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Columbia Records
KC 30130


Original 1970 album liner notes





Singing Winds, Crying Beasts  4:48

-Michael Carabello-


Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen  5:17

-Peter Green-Gabor Szabo-


Oye Como Va  4:17

-Tito Puente-


Incident At Neshabur*  4:58

-Alberto Gianquinto-Carlos Santana-

(Recorded at Pacific Recording, San Mateo)


side one arranged by Santana





Se a Cabo  2:49

-Chepito Areas-


Mother’s Daughter  4:25

-Gregg Rolie-


Samba Pa Ti  4:46

-Carlos Santana-


Hope You’re Feeling Better  4:10

-Gregg Rolie-


El Nicoya  1:29

-Chepito Areas-


All tunes on side two arranged by Santana except:

Se a Cabo – C. Areas

Samba Pa Ti – C. Santana, G. Rolie

El Nicoya – C. Areas, M. Carabello, Rico Reyes


All tunes Petra Music (ASCAP) except:

Black Magic Woman – Murbo Music Publ., Inc. (BMI)

Gypsy Queen – Pab Music Corp. (BMI)

Oye Como Va – Planetary Music Pub. Corp. (ASCAP)



Thanks to musicians:

Rico Reyes – vocal on Oye Como Va, vocal and percussion on El Nicoya

Alberto Gianquinto – piano on Incident At Neshabur





Recorded at: Wally Heider Recording Studio, San Francisco


Engineering: Dave Brown, John Fiore



Cover Art: MATI


Cover Photograph: Marian Schmidt


Inside Photograph: Joan Chase


Graphics: Bob Venosa


Continuity: Annie Rudder



Personal Management: Stan (Moon) Marcum



Special thanks to: Walk don’t – Ron Estrada, Stanback, Herbie and the Outtasites – Bob Ramos and John Villanueva



“We stood before it and began to freeze inside from the exertion.  We questioned the painting, berated it, made love to it, prayed to it: We called it mother, called it whore and slut, called it our beloved, called it Abraxas…”*

* (Excerpt) from DEMIAN by Herman Hesse (Harper & Row)







Manufactured by Columbia Records/ CBS, Inc./ 51 W. 52 Street, New York, N.Y./ ® “Columbia” Marcas Reg. Printed in U.S.A. Columbia stereo records can be played on today’s mono record players with excellent results.  They will last as long as mono records played on the same equipment, yet will reveal full stereo sound when played on stereo record players.



KC 30130

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