4-45069 Evil Ways
Produced by Brent Dangerfield/Santana
Released on January 1970
US CHART POSITION #9 (charted Jan. 24, 1970 for 13 weeks)
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4-45069 wo. picture sleeve
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S antana’s first Top 10 single, “Evil Ways” took something old (the good-love-gone-bad song popularized by the R&B of the early ‘60s) and made it something new by interpolating it with their own unique psychedelic vision. The result is sort of a wolf in sheep’s clothing, similar to Frank Zappa’s more commercial music from the same period. The B side is “Waiting,” an instrumental track that continues to cast Gregg Rolie’s organ as the dominant instrument, though it’s a little colorless as Santana jams go.

TRACK LISTING

  1. EVIL WAYS    (J. Zack)    2:35
  2. WAITING    (Santana Band)    4:02

    UK 7-inch single
  3. EVIL WAYS
  4. JIN-GO-LA-BA

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US January 1970 Columbia 7" 4-45069  
UK 1970 CBS 7" S4940  
BRA   CBS 7" 33628 see UK listing
GER   CBS 7" 4800  
US/CAN   Columbia Hall of Fame 7" 4-33185 see UK listing

 

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