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Little Wing Versions For T-day
« Topic Start: November 25, 2021, 11:02:17 AM »
What's a Thanksgiving turkey without a Little Wing?  A tradition I think at my favorite independent radio station (WXRV the River up in Andover - 92.5) is to play different covers of Little Wing, a great song by Jimi Hendrix covered by some spectacular guitarists like Eric and Duane with Derek and the Dominoes, as well as Stevie Ray Vaughn.  I'm posting a bunch below, but this is not exhaustive.  Versions range for <3 minutes to 9 minutes+ for Pearl Jam.




Jimi's original album version - the shortest at < 3 minutes. A small wing portion

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Re: Re: Thanksgiving Soundtrack
« Reply #1: November 25, 2021, 11:05:14 AM »
Jimi longer version. 6:45.  More Jimi is never a bad thing.




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Re: Re: Thanksgiving Soundtrack
« Reply #2: November 25, 2021, 11:05:59 AM »


Stevey Ray Vaughn's cover of Little Wing.  6 minutes plus of Stevey

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Re: Re: Thanksgiving Soundtrack
« Reply #3: November 25, 2021, 11:10:28 AM »


Duane and Eric have something to say about the best version.

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Re: Re: Thanksgiving Soundtrack
« Reply #4: November 25, 2021, 11:14:09 AM »
https://www.neverenoughmusic.com/little-wing-covers/

Ranks Little Wing covers.  I call BS.

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Re: Re: Thanksgiving Soundtrack
« Reply #5: November 25, 2021, 11:16:06 AM »
Concrete Blonde. Great version. 


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Re: Re: Thanksgiving Soundtrack
« Reply #6: November 25, 2021, 11:17:26 AM »
Skid Row's cover - meh!


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Re: Re: Thanksgiving Soundtrack
« Reply #7: November 25, 2021, 11:23:22 AM »
Pearl Jam's little wing with magot brain is quite good, but Pearl Jam blocks the video being directly posted.  Go to Youtube.



9+ minutes. 1995 recording.

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Re: Little Wing Versions For T-day
« Reply #8: November 25, 2021, 11:41:25 AM »


Sting en espanol. crowd sings a verse at about 3 minutes.  Nice guitarist playing with him

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Re: Little Wing Versions For T-day
« Reply #9: November 25, 2021, 11:49:14 AM »
Found another interesting version using the google machine.  Long (25 minutes), but outstanding guitarists. Even MDS would approve.


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Re: Little Wing Versions For T-day
« Reply #10: November 25, 2021, 11:54:40 AM »
I like the Corrs' version with Ron Wood. The Celtic instrumentation is unique.


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Re: Little Wing Versions For T-day
« Reply #11: November 25, 2021, 11:56:48 AM »


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Re: Little Wing Versions For T-day
« Reply #12: November 25, 2021, 11:57:41 AM »
I'm so annoyed that TouchTunes only has the original available. 

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Re: Little Wing Versions For T-day
« Reply #13: November 25, 2021, 12:06:04 PM »
I like the Corrs' version with Ron Wood. The Celtic instrumentation is unique.


oh, my.  That's fantastic instrumentation.  No sense trying to out Hendrix Hendrix and Stevey, no sense trying to note for note with Duane and Eric.  The pipe and violin are great instrument choices, and Ronney Wood does a decent job.

Can you tell I'm obsessed with this song?

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Re: Little Wing Versions For T-day
« Reply #14: November 27, 2021, 08:43:16 PM »
oh, my.  That's fantastic instrumentation.  No sense trying to out Hendrix Hendrix and Stevey, no sense trying to note for note with Duane and Eric.  The pipe and violin are great instrument choices, and Ronney Wood does a decent job.

Can you tell I'm obsessed with this song?
You picked one of the most incredible rock songs ever to be obsessed with.  I enjoyed the Sting version in Spanish and The Corrs version - never heard either of them before.