Sunday, October 26, 2014
Why, what's this?
|SANTANA/ see photo credit below|
Rehearsing 'SMOOTH' with Carlos Santana today with my BARTLETT brought back lovely memories of another time with my first hubby ERNESTO A. BARELA.
I often feel 'Hispanic'....was for 23 years, you know.... 1971 to 1995.
Ernie's and my children are all grown up and married now. The holidays are coming up....time I remember family, AND it's near the anniversary of Ernie's death....October 30, 2011..
I first wrote this post in 2013. Jan
Monday, April 15, 2013
|by MojoBaer cc|
CARLOS SANTANA and HERE is an amazing guitarist to me [Jan]...he makes that guitar sing just every time I've heard him play, since the '60's, I guess...so, today was absolutely no different...EXCELLENCE in music, that's all...WOW. AND, how come with some music and artists..lotsa old memories just come flooding back? Well, they did.
I'm not sure when I first heard him [Carlos Santana]...at WOODSTOCK in '69? Perhaps...I do remember, that in 1971 with my marriage... to ERNESTO AGUSTIN BARELA-LOVATO, we both loved CARLOS SANTANA, 'Ernie' was always collecting his recordings, and that music was a big part of our lives, we took it everywhere with us...Santana being one of our hispanic 'brothers' and all, and he became one of our favorite musicians. That maybe why I feel connected to him. Santana seems just like family to me.
Some of Santana's tunes were in Spanish and other's in English...or a combination of both...cool...kinda like our new Barela-Rose, family in 1971... the mixing Ernie's Hispanic culture, with the northern Anglo-American ideas of my family. I loved the 'new' that was created [Span-glish]....ALL races combining and living together as one. 'Gracias Ernesto y Carlos'. Juana Rosa
My or our daughter's story about Ernie's death from AGENT ORANGE HERE with music from the Vietnam War. Ernie was in VIETNAM in 1967 and 1969, that's where he was exposed to Agent Orange.
AND, today...my wonderful hubby BARTLETT ON BASS enjoys these same songs and performs Carlos Santana tunes ALL the time, they're requested over and over at gigs...very popular today, just like 30-40 years ago.
I'm posting a tune that we [Ernie, Steve and me Jan-Juana] all would enjoy...from Thanousay Khamphoune, 'MARIA, MARIA' with lyrics. This is what the page says:Uploaded on Apr 25, 2009
the lyrics of the coolest song ever played by carlos santana.". More HERE about this grammy award winning song.
More related links below.
.10.] VIDEOS OF CARLOS SANTANA on YOUTUBE, from YOUTUBE