Santana III

Santana III

Before the original band broke up, Santana added teenaged guitarist Neal Schon to trade licks with Carlos. The move made for an album that's all about instrumental firepower: It's telling that the single "No One to Depend On" had exactly one line of lyric. There's a pure Latin groove on "Guajira" and a rare Carlos vocal on the uplifting rocker "Everything's Coming Our Way." A loose translation of the closing number, Tito Puente's "Para Los Rumberos," gets it right: This one is "for the swingers."

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