Artist: India.Arie

While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Santana (Featuring India.Arie and Yo-Yo Ma)

Santana is a band consisting of a flexible number of musicians accompanying Carlos Santana since the late 1960s. The range of these artists has varied greatly. Just like Santana himself, the band is known for helping make Latin rock famous in the rest of the world.

The band was formed in 1967 in San Francisco as the Carlos Santana Blues Band with the help of Tom Fraser. The first established members were Carlos Santana (lead guitar), Tom Fraser (lead vocals & rhythm guitar), Mike Carabello (percussion), Rod Harper (drums), David Brown (bass guitar) and Gregg Rolie (Hammond Organ B3). The group’s first audition with this line up was at the Avalon Ball Room in the late summer of 1967. After the audition, Chet Helms the promotor, in concert with The Family Dog, told the band that they would never make it in the San Francisco Music Scene playing Latin fusion and suggested Carlos keep his day job washing dishes at Tick Tock’s Drive-In on 3rd St. Suffice to say that Bill Gram saw a horse of a different psychedelic color and immediately booked the band to open for The Who’s first ever performance at the Original Fillmore Auditorium a month later in October of that same year. In the following years the members of the group changed frequently for a number of reasons, and from 1971 to 1972 there was a brief separation between the group and Santana.

Santana himself rarely sings in his songs despite being the leader of the band and recent hits have been frequently accompanied by a guest singer, rather than the members of the band.

India.Arie is an American soul, R&B, and neo soul singer-songwriter, record producer, guitarist, and flautist.

Yo-Yo Ma is an American[1] cellist, virtuoso, orchestral composer and winner of multiple Grammy Awards. He is one of the most famous cellists of the modern age.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is a song written by George Harrison of The Beatles for their double album The Beatles (also known as The White Album).

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I look at you all
see the love there that’s sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at the floor
and I see it need sweeping
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don’t know why nobody told you
how to unfold you love
I don’t know how someone controlled you
they bought and sold you

I look at the world and I notice it’s turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don’t know how you were diverted
you were perverted too
I don’t know how you were inverted
no one alerted you

I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at you all
Still my guitar gently weeps

Oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
yeah yeah yeah yeah

  • Audio from the 2010 album, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time:

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