Jimi Hendrix — Little Wing
Album: Axis Bold As Love
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Released: 1969
Length: 2:17
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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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 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