Voodoo Who

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Voodoo Who

Song details
Performer: Prince (assumed)
Writer(s): Jimi Hendrix, Sade, Stuart Matthewman and Andrew Hale
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Voodoo Who (also sometimes listed as simply Voodoo) is an unreleased cover version of Villanova Junction by Jimi Hendrix.

Prince’s version was recorded on 30 December 1985 in a ‘Jams’ session that also yielded U Gotta Shake Something, Most Strongest Whiskey and Love 2 U, at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California.

Prince adds some lyrics from Is It A Crime by Sade, written by Sade, Stuart Matthewman and Andrew Hale (included on her 1985 album Promise).

It is unknown if this track was intended for The Flesh album or any other project.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
30 December 1985 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Tracking, sax overdubs, rough mix
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Voodoo Who Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The Sade album was released shortly before The Flesh sessions took place, but Is It A Crime was already played live by Sade during her Live Aid performance in July 1985.
  • Eric Leeds named this song Voodoo Who (or Voodoo). It is not known if this is because he was confused with Jimi Hendrix' Voodoo Child (Slight Return) instead of Villanova Junction.

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