BREAKAWAY * ERNIE BUSH * CONTEMPO 2060 * UK
This atmospheric Disco cut is a bit out of the ordinary taking black magic as its theme, with backwards noises and satanic voices. There is something of a history of black magic, voodoo and other related, mumbo jumbo (even leaving aside more main stream stuff like god the devil) in Blues, R&B and Soul songs. Fortune tellers cropped up in the 1950s, as did star signs in the 1970s, and during the 1960s folk seemed to be always getting 'the Voodoo put on them'! A more down to earth fact is that the above was one of the first 12" (twelve's as they later became known as) singles to be released.
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