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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (live at the Fillmore East)



This is my all time favorite Hendrix song. To quote Joe Satriani:
"It's just the greatest piece of electric guitar work ever recorded. In fact, the whole song could be considered the holy grail of guitar expression and technique. It is a beacon of humanity."
 I couldn't find a better wording myself. First heard it when I was about 13 years old, and I instantly fell in love with it. A true rollercoaster ride.

The great thing is, there are many live versions of this song, each completely different than the other. And that's what makes it such a joy listening to this amazing song. Every version is epic, but oh so different. This has to be my favorite version though. It was recorded at the Fillmore East on December 31st, 1969. This was when Hendrix was in Band of Gypsys, with the awesome Buddy Miles and Billy Cox.

I always liked Buddy's drumming better than Mitchell's, but that comes down to personal taste. It's also worth checking out the other Fillmore East songs, because Buddy Miles' singing mixed with Hendrix' guitarwork is truly breathtaking.

PS: have to point out the great jam playing from 2:40 to around 2:47!

I hope you'll enjoy this as much as I do.


26 comments:

Lemmiwinks said...

Great post, bro!

LuCiUs said...

Awesome, just awesome...

Ray said...

hendrix is so good

SHH said...

Get a haircut, hippie!!

Derk said...

Jimi is legendary. wind cries mary is definitely my favorite though.

J said...

jimi is the man

:D said...

how can you not love jimi?

RainingPiPs said...

jimibooooy!

Ergine said...

A legend !

Canswer said...

this guy was great

MIPS said...

For a long time I thought that Hendrix was singing "Excuse me while I kiss this guy" in Purple Haze. I was very confused.

The Blizzard said...

Jim can shred the hell out of a guitar!

Mikoten said...

Hendix always does it right!

Potato Skinz said...

You just proved to us that there is a God!

The Reviever said...

Jimi is the legend. Nobody will disagree.

Olly said...

Absolute legend.

Doraemon said...

I love Jimi, there is no one quite like him these days.

Great post :)

JP said...

jimmy was a great guitarist, loved the video

commander cool said...

love Jimi Hendrix man :). my favorite musician.

vibe said...

great artist

Jay Sean said...

i love hendrix man

Ocifer said...

fuck yeah jimmy hendrix
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Lets Review Some Media said...

<3 Hendrix

okafor said...

i like purple haze, the song and the weed, lol

Willow said...

Hendrix has and always will be a guitar god!

VeNom_ said...

Love jimi