While most of us listen enthralled to Carlos Santana’s lead guitar on Soul Sacrifice (and deservedly so), for David Brown’s birthday celebration, let’s listen to the bass. • David Brown (British artist), British 18th-century painter Pretty good! Required fields are marked *. I am 55 years old. In 1971, when I was 7, David along with Mike C, Jose, Mike S and of course Gregg and Carlos implanted a musical memory on my mind that have inspired me to this day. I continue to listen to recordings from them from this era and will until the day I die. He played with the guitarist on several other dates and albums. If Know Your Bass Player employed a statistician, we’d discover that likely a billion people (and counting) have grooved in the past 50 years (and counting) to the Latin jazz fueled passages rendered by the late David Brown, founding member of Santana (1966-71, 1976). David Brown (Santana) If Know Your Bass Player employed a statistician, we’d discover that likely a billion people (and counting) have grooved in the past 50 years (and counting) to the Latin jazz fueled passages rendered by the late David Brown, founding member of Santana (1966-71, 1976). I was the guy who introduced Santan to Bill Graham at the Fillmore West where I worked back in 1968. Bassist for Santana band: 1967 – 71 and 1974 – 76, From that same article, David Brown is quoted that early in the band’s development they found that “, While most of us listen enthralled to Carlos Santana’s lead guitar on. years latter he went to a NAMM convention. Carlos speaks very well of David in his must-read autobiography. In 1998, he was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Santana. Wow that’s awesome. I am just finding out about Dave Brown.  He died on September 4, 2000, due to liver and kidney failure. David’s earthy tone was “pure” Fender Precision (though he occasionally used a Fender Jazz) – which he articulated by anchoring his thumb on the pick-up plate and either finger-picking by the bridge, or at the base of the neck– thereby eliciting the instrument’s signature “grrrrrowl” when he plied one of his rare and riveting fills. Both David Brown and Carlos Santana credit Malone as a major influence in the band’s sound. In 1974, he rejoined for the album Borboletta and remained with the band for the followup Amigos before leaving again in the spring of 1976. He was the primary bass player for the band Santana from 1966 until 1971, then again from 1974 until 1976. He also played with the Mark Castro Band in the early 1990s. Learn how your comment data is processed. You may have one of his too, I’m sure he had more than one. SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 4: Music group Santana with Michael Shrieve on drums, David Brown on bass guitar, Carlos Santana on lead guitar and percussionist Michael Carabello perform on stage during "A Night at the Family Dog by the Bay" on February 4, 1970 in San Franicsco, California. Your email address will not be published. (Photo by Robert Altman/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) He grew up in Daly City, California. I have some great stories and I love Bass Guitar. As Carlos was a fervent practitioner of the multi-layered rhythmic modus operandi of electric Miles – and James Brown which utilized the art of repetition to the max, Brown intensely followed suite, digging deep in-the-pocket with hypnotic lines that grew more intense upon their reiteration with gradual harmonic embellishments. Here is his credit listing from AllMusic.com. I often wondered what year that p bass is, from Woodstock? David taught me to play bass through these recordings in the early 70’s. Brown played in Santana at Woodstock and at Altamont in 1969 and on the band's first three studio albums before leaving after the "Closing of the Fillmore West" gig on July 4, 1971. Bill asked me to bring the band to his office and he took Santan into his office for almost 2 hours and told me to take the rest of the band out and he said he wanted to have a talk with Carlos and that was when I and Dave Brown became good friends. Eventually, we just sat back and said let them do their thing. While most of us listen enthralled to Carlos Santana’s lead guitar on Soul Sacrifice (and deservedly so), for David Brown’s birthday celebration, let’s listen to the bass.