Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (13:40)

Cover of Electric Ladyland

From Electric Ladyland and 48 other releases

Jimi Hendrix was very interested in using distortion and effects to produce a psychedlic, or mind altering effect from his guitar playing. This song was recorded “live in the studio” with later studio effects (panning guitar from left to right) added for texture. Several aspects of Jimi’s playing are showcased here, his ease of improvisation, call and response guitar lines, pickup switching, whammy bar dives, wah-wah pedal use, minor pentatonic screams and squacks. Hendrix was a master of sounding like a “guitar army” while being a single person playing.


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  • vinman76

    The MAN!!

    15 Apr 6:50pm Reply
  • Cure1980

    Yeah Godfather of virtious guitar playing R I P Jimmy-

    1 Apr 9:35pm Reply
  • RAYMOND7654321

    This man more than anyone else was the sound of the late sixties.

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • sl8221958

    Set the standard (imo) for atomic-guitar jams from there forward.

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • cgovier280


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  • spaaceships

    44 years ago today, Jimi played this on the closing day of Woodstock. How unreal would that have been to be there?

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Scentless3

    @bobgreen623, it's so awesome that a guy like Hendrix was just coming out at the time when you were young, ah...I'm so jealous!

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Norsevalhalla

    Shine Ever On Jimi

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • RevCorvette

    Opressotron---'Pyroclastic solo'_got it on the Head_the Nail that is

    4 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MikesDmusic

    This is a voodoo song, voodoo song!

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • bobgreen623

    This came out when I was like 13, and it really scared me! But, in a delicious way, the man was definitely on (to) something and I love it as much now as I did then. Ahhhh, our music was gonna change the world. Well, it may not have changed the world, but it certainly changed mine. RIP Jimi

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • Stigbo

    The guitar was invented for Jimi to play.

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • dirtydogintex

    Could just be the greatest intro ever. [2]

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • xtwntraphq

    Nobody before,......and nobody after!

    26 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Hardstonerguy

    Best intro a man ever played on a guitar … nobody of this cover version motherfuckers can do it like Hendrix

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Anne5419

    CLIMAX to the max

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • tomrud73


    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Hardstonerguy

    Gonna kill everybody ya wanna to listen to this track :-D

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Hardstonerguy

    Greatest Hendrix Song, so fuckin legendary, this cruel solo part!

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
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