7 Comments (since 5 Sep 2015)
Ten to go. Blogger "Devil Dick", at "DevilDick.Blogspot.co.uk", goes abstract in his post which mentioned today's Jam. He attempts a triple connection, which is only half-convincing, in my opinion. But, let's humour him for a minute or two.....: "'Crow' - 'Black Sabbath' - 'Ike & Tina Turner & The Ikettes'. What's the connection you say? Why it's 'Evil Woman', 'Evil Man'....
"Anyway, it's 1969 and Minneapolis 'blues-rock' quintet 'Crow' release the single 'Evil Woman, Don't You Play Your Games with Me', and it cracked the US Top 20, even though its distinctive horn arrangement was overdubbed against the band's wishes. The same year in England, 'Black Sabbath' are set to sign with 'Vertigo' records, when their manager at the time thinks it a good idea to cover the 'Crow' hit to try and cash in.
"It's their first single, and it makes the UK version of the self-titled 'Black Sabbath' album released in 1969 on 'Vertigo'. When the album is released in 1970 in the US on 'Warner Brothers', it is NOT on the album. ... On the 'Sabbath' cut, the horns are replaced by a guitar solo by Tony Iommi, but he mimics the horns identically. Now, the same year, 1970, Ike [Turner] must hear this tune and thinks it would be funky enough to have his old lady Tina sing it and turn the lyrics into 'Evil Man'.
"Which brings us to this point here. This is how 'Crow', 'Black Sabbath' & 'Ike & Tina Turner' are forever connected in the annals of rock & roll history... Funky fresh yo!" If you say so, Dick! 'Black Sabbath' got absolutely nowhere in the UK with their January 1970 version, and it was not even released as a single in the USA. Let's face it, it's really a very naive studio performance and mix - a stuttering mess, if I'm honest. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_Woman_%28Crow_song%29
thanks for kind comment
@USMC_SemperFi @nangeanarendra Thanks guys!!