Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The Corrs - Little Wing (Unplugged) 2007)

Normally Bloggerhythms writes about entire CDs and rarely about one specific song. However, today is one of the few exceptions.

The Corrs have always been one of the more mainstream, radio friendly, Irish bands. Even though their music has sometimes bordered on sappy they never forgot, nor totally abandoned, their musical heritage. The siblings are at their best, and are often outstanding, when they fuse the more traditional sounds of their homeland with rock 'n roll to create a unique hybrid. Here they use tin whistle, fiddle, acoustic guitar, dobro, and bodhran (the Irish percussion instrument that looks like a giant tambourine) on a cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" (also famously covered by Derek and The Dominoes). Here, the three sisters, their brother, and guests give a terrific performance of the song that, in this version, sounds as if it could have had its roots in Irish folk music.

The video below is not the version of "Little Wing" from the group's Live In Dublin CD featuring Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones. That concert also had Bono helping out on two tracks. Listen to it now and enjoy on You Tube.

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