Monday, October 25, 2010

Black Sabbath: Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)

Well it is the week of Halloween and like last year I am featuring songs that relate somewhat to this particular holiday. So boys and ghouls, let’s get started with our Monday cover selection. Our feature is a 1970 cover version of the 1969 hit by Crow.

“Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games with me)” was Black Sabbath’s debut single in the UK; however, it was eliminated from the American release of their self-titled first LP. The song was not released in the USA until 2002. Ozzy Osbourne sings lead as you might expect.

Crow’s Original

Minneapolis based Crow recorded “Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games with me)” as the second single from their debut album “Crow Music.” The harmonies of the vocals and the horns are interesting and not what you would normally find on American radio in 1969. The song peaked at #19 in November 1969.

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