Video Proof: Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Voodoo Chile” Capitol Theatre Set Was PERFECTION

Video Proof: Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Voodoo Chile” Capitol Theatre Set Was PERFECTION | Society Of Rock Videos

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I’m A Voodoo Chile

Although this is a Jimi Hendrix original, SRV always made whatever he played his own and this song is no exception. Playing “Voodoo Chile” at his last Capitol Theatre show EVER, he is on another level with vocals, guitar work and stage presence.

“Cause I’m a voodoo child, Lord knows I’m a voodoo child baby. I want to say one more last thing, I didn’t mean to take up all your sweet time…”

Absolutely drenched in his soulful sweat, SRV slays favorite “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” in front of thousands of screaming and adoring fans while he subtly fixes the funky wire out of place without even a hint of panic. One of our favorite things about SRV was his ability to change out guitars during a set like it was nothing, he just made it look so easy, didn’t he?

Interesting Fact: This was the last song Hendrix performed live. On September 6, 1970, which was 12 days before his death, he played it at a concert in Germany.

We could argue that this was one of Stevie’s best performances of all time, even with the amp and chord mixups, the champ pulled through and outdid himself like always, as he was known to do. Our favorite part? The moments where we literally melted his own face with his insane rock skills that blew even him away.

Enjoy this awesome, high quality performance of one of the best ever. 

+ Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) Lyrics +

Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Yeah
Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island
Might even raise a little sand
Yeah
‘Cause I’m a voodoo child
Lord knows I’m a voodoo child baby
I want to say one more last thing
I didn’t mean to take up all your sweet time
I’ll give it right back to ya one of these days
Hahaha
I said I didn’t mean to take up all your sweet time
I’ll give it right back one of these days
Oh yeah
If I don’t meet you no more in this world then uh
I’ll meet ya on the next one
And don’t be late
Don’t be late
‘Cause I’m a voodoo child voodoo child
Lord knows I’m a voodoo child
Hey hey hey
I’m a voodoo child baby
I don’t take no for an answer
Question no
Yeah

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