So my last Battle of the Bands was a real miss on a hit-or-miss scale. Why, I may never throw Gordon Lightfoot covers into the ring again! And I certainly won't be using so many - at least not all at once.
Now the time has come for a brand-new, shiny battle, and I will try to cleanse your collective palates of the bad taste left behind after the Lightfoot covers of which there were too many. In this battle, I will be breaking a rule of mine (which is not putting the original up for voting. Or, if the original isn't the one that made the song famous, then putting the best-known version of the song up for battle) by posting both the original AND the most popular version of a certain song for your consideration. But I promise they're both really good! On with the show...
My song this week is "Black Magic Woman". Originally recorded by Fleetwood Mac, it gained massive popularity when Carlos Santana recorded and released his version two years later. I don't feel I need to introduce any of these musicians; instead we'll just listen to their songs!
First up is Fleetwood Mac:
And Carlos Santana's version - including "Gypsy Queen", of course!
Which version of the song do you like best? Feel free to vote and tell me why you chose your version in the comments! I will return on the 6th to cast my vote, tally 'em all up, and declare a winner.
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