Major or Minor? Songs in the key of #9

Too Rolling Stoned – Robin Trower
– Verses minor, choruses major. First guitar solo starts with 5-b7-M3 dominant 7 chord, then to a minor mode for single notes.
I Need You Tonight – INXS
– Chords major, with single notes playing minor.
Word Up – Cameo
– The verses seem to start on a minor tonic, and end on a major tonic chord. Chorus Word Up starts major, ends minor.
Rise – Herb Alpert
– Starts with the band in b7/M3 groove, then the trumpet puts a minor melody over it …and the tonal centers they start a-changin’
Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
– First pop song based on a 7#9 chord?

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