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John Sebastian's Spoonful of Magic

Charles Bermant, SonicBoomers.com, 26 March 2010

THE BEST 1960s bands always sounded so original, when in fact they filtered existing musical idioms such as folk and blues to gain a unique sound. While the Lovin' Spoonful made some great pop singles ('Rain on the Roof' and 'She is Still a Mystery' immediately come to mind), they used an infusion of acoustic blues known as "jug band music" as its calling card.

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