Sunday, October 27, 2013

Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return) information, example, & lyrics

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post provides information about Jimi Hendrik's recording "Voodoo Chile" (Slight Return).

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"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" is the last track on Electric Ladyland, the third and final album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The song is known for its wah-wah-heavy guitar work. It is #101 on Rolling Stone's list of 500 greatest songs of all time.[1]

The song was recorded in 1968, and was re-released as a single after Hendrix's death in 1970. It was the A side on a three-track record, and reached Number 1 in the UK. It was catalogued as "'Voodoo Chiled" (Slight Return), and that is the title which appears on the single and is the title referred to officially. The term "slight return" refers to the song's initial role as a reprise of the 15-minute track "Voodoo Chile" featured earlier on the album Electric Ladyland"...

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)


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


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


'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


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

Question no
In response to a query, this video publisher wrote that this concert was in Maui, Hawaii 1970

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1 comment:

  1. The title "Voodoo Chile" refers to the magical, bragging self-descriptors voiced in Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile" (Slight Return) and in "Voodoo Chile" itself.

    Here's an excerpt of a Huffington Post article that provides information about and corrects widespread misconceptions about Voodoo [whose correctly known as "Vodou"]:
    "[Huffington Post] Editors Note: While this article uses the AP Style spelling, 'Vodou' is considered a more appropriate spelling by the author and other scholars.

    Voodoo isn't accurately portrayed in most movies, TV shows and books. Even some documentaries and non-fiction books are misleading. Voodoo isn't a cult, black magic or devil worship. People who practice Voodoo are not witchdoctors, sorcerers or occultists. Voodoo isn't a practice intended to hurt or control others. Most Voodooists have never seen a "Voodoo doll" (unless, like you, they saw it in a movie).

    Voodoo isn't morbid or violent. Voodoo isn't the same everywhere. Not everyone who practices Voodoo does it in exactly the same way or agrees on exactly the same things...

    If Voodoo is just another religion, why does everyone think it's scary?

    Racism clouds our view of Voodoo. It is rooted in slavery and intricately connected to this hemisphere's political and social evolution. Voodoo was first practiced in America and the Caribbean by slaves of African descent, whose culture was both feared and ridiculed. Slaves were not considered fully human. Their religion was dismissed as superstition, their priests were denigrated as witchdoctors, their Gods and Spirits were denounced as evil."
    Click for more information about Vodou.