Carlos Santana has just released his version of the Procol Harum classic "Whiter Shade of Pale" with special guest Steve Winwood.
Santana’s new album ‘Blessings and Miracles’ will be released on October 15th.Steve Winwood appears on “Whiter Shade of Pale’ on vocals and playing the Hammond B3 organ, which was prominent in Winwood’s early days with the Spencer Davis Group.
Carlos talked about having Steve Winwood as a guest on his new album: "I said, 'Hey man, I want to do 'Whiter Shade of Pale' with you. You play Hammond organ and sing in it, but I want to do it Spanish Harlem style, you know, put some real sex in it.' And he wouldn't look at me, he just kept looking... All of a sudden I guess he heard and he goes, 'Oh, I hear it. Yeah, I hear it to.' So we got Narada Michael Walden to produce it and it's also one of my favorites [on the album] because his voice is so iconic."
Winwood said, “Carlos has been doing what I’ve been trying to do for the last 50 years, namely combining elements of rock, jazz, folk and Latin Afro-Caribbean music. Carlos’s genius comes in large part from a wonderful combination of rock music with Latin-Cuban rhythms. I’ve played with Carlos on numerous occasions over the past 50 years and I’m very excited to be working with him again still.”
‘Blessings and Miracles’ also features Rob Thomas, Diane Warren, G-Eazy, Chris Stapleton, Chick Corea, Corey Glover, Kirk Hammett and more.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]