Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child” Shredded on the Ukulele

Here’s James Hill’s recipe for play­ing Jimi Hen­drix’s 1968 clas­sic, “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” on the uke. Yes, the uke:

1 Mya-Moe bari­tone ukulele (Low G — G — B — E)
1 gui­tar amp (Fend­er Blues Junior or equiv­a­lent)
1 bass amp (15 inch)
1 line split­ter (Radi­al ABY box)
1 Dia­mond J‑Drive ped­al (made in Hal­i­fax, NS!)
4 bust­ed strings
2 bro­ken fin­ger­nails
Sea­son to taste and serve hot!


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  • Mike says:

    The uke play­er was great! I real­ly like this sight
    nice and dif­fer­ent🎸🎸🎸🎻🎻🎻

  • rean addy says:

    Get the Damn name right if you are going to try and emu­late a great, its Voodoo Chile (slight return)

  • Kent Stroud says:

    This was some great stuff , that guy tore it up and the only thing that I can say is ” can’t wait to see what else you come up with on the uke ! Great job broth­er !

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