500 Greatest Songs of All Time
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 'Little Wing'
Producer: Chas Chandler
Released: Feb. '68, Reprise
Blissed out from his appearance at Monterey Pop, Hendrix brought a delicate touch to this ballad at a 1967 London session. In a mere 145 seconds, he conjured a gossamer reverie. Hendrix played one of his most lyrical solos through a Leslie speaker cabinet (creating an oscillating sound) and later added glockenspiel to complete the mood.
Appears on: Axis: Bold as Love (Experience Hendrix/MCA)