Evil Woman (Crow song)

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"Evil Woman"
Single by Crow
from the album Crow Music
B-side "Gonna Leave a Mark"
Released1969
Genre Blues rock, hard rock
Length3:03
Label Amaret Records
Songwriter(s) Dave Wagner, Dick Wiegand, Larry Wiegand
Crow singles chronology
"Time To Make a Turn"
(1969)
"Evil Woman"
(1969)
"Cottage Cheese"
(1970)

"Evil Woman" (sometimes titled "Evil Woman Don't Play Your Games with Me") is a song by Minneapolis-based band Crow, on their 1969 album Crow Music. It reached number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

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Crow was a Minneapolis-based blues rock band, that was first active from 1967 to 1972. They are best known for the song "Evil Woman ," which was notably covered by Black Sabbath.

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Black Sabbath version

"Evil Woman"
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Single by Black Sabbath
from the album Black Sabbath
B-side
ReleasedJanuary 9, 1970
Length3:25
Label Fontana
Songwriter(s) Dave Wagner, Dick Wiegand, Larry Wiegand
Producer(s) Rodger Bain
Black Sabbath singles chronology
"Evil Woman"
(1970)
"The Wizard"
(1970)

It was covered in 1970 by Black Sabbath and, as "Evil Woman", released as their first single. The song also appeared on the band's debut album, Black Sabbath , later that year.

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"The Crow original is more uptempo than Sabbath's rendering," observed Sabbath fanzine editor Peter Scott. "The song comes across a lot happier and the vocals are delivered in a stronger, less morbid vein… The whole middle section solo is done with a trumpet – something which definitely would not have fitted into the context of Black Sabbath, the band or LP." [1]

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Despite being Sabbath's first single, "Evil Woman" was excluded from their debut album in the United States, being replaced by its B-side "Wicked World". It was first officially released in the US in 2002, on the compilation Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970–1978 .

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References

  1. Scott, Peter (January 1994). "Black crow". Southern Cross #12. p. 18.