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Sunday, September 24, 2023

Gábor Szabó - Gypsy Queen

The Hungarian guitarist Szabo released this wonderful cut on his Spellbinder album in 1966. A medley of this song and Peter Green's Black Magic Woman for Fleetwood Mac became the basis for Santana's own take of Black Magic Woman - Gypsy Queen on the Abraxas album in 1970. Amazing cast of musicians.

Gabor Szabo; guitar Ron Carter; bass Chico Hamilton; drums Victor Pantoja; percussion Willie Bobo; percussion . Produced by Bob Thiele Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 6, 1966

Going back a bit farther with Black Magic Woman. The author Peter Green admits much of the inspiration was from Otis Rush's All your love (I miss lovin)

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