4-45270 Black Magic Woman
Produced by Fred Catero/Santana
Released on November 1970
US CHART POSITION #4 (charted Nov. 14, 1970 for 13 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
4-45270 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

O ne of three must-have magical ingredients if you’re going to conjure the name of Santana, “Evil Ways” and “Oye Como Va” being the others. This single features just the black magic part, leaving the “Gypsy Queen” back in Abraxas. Great song, of course, but it befuddled me as a kid. (I used to think they were singing “I’ve got a flak in my jacoma.” Not that I have any idea what a jacoma is; credit my creativity to the song’s incantatory style.) The B side is Gregg Rolie’s “Hope You’re Feeling Better,” which also appears on Abraxas. And if you’re troubled by the scribbling on the single, don’t be. I say write your names on the songs you love and let them be your epitaph. But until then a long, happy life to you Karen David wherever you are.

TRACK LISTING

  1. BLACK MAGIC WOMAN    (Peter Green)    3:16
  2. HOPE YOU'RE FEELING BETTER    (Gregg Rolie)    4:13

    NET 7-inch single
  3. BLACK MAGIC WOMAN
  4. MOTHER'S DAUGHTER

    US 7-inch single reissue (33195)
  5. BLACK MAGIC WOMAN
  6. OYE COMO VA

    US 7-inch single reissue (33363)
  7. BLACK MAGIC WOMAN
  8. SHE'S NOT THERE

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US/CAN November 1970 Columbia 7" 4-45270 picture sleeve
UK 1970 CBS 7" S5323  
JPN 1970 CBS 7" CBSA-82089  
NET 1970 CBS 7" 2082 picture sleeve
US   Columbia 7" 33195  
US   Columbia 7" 33363  

 

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