“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” is a song recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968 that appears as the final track on the Electric Ladyland album released that year. It contains improvised guitar and a vocal from Jimi Hendrix, backed by Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums. The song is one of Hendrix’s best known; it was a feature of his concert performances throughout his career, and several live renditions were recorded and released on later albums.
However , the title of this post makes a reference to SRV, SRV is no other then Stevie Ray Vaughan, my all time favourite Blues/Rock guitarist.
Stevie would have celebrated his 68th birthday today, but unfortunately he died on August 27, 1990 in a helicopter crash, The same helicopter was supposed to have Eric Clapton on board too, but he took a later one. Either way we would have lost a great guitarist that day.
Although Jimi Hendrix version is the original version. Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rendition of VooDoo Child is a better one in my opinion, but I might be a bit biased.
Happy Birthday Stevie