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Jimi Hendrix — Little Wing
Album: Axis: Bold as Love
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Total ratings: 2593









Released: 1967
Length: 2:18
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well, she's walking
Through the clouds
With a circus mind
That's running wild
Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams
And fairy tales
That's all she ever thinks about
Riding with the wind

When I'm sad
She comes to me
With a thousand smiles
She gives to me free
It's alright, she says, it's alright
Take anything you want from me, anything
Anything

Fly on, little wing
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How many people have covered this?  Don't know, actually.  Had a CD with ten different artists playing Little Wing.

My kids have heard this million times: "If I hit the lottery., I'm buying a $2 million sailboat and naming her Little Wing."
What shall I say? 9-> sfy you crack me up
10 - 11!
Sublime
Fly on, Jimi!
 


Tomasni wrote:
My rating down 8 -> 3
 

    translation:
     "My Frontal Lobotomy did not go well."

{#Crown}


My rating down 8 -> 3
 aelfheld wrote:

Just a millennial.  

Nothing ever happened before they were born & if it did it was bad. 

 
Funny, the same thing could be said about baby-boomers.
Another Artist who stands the test of time. Simply beautiful blending of blues and rock ballad. Sweet!
coloradojohn wrote:
Man, I ask you: Is there anything as fine as Jimi's outrageous intuitive leaping and blending and BENDING of PERFECT HARMONICS
 On_The_Beach wrote:

To be honest, sometimes a big bowl of Haagen-Dazs is just as fine . . . but not always.  ; )

 
I'll jump in here for CoJo, knowing he'd probably think something similar should be said about "a big bowl" of something.

Now that would be cool; a new indica hybrid combining Haagen + Dazs.  I'd blaze that bowl!!

 coloradojohn wrote:
Man, I ask you: Is there anything as fine as Jimi's outrageous intuitive leaping and blending and BENDING of PERFECT HARMONICS
 
To be honest, sometimes a big bowl of Haagen-Dazs is just as fine . . . but not always.  ; )
Man, I ask you: Is there anything as fine as Jimi's outrageous intuitive leaping and blending and BENDING of PERFECT HARMONICS
Sawyer is an amazing talent
...and what competition might Mr. Hendrix have won when he was 18 years old?
Don't know why, but it holds a special place in the amazing greatness that was Jimi Hendrix for me. Beautiful and too short.
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Right! Right? 8 bars in to the shortest and yet somehow one of the greatest guitar solos ever written and he (or someone) just decides to end it. 

Was there anyone at any point who could have said, "You know Jimi, you've written a lot of great solos but something tells me this is one of the best. Maybe we should let it ride for a few more bars?"
 
I think the early cut-off is an essential part of experiencing the greatness of this song. Often it is better to get only a glimpse of perfection, than to be given all of it and allowing oneself to be overexposed to it.

Love this track. I've heard it performed at 4 different concerts, including Randy "sounds like Jimi" Hansen, Slow hand (with Robert Cray) , Paul "the Voice" Rogers and Steve "guitar" Miller.
10s across the board!  

The original album version also gets a 10, if not just because of how beautiful the song is, because of how much of a 'staple' in rock/blues guitar it would become. 

Long Live RP!


 Sasha2001 wrote:

Right! Right? 8 bars in to the shortest and yet somehow one of the greatest guitar solos ever written and he (or someone) just decides to end it. 

Was there anyone at any point who could have said, "You know Jimi, you've written a lot of great solos but something tells me this is one of the best. Maybe we should let it ride for a few more bars?"
 
There were other epic Hendrix fade outs which left us wanting. The ultimate was on Bold as Love. Just blazing, then gone away...
https://vimeo.com/164528604 
 DrLex wrote:

Look, a temporal Nazi!

 
Just a millennial.  

Nothing ever happened before they were born & if it did it was bad. 
I wish I could hear this song for the first time, without any knowledge of Hendrix just to see how I would respond to it.  I can't imagine not still loving it, but then I also can't imagine my music perspective without Jimi Hendrix in it.
Pure talent even after all these years.
 Papernapkin wrote:
Only good if you're stuck in the 60s and 70s.
 
Look, a temporal Nazi!


Look out now!
 the1theyblame wrote:

So I was talking to the wife and we were discussing who you would choose if you could see anyone in concert.  I know, it's dumb.  But my choices came down to three:  Janis, Jimi, and The Doors.  I gotta go with Jimi here.  Probably because at the end of the day I think he was the most other worldly talented and because between Jimi and the next amazing guitar player, there is so much distance. 

 
I got to see The Doors but the wife got to see Jimi's last NA concert in LA.  I think she won that one.  {#Cheesygrin}
This guy influenced so many people. 
 flodinos wrote:

Thanx for introducing the Stevie Ray Vaughan version, in fact - Stevie himself is new to me {#Idea}

 
Lucky you!  Enjoy the discovery. {#Bananajam}
 Ulises wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pO6yg9KBGU

 
Thanx for introducing the Stevie Ray Vaughan version, in fact - Stevie himself is new to me {#Idea}
 flodinos wrote:
I've played this over and over for years, can also appreciate Stings (longer) version{#Daisy}

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pO6yg9KBGU
 the1theyblame wrote:

So I was talking to the wife and we were discussing who you would choose if you could see anyone in concert.  I know, it's dumb.  But my choices came down to three:  Janis, Jimi, and The Doors.  I gotta go with Jimi here.  Probably because at the end of the day I think he was the most other worldly talented and because between Jimi and the next amazing guitar player, there is so much distance. 

 



 
{#Cheers}

So I was talking to the wife and we were discussing who you would choose if you could see anyone in concert.  I know, it's dumb.  But my choices came down to three:  Janis, Jimi, and The Doors.  I gotta go with Jimi here.  Probably because at the end of the day I think he was the most other worldly talented and because between Jimi and the next amazing guitar player, there is so much distance. 

 


I have been listening during lunch for an hour.  This song will extend past the allotted time.  Tough.  What a great hour of music Bill.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Love it to the max; only wish it was longer. There is something Magic in a good dose of Jimi with The Sun coming through the window.

 
Perfect poetry
Love it to the max; only wish it was longer. There is something Magic in a good dose of Jimi with The Sun coming through the window.
I've played this over and over for years, can also appreciate Stings (longer) version{#Daisy}
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Right! Right? 8 bars in to the shortest and yet somehow one of the greatest guitar solos ever written and he (or someone) just decides to end it. 

Was there anyone at any point who could have said, "You know Jimi, you've written a lot of great solos but something tells me this is one of the best. Maybe we should let it ride for a few more bars?"
 
Yup. Leaves you wanting for more.
Same thing on Bold as Love, perhaps even more so. Listen to what he's doing when the fade comes around the 4:00 mark. Mind blowing.
 
 Lazarus wrote: 
Hi Laz! I've seen ABB a few times, and I dig Duane. No prob with him at all, loved him. Sex, drugs, & R n' R too!

Just saying why do we try to make larger gods out of those who were already gods when they were still with us on this rock? Aren't we all "divine" in our own way?

Yep this Jimi tune and the many others, I agree. Awesomely great stuff that not so many are making these days. Who among us doesn't miss them all enormously...like air or water? I hope we all get to drink some cold ones together in the next world...if there is one.

Hope you're dancing right now!  Here you go! —->>>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkdgJ_-Gg3Q
 LowPhreak wrote:
Meh, Duane is lionized because he's dead. I'd put cats like Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Walter Becker, or Mark Knopfler up against him anyday. The list goes on.
 
Everybody in my galactic presidential campain disagrees with you about Duane, but we agree with your position on the other great guitarists you name...  we love this song by Hendrix...  we love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...  we hope you are having a marvelous time right this minute LowPhreak...
 thewiseking wrote:
There is no better Rock and Roll guitar solo Oh, the fade out...

 
Right! Right? 8 bars in to the shortest and yet somehow one of the greatest guitar solos ever written and he (or someone) just decides to end it. 

Was there anyone at any point who could have said, "You know Jimi, you've written a lot of great solos but something tells me this is one of the best. Maybe we should let it ride for a few more bars?"
hugogdt wrote:
Too short ... just as his life ... can I vote with a 20?

 
YES! 20 it is! {#War} be brave, just do it!
 idiot_wind wrote:
Is this the guitar player for Foo Fighters or is it Arcade Fire or the Smashing Pumpkins?  

 
The Decemberists.
Too short ... just as his life ... can I vote with a 20?
Friday and Jimi, what a combination:-).
There is no better Rock and Roll guitar solo Oh, the fade out...
 idiot_wind wrote:
Is this the guitar player for Foo Fighters or is it Arcade Fire or the Smashing Pumpkins? 
 
Limp Bizkit; Duh!
Is this the guitar player for Foo Fighters or is it Arcade Fire or the Smashing Pumpkins?  
 2020sk wrote:
Well, the guitar is praised to the heavens on this track, just because it's Hendrix, but what I love about this is the drumming. And is that a glockenspiel too?

 
Yes, that is a glockenspiel.  Apparently it was Hendrix playing it.
Well, the guitar is praised to the heavens on this track, just because it's Hendrix, but what I love about this is the drumming. And is that a glockenspiel too?
Love the xylophone!
Only one thing wrong with this version.  Way to short.{#Flamed}
I don't know...   What is better than this for original material?

It's a 10.
Jimi Hendrix revolutionized the electric guitar - he created a new language.
Awesome stuff.. thank you
10 next
maybe his best piece.... bliss {#Good-vibes}
 Dosequis wrote:
Meh, Jimi is idolized because he is dead.
 
Yah, right. Same goes for Beethoven, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, et al.  {#Rolleyes}
Not sure if you're incredibly ignorant, or just a sad little troll, desperate for attention.
Maybe someone would take you seriously if you didn't rate virtually every song "sucko barfo".
 LowPhreak wrote:



Meh, Duane is lionized because he's dead. I'd put cats like Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Walter Becker, or Mark Knopfler up against him anyday. The list goes on.

 
Meh, Jimi is idolized because he is dead. 
Jeff Beck #1

This guy is boring. 
 Lazarus wrote:
Here on Radio Paradise, we just heard the top two guitar players of all time— we heard Duane Allman, who is number two, with the Allman Brothers for the cover called "Trouble No More", and then we heard Jimi Hendrix, who is the number one player of all time...
 
I'd agree with those picks (no pun intended).
Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck at 3 & 4, IMO.
Or maybe I'd put Page & Beck ahead of Allman, but it's kind of splitting hairs.
 Lazarus wrote:

Here on Radio Paradise, we just heard the top two guitar players of all time— we heard Duane Allman, who is number two, with the Allman Brothers for the cover called "Trouble No More",

 


Meh, Duane is lionized because he's dead. I'd put cats like Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Walter Becker, or Mark Knopfler up against him anyday. The list goes on.
It's past noon here in The Hague in Holland so I can use some uptempo music here though the mellow night music is nice to get accustomised to a dreary winters Saturday.

Pieter from Holland
 
Jimi is one of the few musicions I was never fed up with and I'm always glad to hear him.
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
{#Drummer}  A big fat Godlike I thinks
 
I thinks so too
{#Drummer}  A big fat Godlike I thinks
timeless
 kcar wrote:

Not even wrong. 

 

beats hell outa most 80s &90s crap/rap
 kingart wrote:

What? THIS is the original. Recorded in Oct. 1967. 
And it was followed by the howling rip rocking cover by Derek and the Dominoes on Layla.  
I think Sting may have been in about 8th grade when Hendrix wrote this in Monterey. 

 
Sting was born 10/2/1951, so he was about 15 or 16.  And the post you replied to was a joke!  But I liked your post anyway.
 Papernapkin wrote:
Only good if you're stuck in the 60s and 70s.

 
Not even wrong. 

Here on Radio Paradise, we just heard the top two guitar players of all time— we heard Duane Allman, who is number two, with the Allman Brothers for the cover called "Trouble No More", and then we heard Jimi Hendrix, who is the number one player of all time...

as Rolling Stone describes Jimi Hendrix—

He had a kind of alchemist's ability; when he was on the stage, he changed. He physically changed. He became incredibly graceful and beautiful. It wasn't just people taking LSD, though that was going on, there's no question. But he had a power that almost sobered you up if you were on an acid trip. He was bigger than LSD.

What he played was fucking loud but also incredibly lyrical and expert. He managed to build this bridge between true blues guitar — the kind that Eric Clapton had been battling with for years and years — and modern sounds, the kind of Syd Barrett-meets-Townshend sound, the wall of screaming guitar sound that U2 popularized...

love this Hendrix song...


 Papa_Smurf wrote:
DOES ANY ONE LSE FEEL THIS ? ITS INCREDIBLE

 
Oh most certainly....for the last 45 years!!
DOES ANY ONE LSE FEEL THIS ? ITS INCREDIBLE
great song.
THATS DOUBLE HOMICIDE
COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KILLING ME aaaaGAIN
 Thin_Air wrote:
Not quite as good as the original version by Sting but good nevertheless.

 
Ah! I saw what you did there...
 Thin_Air wrote:
Not quite as good as the original version by Sting but good nevertheless.

 
What? THIS is the original. Recorded in Oct. 1967. 
And it was followed by the howling rip rocking cover by Derek and the Dominoes on Layla.  
I think Sting may have been in about 8th grade when Hendrix wrote this in Monterey. 
 Papernapkin wrote:
Only good if you're stuck in the 60s and 70s.
 
Then let us all hope we all are stuck there for eternity. Without napkins :)
 Thin_Air wrote:
Not quite as good as the original version by Sting but good nevertheless.

 
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Does "Thin Air" know Hendrix wrote it?  How old is Thin Air, anyway?
Absolutely marvellous.
Not quite as good as the original version by Sting but good nevertheless.
We be missin' you, Jimi...

Shazam!  Love it!  Amen!
 
 Segue wrote:
11

 
Eleventy one!
11
Sorry, downstairs neighbors, but I'm TOTALLY JAMMING TO THIS, can't help it!

absolutely marvelous...  love it...
 
Please stop cutting this tune short!  Jimi's meandering, almost floating guitar is mesmerizing.  To cut it short and fade to the next song is coitus interruptus maximus buzzkillerous!
When you think of Hendrix's greatest gifts his ability to blend fabrics with contempory swatches of color has to be at the top of that list. What many people don't know is, he was also a pretty good writer of musical verse and song.
Play on Jimi...wish the drummer weren't over playing so much.
 Papernapkin wrote:
Only good if you're stuck in the 60s and 70s.
 
time to light a match to your paper napkin...
Only good if you're stuck in the 60s and 70s.
Got to be 10 - nothing short of genius from Mr Hendrix... What a legend! Took the electric guitar in a whole new direction, and soulful all the way through {#Guitarist}
I've been listening to this song for decades and still get goose bumps every time I hear it. His time was short but he sure gave us a lot!
I know I voted it a 9 years ago, but it'd be good if I could rate it 11+.

Mitch Mitchell you led me by the arm decades back when it was all analogue/vinyl.

Blessings on the dear departed Maestro!!!!! 
 RKeaton wrote:
Cool song but I prefer Sting's version.
 
I might be alone here, but I just don't think Jimi Hendrix is much of a singer. He came up during the screech era, so I guess was a big deal at the time. Just doesn't travel well.
 cybrbug wrote:
Bob Marley, Allman Brothers, Porcupine Tree, and Jimi Hendrix
Best radio station on planet earth, bar none! 
 
....don´t forget floyd.......agreed.......{#Cheers}

soooo beautiful...  love this song...
 
 westslope wrote:

One of my favourite Hendrix tunes.

 

Public announcement:  Would the folks who ripped off our Grade 10 silk screen of Jimi, please give it back.  

:-(    

Yes, I know that was 1972 but frankly that was low, really low.  

 

Romeo:  A big howdy to all the friends in the hotel room! 

 

One of my favorite tunes.  Period.

Bummer 'bout the T, westslope.  Praying for your karma...;-)  

 

One of my favourite Hendrix tunes.

 

Public announcement:  Would the folks who ripped off our Grade 10 silk screen of Jimi, please give it back.  

:-(    

Yes, I know that was 1972 but frankly that was low, really low.  

 

Romeo:  A big howdy to all the friends in the hotel room! 


Great factoid revealed on Morning Joe today: Graham Nash told the hosts (backstage) that Jimi Hendrix was an ace Risk player while tripping on acid.


bingo by jingo...  love this song...

 


incredible...  this song sounds as good now as it ever has...

 
Terrific.  Stunning.  Awesome.  It's also a song that is good at being covered.  I also like Sting's cover.
 5jotas wrote:

Cannot agree more. Stunning.
 
Yes, this is really, really special...  love it...

 
 romeotuma wrote:


beautiful...  absolutely beautiful music...  love this song...

 
 
Cannot agree more. Stunning.


beautiful...  absolutely beautiful music...  love this song...

 
 RKeaton wrote:
Cool song but I prefer Sting's version.
 
That just makes me laugh. Does sting even do this?
This is too short, or was it cut off?
Bob Marley, Allman Brothers, Porcupine Tree, and Jimi Hendrix
Best radio station on planet earth, bar none! 
Cool song but I prefer Sting's version.
 mistabird wrote:
DANKE  yah man der song ist schön  und jetzt laut aufdrehen!!!!
 
"yah man" is right!
Nice set this morning , thank you !
DANKE  yah man der song ist schön  und jetzt laut aufdrehen!!!!
 westslope wrote:
romeo, you must live in one helluva happening hotel room.
 


Indeed, I do...  hope you are having a grand time where you are...

love this song...  this is for Jimi—



His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.
—James Joyce, "The Dead" in Dubliners (1914)


 


Eight people gave this song a "1". Unbelievable.
Remember making out in the back seat of my '67 Mustang with this on the 8 Track back.in.the.day.  So fresh now it could have been recorded yesterday.
romeo, you must live in one helluva happening hotel room.

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 grrblue wrote:

I have listened to this song 100 times before but this is the first time I heard the little bells. Hmmm.


 
Funny, I was just thinking that, too!

Definitely one of my favorite Hendrix song.