If you survived the 60’s, you remember “Voodoo Child“. For many, the era was only an LSD dream. Still, Jimi’s gyrations, his sexual guitar energy, is evident in Kenny Wayne’s stylings.
I was so afraid of my self in those days. I got into the blues long after Janice and Jimi’s deaths. This is as close to the original as it gets. Now I can appreciate the following performance without the drama of the drugs. You’ll never see a better rendition.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd says of this piece, on Wikipedia,
“This is pretty much the guitar anthem of all time. From that amazing opening riff to the way he breaks it down in the middle and gets funky, the whole thing is incredible. There are things Jimi did on the guitar that humans just can’t do. You can try all day, even if you’re playing the right notes, it’s not the same. It definitely seems as if he was coming from a higher place when he played.”
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