Little Wing- favorite version*

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  1. SKBubba

    SKBubba Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. steveharris

    steveharris Forum Resident

    As for the covers I like Kirk Hammet’s live version during his solo on Metallica’s 88-89 Tour.Projects even more intensity than blues only dudes.
  3. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

    Central NY
    I haven't heard that many but I like SRV. Tuck & Patti have done some great Hendrix covers as well. Derek & The Dominoes was the first one I heard back in the 70s.
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  4. Rafael Blues

    Rafael Blues Forum Resident

    The original version is incomparable.
  5. Maurice

    Maurice Forum Resident

    North Yarmouth, ME
    I always liked Concrete Blonde’s cover from a 1990 b-side which featured drumming from Roxy Music’s Paul Thompson.
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  6. steve phillips

    steve phillips Forum Resident

    Original. SRV's is good, but I think he should have sung it. D&TD version is good because it's different.
  7. ivtoon

    ivtoon Forum Resident

    Houston, TX USA
    Thank you.
  8. pinktree1

    pinktree1 Forum Resident

  9. E_Braunn_Fan

    E_Braunn_Fan Forum Resident

    Upstate NY
    The original.

    My favorite cover has always been the live version by the Meat Puppets below:

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  10. smoke

    smoke Forum Resident

    The one on the original In The West lp (also purple box), the date escapes me but it’s hands down the best.
  11. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Dayman, fighter of the Nightman

    Bakersfield, CA
    1. Stevie
    2. Sting
    3. Derek and the Dominoes
  12. FloydMaui

    FloydMaui Forum Resident

    As stated above, the original is incomparable
    but the Derek & the Dominos version is quite distinctive and is probably the one I was most exposed to .... the Layla LP got played a lot by the "adults" when I was a kid in the early 70s.... though Axis was around too.
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  13. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    Long River Place
    Mine is from the Kang of Country Western Troubadours:

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  14. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    I love the original for its mellow sound and watery, iridescent guitars, but I think the soul and passion Derek & the Dominos lend to the song might make their version my favorite.
  15. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    Hendrix's original studio master.

    I have never really liked many of its covers. If I have to choose a cover version, probably will go with SRV's instrumental take.
  16. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Royal Albert Hall - 24 Feb 1969
    My favourite too. The original version from Axis isn't far behind (too short!).

    I like SRV's cover but nothing else.
  17. joefont

    joefont Forum Resident

    I'm with you on this one! :righton:
  18. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    I'm also a big fan of the rainbow version ;)
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  19. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    Hiram bullock on guitar with Sting.
  20. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Forum Resident

    Houston, Tx, US
    This is the one I like as well... guitar lines are beautiful
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  21. asdf35

    asdf35 Forum Resident

    Austin TX
    Came here to post the Meat Puppets version. Not that it's the best version, but it's the Meat Puppets!
    2/3 of the band may/may not be on acid.

    Same performance, different camera:
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    PHILLYQ Forum Resident

    Brooklyn NY
    How about Jeff Beck:
  23. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    I swear by the original Hendrix studio version, with the Albert Hall and Winterland live versions runners up.
    Don't enjoy any cover version but can tolerate the Derek and The Dominos cover because it's so different as to almost be another song.
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  24. PADYBU

    PADYBU Forum Resident

    Echoing others, Royal Albert Hall 24/02/1969, Original Hendrix In The West LP, Mastered by Robert Ludwig
  25. BourbonAndVinyl

    BourbonAndVinyl Forum Resident

    Kansas City, MO
    The only three I ever liked were by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Derek And the Dominos and the Sting one...

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