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Janelle Monáe and The Roots lit up the stage on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night with a souled-out cover of the Jimi Hendrix song “Little Wing” taken from his album Axis: Bold As Love. The performance was staged in celebration of the release of Hendrix’s posthumous album People, Hell & Angels. The album dropped on March 5th at number two on the Billboard charts. It’s arrival marked by a wave of excitement as fans of the late rocker clamored for the previously unreleased studio recordings. People, Hell & Angels comes ahead of the long-anticipated and recently controversial Hendrix biopic starring Andre 3000. No release date has been set for the film which is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2013. Check the performance below.

Comments

  • Tom

    why did the dude with the weird hair play lead guitar instead of Captain Kirk? Not that the other guy did a bad job but Kirk would’ve rocked that

  • Oprah’s Punani

    because that’s Kelindo, Janelle’s guitarist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yaseen.khan1 Yaseen H Khan

    horrible!!!!this was just for tv, marketing and promotion (Janelle Monae, coachella, Fallon, etc). Any COVER of Hendrix is about the artistry of guitar-playing, not singing (and being pretentious while singing is even worse)….and plus, this guitarist SUCKED! I didn’t expect this from the roots.

  • Atiramlam

    I love Janelle and I love Karas Lamb!!! She’s amaze-balls!!!

  • Shakti Baum

    Wish she would have sung in a lower octave. Didn’t really enjoy it.

  • HLovely

    Her voice is pretty but the melody and vibe of the original is totally lost here.

  • http://twitter.com/DavidGram David Gram

    This is fucking terrible…

  • John Amos tan

    Couldnt believe my ears…..WHAT!!!! This is the most disgusting version i have ever heard!!! They ruined the whole song!! Horrible guitar lead too!!

  • Psquared

    Hmm, Kellindo has been amazing everytime ive seen them live.

  • HendrixCoverSux

    Terrible

  • greg

    shes stunning i wish she would stop dressing like a man

  • slickdick

    I love janelle but this song does not work….. speacially in this key

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001449541641 Chris StayCo

    she played this live at the made in america jay z tour in philly… sooo amazing

  • Lotsowing

    Guitar player butchered the intro and outro was kinda weak- but who ever ends this song strong?
    I found I liked it a lot better when I didn’t watch the video. Overall I liked it. Not top 10, but solid i think.

  • Jimmy.Hendix

    All you Hendrix fans. Just appreciate the music. Stop being so damn critical. Most of you cant sing or play. So stop hating.

  • http://www.facebook.com/npbradley Nick Bradley

    I’ve got a lot of time for these musicians but they just murdered that song. Had to turn it off.