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Jimi Hendrix — Little Wing (live)
Album: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set
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9

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Total ratings: 1439









Released: 1998
Length: 3:11
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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With Jimi the maestro, his live is often better than his studio.  With almost everyone else, it's the reverse. 
However...can we get the Derek and Dominoes paint peeling drum thunder Clapton power chords version, please oh please? 
Dig out the version by Monte Montgomery (no, me neither). It's up there with Jimi's and Stevie's versions. 
 Dosequis wrote:
What's with the ending!?!?  Guitar out of tune.
 
have another couple beers and it'll sound PERFECT
 Dosequis wrote:
What's with the ending!?!?  Guitar out of tune.
 
Personally, I'll take Jimi's artistic choices over your perception of what's "out of tune".
 quintana wrote:
Although I still like the live version of Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood best I have to give a 10 rating here for the ingenious song writing and the great guitar play.
 
Yeah, this guy's pretty good.
Killer live version! F'n incredible
             
                                     
what an amazing drummer, with an awesome guitar, with a laid back bass, great lyrics and melody, great singer.
I cant get enough og this song
Lowering from 9 to 8
Listening to this in the background and trying not to be overly influenced by Jimi's strange chords and tuning I heard a couple of licks that that he had used during his short recording time with the Isley Brothers.

We all have to start somewhere and as it turns out the Isley Brothers were just a short step on Jimi's career ladder before going solo.
Lots of people covered this song. But Stevie Ray Vaughan's is my favorite
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Although I still like the live version of Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood best I have to give a 10 rating here for the ingenious song writing and the great guitar play.
My favorite all time song...period.  LOVE SRV version the best I think.  Don't shoot. me.
                            
I still find this thrilling. It's a stunning version of one of the best guitar songs on the planet. Jimi had a raw musical talent that glowed
This is still the shit. And Stevie RV version also makes me want to lay down and weep. 

Wow! I think I like this even better than the studio version!?! Would have liked to have be in the audience the night this was recorded, it sounds as if he really had his act together.


 MassivRuss wrote:
This is my favorite song. Period.

{#Meditate}

(every version, every cover)

 
Mine too my friend!  Although I noodle on the guitar a bit, I don't think I'll ever try this since my hacking might damage any neurons involved in my enjoyment of this classic.

Might be sacrilege, but I have to admit that SRV's live version is my fav.  But both artists are sorely missed ...


We should all have circus smiles for people we meet.
{#Notworthy} mistabird wrote:
ER IST GÖTTLICH GUT!

 


soooooo amazing! {#Daisy}
What's with the ending!?!?  Guitar out of tune.
awesomeness
Maybe I'm wrong, maybe my ears are cheating me, but Paradise's sound seems clear than ever. New gear, Bill? {#Music}
I can't stop wondering what music JH would make when he would be among us today.
It is about 10:45PM EST here and no way to shut off RP tonight for the past 2 hours. I will be miserable at work tomorrow morning. WTF! Thanks Bill & Rebecca! And now the Derek Truck Band .. Dammit! 
ER IST GÖTTLICH GUT!
Jeez Louise!     Bill, the Mpeg2/4 AAC stream is really good, really good....over
How did you guys know I'm working late tonight!!  Thanks Bill!!  You guys rock! {#Music}
{#Heartkiss}{#Bananapiano}{#Heartkiss} ........... has to be G O D L I K E
This is my favorite song. Period.

{#Meditate}

(every version, every cover)
 masonji wrote:
Awesome! This is the verison of Little Wing from the original Hendrix in the West - still have it on vinyl.  Unfortunately, it didn't make it to the CD version of HITW due to legal matters and was replaced by a lesser version.  Oddly this version was recorded in London at the Albert Hall in '69 and not in the 'West' as the album title suggests.  Sorry for geeking but this is my fave version of this Hendrix classic and I've been missing it for years after I took my turntable out of commission.

 
Interesting. I didn't know that. I'll have to check out my CD of HITW now. 

This is my favorite version. A lot of nice covers out there (especially SRV's) but this has always been the standard.
 sublime
 rm999 wrote:
Little Wing is one of my favorite songs, but I don't think 2 versions of it by the same artist belong on the RP Classics list. If anything SRV's version belongs up there with Jimi's.
 

SRV's version is quite good and should be up there.  He deserves much respect for even attempting to finish a great song and doing it with good taste.  I'm surprised it isn't a RP classic at all, and I looked it up and saw you there.  The song only has 26 votes and no plays.  LETS CHANGE THAT PEOPLE AND GIVE IT THE RATING VOTES IT NEEDS. -look it up,listen to it and vote please (Stevie Ray Vaughan - Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun. That's the version on RP.... I wish there was just one for "little wing" on here from SRV, and not the other cover of jimi's song, but that's ok)
 nuggler wrote:


Jeeaysus, what a prick !


 
I'm with you. Every song in the key of E. (E flat).
God I love Jeff Beck!!!
serious upgrade from the studio version (which is brilliant in it's own right) 
<3 Jimi
Can we hear Eric's Derek's Duane's version, with that great drum roll by the Jim Gordon guy who murdered his mom? 
Genius. Now I know where the chill peppers got their inspiration for 'under the bridge' - suddenly dawned on me when listening to this for the first time in many years.
I am not quite in "10" consensus.  By Jimi's very high standards, this very nice song only earns a "9".
 Bleyfusz wrote:
Kick-ass version, this.
 
Couldn't agree more. Didn't realise there was an ever purer version of my all-time favourite track. Sublime! {#Hearteyes}
in love :) {#Guitarist}
The first few notes came on and I looked at the rabbit and sighed..."Ah, Stevie" then looked at the screen and it was Jimi. I said, "Wow, didn't know he could play so well". Rabbit said, "Prolly wasn't off his face that day"

Nice to hear him playing well.  
Stopped me in my tracks.........awesome......
 
Kick-ass version, this.
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Oops. I just rated this a 9. I meant 19. 
 
 masonji wrote:
Awesome! This is the verison of Little Wing from the original Hendrix in the West - still have it on vinyl.  Unfortunately, it didn't make it to the CD version of HITW due to legal matters and was replaced by a lesser version.  Oddly this version was recorded in London at the Albert Hall in '69 and not in the 'West' as the album title suggests.  Sorry for geeking but this is my fave version of this Hendrix classic and I've been missing it for years after I took my turntable out of commission.
 
I had the Polydor  West German print of the CD and it was there.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song— both the studio and live versions...

 
Who in their right mind rates this anything less then a ten!
Awesome! This is the verison of Little Wing from the original Hendrix in the West - still have it on vinyl.  Unfortunately, it didn't make it to the CD version of HITW due to legal matters and was replaced by a lesser version.  Oddly this version was recorded in London at the Albert Hall in '69 and not in the 'West' as the album title suggests.  Sorry for geeking but this is my fave version of this Hendrix classic and I've been missing it for years after I took my turntable out of commission.
Wow, this takes me back 40 years when music was good. It was the best music ever and I've never stopped listening to it. In fact, I don't listen to anything that's not at least 30 years old because that was the best music in the world and I've never bothered to see what's new because it can never compare to when I was a rebel in my teens. In fact, I still have a condom in my wallet from 1977. Hope to you it some day. ~RP Listener, since, well, forever.
 drtjdel wrote:
I thought that was the problem. Then my wife listened to me playing a Les Paul through a Marshal and informed me "Honey, you suck!".
 
It's almost never the equipment! A Hendrix, Clapton, Page, Stevie Ray...can work magic with any axe they pick up. IMHO.
The Guitar!



What a virtuoso...  this is a great song...


Damn this song is amazing! 10 of course.
SuperWeh wrote:
Hmm I don't know about that, most guitar players would love to get their hands on Jimi-era gear which is usually superior to the low end stuff companies like Fender and Marshall crank out these days. In general in guitar-land "vintage" equals good. Recording-wise it's a whole different game though.
Strats and Teles were designed to be easy to manufacture not to necessarily be good. Jimi and the other era players absolutely had to deal with less then ideal equipment. Thanks to modern manufacturing techniques, musicians today have the very good fortune to have available to them very reasonably priced instruments of much higher quality then the stuff that was pumped out of the factories in the 60s. While players may _want_ these vintage instruments, the perceived quality of them is huge amounts nostalgia and romance with a dusting of Darwinian effects (the good ones are discovered and cherished while bad ones are weeded out). But these instruments, while good for their day, are not better then good modern ones.
ezzyme wrote:
Yeah, Strats with Marshals make horrible sound.
I thought that was the problem. Then my wife listened to me playing a Les Paul through a Marshal and informed me "Honey, you suck!". :flamed:
Little Wing is one of my favorite songs, but I don't think 2 versions of it by the same artist belong on the RP Classics list. If anything SRV's version belongs up there with Jimi's.
the perfect hendrix pop song. not the best version. not as tight as axis
Johray63 wrote:
Many of todays effects became what they are because of his playing and the sound(s) he was able to get in spite of the limitations of the equipment at the time. Maybe a part of his exceptional playing is related to the struggle of getting over certain downfalls concerning his "material". Guitarplayers who start playing these days, are a bit spoiled (and not only in that respect). They don't sell firewood anymore. Of course each generation works/plays with what's available, so maybe he would've been fooling around with computers and/or synths instead. There's a great story of Jimi getting on stage in some dump, taking over a very lousy, bad sounding guitar from a so-so guitarplayer and right away it was magic!
Hmm I don't know about that, most guitar players would love to get their hands on Jimi-era gear which is usually superior to the low end stuff companies like Fender and Marshall crank out these days. In general in guitar-land "vintage" equals good. Recording-wise it's a whole different game though.
I had heard at one time that just prior to Jimi's death that there had been some discussion of Jimi doing something with Miles Davis. Given Miles' penchant for diversity THAT would have been interesting combination.
Heh Jimi is so Universal. Look at the song rating. I think one of the firsts that I've seen to have so many 10s. :notworthy:
catmaven wrote:
This song seems to be influenced by jazz, but it is more rock and features guitar instead of horns. The guitar sings like a person. I admire it.
Horns are bad, mmmmmmmkay?
Ubaldo wrote:
Unfortunately, he left the planet way too soon.
Only the good die young. I always have the feeling that this song should last much longer. I know it doesn't, but still. Kinda like Jimi's life then.
Unfortunately, he left the planet way too soon.
always makes my mind soar. our first song at my wedding. transcendent & genius.
probably one of the greatest guitar solos I know, it tells a beautiful story...
Always too short....
This has always struck me as one of the greatest rock songs ever. I never tire of hearing it by Hendrix or by anyone else. It's a legend. But it usually ends abruptly in any version and I never understood that.
I did not hesitate at all for a 10... absolutely Godlike... Saludos
shevek wrote:
I am with Mugro - I DO think that physicsgenius is just trying to be annoying. He is good at it, though.
He's got it down to an artform. I look forward to his posts, and am happy he is back in RP land! Go ahead, physicsgenius!! Give us another mind blowing incredibly off the mark post!
physicsgenius wrote:
Can't sing (either musically or intelligibly). Noodles around on an out-of-tune, terribly-sound-quality guitar. Can't even spell his own name right. A 2, at best.
The comment above comes from someone who rated Paul Simon's 'Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes' a 10. A 10 for 'Diamonds'? You're welcome to your out-of-focus opinion.
This song seems to be influenced by jazz, but it is more rock and features guitar instead of horns. The guitar sings like a person. I admire it.
physicsgenius wrote:
Can't sing (either musically or intelligibly). Noodles around on an out-of-tune, terribly-sound-quality guitar. Can't even spell his own name right. A 2, at best.
Hey people. This guy loves the fact that he pisses all of you off. Get it. Maybe if you don't respond all the time to his comments, he wouldn't post as much. Hoping...
mezzanine wrote:
Look at how many songs he's given a rating of 1-5 too as compared to the number of songs he's given a 6-10. Now look at the kind of songs he's given a 1-5 rating too. Obviously ignorant.
Hell NO !!! The guy's a...~GeNuiSSSSSSSS~...albeit self-proclaimed. That tells one much regardless.....
physicsgenius wrote:
Listen objectively without buying into the history and hype and you will agree.
Look at how many songs he's given a rating of 1-5 too as compared to the number of songs he's given a 6-10. Now look at the kind of songs he's given a 1-5 rating too. Obviously ignorant.
physicsgenius wrote:
Can't sing (either musically or intelligibly). Noodles around on an out-of-tune, terribly-sound-quality guitar. Can't even spell his own name right. A 2, at best.
Jeeaysus, what a prick !
Mugro wrote:
You are truly amazing. Truly. I would love to know what kind of music you like. Although a number of us here in RP land think that you are just pushing our buttons. I think that might be the correct answer to your mind-numbing incredibly negative posts.
I am with Mugro - I DO think that physicsgenius is just trying to be annoying. He is good at it, though.
physicsgenius wrote:
Can't sing (either musically or intelligibly). Noodles around on an out-of-tune, terribly-sound-quality guitar. Can't even spell his own name right. A 2, at best.
You are truly amazing. Truly. I would love to know what kind of music you like. Although a number of us here in RP land think that you are just pushing our buttons. I think that might be the correct answer to your mind-numbing incredibly negative posts.
Johray63 wrote:
Many of todays effects became what they are because of his playing and the sound(s) he was able to get in spite of the limitations of the equipment at the time. Maybe a part of his exceptional playing is related to the struggle of getting over certain downfalls concerning his "material". Guitarplayers who start playing these days, are a bit spoiled (and not only in that respect). They don't sell firewood anymore. Of course each generation works/plays with what's available, so maybe he would've been fooling around with computers and/or synths instead. There's a great story of Jimi getting on stage in some dump, taking over a very lousy, bad sounding guitar from a so-so guitarplayer and right away it was magic!
I completely agree with this. What Hendrix had to work to create, now someone can just press one button and "have". I wonder if the out of tune and horrible sounding guitar nay-sayers think the same of works like Robert Johnson and other early 20th century talents. Very few if any of today's rock/blues player come close and many that do sound like Hendrix. I'd give it a 10 but even Jimi isnt God.
Honestly, I haven't really ever been a fan of Jimi...but this song has always been a favorite of mine. :)
stickittotheman wrote:
I fixed your post.
:lol: - thanks. I don't think I would have "fixed" it quite so nicely.
Just for the record. I hate Pearl Jam...
physicsgenius wrote:
Can't sing (either musically or intelligibly). Noodles around on an out-of-tune, terribly-sound-quality guitar. Can't even spell his own name right. A 2, at best.
You must be what, 2?
Karmala wrote:
Sorry to say, but you've profoundly misunderstood something here (to put it mildly).
Yeah, Strats with Marshals make horrible sound.
thank you, thank you, thank you.
physicsgenius wrote:
I can't sing personally(either musically or intelligibly). But I love Noodles. I can't even pee my own name in the snow. Hendrix is the best though.
I fixed your post.
Karmala wrote:
Sorry to say, but you've profoundly misunderstood something here (to put it mildly).
Listen objectively without buying into the history and hype and you will agree.
physicsgenius wrote:
Can't sing (either musically or intelligibly). Noodles around on an out-of-tune, terribly-sound-quality guitar. Can't even spell his own name right. A 2, at best.
Sorry to say, but you've profoundly misunderstood something here (to put it mildly).
Can't sing (either musically or intelligibly). Noodles around on an out-of-tune, terribly-sound-quality guitar. Can't even spell his own name right. A 2, at best.
Hendrix, when he lays down blues inspired licks is unsurpassed! Listen to his band also: good bass and drums!
Absolutely sublime. Perfection. A masterpiece of the highest order. Transcends any rating us mere mortals could attach to it.
Jimi Hendrix is ALWAYS a 10. No question.
black321 wrote:
Just imagine how Jimi might have sounded on some of today's guitars/effects, instead of his fender, which seemed to be constantly out of tune (not that there is anything wrong with the old fenders, by any means).
Many of todays effects became what they are because of his playing and the sound(s) he was able to get in spite of the limitations of the equipment at the time. Maybe a part of his exceptional playing is related to the struggle of getting over certain downfalls concerning his "material". Guitarplayers who start playing these days, are a bit spoiled (and not only in that respect). They don't sell firewood anymore. Of course each generation works/plays with what's available, so maybe he would've been fooling around with computers and/or synths instead. There's a great story of Jimi getting on stage in some dump, taking over a very lousy, bad sounding guitar from a so-so guitarplayer and right away it was magic!
Just imagine how Jimi might have sounded on some of today's guitars/effects, instead of his fender, which seemed to be constantly out of tune (not that there is anything wrong with the old fenders, by any means).
the original is mostly untouchable, although the version off Derek & the Dominoes Layla album is yummy too with clapton and allman
All too often live versions of our favorites really suck. But this is every bit as good as the original. Jeepers! What a freakin' imagination this guy had! This at a time when bubble gum music was the pop music flavor of the month... 11
jkdufair wrote:
This song gets better every time I hear it.
It truly does. Either the older we grow, the more we appreciate his talent. Or new music is getting progressively worse. Probably some of both.
ciscometal wrote:
Jesus ! this song felt like nails penetrating my skin....
hurts so good? :ask: such a beautiful song!
Aw come on - why can't I give this an 11?
Jimi would get a 9 from me for just tuning his guitar. He is the Man!
8)
trekhead wrote:
Buddha's Balls! RP plays the ORIGINAL and someone gives it a "1". A little respect for Jimi, please!
I'm convinced that someone runs around the RP song pool giving every song a "1". :twisted: (It helps my faith in humanity to think that it's all done by one person. :wink: )
Guitar solos doesn't get any better than this ! What emotions !!! Simply the best.
Buddha's Balls! RP plays the ORIGINAL and someone gives it a "1". A little respect for Jimi, please!
Jesus ! this song felt like nails penetrating my skin....
One of the very few songs that still gives me goosebumps.
Spliff wrote:
He walked off stage 4 out of the six. Normally that would turn me off an artist, but after all that was Jimi Hendrix...
What do you mean he walked off stage? When during the show? Im too young to have actually seen Jimi live but I've heard some weird stuff about his live shows. Of course I've heard his live CD's, which are mostly great. I did hear a live tune with a drunk Jim Morrison (?) screaming lame obscenities throughout the song. Most of the live recordings are really hip. Im definitely curious about what the shows were like. Please tell more..
This song and "Red House" are both Hendrix classics. When I was young, Jimi was just too "hard" for me. Now I appreciate his enormous talent.
rcurrier wrote:
Who is Britney Spears? :rolleyes:
NOBODY really.
What a loss.
Boys and girls, it simply doesn't get any better than this.
Zygomatic wrote:
This is one of my favorite Hendrix tunes, and I'd never heard this version up until now. Thanks RP.
Me too..... & me too! wow.....
This is one of my favorite Hendrix tunes, and I'd never heard this version up until now. Thanks RP.
Bowie another Master of the Pop!
Just pick up the Band of Gypsies on DVD. Machine Gun is one that will give you all you need to know about Hendrix!
They say that immitation is the highest form of flattery... how many hundred, no thousands, of guitarists have emulated this single virtuoso. I hear Hendrix imitation in every thing from rap to classical. Who can deny the ultimate artist of the 60's?