On May 3, 1968 The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded ‘Voodoo Chile’.
The track featured on Hendrix’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ album and would become a number one single in a re-recorded form called ‘Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)’, two months after Jimi’s death in 1970.
The song was based on Muddy Waters’ song ‘Rollin’ Stone’ but with original lyrics and music. It is 15 minutes long and is Hendrix’s longest studio recording. It was recorded at the Record Plant in New York City and features additional musicians, including Steve Winwood, in what has been described as a studio jam.
Hendrix’s solo on the track was named the 11th greatest solo of all time in Guitar World’s 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.