For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of songs about magic. (Fitting for a fantasy author.) If you are here for my normal parenting post, those will return in May.
B is for “Black Magic Woman” by Fleetwood Mac. Peter Green, guitarist and founding member of Fleetwood Mac, wrote the song in 1968. It became a fairly popular blues rock hit, reaching number 37 in the UK charts.
In 1970, Santana released their own version of this song off their Abraxas album. Their version includes an intro adaptation of Gabor Szabo’s 1966 instrumental Gypsy Queen. This version was one of Santana’s biggest hits with the single reaching number 4 on the Billboard Top 100 in January 1971.
Again this song isn’t about incantations but the allure and magic of a woman.
Here are both versions…
Fleetwood Mac’s version
Santana’s version (featuring Peter Green)
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A is for Abracadabra