Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – Little Wing

U.K. newspaper The Guardian has featured Stevie Ray Vaughan’s performance of “Little Wing.” Here is an excerpt:

Jimi Hendrix wrote it in 1967, Derek and the Dominos produced a rip-roaring cover in 1970, but it was Stevie Ray Vaughan who nailed it. Quite simply, if there has been a better guitar performance than this version of Little Wing I have yet to hear it. …Vaughan lifts it into the stratosphere with a beautifully constructed and virtuoso seven-minute tour de force. This is delicious stuff – from the opening dampened chords to the final prolonged hammer-on. Who needs singing when guitar playing is this good?