Blue Ash – Abracadabra (Have You Seen Her?) —Powerpop Friday

Blue Ash formed in the summer of 1969 in Ohio by bassist Frank Secich & vocalist Jim Kendzor. Guitarist Bill “Cupid” Bartolin and drummer David Evans were recruited later that summer.

During the years 1970-3 the band recorded numerous songs along with hitting the road playing western NY, PA, and West Virginia along with NE Ohio, performing 250+ shows a year.

Their first album No More, No Less was released in May 1973 and received rave reviews in the rock press. It is considered a power pop classic and is regarded as highly collectible among fans of that genre. Blue Ash toured and opened for such acts as The Stooges, Bob Seger, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent and more but for lack of sales they were dropped by Mercury Records in May 1974.

Abracadabra (Have You Seen Her?) was on the album No More, No Less.

 

Abracadabra (Have You Seen Her?)

Have you seen her?
Have you seen her?

There must be magic in the air
First she’s here and then she’s there
Now you see her, now you don’t
First she’ll do you then she won’t
Have you seen her?
Have you seen her?

I was young and I was green
She was old and she was mean
A fortune telling queen
Like nothing I’d never seen

Have you seen her?
Have you seen her?

Such a magical lady
I let her cry on my shoulder
Slightly tragical maybe
Now she’s getting older
She keeps getting older

Have you seen her?
Have you seen her?

I’ll pull a rabbit out my hat
And offer it to you
But I don’t know where you’re at
Or who to send it to

Have you seen her?
Have you seen her?
She resorts to using tricks
People say that she’s quite slick
Well I know and just the same
I think Houdini is to blame

Have you seen her?
Have you seen her?

Such a magical lady
I let her cry on my shoulder
Slightly tragical maybe
Now she’s getting older
She keeps getting older

Have you seen her?
Have you seen her?

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ash_(band)

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

12 thoughts on “Blue Ash – Abracadabra (Have You Seen Her?) —Powerpop Friday”

  1. Never heard of them, but it’snot bad and sounds vaguely familiar… like it might be in background in a movie somewhere… can’t place it though. Good job of finding these new (to most of us) bands, Max!

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    1. Thanks it’s a pleasure listening through hours of jangly guitar…I keep wondering why whomever didn’t make it…I enjoy it a lot.

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    1. When I was listening to their songs…I was thinking…why didn’t these guys make it? They combined power pop with a little more rock.

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