"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" was developed from "Voodoo Chile", a lengthy studio jam featuring Steve Winwood on organ and Jack Casady on bass that was recorded May 2, 1968. The following day, Hendrix returned to the studio with Redding and Mitchell to film a short documentary for 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". The band recorded eight takes of the song, eventually choosing the final one as the master, which would appear on the "Electric Ladyland" album.
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