Song of the Day: Derek & The Dominos – “Little Wing”

On this day in 1970, Duane Allman joined the budding supergroup Derek & The Dominos, providing a spark that would help create one of rock music’s great albums, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. The recording sessions had gotten off to a slow start when producer Tom Dowd brought the band to an Allman Brothers concert, after which the band hooked up with Duane, who went on to contribute on 10 of the album’s 13 songs. One of the album’s many highlights (there really isn’t anything but highlights on the album) is the cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing.” The group took the serene Hendrix classic and cranked it up to a grand scale, resulting in a cover that has a flavor and power all its own. The song was recorded on the same day as the album’s most well-known classic “Layla”; Hendrix unfortunately passed away nine days later.

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One comment to “Song of the Day: Derek & The Dominos – “Little Wing””
  1. I’ve heard that this was recorded by running the instruments through Pignose amps that were plugged into the recording equipment
    What an immense wall of sound

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