“At first the music almost repelled me, it was so intense, and this man made no attempt to sugar coat what he was trying to say,or play. It was hard-core, more than anything that I had ever heard. After a few listenings I realized that, on some level, I had found the master, and that following this man’s example would be my life’s work.” - Eric Clapton
“when Johnson started singing, he seemed like a guy who could have sprung from the head of Zeus in full armour.” - Bob Dylan
what makes american witchcraft different than european witchcraft? is it just that your american?
This is another really good question, and one that deserves more than a five minute answer!
The short answer is yes, American folk craft is very different than European folk craft. High/ceremonial magic is more similar between the two; there are still differences there, but they’re less pronounced. For the sake of speaking to what I know, I’ll just be talking about folk craft/”traditional” craft here. Read more after the cut:
On this playlist you will find almost every single song ever played on Supernatural, as well as tracks that had episodes named after them, songs that were referenced on the show, and pieces from the score. There is also a “lite version” for those of you who don’t want the instrumentals, anemic pop music, or “Carry On Wayward Son” repeated more than ten times.
I hope you enjoy rocking out to this playlist as much as I enjoyed putting it together. The entire very long track listing is below!
1. Far From Any Road - The Handsome Family || 2. Big Black Bull Comes Like a Caesar - Munly and The Lee Lewis Harlots || 3. Clap Hands- Tom Waits || 4. Ragin’ Cajun - Munly and The Lee Lewis Harlots || 5. Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya - Dr. John || 6. Iko Iko - The Dixie Cups || 7. Sign Of TheJudgment - The McIntosh County Shouters || 8. Old Devils - William Elliot Withmore || 9.Devil At The Door - Highlonesome || 10. Woman King - Iron & Wine || 11. Arsonist’s Lullabye - Hozier || 12. Bobby Reid - Lucette || 13. Awake O’Sleeper - The Brothers Bright || 14. Blood On My Name - The Borthers Bright || 15. Bottom Of The River - Delta Rae || 16. I Will Never Die - Delta Rae || 17. Evil Ways - Blues Saraceno ||
spells with bones and graveyard dirt, muddy water and rusty nails, devil’s shoestring and black salt.
(a convenient 8tracks playlist of my favourite voodoo blues, southern gothic, swamp witch sounds)
[ tracklist ]
Back Burner - Isobel Campbell And Mark Lanegan | Bottom of the River - Delta Rae | Didn’t Leave Nobody But The Baby - Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris | Hecate - Wendy Rule | Demon - Kandle | Dead and Lovely - Tom Waits | Cemetery Blues - Bessie Smith | Maneater - Blue Eyed Blondes | Evil - Howlin’ Wolf | I Been Dealing With The Devil - Sonny Boy Williamson | I Put a Spell on You - Screamin’ Jay Hawkins | Evil Hearted Woman - T-Bone Walker | Strange Brew - Cream | Pagan Baby - Creedence Clearwater Revival | Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac | Me and the Devil - Soap&Skin | Crossroads - Robert Johnson | Sugarland - Papa Mali | Strange Moon Rising - Smoke Fairies | Believer - Viva Voce | Me And The Devil Blues - Robert Johnson
The Season 1 song challenge was pretty successful, so I’m posting signups for Season 2. Songs are below the cut!
1. Sign ups start immediately from now until 11:59pm eastern time September 1st. To sign up send me a character and the number of the song you’re choosing, along with a backup number(s) just in case. Send them to me in an ASK ONLY. Reblogs, messages, or replies will not be accepted.
2. Fics will be “due” 9/30 but if you need an extension, just ask me. I’m not gonna say no.
3. Can be any character OR actor from Supernatural.
4. READER INSERT ONLY. NO SHIPS. Don’t want the drama they will surely bring.
5. No minimum word count. Max word count 5000.
6. Can be smut, fluff, angst, flangst, smangst, smuff, whatever. I’m down for anything.
7. AU’s are welcome!
8. Can be a drabble, one shot, the start of a new series, or part of an existing series. Does not matter.
9. You can do anything you want with the song whether it’s playing in the background, you use the lyrics, or just use it as inspiration.
10. Must tag ME in your fic when you post it and also use the hashtag #Songs of Season 2 Challenge (sorry it’s long I know) in the first 5 tags. Please put the Song Title and Artist somewhere in the header of your post.