Jamming With Carlos
Convention Centre, Niaga Falls, New York - June 23, 1975 - EC Compilations - nun - aud 3/4

Disc 1:
1) Layla
2) Bell Bottom Blues
3) Key to the Highway
4) Motherless Children
5) Driftin' Blues
6) I Shot the Sheriff
7) Can't Find My Way Home
8) Mainline Florida

Disc 2:
1) Teach Me to Be Your Woman
2) Tell the Truth
3) Badge
4) Eyesight to the Blind

Comments: The show begins with Eric asking "Did you like Santana?". The band gets into several nice extended jams, the first about 9 minutes into "I Shot the Sheriff". Yvonne Elliman really shines with a simply beautiful performance of "Can't Find My Way Home", which is also highlighted by a great harmonica solo. Recorded the day after Eric's performance with the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden in New York City, before "Mainline Florida" asks the crowd "Did you see the Stones when they were here?" Who sings vocals on "Mainline"? It sure doesn't sound like EC. Please email if you know. Typically weird band introductions for the period from EC: "I'd like to introduce the band in case mumble mumble ... Yvonne Elliman, sitting on the couch ... George Terry fiddling with his knobs ... Monkey Oldaker, twitching as usual ... Carl 'D' ... Dickie Sims on good looks ... Marcy on high vocals and frustration ... I'm Roy Rogers!". A fun show - recommended.

Visitor Comments: "I was at this show. I do remember being able to worm my way to the very front and be able to take photos with a flash camera of EC sitting on the couch enjoying a cig while Marcy or Yvonne took center stage. Santana was a real treat - especially Eyesight. I taped this show myself but it is a tough listen so this is most welcome." (Dime User 'Crossroads')

Visitor Comments: "I was at this one, too. What I thought would be a fairly laid back show turned into an energy fest, but pretty much all those Carlos Santana shows in the summer of 1975 were like that. Its hard to find a bad gig." - (Dime User 'Scooter123')

Visitor Comments: "I, too, was at this show and long wanted to re-hear that show. Thanks so much. Some background: VERY hot day -- around 100F back when few people had car air conditioning (or at least few 19 year olds). And it had been very hot for 10 days. Niagara Falls Convention Center in Niagara Falls, NY (now an Indian casino) was air conditioned! So everybody was happy just to be there, sitting cross-legged on the floor (pre-show). Santana came out and did what the opener should do and more. Then Eric and band took it up and laid on a helluva show. And was greatly appreciated -- you can witness both on this excellent recording. Then Eric brought out Carlos and his conga drummer to join for the encore. Visualize this: Eric with his eyes closed making non-stop, screaming slowhand magic while Carlos watched him and built the song's sonic structures for Eric to run through with his lines. And all the rest of the musicians had their eyes on Carlos, using his structure to guide them. It was something I recall vividly, as though it was yesterday... Killer show. " - Dime user 'localmedia'

Visitor Comments: "The vocalist on Mainline Florida is none other than George Terry. I was at this show and remember it quite well!" - Marc