Who Sang Oxun (Oshun)? Santana

Santana Shangó cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Carlos Santana/Light Music/Micache Music/Stellabella Music/Champ Jacob Music/Urmila Music
writers: Alexander John Ligertwood, Armando Peraza, Carlos Santana, Graham Douglas Lear, Gregg Rolie, Orestes Vilato, Raul M Rekow
release date: 1982-8
genres: Rock Latin Folk, World, & Country
styles: Jazz-Rock/Latin Jazz/Blues Rock/Fusion
length: 4:13
producer: Gregg Rolie
lead vocals: Alex Ligertwood
mixer: Bill Szymczyk
engineer: Jim Gaines
arranger: Santana and Gregg Rolie
background vocals: Carlos Santana, Orestes Vilató, Armando Peraza and Raul Rekow
guitar: Carlos Santana and Alex Ligertwood
keyboard: Richard Baker
bongos: Armando Peraza
congas: Raul Rekow and Armando Peraza
drums (drum set): Graham Lear
bass guitar: David Margen
co engineer: Will Herold
timbales: Orestes Vilató
assistant mixer: Ben King
assistant engineer: Maureen Droney
writer: Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Graham Lear, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Orestes Vilató, Alex Ligertwood
When I was a young boy
I was raised in Africa
In a little village
Deep in the heart of Kenya
I remember one time
I was outside hunting game
When I heard the thunder
Of a storm that frightened me

Suddenly
All around me darkness
And I could feel
Something evil near me
Closing in
So I started running
I tried to hide
But it overcame me

I became a prisoner of
The spell that entered me
And the same thing happened
To my friends and family
In the year that followed
Drought and famine filled the land
Many days of sorrow
Endless nights of burning pain

Suddenly
A light appeared before me
And I could see
The virgin shining on me
And in her arms
Was the child inside me
And I could feel
Everlasting freedom all around me



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Nile
  • 2 Hold On
  • 3 Night Hunting Time
  • 4 Nowhere to Run
  • 5 Nueva York
  • 6 Oxun (Oshun)
  • 7 Body Surfing
  • 8 What Does It Take (to Win Your Love)
  • 9 Let Me Inside
  • 10 Warrior
  • 11 Shangó