(June 26, 2016): Carlos Santana and Jacoby Shaddix – Smoke on the Water

Today’s little heard cover: from the 2010 album, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time. A big claim for an, but Santana’s interpretations do not disappoint – even if you disagree about a particular tune’s inclusion.  As you can probably tell by the appearance of Shaddix, the album is replete with guests, including Ray Manzarek, Joe Cocker, Nas, Y0-Yo Ma, and so on.  This is another cover whose original makes it hard to be noticed. It also appeared on a 2012 tribute album to Deep Purple’s “Machine Head.”

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