A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray (1988)

Taken from Warlock Records 1988 12 inch release,

The sample (from Bo Duddley on Derek And Clive (Live)) was ‘Voodoo Rage’ but due to the limitations of early sampler technology, the ‘ge’ was missed off the end making the sample ‘Voodoo Ray’.

From discogs –

Since the 80’s, Manchester UK native, A GUY CALLED GERALD, born Gerald Simpson, has proven to be among the most innovative modern music figures. His influence is international, and through his versatility he has spawned genres and generations of music culture. From his early experimentation with techno and acid house to his groundbreaking contributions to drum & bass music, GCG’s art and craft has perpetually evolved regardless of his individual successes in each of those genres.

Gerald was Manchester’s answer to Derrick May. A tune that I will never fail to love. The original mix is the best. It sounds like the sun rising over Manchester on a summer’s morning at the beginning, and just escalates from there with wicked samples and THE best acid-line ever. How did he come up with this???



One Response

  1. As familiar as the sun rising and as comfortable as a pair of Acid Slippers. I have loved Voodoo Ray since the first time I heard it. Such a cheeky little acid banger.

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