18-03160 Hold On
Produced by John Ryan (B side produced by Carlos Santana & Gregg Rolie)
Released on August 1982
US CHART POSITION #15 (charted Aug. 14, 1982 for 14 weeks)
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18-03160 wo. picture sleeve
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H old on, I thought disco was already dead. Donít they tell Carlos Santana anything in that band? The single version is a half-minute shorter than the elpee version. I listened to them side by side, got sleepy, had a second cup of coffee, scratched my 12.5% German heinie like the barely evolved monkey man that I am and realized that I hadnít been paying very close attention while either version was playing. Probably they cut out part of the ending or shortened the guitar solo or something. Iíd rather sing of the Oxun anyway; itís got a little jungle vibe running through it and a sneaky melody, exactly the sort of thing that makes me snag a Shango so many years on.

18-03160 promo single
18-03160 promo single
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  1. HOLD ON    (Ian Thomas)    3:49
  2. OXUN (OSHÜN)    (Carlos Santana/Alexander J. Ligertwood/Gregg Rolie/Graham Lear/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow*)    4:12

    *Orestes Vilato is not credited as a co-author of "Oxun," though he is on the Shango elpee.


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US/CAN August 1982 Columbia 7" 03160  
US 1982 Columbia 7PRO 18-01360 feat. A on both sides
UK/GER/ITA/NET 1982 CBS 7" CBSA 2582 picture sleeve
JPN 1982 CBS/Sony 7" 07SP-646 picture sleeve


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