25/11/2019: “When The Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin

Originally a blues song about the Mississippi flood, released in 1929 by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie, the Led Zeppelin version takes the ball and runs with it, creating something demonstrably more ambitious.

Their version came out in 1971 on LedĀ ZeppelinĀ IV, and it’s truly stupendous. Those drums…

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