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July 18, 2011 7:36 AM   Subscribe

The hoodoo lady and the hoodoo man had a voodoo child. Uh huh, yes, yes, voodoo voodoo.
posted by flapjax at midnite (34 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Voodoo lady.
posted by Splunge at 7:42 AM on July 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


Hoodoo Voodoo, seven twenty-one two
posted by dismas at 7:53 AM on July 18, 2011


The difference between hoodoo and voodoo
posted by neroli at 7:54 AM on July 18, 2011 [4 favorites]


This is some kind of frou-frou cuckoo. Let me just adjust my muumuu before we zoom this choo-choo to Uluru.
posted by pracowity at 7:55 AM on July 18, 2011


It's bad juju to pooh-pooh hoodoo.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:06 AM on July 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


On the other hand this is my 5 year old daughter's favorite song.
posted by MikeWarot at 8:11 AM on July 18, 2011


Angelique Kidjo and Buddy Guy have their own Voodoo Child.
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:13 AM on July 18, 2011


Something-D-O-O economics.
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 8:13 AM on July 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dont' forget your friends on the other side...
posted by Fizz at 8:14 AM on July 18, 2011


Then there is (the original) Sonny Boy Williamson and of course, Dr. John (still around: saw him last month).
posted by kozad at 8:17 AM on July 18, 2011


I never really liked Hendrix, but mostly because I consider deliberate distortion to be poopoo.
posted by DU at 8:24 AM on July 18, 2011


Amilia - Voodoo Doll
posted by The Whelk at 8:57 AM on July 18, 2011


You remind me of a man.
posted by borkencode at 9:00 AM on July 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


> I never really liked Hendrix, but mostly because I consider deliberate distortion to be poopoo.

Distortion is the essence of rock, though. More signal than can be contained by the object.

Plus, you never really heard Jimi.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 9:01 AM on July 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


What man?
posted by furiousxgeorge at 9:10 AM on July 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


the man with the power!
posted by dismas at 9:12 AM on July 18, 2011


To bounce off neroli's great link above, anyone interested should check out the New World Witchery podcast for a wealth of information about hoodoo and other flavors of American folk magic.

They don't go into much about the religion of Vodoun, though.
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 9:13 AM on July 18, 2011


Voodoo apple, juju apple.
posted by hermitosis at 9:22 AM on July 18, 2011


What power?
posted by Splunge at 9:26 AM on July 18, 2011


Do do that voodoo that you do so well
posted by FelliniBlank at 9:28 AM on July 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


The power of voodoo!
posted by FelliniBlank at 9:29 AM on July 18, 2011


Sonny Boy Williamson and of course, Dr. John yt (still around: saw him last month

Not Sonny Boy Williams though. Sonny Boy is dead and gone. Nobody could play the harp like he done. He's dead. I ain't crying but I'm sad.
posted by Hoopo at 9:52 AM on July 18, 2011


When you get so good at the voodoo that you do you are a guru. But a hoodoo guru is something else entirely.
posted by safetyfork at 10:06 AM on July 18, 2011


Who do?
posted by klangklangston at 10:13 AM on July 18, 2011


As a young wannabe guitarist, saw Voodoo Child at the first concert I ever attended, and it blew me the fuck away...
posted by swift at 10:21 AM on July 18, 2011


Hannah Kemhuff will have her revenge.
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 11:14 AM on July 18, 2011


Hendrix is singing about a kid? And for all these years, I thought he was singing about food. He'd scarfed up all of the catfish (blues) and now he was gonna try a bowl of really hot (voodoo) chile.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:41 AM on July 18, 2011


Voodoo Chile making time
posted by FelliniBlank at 12:08 PM on July 18, 2011


you do!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 12:30 PM on July 18, 2011


Do what?
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 12:33 PM on July 18, 2011


Yoo Doo Right
posted by Horselover Phattie at 12:35 PM on July 18, 2011


Oh thank you, 5 13 23 42 69 666, I was starting to get a nervous tic.
posted by FelliniBlank at 12:52 PM on July 18, 2011


If you want a doooooo right
aaaaaaaaaall day woman...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:27 PM on July 18, 2011


Well you can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll
I'm very sorry babe, it doesn't look like me at all....
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:30 PM on July 18, 2011


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