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The Universal Tone

By Carlos Santana, Ashley Kahn, Hal Miller
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Carlos Santana, Ashley Kahn, Hal Miller
The intimate and long-awaited memoir of guitar legend Carlos Santana.In 1967 at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, just a few weeks after the Summer of Love, a young Mexican guitarist played a blistering solo that announced the arrival of a prodigious musical talent. Two years later he played an historic set at Woodstock and the world came to know Carlos Santana, his instantly recognizable guitar sound, and the band that blended electric blues, psychedelic rock, Latin and modern jazz-?the band that still bears his name.Carlos Santana's memoir offers a page-turning tale of musical self-determination and inner self-discovery, and is filled with colourful detail and life-affirming stories. THE UNIVERSAL TONE traces his journey from his earliest days playing the strip bars in Tijuana while barely in his teens and brings to light the establishment of his signature guitar sound; his roles as a husband, father and rock guitar star; his indebtedness to musical and spiritual leaders-from John Coltrane and John Lee Hooker to Miles Davis and Harry Belafonte; and the deep, lifelong path he developed from his Catholic upbringing, Eastern philosophies and other mystical sources. It includes his recording some of the most influential rock albums of all time, up to and beyond the 1999 sensation SUPERNATURAL, which garnered nine Grammy Awards and stands as arguably the most amazing career comeback in popular music history.THE UNIVERSAL TONE offers an inspiring story of musical fearlessness that finds humour in the world of high-flying fame, speaks plainly of personal revelations, and celebrates the divine and infinite possibility Santana sees in each person he meets.
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  • Under a Vampire Moon

    By Lynsay Sands
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    Lynsay Sands
    A sizzling vampire adventure in the Caribbean from the New York Times bestselling authorHaving escaped her horrible marriage, Carolyn Connor has no desire to think about men - a vow she's determined to keep while on vacation in St. Lucia. Easy enough, until she meets the charming Marguerite Argeneau, who is infamous for her matchmaking prowess.Christian Notte knows the power of finding a life mate. He's seen enough of his Argeneau relatives taken out for the count, but he never imagined he'd let himself fall in love. Not until he meets the enthralling, charmingly skittish, and oh-so-mortal Carolyn. But how can he reveal his true nature and still convince this once-bitten mortal to trust him with her heart ... and with her forever?
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