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Luna — Voodoo Child
Album: Luna
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7.3

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Released: 2016
Length: 3:50
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(instrumental)
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yes. just yes.
 ziggytrix wrote:

Is that the most racist thing you could think to say? Amatuer! This is Trump's America. Either bring the grade A top shelf racism, or don't even bother. {#Frustrated}
 
It is, but you're welcome just the same 
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Luna lee plays R&B and Rock classics on a traditional Korean instrument known as the gayageum, a 12-string zither-like instrument related to the Chinese guzheng, Japanese koto, and Vietnamese đàn tranh. A quiet instrument with a beautiful sound, the gayageum was originally designed to play traditional Korean music in a small room during intimate gatherings. But Luna plays it like a rockstar. She saw amazing potential and possibilities in the gayageum, even though she recognized that its quiet sound was not well-suited to music created for drums, bass, and guitar. So Luna got busy. First she re-developed her gayageum for a sound that better matched modern instruments – increasing the volume and pressure, developing the tone, and increasing the sustain. Then she studied guitar effects and amplifiers, experimenting to see how they fit her instrument. And finally, she started playing contemporary music on it. The results of her efforts are stunning. It is as exciting to watch Luna play her music as it is to hear her play. Her passion for the music is obvious. Whether she is playing a rock classic like “Voodoo Child” or an iconic R&B track like B.B. King’s, “The Thrill is Gone,” Luna’s body language expresses the same mix of tension and ecstasy you see when great guitarists/musicians lose themselves in the music.



Electric Ladyland:
Side 1, track 4: Voodoo Chile
Side 4, track 4: Voodoo Child (Slight Return) or  (Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) on UK edition)
 arihenrikpistol wrote:
Isn't it a wrong spelling of the name of the song? 
 
Jimi Hendrix occasionally used different names and spellings for some of his songs. In his handwritten lyrics, he used "Voodoo Chile" for the longer song, while he used both "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" for the following one recorded with the Experience. In his handwritten album notes for Electric Ladyland sent to his record company, he listed the songs as "Voodoo Chile" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"; when the album was released in the US by Reprise Records on October 16, 1968, these spellings for the two songs were used. When the album was subsequently released by Track Records in the UK, the songs were listed as "Voodoo Chile" and "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)". In 1970, the "(Slight Return)" song was released as a single in the UK and it was simply titled "Voodoo Chile", without the further designation. Later album reissues usually follow the Reprise or Track album spellings, depending on the country of origin.


The artist at work. 
 arihenrikpistol wrote:
It's not only wrong information about the artist, it's also a wrong spelling of the song title. Voodoo Chile is the correct title. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_(singer)

 
"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" was developed from "Voodoo Chile", recorded May 2, 1968, during a studio jam with Steve Winwood on organ and Jack Casady on bass. The next day, Hendrix returned to the studio with Redding and Mitchell for the filming of a short documentary by ABC television. Noel Redding explained, "We learned that song in the studio ... They had the cameras rolling on us as we played it". Hendrix added,

Someone was filming when we started doing [Voodoo Child]. We did that about three times because they wanted to film us in the studio, to make us—'Make it look like you're recording, boys'—one of them scenes, you know, so, 'OK, let's play this in E, a-one, a-two, a-three', and then we went into 'Voodoo Child'.

According to Hendrix biographer Steven Roby, eight takes of the song were recorded by Hendrix, Redding, and Mitchell, and the final one was chosen as the master, which appeared on Electric Ladyland.

"Chile" is a phonetic approximation of "child" without the "d". In the UK, "Voodoo Chile" was also used as the title of the 1970 single release of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", that has caused confusion regarding the two songs.



It's not only wrong information about the artist, it's also a wrong spelling of the song title. Voodoo Chile is the correct title. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_(singer)

 geodesmo wrote:

Just googled her - I think you are correct Liam.. and wow - she has some great stuff going on....   I encourage listeners to check her out. http://www.lunaxmusic.com
 
Very cool!  Thanks for the link.
Wow, that was cool. I'll bet the inventor of the Gayageum never imagined anything like this! I'm try to visualize a court in ancient Korea and the local ranking official asking for some music and then somebody cranking this out. Ha!
 memoryboxer wrote:


A year later and this still hasn't been fixed. 
Come on Bill... I know there's a pandemic and all, but... 
 
This is this Luna:  https://laughingsquid.com/tale...    
She's awesome.

Korean musician Luna Lee is an incredibly talented performer who skillfully covers such rock songs as “Space Oddity“, “Love Me Tender“, “Back in Black“, “Stairway to Heaven“, “Layla” and a great many more on a modified Gayageum, a traditional multi-stringed instrument with deep historical roots.
 Liam_Metaluna wrote:
i think you have the wrong information on the right side for Luna (Luna Lee). She is from South Korea, does covers of famous rock songs. you have Luna an American pop band on right formed by Dean Wareham. I do like Luna's videos of her playing in a small bedroom. such music!
 

A year later and this still hasn't been fixed. 
Come on Bill... I know there's a pandemic and all, but... 
Isn't it a wrong spelling of the name of the song? 
Outstanding! This is exactly why I love RP! (But please change the info...)
 Liam_Metaluna wrote:
i think you have the wrong information on the right side for Luna (Luna Lee). She is from South Korea, does covers of famous rock songs. you have Luna an American pop band on right formed by Dean Wareham. I do like Luna's videos of her playing in a small bedroom. such music!
 
Just googled her - I think you are correct Liam.. and wow - she has some great stuff going on....   I encourage listeners to check her out. http://www.lunaxmusic.com
 diannemck56 wrote:
I'm actually diggin' this version.    
 
I know no other version but this one is workin' just fine for me. I'm sending  voodoo to you too.

Image result for voodoo
I'm actually diggin' this version.    
The Band Luna shown in the sidebar on the right side of the screen and the artist who does this are not the same. Here is a link to the artist who performs what we are listening to: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWhaxH03Xok
I think this is fantastic. Damn cool guitar work.

(BTW, Thanks Bill, for all the cool covers you discovers)
excellent!!!
Nice to hear this reimagined version, excellent.
R5 jonahboo wrote:
JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN.....doesn't mean you should 
 
Right 
 Liam_Metaluna wrote:
i think you have the wrong information on the right side for Luna (Luna Lee). She is from South Korea, does covers of famous rock songs. you have Luna an American pop band on right formed by Dean Wareham. I do like Luna's videos of her playing in a small bedroom. such music!
 
Definitely not Luna Lee, she's the show!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfOHjel-Bns
i think you have the wrong information on the right side for Luna (Luna Lee). She is from South Korea, does covers of famous rock songs. you have Luna an American pop band on right formed by Dean Wareham. I do like Luna's videos of her playing in a small bedroom. such music!
JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN.....doesn't mean you should 
The Wikipedia link is presently showing Dean Wareham's band "Luna".
Love it! But, can't find her on Spotify!
 westslope wrote:


I want to thank you sfyi2001 for sharing so much about yourself.  

 
       
                         A h h - You're welcome, westslope. {#Hug}
Nice take on a classic
Bill, I commend you for playing Luna. I have been living in Korea for a long time so I hope you don't mind if I correct your pronunciation of Luna's instrument. It's guy-YAG-gum. If that's makes any sense. Totally traditional instrument. Probably a precursor to the guitar.
She does other popular rock songs, too
Got out my air Gayageum out
super sound
Luna is brilliant. Check out her YouTube channel.
This is pretty cool!
Voodoo Child-Jimi Hendrix / Gayageum ver. by Luna

https://itunes.apple.com/us/al...
Jury still out, but glad RP has it in rotation. Good to hear a new take of Jimi classic.
This is a lot of fun and an excellent cover...Jimi would approve of it!
Say what you will, they sure sounded like they had fun doing it.
Interestingly Talented {#Dancingbanana_2}
Newish Luna that I didnt know about...how is the rest of the album?  This one gets a 9+
 {#Beat}Webfoot wrote:
Interesting rolls into annoying pretty quickly on this one.

 


For years the Hendrix version was my amp-up tune before surfing contests. Since that version is pretty close to my heart I should be ambivalent about this, but holy mackerel this is good.
Head say YES and Heart say Yeah...love it{#Laughing}
Head says no, heart says YES!
Interesting rolls into annoying pretty quickly on this one.
A tall glass of coolness... 
 Hannio wrote:
Counterpoise to the two cellos playing Smooth Criminal earlier.  Up next, Beethoven's Fifth played on kazoos.
 
The Portsmouth Sinfonia's rendition will do if you haven't sufficient kazoos.
Again, interesting....but listen to David Torn get down with his bad self on his version of the song from Door X. His vox are a little sketch, but his playing truly channels the spirit if not the style of the master.
 sfyi2001 wrote:

                          F O R - THE - LOVE - OF G A W W W D, please return to preparing Sushi. 

 

 

I want to thank you sfyi2001 for sharing so much about yourself.  
This is awseome thanks for finding it RP!
 
 davidteacher47110 wrote:

I hope G.A.W.D. forgives you.  Sushi is Japanese.  Racial remarks ain't cool, even when you've dun gawn off and got the wrong nationality.

Dreamt of being the first to learn this cool instrument, the KayaGeum, and play it into modern, chill music; but Luna beat me to it!  

Many folks here in Korea enjoy this peerless eclectic music station.  Thanks Bill!  You're recipe needs a hint of . . . nothing! It's a perfect blend!
 


 sfyi2001 wrote:

                          F O R - THE - LOVE - OF G A W W W D, please return to preparing Sushi. 

 

 
Is that the most racist thing you could think to say? Amatuer! This is Trump's America. Either bring the grade A top shelf racism, or don't even bother. {#Frustrated}
 sfyi2001 wrote:

                          F O R - THE - LOVE - OF G A W W W D, please return to preparing Sushi. 

 

 





                          F O R - THE - LOVE - OF G A W W W D, please return to preparing Sushi. 

 

This is an absolute hoot!


Everybody get on board the Seoul Train!
I could definitely see this in an American-goes-to-Korea action flick.
Pure 10! {#Music}
 Jota wrote:

I think he'd dig this.

 
Probably
 Redpoint wrote:
If you listen carefully about midway you can hear Jimi Hendrix turning in his grave.
 
I think he'd dig this.
 Redpoint wrote:
If you listen carefully about midway you can hear Jimi Hendrix turning in his grave.
 
Yeah to slam a tuna roll and  chug a shot of Sake
 Redpoint wrote:
If you listen carefully about midway you can hear Jimi Hendrix turning in his grave.
 
To grab another joint... Who knows, maybe he'd be amused/flattered... But yeah, it's a 2 for me...
 
If you listen carefully about midway you can hear Jimi Hendrix turning in his grave.
{#Dancingbanana_2}
 Dave_Mack wrote:
Is this a different band from the Dean and Britta Luna? I thought they'd called it quits some time ago.

ETA: So yes. It's Luna Lee, a totally different person.
 
Yeah, that confused me the first time I saw this on the playlist.
I tried to channel Jimi (difficult) ... rated it a 6 - "Pretty Good" ... that's right ... yeah

P.S. LOVEd the "slight sake" comment!  Cool.
NNNNNNOOOOOOOOO - ONE COVER TOO FAR - THIS IS TERRIBLE, MAKE IT GO AWAY!!!!!  {#Frustrated}  {#Stop}  {#Beat}  {#Naughty}
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfOHjeI-Bns
VOODOO GEISHA (slight sake)
Nice alternative. Well done. I feel like having some Sake.
Is this a different band from the Dean and Britta Luna? I thought they'd called it quits some time ago.

ETA: So yes. It's Luna Lee, a totally different person.
Gave it an 8 based on just the introductory bars.  Voodoo Child played on Asian instruments!
Thought this was the Yashida Brothers.
nice adaptation of Hendrix/Voodoo Child
 
Never heard this but really diggin' it!
{#Guitarist} 
On second listen, earns a very rare 1 from my trailer park.....
Nailed it.   Just as compelling as the original but in very unique way.
Where does RP find this stuff? A very nice change of pace tune.
Was that B&R's dog in the background on the lead-in? Hilarious. You have to love it when real life kicks in.
 kingart wrote:
Hey, cool....cover art. 
Not a bad track. But do we need another cover of this Hendrix masterpiece?
Probably not.  The one and only might be the first and the last. 

 
No, but music is rarely about what you need.
 Hannio wrote:
Counterpoise to the two cellos playing Smooth Criminal earlier.  Up next, Beethoven's Fifth played on kazoos.

 
Yup,  but unlike the truly dreadful Two Cellos this a pretty good attempt on a tune that really can't be improved on (IMHO). 
Cool... I was thinking this had to be some kind of koto. It turns out to be the Korean version! Anyhow, it's a MADE FOR STRINGS jam!
Well, I certainly love interesting covers, but for me, this one ceases to be interesting about a minute into it.
Counterpoise to the two cellos playing Smooth Criminal earlier.  Up next, Beethoven's Fifth played on kazoos.
This is awesome!
Watch this, Luna is just adorable!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfOHjeI-Bns
Superb.  Works fer me.  Stiff 8 today.
 bitbanger wrote:
Lots of interesting covers of this great tune. SRV's brilliant rendition comes to mind of course. I remember a ukulele band doing the song from somewhere. This one certainly falls into the eclectic category. Lots of fun, indeed.
 
Wonderful.  Certainly falls into the category of "a cover should remake the original".
Wow, cool stuff.
 Jelani wrote:
She's great. YOu've got to check out some of her youtube video's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX-T0eBr31w

 
Here is one of them. Good stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfOHjeI-Bns


She's great. YOu've got to check out some of her youtube video's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX-T0eBr31w
Love it!  Crazy, yes, but so crazy that it works.
Lots of interesting covers of this great tune. SRV's brilliant rendition comes to mind of course. I remember a ukulele band doing the song from somewhere. This one certainly falls into the eclectic category. Lots of fun, indeed.
nice.
Pure genius.
{#Bananajam}
Hey, cool....cover art. 
Not a bad track. But do we need another cover of this Hendrix masterpiece?
Probably not.  The one and only might be the first and the last.