Santana: Black Magic Woman
If you might be as old as I am you might recall an album called “Abraxas”. It was released in September 1970 (I was 17 years old then) by a group called Santana and hit the charts. It was music to listen to, maybe also to get drunk to or to smoke your joint to. I did not participate in the two latter activities, but my school mates did, and so this kind of music is always connected with an air heavy with–smoke. Usually nobody used to dance to that kind of music (You would not call moving from one feet to the other while clutching at your boy or girl friend “dancing”, would you?). One of the most famous songs on that record was “Black Magic Woman”.
A few days ago I listened to this song again – not on a party but in my local steakhouse / tex-mex restaurant while I was waiting for my dish. In 2008 Abraxas was re-released on CD, and the two guys owning the restaurant love to listen to it. They do not know that “Black Magic Woman” was famous in the 1970s–they are both in their twenties.
Being more or less the only guest at that time of the day (it was early afternoon) I could not but listen to the music, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I present it to you and hope you’ll enjoy it, too!