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Saturday video break: Black Magic Woman

Song #49 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Black Magic Woman”, originally by Fleetwood Mac, and covered by Santana. Here’s the original:

Yeah, I’ve never heard that version before. Of course, most radio stations don’t play anything of theirs prior to 1975, so there you have it. Here’s Santana:

Such a pity that the Afro went out of style. This is a song that’s as recognizable by its bass line as it is by its signature guitar work. Like Jimi Hendrix, Santana sure could make a song his own.

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  1. Linkmeister says:

    If you ask most dee-jays who Peter Green is/was, they’d say “I dunno. Who is he?”