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The Lovin’ Spoonful -Do You Believe In Magic? (1965)

The Lovin’ Spoonful -Do You Believe In Magic? (Karma Sutra Records)

Released November 1965.

Recorded June -September 1965

The Lovin’ Spoonful's debut album, Do You Believe In Magic? marks the beginning of a short-lived yet impactful career. Formed after witnessing the Beatles' Ed Sullivan Show appearance, the band embraced a folk-rock style with a touch of blues and jug band influences. The title track, "Do You Believe In Magic," became a hit, reaching #9 on the Billboard Charts and epitomizing the folk-rock craze of the mid-1960s. The album showcases The Lovin' Spoonful's ability to reinterpret traditional tunes, with tracks like “Fishing Blues” and “My Gal” reflecting their joyful approach to blues. The harmonica skills of John Sebastian and the underrated guitar work of Zal Yanovsky contribute to the album's charm. Do You Believe In Magic? remains a testament to the band's musical prowess and significant role in the folk-rock movement.

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