#Day One: An Album w/ Killer First Track

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https://sandmanjazz.wordpress.com/2020/09/01/30-day-album-challenge/

What’s a party without Santana…  mediocre at best.

Abraxas is the second studio album by Latin rock band Santana. It was released on September 23, 1970 by Columbia Records. The first track is instrumental and sets the mood perfectly for the album.  I love this opening cut on the album, it features various percussion and wind chimes as well as some tasty electric piano. Mike Carabello is actually credited as composer, which would explain why it’s percussion laden but oddly,  Mike Shrieve gets sole credit for this song, which is ironic considering there are very few drums in the song. The percussion is provided by the congas and timbales, played by Mike Carabello and Chepito Areas.

I was a freshman in high school when this awesome album was released. Talk about going back in time.

60 Days to Halloween and another Santana tune will be rocking this woman’s music list.

Black Magic Woman
Songwriters: Peter Alan Green
Got a black magic woman
Got a black magic woman
I’ve got a black magic woman
Got me so blind I can’t see
That she’s a black magic woman
She’s trying to make a devil out of me
Don’t turn your back on me, baby
Don’t turn your back on me, baby
Yes, don’t turn your back on me, baby
Stop messing about with your tricks
Don’t turn your back on me, baby
You just might pick up my magic sticks
You got your spell on me, baby
You got your spell on me, baby
Yes, you got your spell on me, baby
Turnin’ my heart into stone
I need you so bad
Magic woman I can’t leave you alone

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