This was never intended to be released as a single – it was released initially on 1976’s Silk Degrees, but proved so popular that the label decided to release a single as well.
A special kind of cosmic grandeur which only a select few jazz musicians can pull off.
Released in 1970 on Ptah, The El Daoud, featuring Pharoah Sanders on flute.
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 Led Zeppelin IV, and it’s truly stupendous. Those drums…