Watch Janelle Monae and the Roots Respectfully Cover Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Little Wing’

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Janelle Monáe paid tribute to the late, great Jimi Hendrix on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night (April 1), performing a Roots-assisted rendition of the fallen guitar god’s “Little Wing.” The ArchAndroid visionary doesn’t pull any futurist moves on the dreamy Axis: Bold as Love ballad, which she has performed live in the past. Monáe simply offers a tender, respectful vocal performance while her trusty guitarist, Kellindo Parker, slays the solo clean. It’s worth watching just to see Parker’s show-stopping (literally) fret work at the 3:20 mark.

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