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Win The Salvador Santana Band's New CD!

The Salvador Santana Band (SSB), featuring bandleader, vocalist, composer & keyboardist Salvador Santana, is set to release its debut full-length album SSB on February 26. The musically and lyrically charged disc, for which Salvador Santana also served as Album Producer, comes out on the artist’s VBE imprint with distribution through Tsunami Label Group. From the bracing rhythms of the opening track “Oh Yea Yeah” through “Why Yo,” a politically-skewed dancehall track featuring Asdru Sierra of Ozomatli on lead vocal and trumpet, SSB pulses with a fresh, high-spirited sonic fusion of conscious hip-hop, rock, funk, R&B and Latin sounds.

Leading with innovation and seamless interplay, the Salvador Santana Band make an original and confident debut with SSB. Other stand-outs include the irrepressible “Summer’s Day,” co-written and produced by DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5) and the slinky “Imacallya,” co-written by Ryan Tedder of One Republic. Another collaboration, the bravura “Me & U,” features a searing guitar solo from Salvador’s father, legendary musician Carlos Santana (it was co-written by SSB and Andy Vargas of the Santana Band). Highlights also include the beat-heavy and wordplay dense “Hella Tight,” the sultry flow of “In My Dreams” and the group’s hot, funky cover of “Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied).”

Throughout the tight 13-song set, Salvador Santana’s deft rap poetics complement the soulful intonations of fellow vocalist Quincy McCrary (formerly of Quetzal and Burning Star). The Salvador Santana Band’s current line-up also features: bassist Emerson Cardenas (who’s been with the group since its formation), guitarist Woody Aplanalp (Lauryn Hill, Nels Cline, Thomas Mapfumo, etc.), drummer Tony Austin (who also sits in with soul legend Solomon Burke) and multi-instrumentalist Jose “Crunchy” Espinosa.

So, if you would like to win one of these new CDs, just answer this easy question: Multi-instrumentalist Jose “Crunchy” Espinosa was also in what other band starting with the letter 'O'?!

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful new CDs! Just send us an e:mail here before April 1st with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: SSB CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

CD Purchase Link

"Summer's Day" Audio Stream

"Me & U" (Feat Carlos Santana) Audio Stream

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