500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 'Little Wing'

366. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 'Little Wing'

Writer: Hendrix
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)


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