Monday, August 16, 2010

History Class (Rock Edition) Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child....


The genesis of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" was essentially in "Voodoo Chile", a long blues jam featuring guest Steve Winwood. On May 3, 1968 (the day after "Voodoo Chile"'s recording), a crew from ABC filmed the Jimi Hendrix Experience while they played. As Hendrix explained it:

Someone was filming when we started doing [Voodoo Child]. We did that about three times because they wanted to film us in the studio, to make us—"Make it look like you're recording, boys"—one of them scenes, you know, so, "OK, let's play this in E, a-one, a-two, a-three", and then we went into "Voodoo Child". (Technically, the track is in Eb -- Jimi tuned down one half step)
The song became one of Hendrix's staples in live performances and would vary in length from 7 to 18 minutes. Notable live performances were at Woodstock and during his 1969 show at the Royal Albert Hall, originally released on the posthumous Hendrix in the West album, later re-released on the Experienced Box Set. On the Band of Gypsys live album Live at the Fillmore East, Hendrix refers to the song as the Black Panthers' national anthem.

Absolutely an amazing track that makes you feel every emotion in Jimi's guitar rifts, Something that is essentially missing in the Rock game right now and something I would love to hear. The feeling I get when listening to this song is the feeling that someone actually likes their music and understands what he (Was) putting out to the world..little lyrics to showcase the breathtaking guitar!....Rock classic!



Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand

Yeah

Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island
Might even raise a little sand

Yeah

'cause I'm a voodoo child
Lord knows I'm a voodoo child baby
I want to say one more last thing
I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time
I'll give it right back to ya one of these days

Hahaha

I said I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time
I'll give it right back one of these days

Oh yeah

If I don't meet you no more in this world then uh
I'll meet ya on the next one
And don't be late
Don't be late

'cause I'm a voodoo child voodoo child
Lord knows I'm a voodoo child

Hey hey hey

I'm a voodoo child baby
I don't take no for an answer

19 comments:

  1. Jimi was a fucking ROCK GOD!

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  2. this is one of my favorite songs in the world Ms.A!

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  3. I've never really been on Jimi Hendrix like that but damn I see I'm missing out!

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  4. WOW! This song still does that to me

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  5. I love Jimi Hendrix!!!!!!!

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  6. He created some of the most amazing music he was great.His songs had so much emotion

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  7. I wish the movie could comeout and Andre 3000 play him that would be huge

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  8. I love this song great history class Ms.A he was a legend and one of the greatest rockers of all time

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  9. He is one of the greats I really like this segment Ms.A

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  10. He was the mother fucking man!

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  11. Great history class Ms.A he is a legend I love this song

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  12. He is a legend I would have loved to have been in a writing session with him

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  13. This song is amazing I love it the guitars make the hairs on my arms stand up

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  14. Man I wish I could play like him

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  15. Andre 3000 should be able to play him in the movie man he would be great

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  16. Great history class Ms.A I love this song

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  17. I wish they would make the movie about him

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