Sunday, 24 November 2013

Stephen Stills - Season Of The Witch

Sunday, time for a classic and a tune called "Season of the Witch".

The song is one of the first psychedelic songs, written by Donovan and first released in September 1966 on his Epic Records (USA) album, Sunshine Superman. In the United Kingdom, a cover version by The Pandamonium was released as a single in November 1966, while Donovan's version was finally released in June 1967 on the Pye Records compilation Sunshine Superman.

Al Kooper and Stephen Stills covered the song on their album Super Session in 1968; the album's other featured guitarist, Mike Bloomfield, performed a version with Kooper at a New York "Super Session" concert eventually released on disc in 2003 as The Lost Fillmore Concert Tapes 12-13-68, though a subsequent bootleg concert recording features Bloomfield declining requests for the song saying he disliked the song. The Kooper-Stills version has been sampled in a number of hip-hop songs. This version also features "Fast" Eddie Hoh on drums, who played on Donovan's original recording.

Super Session is an album conceived by Al Kooper and featuring the work of guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills, released on Columbia Records in 1968, CS 9701. Bloomfield and Stills do not play together on the album, with tracks including Bloomfield on side one, and those including Stills on side two. Todays tune is taken from side two :)

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Spader Ess said...

Underbar låt som verkar funka i de flesta tappningar. Själv är jag löjligt förtjust i Sam Gopal versionen och även Joan Jetts version.

Stones said...

Visst är det, även Vanilla Fudge version är riktigt bra, samt sångaren Lou Rawls. Tror även att Hanne Boel gjorde denna.