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The Voodoo symbolism and reference resound through the country blues, and through the urbanized electric country blues of the Chicago school.
In Hendrix’s case, this is pure metaphor. He certainly was not a Voodoo initiate in any formal sense. Both with ‘Voodoo Chile’—and, most specifically, with the West African even-before-Bo-Diddley beat he percussively scratches from his guitar and wah-wah pedal at the beginning of ‘Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)’ — he is announcing as explicitly as possible that he is a man of the blues, and one who honours, respects and understands its deepest and most profound traditions.

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