Originally Posted by vampire5003
I've always been a devout Aerosmith fanboy, but Santana was just fantastic. Abraxas was amazing. Please let me know if you know any other groups/bands like them.
To me, Santana's music is a unique blend of latin-style and rock music. As far as I know there is no other band that sounds exactly like Santana. But two bands that come to my mind are Malo and the original Journey (before Steve Perry).
Malo had a percussion section, similar to Santana and a horn section, unlike Santana. But no lead guitar similar to Santana. Carlos Santana's brother Jorge Santana was a member of Malo. I like their first album, Malo. They are closer to Latin-style music.
Then there was the original Journey, two of its original members came from Santana, Greg Rolie - keyboard and vocals, and Neal Schon - lead guitar. Greg Rolie was the vocals in Abraxas. I like their first two albums, Journey and Look Into The Future. Journey is more rock style.
Edited by wuwhere - 9/14/13 at 9:26am