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José Octavio "Chepito" Areas Dávila (born 25 July 1946) is a Nicaraguan percussionist best known for having played timbales in the Latin rock group Santana in 1969–1977 and 1987–1989.[1] In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his work in Santana.[2] In 1997, he performed on Abraxas Pool with other members of the early 1970s iteration of Santana, including Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Carabello and Michael Shrieve.[3] Previously, he released an eponymous solo album on Columbia/CBS Records in 1974. La Gigantona, a 1976 collaboration with Nicaraguan singer-songwriter and childhood friend Alfonso Noel Lovo, was reissued by Numero Group in 2012.[4] He was featured along with Richard Bean in 2003 CD The Sounds of Santana by Mike Roman & The Tellstars, and he played alongside Michael Shrieve in the 2007 CD Cha Cha Time! by Mike Roman & The Tellstars.

José Areas
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Background information
Birth nameJosé Octavio Areas Dávila
Also known asChepito Areas
Born (1946-07-25) 25 July 1946 (age 73)
León, Nicaragua
OriginLeón, Nicaragua
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician
Instruments
Years active1969-present
LabelsColumbia
Associated actsSantana

DiscographyEdit

Solo discographyEdit

  • Jose "Chepito" Areas (1974)

with SantanaEdit

with Abraxas PoolEdit

Other albumsEdit

  • The Aliens! (1965)
  • Feel It! (1970)
  • Sisyphus (1970)
  • Mwandishi (1970)
  • Shake Off the Demon (1971)
  • Choice Quality Stuff/Anytime (1971)
  • Boz Scaggs & Band (1971)
  • Danny Cox (1971)
  • For Those Who Chant (1972)
  • Brenda Patterson (1973)
  • Crackin' (1975)
  • Foolish Pleasures (1975)
  • Chameleon (1976)
  • La Gigantona (1976)
  • Formerly Of The Harlettes (1978)
  • Tropico (1978)
  • Giants (1978)
  • Passion And Fire (1984)
  • The Healer (1989)
  • Beyond the Thunder (1995)
  • Ray Cepeda, "SOLO" (2000)
  • The Sounds of Santana CD by Mike Roman & The Tellstars" (2003)
  • Cha Cha Time! CD by Mike Roman & The Tellstars" (2007)
  • Bossa n' Ramones (2008)
  • Ray Cepeda, "Angels over Avalon and Aztlan (2008)
  • We Back!' (2013)
  • Areas Of Santaana' (2018)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Past Players | Santana". Santana.com. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Santana | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved 15 December 2007.
  3. ^ "Abraxas Pool - Abraxas Pool | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Alfonso Lovo - La Gigantona (2012, Vinyl) | Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 22 August 2019.