‘VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN)’ By JIMI HENDRIX Topped UK Singles Chart 51 Years Ago Today…

Top singles from the past

21 November 2021

VOODOO CHILE (SLIGHT RETURN) is
a mammoth masterstroke. Incomparable,
volcanic and mind-blowing.

The song closed the JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE‘s final (double)
album ‘Electric Ladyland‘. It was released as a single and topped
the UK Singles Chart on 21 November 1970, today 51 years ago,
2 months after the guitarist passed away. His guitar virtuosity
was, still is, unique and utterly exciting.

Turn It Up…

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JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Topped The US Charts With Double Longplayer ‘ELECTRIC LADYLAND’ 51 Years Ago…

ELECTRIC LADYLAND was the third and also final studio album by the JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE. It was released by Reprise Records in North America and Track Records in
the UK. On 16 November 1968, 51 years ago it topped the Albums Chart in the US
while it peaked at #6 in the UK. The record contained a cover of Bob Dylan‘s All Along
The Watchtower
which became Hendrix‘s highest-selling single and the astonishing 15 minutes long Voodoo Chile.

Here’s the story of the artwork controversy of the album’s cover(s)…


The US front cover as released by Reprise Records. A blurred
photo of Hendrix while performing at Saville Theatre in London.

The controversial UK cover with nineteen nude women as released by Track Records. Several record dealers refused to sell the double LP while others sold it with the gatefold cover turned inside out, or in a brown wrapper.


The cover Jimi Hendrix had chosen, but was ignored by the record companies.
A photo taken by Linda Eastman, Paul McCartney‘s first, late woman.


The back sleeve

THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – Debut Single ‘HEY JOE’ Released 52 Years Ago Today…

16 December 2018

On 16 December 1966 – 52 two years ago – immortal guitar wizard JIMI HENDRIX,
bassist NOEL REDDING and drummer MITCH MITCHELL released their debut single
HEY JOE‘ in the UK. It was actually a cover of an American rock standard from the early 1960s, registered for copyright in the United States in 1962 by a certain Billy Roberts and covered afterward by countless artists, with the Jimi Hendrix Experience‘s version as the most famous one. Click here for a charged live version…

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THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Released Mindboggling ‘ELECTRIC LADYLAND’ Album 50 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

15 October 2018

Band: THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE

Album: ELECTRIC LADYLAND – third and final (double) longplayer

Released: 16 October 1968 – 50 years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Jimi Hendrix’s third and final album with the original Experience found
him taking his funk and psychedelic sounds to the absolute limit. The result was not only one
of the best rock albums of the era, but also Hendrix’s original musical vision at its absolute apex. When revisionist rock critics refer to him as the maker of a generation’s mightiest dope music, this is the album they’re referring to

Full review here – Score: 5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: Eric Clapton was GOD, Jimi Hendrix was the DEVIL.

STANDOUT TRACKS : Voodoo Child (Slight Return) / Voodoo Chile / Along The Watchtower

* VOODOO CHILD (Slight Return)totally demonic

* VOODOO CHILEmindboggling jam extravaganza

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* Great info video on Voodoo Child / Voodoo Chile

* ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWERthe electrifying Bob Dylan cover

Double Album in full…

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10 Memorable Albums Turning 50 in 2018!…

When I went back in time to find out which outstanding
longplayers still sound spectacular today after 50 years I
was really surprised that some of them actually turn fifty
as you hear their influences daily in 21st century music.
Here’s my selection. Ten classics! Ten stunning survivors!…


1/ ‘ASTRAL WEEKS’
by VAN MORRISON
Rolling Stone wrote: “Van Morrison never sounded more warm and ecstatic,
more sensual and vulnerable, than on his enigmatically beautiful solo debut”

Released:  29 November 1968
Listen: here

2/ ‘BEGGARS BANQUET’ by THE ROLLING STONES
Time Magazine: “England’s most subversive
roisterers since Fagin’s gang in Oliver Twist

Released: 6 December 1968
Listen: here

3/ ‘THE KINKS ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY’ by THE KINKS
Rolling Stone: “Each new hearing is a combined joy of renewal and discovery”
Released: 22 November 1968
Listen: here

4/ ‘WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT’ by THE VELVET UNDERGOUND
All Music wrote: “It’s easily the least accessible of VU’s studio albums, but anyone
wanting to hear their guitar-mauling tribal frenzy straight with no chaser will love it.”

Released: 30 January 1968
Listen: here

5/ ‘GRIS-GRIS’ by DR.JOHN
Rolling Stone:A swamp-funk classic. ‘Gris-Gris’ blends
New Orleans R&B, voodoo chants and chemical inspiration.”

Released: 22 January 1968
Listen: here

6/ ‘THE BEATLES / THE WHITE ALBUM’ by THE BEATLES
All Music wrote: “None of it sounds like it was meant to share album space together,
but somehow The Beatles create its own style and sound through its mess.”

Released: 22 November 1968
Listen: here

7/ ‘OGDENS’ NUT GONE FLAKE’ by THE SMALL FACES
All Music wrote: “The ballsiest-sounding piece of
full-length psychedelia to come out of England in 1968”

Released: 24 May 1968
Listen: here

8/ ‘DANCE TO THE MUSIC’ by SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE
Rolling Stone: “Overall the album is uneven, but its highs are intense,
prolonged and ecstatic. Seductive melodies and horn lines tickle your mind.”

Released: 27 April 1968
Listen: here

9/ ‘ELECTRIC LADYLAND’ by JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
All Music: “Jimi Hendrix takes his funk and psychedelic sounds to the absolute limit.”
Released: 16 October 1968
Listen: here

10/ ‘MUSIC FROM BIG PINK’ by THE BAND
Rolling Stone: “The rustic beauty of The Band’s music and the drama of their own
reflections on family and obligations made ‘Big Pink’ an instant homespun classic.”

Released: 1 July 1968
Listen: here