Stevie Ray Vaughan - Little Wing (07/11/1983)

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rick neal : Are we sure he only had 10 fingers?

poohkie752000 : listening in memory of my dad who gained his wings tonight 💜

LiveWire Remote : I was fortunate to be the recording engineer on this show for CITY TV in Toronto. It was recorded on 16 track 2" analog tape. We were set up in a cube van out on the street in front of the club. It was about 90F that night, really hot and humid. Interesting trivia: Stevie had received a bad shock at a gig the night before, so his road crew had us go out to a nearby hardware store and purchase 6 feet of rubber pipe insulator to cover his mic stand so his guitar strings could not possibly touch the metal part of the stand. I was also lucky to be the recording engineer five months later at CHCH-TV in Hamilton to tape SRV with Albert King for an episode of "In Session". Two days I'll never forget. By the way, the El Mocambo is reopening this summer after being shuttered for several years. It's going to be an amazing venue. Legendary audio architect John Storyk is doing the acoustical design, and they are building a 24 track analog control room on the third floor. The engineer will be the legendary Eddie Kramer (all the Hendrix albums, Woodstock soundtrack, Led Zeppelin II, etc). He's been living in Toronto for over a year now.

Osterwoman : I still don't understand how what we're seeing is physically possible. 30 years later and we're still playing catch-up. His playing is extraordinary and his strings are disgustingly thick, yet his hands are loose as noodles. He makes it look terribly easy. SRV is God.

Mygabrielle74 : This is the greatest guitar playing I have ever witnessed in my life. Completely fell out the chair. I have listened to all the "so called greats" and this man makes them ALL look amateur. Almost laughable how much he has separated himself from everyone else. I don't meen to offend anyone, but if you watch this, and not say he is hands down the greatest who ever walked the planet, you have no idea what your talking about and I have no respect for your opinion

Andrew Westhoff : One of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written, interpreted by one of the most legendary axe slayers in history.

Scott Hufford : stevie made a deal with the devil. Nobody knows what stevie got, got the devil got guitar lessons

slaznum1 : I think Jimi would like this version

Pat Mcfee : Are you kidding. I mean are you kidding!!!!! Stevie was his guitar and his guitar was Stevie. He played in a world no other can go to. His soul was all anyone could ask for when he played and sang. Don't compare him to anyone. It can't be done. He is what everyone wants to be that plays the guitar. It can't be done. Sorry our king of guitars is gone. May he be living it up playing for the angels on the other side.

Michael Senior : Hendrix wrote the song, and SRV is paying homage to him here and pouring every ounce of his Hendrix influence into it, while still making it his own. So I don't think one can say his version is "better" than Hendrix's--it is just beautiful in its own right, and Hendrix would be very proud to see his tune honored by such an amazing talent as SRV. Hendrix and SRV left us way too soon.

Sandra Smith : Much respect.......wish he could have stayed around a while.

Ramson Cole : *sound of jaw hitting the floor...*

Floyd 710 : el mocambo, who ever was there, you lucky sob

Finn Sullivan : This is the greatest thing I have ever seen. Thank you.

Stephanie Roberts : SRV played it better than HENDRIX...

The brotherhood of the wolf : WAIT A DAMN MINUTE! This performance isn't apart of the DVD!!!!!

Will Pable : His vibrato is so harshly intense but so soft and intricate at the same time, amazing.

Olusegun Duduyemi : This is the most beautiful thing I've heard all my life.

Jason Smith : A master of tone . a great student of soul almost beyond comprehension. Srv is a legend . can you make yourself cry from one note? Lost in the mix of sense and non sense perfectly timed , srv is music . ...that place guitar players go to sometimes ..... Srv was there all the time

Billy Pilgrim : Saw SRV in Dallas, It must of been this year 83'.  He opened for the Moody Blues, I had never heard of him.  My buddy and I smoked a big fatty, 8th row and SRV came out and blew us away.  We were like little children on a holiday trying to figure out how someone could be such a badass guitar player.  He was magic!

Fata Benny : and this Guy only ranked at number 12 on 100 top guitarist ever (rolling stone magazine). what a shame!

Anthony Humphries : and he was only 27 in this like wtf

coltrxne : The way he adds the E and B string harmony on top of the bending melody at 4:22..... Legend

Andrew Westhoff : The El Mocambo is the ultimate SRV experience.

Adrian Avila : Band :SRV and Double Trouble SRV - Guitar Chris "Whippin" Layton - Drums Tommy Shannon - Bass RIP SRV

adamo36532 : I don't think it's possible to write better music than this.

Fucklilwaynendrake : Never seen someone put more soul into guitar than this video. At 4:05 i swear he comes back from an out of body experience.

Charlie Hustle : This guy wasn't human. Something supernatural is flowing through him. He doesn't even think about what he's gonna play next it just pours out. Unquestionably the greatest I've ever seen or heard play a guitar.

Sevens Secret : If you thumbs down this solo, you are completely numb to all feeling. This is outer body, next level shit!

Mitch Kincaid : In my opinion I think this is a whole lot better than Hendrix's version. With Stevie's playing on this one I don't know how I could be wrong.

Brandon Craig : Greatest to ever pick up a Strat!

Tony DeGregorio : Imagine walkin in to your local guitar shop and hearin some guy playin on this level.

Something is happening here but you don't know what : If you wan't to see the best performance you've ever seen search for Texas Flood live at El Mochambo. There's actually melted human on the floor. You can see it for yourself. He did some kind of brain melting solo. People melted into non existence. Go look at it.

Brian Jon Boeckler : I have looked, and I have never, NEVER found a better version of this song, props to Jimi H, but Sheeeeet......

Joanne Boor : Unmistakably the best there ever was or ever will be.. SRV you are missed!!!

Dany Wu : The first Youtube video I have seen with thumbs up, but not a single thumb down! Rightfully so...

ucrider : Perhaps my favorite guitar song of all time. SRV was amazing. Such a loss. Cannot imagine how the music world would have changed had he kept going.

BerzerK : My life span increases by 1 month everytime he plays that litte riff 1:40

The Scalabs Music Channel : it looks like every single note that come out of the guitar feed him

NS5009 : I listen to this song everyday...and I still get chills, everyday

Fernando Sobral : God !!! I'm searching for a better version of Little Wing for years and nobody made it better than Stevie !!!

Big Slay : You can definitely tell John Mayer is a big SRV fan.

Abby Nichols : it's great how music has this beautiful effect on us, transporting us to emotional experiences we had years ago, at another, distant, older, faded time in our lives... Stevie Ray expresses Little Wing with this sweet nostalgia that reminds me of being a teenager solo-climbing mountains, watching the sun move down, feeling liberated and large in solitude. There's something godlike and otherworldly about these creative demagogues who were so alone in their music and yet... transmitted an emotional resonance we all connect to in our wildest of hearts. Crazy! Put this man in the rock n roll hall of fame already!

Dean Soings : you know what srv, hendrix and Eddie van Halen have in common? none of them ever took lessons nor did any of them read notes etc nor cared too. that shows me that the most non robotic creativness is only achieved from your own mind. period.

Carlos Leiva : Vaugham + Hendrix. Whatelse?

Christian Timpe : 3:34 holy shit that progression wtf

Mitch 1977 : Damn it'd be fun to be able to play like that! Often imitated... never duplicated!

Michael Johnson : He was a freak. One of a kind. A master.

TheLongWind 1984 : I'm kind of numb after watching this. Holy shit that was scary good!!!! His technique is insane, his picking, holy shit the hand slides, even his open notes sound amazing.

Sam _ : Godamnit why did we lose him...?