Monday, August 23, 2010

Poddighe Acoustic Duo: Black Magic Woman

I featured this cover of the Santana hit from 1970 back on Facebook before I started my blog nearly a year ago. The Poddighe Acoustic Duo, an Italian cover band, features the fantastic acoustic guitar work of Carlo Poddighe and Andrea Damiani on bass. When Andrea Poddighe joins on drums and Carlo picks up his electric axe, they become the Poddighe Power Trio.

On this cut for Italian TV, Carlo is playing a Gibson J-45 – a sweet sounding guitar from the company that made Kalamazoo a household name. Andrea plays a Rickenbacker 4003 bass with the lacquered fingerboard and the triangle fret markers. This is the classic Ric bass. One thing I especially like about their rendition of this classic hit is how they end the song – on a Dm9 chord – very nice.

To hear the hit by Santana, which by the way was a cover, and the original by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, see my blog entry from March 5, 2010.

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