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Santana — Everybody's Everything
Album: Santana III
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Released: 1971
Length: 3:23
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Seems like everybody's waitin' for the new change to come around
Come around, come around, come around
Waitin' for the day when the king, queen of shows singing 'round
Singing' round, singing round, singing round
Singing round, singing round for everyone
Yeah do it

You can understand everything to share
Let your spirits dance brothers everywhere
Let your head be free
Turn the wisdom key
Find it naturally
See you're lucky to be
If you're sad just spin around and round and round
Do it

Yes just hold me baby
Something on your back
Lay it down
Lay it down, lay it down, lay it down
Don't you know honey maybe
You're like my childless hometown
This ole town, this ole town, this ole town
Sing it now
Time for you to all get down
Yeah do it

Get ready, get ready, get ready, get ready

Dig this sound
Spinnin' round and round and round
Do it

You can understand everything's to share
Let your spirits dance brother everywhere
Let your head be free
Turn the wisdom key
Find it naturally see your lucky to be
Sing it now
Time for you to all get down
Yeah do it

Get ready, get ready, get ready, get ready
Get ready, get ready, get ready, get ready

Sing it now
Time for you to all get down
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 Pyro wrote:
cptbuz wrote:
Gotta love that T.O.P. (that's Tower Of Power) horn section!
THAT'S right! Da horns are da funk!
 
Never knew that.

When I was 18 I worked in a cafeteria in an all girls dorm (yes we had those back then) and this was the only decent song on the juke box. I played it about 200 times while I danced with a mop at the end of dinner service. Good memories of the perks of working in that dorm...
Damn that album cover is really something
These lyrics seem a bit different

Seems like everybody's waiting
For a new change to come around.

Come around, come around, come around.
Waiting for the day when the
King, Queen of soul sing around

Sing around, sing around, sing around, sing around.

You can understand everything's to
share. Let your spirit dance brothers everywhere. Let your head be free,
turn the wisdom key
Find it naturally - see you're lucky to be.
Dig this sound It¨ªs been round and round and round.

You get out your cold feet ba-by
Something on your back lay it down.

Lay it down, lay it down, lay it down.

Don't you know honey maybe your light might shine this whole town

This whole town, this whole town, this whole town, sing around.

Time for you to all get down
Yeah do it

Get ready uh - Get ready Uh -
Get ready uh - Get ready Uh -

Dig this sound
It's been round and round and round

You can understand everything's to share. Let your spirit dance brothers everywhere. Let your head be free. Turn the wisdom key
Find it naturally, see you're lucky to be
Sing it loud
It's time for you to all get down
Yeah do it.

Sing it loud
It's time for you to all get down
Yeah do it.

 

Thank you, Bill, for making time travel possible. 
Outstanding  : )     woo-hooo!
 idiot_wind wrote:
The horn section...isn't it Tower of Power?  

 
Indeed it is - the always-smokin' TOP.
The horn section...isn't it Tower of Power?  
 EdEastridge wrote:
Airdrumming, eh?

{#Drummer}  

Would make for a great set with Chicago "I'm a Man" (at least at the end), some Krupa era "Sing, Sing, Sing", maybe even some Porcupine Tree with Harrison pounding the skins. If you're feeling daring, could add in "Rumba Mama" from Weather Reports' "Heavy Weather" album.

 
like
Next to this Tom Jones sounds good. Give us It's Not Unusual!
Wooooooooooooo!  Play them congas!
Airdrumming, eh?

{#Drummer}  

Would make for a great set with Chicago "I'm a Man" (at least at the end), some Krupa era "Sing, Sing, Sing", maybe even some Porcupine Tree with Harrison pounding the skins. If you're feeling daring, could add in "Rumba Mama" from Weather Reports' "Heavy Weather" album.

{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Cheers}
 kurbowicz wrote:
Not many people know that Santana actually died in 1971.

They've just been releasing the same song ever since. 

 
Yeah, funny, kurbo. As if you've listened to more from them than anything past 1972.
Santana IV was released a few weeks ago.   Far from dead or even debilitated for sure. 
Not many people know that Santana actually died in 1971.

They've just been releasing the same song ever since. 
Sat Nite Rock n Roll on Sunday morning
there may be a god after all 
Not EVERYBODY's everything, Santana. Some people are just garbage, like you. {#Wink}
if not for Santana's connectivity to Clive Davis there would have been no career
 dragon1952 wrote:

definitely have to be in the perfect mood for this song, otherwise it's pretty quick to the mute button :^ (

 
8am works for me! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 silby wrote:

Dont worry - they won't last more than one album...

 
{#Tongue}
 marcedeleon wrote:
I love Santana.  But this song is just not good! 
 
definitely have to be in the perfect mood for this song, otherwise it's pretty quick to the mute button :^ (
I love Santana.  But this song is just not good! 
More of this please..
 rdo wrote:
this band is just terrible..
 
Dont worry - they won't last more than one album...
did you happen to make Woodstock?
I thought not. 
this band is just terrible..
Whoo! I so need this today.
my all time favorite  band{#Drummer}

 Sasha2001 wrote:

Hilarious! Stingray I don't know in which part of Europe you reside but I just can't shake this mental image of you as a little boy on the floor of your Bristol living room playing with your Matchbox cars while your father leafs through his prized Cliff Richard album collection.

Is this even close?

 
Pretty sure he's not English, given some of his awkward grammar and word choices. I'd guess he's German—an unusually blunt and abrasive one, even for that country. 

I don't agree with some (many?) of your opinions, Stingray, but you are entertaining.

A lot of RPers dismiss Santana quite firmly. I've often wondered why his work from circa-Abraxas until the last few albums didn't get much attention in the US. Maybe he was putting out the same stuff over and over...

Cliff Richard...spare me. Back around '87 I saw him in a musical in London called "Time." Massively overhyped pseudo-sci-fi dreck. Laurence Olivier had a recurring role as a large floating head—they filmed his performance beforehand and just projected the recording onto a head placed above the stage from time to time. He was the most memorable bit! 

The applause at the end of the show was pretty tepid...until it was Larry's turn to bow. Olivier was pretty ill at the time with myasthenia gravis, so his pre-filmed projection just nodded and blinked in predicted acknowledgment of applause, but the audience gave him a standing O. 
 lwilkinson wrote:
Snappy little tune I used to jam to in college when the vinyl first came out.

This is when Santana was at his best and had a long way to go before he later became redundantly repetitive.  Plus, the influence the Herb Alpert had on him is pretty apparent here with all the brass in the background and the latin/jazz/jive beats.

Pretty good.

{#Bananajam}
 
To me, this is the best Santana song ever recorded.
Well Stingray doesn't what the f he speaks of. Rubbish. Rubbish of an opinion, perhaps. As for Sinister Dexter thinking this was Spencer Davis — I don't hear no Stevie Winwood vocal here, and no one but no one plays a guitar like that. Thanks for listening. 
 
I had no idea this was Santana!  I always thought it was the Spencer Davis Group, because it sounds a lot like "I'm a Man."
 Cynaera wrote:
Okay, I thought I'd posted this, but apparently not...  I remember back in the 70's (and I couldn't pinpoint a specific year because when one lives in a state where gambling and prostitution is legal and kids are allowed in the casinos to watch the floor shows, time really means very little) I was sitting in the Commercial Hotel Casino showroom, and this young group of women got onstage. They were called the Dae-Han Sisters, from Korea, I think, and they performed this song, with drums, guitars, and some amazing choreography.  I was totally dazzled.

Much later, after I'd made the acquaintance of a radio station owner (who shall forever be referred to as "Baby Huey" for reasons best not disclosed here) I was informed by him that there was NO WAY the Dae-Han Sisters could have done that song. Of course, Baby Huey was from Californja and therefore knew everything, so my experience apparently did not happen.

I still can't hear this song without thinking of that smoky casino and those very amazing singer/dancer/musicians who opened their show with "Everybody's Everything."  They were in town for a week, and I paid the cover charge every night to see them. Except, apparently, it was all a hallucination.     
 
OMG!  Reminds me of a time in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, sitting in some disgusting little riverside bar and whore house listening to a music group play "Smoke on the Water" which came out as "Smack-ooo onda wattar".  Meanwhile there was a war going on less than a mile away across the Mekong River where there WAS smoke on the water.

I enjoy every note.
Amazing. Like some with The Beach Boys' Sail on Sailor, I had no idea this was Santana, I'd never looked. As God is my witness, I finally did and I truly expected to see that the Artist was Sly and the Family Stone. Oy.
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Hilarious! Stingray I don't know in which part of Europe you reside but I just can't shake this mental image of you as a little boy on the floor of your Bristol living room playing with your Matchbox cars while your father leafs through his prized Cliff Richard album collection.

Is this even close?
 
I thoroughly enjoy Stingray's comments.  I usually reply to them with a simple, "Stingray!".  I keep hoping that will catch on.
 Cynaera wrote:
Okay, I thought I'd posted this, but apparently not...  I remember back in the 70's (and I couldn't pinpoint a specific year because when one lives in a state where gambling and prostitution is legal and kids are allowed in the casinos to watch the floor shows, time really means very little) I was sitting in the Commercial Hotel Casino showroom, and this young group of women got onstage. They were called the Dae-Han Sisters, from Korea, I think, and they performed this song, with drums, guitars, and some amazing choreography.  I was totally dazzled.

Much later, after I'd made the acquaintance of a radio station owner (who shall forever be referred to as "Baby Huey" for reasons best not disclosed here) I was informed by him that there was NO WAY the Dae-Han Sisters could have done that song. Of course, Baby Huey was from Californja and therefore knew everything, so my experience apparently did not happen.

I still can't hear this song without thinking of that smoky casino and those very amazing singer/dancer/musicians who opened their show with "Everybody's Everything."  They were in town for a week, and I paid the cover charge every night to see them. Except, apparently, it was all a hallucination.     
 
Great story!

A wee bit of googling certainly puts credence to the "theory" that the Dae Han sisters were in Vegas back in the day. I used to like Baby Huey, but now I think he's a jerk.


 Sasha2001 wrote:

Hilarious! Stingray I don't know in which part of Europe you reside but I just can't shake this mental image of you as a little boy on the floor of your Bristol living room playing with your Matchbox cars while your father leafs through his prized Cliff Richard album collection.

Is this even close?

  
He's not from the U.K.
Okay, I thought I'd posted this, but apparently not...  I remember back in the 70's (and I couldn't pinpoint a specific year because when one lives in a state where gambling and prostitution is legal and kids are allowed in the casinos to watch the floor shows, time really means very little) I was sitting in the Commercial Hotel Casino showroom, and this young group of women got onstage. They were called the Dae-Han Sisters, from Korea, I think, and they performed this song, with drums, guitars, and some amazing choreography.  I was totally dazzled.

Much later, after I'd made the acquaintance of a radio station owner (who shall forever be referred to as "Baby Huey" for reasons best not disclosed here) I was informed by him that there was NO WAY the Dae-Han Sisters could have done that song. Of course, Baby Huey was from Californja and therefore knew everything, so my experience apparently did not happen.

I still can't hear this song without thinking of that smoky casino and those very amazing singer/dancer/musicians who opened their show with "Everybody's Everything."  They were in town for a week, and I paid the cover charge every night to see them. Except, apparently, it was all a hallucination.     
 Stingray wrote:
No excuse for San Tana!

This is RUBBISH!

BIG TIME!!

ppfffffffffff...!

 
Hilarious! Stingray I don't know in which part of Europe you reside but I just can't shake this mental image of you as a little boy on the floor of your Bristol living room playing with your Matchbox cars while your father leafs through his prized Cliff Richard album collection.

Is this even close?

Bananas everywhere are dancing now! :D
Whaaalll!!!
 cohifi wrote:
Why is this not a 10?
 
It is in my vote.

Why is this not a 10?
 Viv515 wrote:


Yah Bill, play some Zappa. That will really piss off the people who don't like to venture into unconventional musical territory.
 

Bill obviously hates Zappa!

He cannot be excused! Bill is meant!


No excuse for San Tana!

This is RUBBISH!

BIG TIME!!

ppfffffffffff...!

Songs like these make me yearn for the Pandora skip button.
 EssexTex wrote:
I'd rather eat rotten flesh.....
 
Hmmm...rotten flesh. It's the French in me coming out! Fuqua, nes pas? {#Lol}
An explosion in a cutlery factory
What n4ku and Bill said. BTW, I long thought Michael Shrieve was the third teenager (with Rolie and Schon) on this album. But, no, he was a robust, mature lad of...20. Go figure.

 linden wrote:
Great little article about this song, from a musician's perspective:

https://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/angtime/archives/142671.asp
 
That is a great article. Thanks for posting the link.

Snappy little tune I used to jam to in college when the vinyl first came out.

This is when Santana was at his best and had a long way to go before he later became redundantly repetitive.  Plus, the influence the Herb Alpert had on him is pretty apparent here with all the brass in the background and the latin/jazz/jive beats.

Pretty good.

{#Bananajam}
Get Ready. Ooooh.
If your ever at a loss as to what to play on your stereo reach for any Santana album and that should do the trick.
Great little article about this song, from a musician's perspective:

https://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/angtime/archives/142671.asp
Yeah, how about Peaches en Regalia instead of this!

 Viv515 wrote:


Yah Bill, play some Zappa. That will really piss off the people who don't like to venture into unconventional musical territory.
 

 kevin36 wrote:
Zappa has a song called "Variations on the Carlos Santana Chord Progression." Bill never plays Frank.
 
Ahhh, but Bill does play Zappa AND SHOULD PLAY MORE. I've never heard him play "Variations on the Carlos Santana Chord Progression" (E-A-B). How about some more Frank Zappa, Bill? Please?

 EssexTex wrote:
I'd rather eat rotten flesh.....
 

That is what I would call bad taste...


I'd rather eat rotten flesh.....
 nigelr wrote:
Is my memory correct in that Santana played this at Woodstock?
As always, the percussion is superb!
Oh yes, and Frank Zappa is always welcome!
 

this was not released until 1971 - one of the weakest Santana albums?
soul sacrifice from the first album was featured at woodstock
 kevin36 wrote:
Zappa has a song called "Variations on the Carlos Santana Chord Progression." Bill never plays Frank.
 

LOL!

That's too bad.  Some of Zappa's more jazzy numbers are amazing.  Had the privilege of seeing him live at University of British Columbia (UBC) campus in 1975.  Just after he and crew had to drop their drawers at the border.

Seems like there were a lot of us dropping their drawers at the Canada/US border in those days....


:bananajam: :bananajam: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :propeller: :propeller:
Pappa's got a brand new bag!(sounds like)
nigelr wrote:
Is my memory correct in that Santana played this at Woodstock? As always, the percussion is superb! Oh yes, and Frank Zappa is always welcome!
Love the song, miss the Zappa connection.
Is my memory correct in that Santana played this at Woodstock? As always, the percussion is superb! Oh yes, and Frank Zappa is always welcome!
I'm a big fan of Santana ... but don't care for this track. Never have.
tammaye wrote:
thank you Dave_Mack! i KNEW there was a reason this was HIP!
What it IS, mama!
Probably one of least favorite Santana songs.
I hate to say it but you wouldn't be giving the Tower of Power 8 if Santana wasn't there. It's a combined effort. Everyone feeds off one another. Its amazing how many people can't stand Santana but everyone wants to play with him. What's missing here? Frater_Kork wrote:
I Don't give a kittens fart about santana, but Tower of Power sure delivers on this track. 8 for the horns!
saw carlos with his brother in adelaide Australia in 1970....He was great then and is now.... :boohoo:
Frater_Kork wrote:
... Tower of Power sure delivers on this track.
You got that right!
Viv515 wrote:
Yah Bill, play some Zappa. That will really piss off the people who don't like to venture into unconventional musical territory.
Big Ditto
kevin36 wrote:
Zappa has a song called "Variations on the Carlos Santana Chord Progression." Bill never plays Frank.
Yah Bill, play some Zappa. That will really piss off the people who don't like to venture into unconventional musical territory.
The thing that makes Santana different is not so much Carlos' guitar but the percusion section. That clip from the Woodstock movie still gives me chills after watching it a dozen time.
Frater_Kork wrote:
I Don't give a kittens fart about santana, but Tower of Power sure delivers on this track. 8 for the horns!
Ha Ha Ha!
I Don't give a kittens fart about santana, but Tower of Power sure delivers on this track. 8 for the horns!
ZZZZZ. I feel like I am in an elevator with Starsky, Hutch and Quinten Tarrantino. ZZZZZ.
Kevstar wrote:
And here we have Santana playing the same guitar solo over and over...
Zappa has a song called "Variations on the Carlos Santana Chord Progression." Bill never plays Frank.
Danny_G wrote:
¡¡¡Viva la rumba!!!
Good gourd!
:cool:
And here we have Santana playing the same guitar solo over and over...
oh, maybe this is where the reputation comes from, this is the only santana I've ever liked.
SpaceCowboy wrote:
I don't believe it! Santana! And it's good! This must be one of the few songs of his that doesn't use that Black Magic Woman template. :wink:
Which he stole from Peter Green. Yeah, this rocks!
YEEEEEEEEEE HAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Goosebumps every time.
cptbuz wrote:
Gotta love that T.O.P. (that's Tower Of Power) horn section!
Oh man Tower of Power. Got to see those guys in the Bay Area about a hundred years ago and man they lifted the roof off the joint!
cptbuz wrote:
Gotta love that T.O.P. (that's Tower Of Power) horn section!
THAT'S right! Da horns are da funk!
Moak wrote:
Santana's first 3 albums all go on my list of 50 best ever... The guy singing here also played keyboards and went on to be a founder of Journey.
The singer/keyboard player's name is Greg Rolie...formed Journey with Neil Schon, Aynsley Dunbar, and Ross Valory. BTW, original Journey stuff is INCREDIBLE and sooooo different from the Steve Perry era of the band...check it out(especially 'Next')
:guitarist:
Dancing in my chair!!! :dancingbanana: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :bananasplit: :bananajam:
Gotta love that T.O.P. (that's Tower Of Power) horn section!
this cd, Abraxas, Caravanserai . . . . beautiful days.
:bananajam: great song to keep me goin at work
kazuma wrote:
I think I actually had this album and didn't realize it was Santana.
It's time for you to all get down!
¡¡¡Viva la rumba!!!
Yah! Do it!
Dave_Mack wrote:
By the way, it IS the TOP horn section playing with Santana -- a combo equaled only by them playing with Little Feat.
thank you Dave_Mack! i KNEW there was a reason this was HIP!
Santana's first 3 albums all go on my list of 50 best ever... The guy singing here also played keyboards and went on to be a founder of Journey.
kazuma wrote:
I think I actually had this album and didn't realize it was Santana.
:lol: I rated it a 3 at some point and didn't realize it was Santana. Better than that... 6 for now. Unless he starts his trademark wanking. edit: nope. Solid 6, maybe 7.
Pyro wrote:
OMG, I have heard this song a hundred times, and never realized it was Santana. And I call myself a Santana fan...shame on me. (I thought this was some R&B band, or (as mentioned in an earlier post) Tower of Power). :oops:
I think I actually had this album and didn't realize it was Santana.
trempel wrote:
it's a template, but it bloody works.
Right On Trempel!
GREAT Friday afternoon song!! That's it. There will be no more output from this employee today! buh-bye. :jump:
SpaceCowboy wrote:
I don't believe it! Santana! And it's good! This must be one of the few songs of his that doesn't use that Black Magic Woman template. :wink:
it's a template, but it bloody works.
Anyone who thinks this song doesn't rock.... they must have two numb feet. Makes me want to go bang on my drum.
I don't believe it! Santana! And it's good! This must be one of the few songs of his that doesn't use that Black Magic Woman template. :wink:
:guitarist: :drummer: :bounce: :sunny.gif:
Al_Koholic wrote:
No phone calls now-got the speakers cranked! :drummer:
Hope I don't get fired-dancing now! :roflol:
My compatriot has been singing to world peace and the brotherhood of man since the sixties - and still isn't recognized! Hit it, Mi Hermano!
OMG, I have heard this song a hundred times, and never realized it was Santana. And I call myself a Santana fan...shame on me. (I thought this was some R&B band, or (as mentioned in an earlier post) Tower of Power). :oops:
masterhead wrote:
Girl..give the man a chance.. you know that at the beginning santana was more popular around the world than in America..And I mean around the world...Africa, Asia Europe and of curse Latin America
What is your point?
DownHomeGirl wrote:
Now this I like. Almost every other Santana on the playlist I can't stand...But I like this one!
Girl..give the man a chance.. you know that at the beginning santana was more popular around the world than in America..And I mean around the world...Africa, Asia Europe and of curse Latin America
woke me up!
cybernautas wrote:
Bien por Santana, hacia tiempo no escuchaba esa canción, me recuerda woostock :wave:
I like the song a lot..but...This album was recorded after Woodstock
No phone calls now-got the speakers cranked! :drummer:
Now this I like. Almost every other Santana on the playlist I can't stand...But I like this one!
Bien por Santana, hacia tiempo no escuchaba esa canción, me recuerda woostock :wave:
Originally Posted by Dave_Mack: By the way, it IS the TOP horn section playing with Santana -- a combo equaled only by them playing with Little Feat.
Years ago I saw Huey Lewis and the News, backed by the TOP horns. Huey & Co. were OK, but the horn section absolutely rocked. Back to this particular song . . . I've always loved the classic Hammond solo in this one. It's what a B3 and a Leslie are supposed to sound like.
certainly more enjoyable than his more recent stuff
just don\'t get the whole Santana revival thing.