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SANTANA'S SON HONORS HIS FATHER WITH COVER OF CLASSIC SONG

June 15, 2007
ABC.com

Children of famous musicians honor their fathers this Father's Day on a recently-released CD titled A Song For My Father.

On the album, famous offspring perform their fathers' hits -- like CARLOS SANTANA's keyboardist son, SALVADOR SANTANA, who covered his father's classic "Evil Ways" and gave the song a contemporary twist. He says his father likes his version, especially the energy, which he says, quote, "gives the song a little bit of youth."

We asked Salvador what his father taught him about succeeding in the music business, and he said, quote, "Not to second-guess, and for me, just to do what's in my heart and play from my heart." He says he'll be performing at the Bonnaroo Festival on Father's Day, so he plans to spend time with his father the day before.

SALVADOR SANTANA/DAD LIKES MY VERSION OF "EVIL WAYS"

DESCRIPTION: Carlos Santana's son Salvador has contributed a song to a new compilation album called "A Song For My Father," which features the children of famous musicians remaking one of their songs. Salvador's contribution is an updated take on Santana's "Evil Ways," and he told us what his father thinks of his version:

VERBATIM:HE REALLY LIKES IT. UH, THE WHOLE FAMILY REALLY LIKES IT. THEY LIKE THE -- THE DIFFERENT APPROACH, UH, THEY LIKE, AGAIN, THE -- THE ENERGY -- UH, IT KIND OF GIVES -- GIVES THE SONG A LITTLE BIT OF YOUTH.

Length: 11 sec.
Out: "... BIT OF YOUTH. "

SALVADOR SANTANA/DISCOVERED EARLY THAT HIS DAD WAS FAMOUS

DESCRIPTION: Father's Day is this Sunday, June 17th. Carlos Santana's son Salvador is a talented musician in his own right, and he contributed a version of the Santana classic "Evil Ways" to a new compilation album called "A Song For My Father," which features the children of famous musicians remaking one of their songs. We asked Salvador when he discovered that his father was famous:

VERBATIM:I REALLY CAN'T PINPOINT IT, WHEN I MADE THAT CONNECTION. I KNEW IT WAS -- I WAS REALLY YOUNG, BUT I WAS MAYBE TO THE POINT WHERE IT WAS LIKE I DIDN'T TRIP ON IT LIKE I WOULD IF I WERE AN ADULT. IT WAS JUST LIKE WHEN YOU'RE A KID, IT JUST -- IT IS WHAT IT IS, AND YOU JUST GO WITH THE FLOW. HE'S INVITED ME UP ONSTAGE SINCE I WAS, LIKE, IN DIAPERS, SO IT'S LIKE IT IS WHAT IT IS. IT'S JUST A -- THAT WAS JUST A PART OF MY LIFE.

Length: 22 sec.
Out: "... OF MY LIFE. "

SALVADOR SANTANA/WHAT MY DAD TAUGHT ME ABOUT SUCCEEDING IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS

DESCRIPTION: Father's Day is this Sunday, June 17th. Carlos Santana's son Salvador is a talented musician in his own right, and he contributed a version of the Santana classic "Evil Ways" to a new compilation album called "A Song For My Father," which features the children of famous musicians remaking one of their songs. We asked Salvador what his father taught him about succeeding in the music business:

VERBATIM:FOR ME, NOT TO SECOND-GUESS, AND FOR ME, JUST TO, YOU KNOW, DO WHAT'S IN MY HEART AND PLAY FROM MY HEART, UH, AND OF COURSE, I GET THAT SAME ENCOURAGEMENT FROM MY MOM. UH, JUST BE YOURSELF.

Length: 9 sec.
Out: "... JUST BE YOURSELF. "

SALVADOR SANTANA/WHAT MY PARENTS TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE

DESCRIPTION: Father's Day is this Sunday, June 17th. Carlos Santana's son Salvador is a talented musician in his own right, and he contributed a version of the Santana classic "Evil Ways" to a new compilation album called "A Song For My Father," which features the children of famous musicians remaking one of their songs. We asked Salvador what his parents taught him about life:

VERBATIM:THE CONSTANT REMINDER TO, AGAIN, APPRECIATE YOURSELF, APPRECIATE WHERE I COME FROM, THE FAMILY HISTORY AND THE BACKGROUND, AND TO HONOR THAT, UM, WITH INTEGRITY. AND JUST TO NOT FORGET TO ACKNOWLEDGE, UM, THE HIGHER PRESENCE OR WHATEVER, YOU KNOW, WHETHER YOU CALL IT GOD, OR, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, WHATEVER IT IS, TO WHOEVER'S BELIEF SYSTEM, JUST TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE.

Length: 21 sec.
Out: "... IN A WHILE. "

SALVADOR SANTANA/HOW WILL HE SPEND FATHER'S DAY?

DESCRIPTION: Father's Day is this Sunday, June 17th. Carlos Santana's son Salvador is a talented musician in his own right, and he contributed a version of the Santana classic "Evil Ways" to a new compilation album called "A Song For My Father," which features the children of famous musicians remaking one of their songs. We asked Salvador what he plans to do for Father's Day. He'll be performing at the Bonnaroo Festival that day, but he says he'll spend time with his father the previous day:

VERBATIM:WE'LL BE IN TENNESSEE. WE'RE PERFORMING AT BONNAROO, SO I'LL PROBABLY SPEND THE DAY BEFORE, UH, HANGING OUT WITH MY DAD AND, UH, HONORING FATHER'S DAY, JUST FOR A LITTLE BIT.

Length: 11 sec.
Out: "... A LITTLE BIT. "