woman and “Europa to more recent collaborations with pop singers like Rob Thomas ("Smooth ) and Michelle Branch ("The Game of Love ), Santana is perhaps the most recognized name in ...

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Various Artists: Viva Carlos!

Read "Viva Carlos!" reviewed by John Kelman

Guitarist Jeff Richman continues his series of tribute albums with Viva Carlos!, an homage to guitarist Carlos Santana that manages to accomplish what most tributes can't: actually improve on its source.

Santana's tone and style are immediately recognizable, but when compared to the players enlisted here, the Mexican-born guitarist simply doesn't have the vocabulary. He's dabbled ...