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"The Rain Song" by Led Zeppelin

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Every single Led Zeppelin song is a masterpiece.

For sure!

This week, I've been digging a ballad from Houses of the Holy. John Paul Jones composed a splendid orchestration to accompany the fine guitar work by Jimmy Page.

 

 

Ran into it on a reaction video by classical composer Doug Helvering.

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Yep, I love every Led Zeppelin song there is.

I can't say that about hardly any of the musical acts that I like.

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Elizabeth Cotten: “Washington Blues” and “I’m Going Away”

Thanks for this! Elizabeth Cotten is yet another blues great that I had never heard before.

About halfway through the first song, the camera zoomed in, and I noticed that her guitar is strung upside down, with the bass strings on the bottom. I guess there’s more than a few southpaws who learned that way. Made me want to check her entry on Wikipedia:

Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten (née Nevills; January 5, 1893 – June 29, 1987)123 was an American folk and blues musician. She was a self-taught left-handed guitarist who played a guitar strung for a right-handed player, but played it upside down.4 This position meant that she would play the bass lines with her fingers and the melody with her thumb. Her signature alternating bass style has become known as “Cotten picking”.5

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The Dalai Lama…

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Elizabeth Cotten: “Washington Blues” and “I’m Going Away”

Thanks for this! Elizabeth Cotten is yet another blues great that I had never heard before.

I’m not surprised you’d appreciate her talent and her performance. While Led Zeppelin was undoubtedly one of the most talented and influential rock groups of all time, they obviously borrowed much of their catalog from the work of earlier, less well-known artists, many of whom received little recognition for their talent and even less financial reward. The female musicians, in particular, from whom Led Zeppelin borrowed (e.g., Anne Bredon, Memphis Minnie, etc.), never received the credit they deserve for pioneering the blues, folk, and rock styles, and often received no royalties for their music when performed by more famous rock musicians.

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Yeah, I listened to so much “Zep” when I was a kid that I got sick of ‘em. Every Single Day back’n‘forth to school.

I always laffed when people called ‘em “heavy metal”, though, and I’d correct them with “heavy blues, ya mean, right?”.

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Yeah, Led Zep was definitely a blues band. I know how you feel about hearing too much of a particular band. One of my freshman roommates (in a horribly-mismatched room full of them) played Fleetwood Mac 24/7, very loudly. To this day, I can’t enjoy listening to them.

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Techno version

Classic version

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"Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" by Led Zeppelin

NorthernHarrier wrote:

The female musicians, in particular, from whom Led Zeppelin borrowed (e.g., Anne Bredon, Memphis Minnie, etc.), never received the credit they deserve for pioneering the blues, folk, and rock styles, and often received no royalties for their music when performed by more famous rock musicians.

Wikipedia wrote:

Anne Leonard Bredon (born Anne Loeb; September 7, 1930 – November 9, 2019) was an American folk singer, best known for composing the song "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" while she was a student at University of California, Berkeley in the late 1950s.

The English rock band Led Zeppelin covered the song after hearing Joan Baez's version, crediting the song as "Traditional, arr. Page". In the 1980s, Bredon was made aware of Led Zeppelin's version of the song and so, since 1991, this version has been credited to Anne Bredon/Jimmy Page & Robert Plant. Bredon also received a substantial back-payment of royalties.[3]

Anne Bredon is another one I did not know about, and I have been playing my rather poor version of Babe I'm Gonna Leave You since I was in high school! Glad to hear that Zep eventually paid royalties on the composition.

 

 

I did not even know about the Joan Baez version that inspired Led Zeppelin, and I own the album Joan Baez in Concert where it appears. In all fairness to me, however, her version is quite different from the one Led Zeppelin came up with. It does have it's charms, though.

 

 

At least I know who Memphis Minnie is. laughing

 

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regarding Libba (what everybody called her) Cotten:

https://www.rockhall.com/elizabeth-cotten

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Vangelis.
since he
is gone.

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Represent.

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A couple of my favorite bands released some new tracks with videos.


Not the brightest flashlight in the collection.

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When it comes to death metal, I'm more of a tourist than a fan. Nevertheless, the musicianship on the track by Soreption blew me away. Great stuff.

Even more enjoyable for me was the prog-rock tune by Polyphia. Once again, I was floored by the chops.Those dudes are musicians' musicians.

 

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KeepingItLight wrote:

When it comes to death metal, I’m more of a tourist than a fan. Nevertheless, the musicianship on the track by Soreption blew me away. Great stuff.

Even more enjoyable for me was the prog-rock tune by Polyphia. Once again, I was floored by the chops.Those dudes are musicians’ musicians.

 

Im kinda all over the place musically.
I tend to lean toward the heavier side, but mostly I just really love musical and instrumental proficiency almost regardless of genre.

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CRC2 wrote:

I'm kinda all over the place musically.

Me too. Musically, I am both gourmet and gourmand.

Once time, a friend explained that I'm a musical slut! When I frowned, he said, "Yeah. You just like it all!." And that's kinda true. Most of the time, I pose as some sort of self-styled musical elitist, but occasionally I get exposed, when I fall in love with the latest cheesy pop tune.

It took me many years to admit that cheesy pop can be great.

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not new or the latest….but
new to me cheesy pop:

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Not sure I would have picked that one, but it's definitely what I'm talking about.

Gangnam Style, Wannabe, and Torn are all big songs I fell for. I don't like them quite as much now, but they were fun for the season.

And also this one:

 

 

It took me a long time to to admit I like Miley!

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turkeydance wrote:
new to me cheesy pop

Mmmmm, I like cheesy-pops.

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"I love cheesy poofs.

You love cheesy poofs.

If we didn't eat cheesy poofs,

We'd be LAME!"

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because of the Image Boss thread….
this is what i am listening to:

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Tim Henson’s axe (Polyphia)

Now i used to think that i was cool,
drivin' around on fossil fuel,
until i saw what i was doin',
was drivin' down the road to ruin. --JT

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Blade Runner is a great movie with awesome soundtrack. RIP Vangelis.

If i lived in nyc, i’d ride the subway everywhere and be getting me a transfer to Manhattan on the Cantaloop line,

Now i used to think that i was cool,
drivin' around on fossil fuel,
until i saw what i was doin',
was drivin' down the road to ruin. --JT

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"Isolation" performed by Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck

Fresh off his defamation trial in Virginia, Johnny Depp joined Jeff Beck on stage two nights ago in Sheffield to deliver this credible performance of a classic John Lennon.composition. The recording is poor, but the music is there. Glad to see Johnny getting back on his feet, even if he does play with his guitar slung way too low!.

 

 

Isolation is one of the better compositions from Lennon's first solo album with the Plastic Ono Band.

 

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Manhattan Transfer is a cool group, but I’m still partial to the group that inspired Manhattan Transfer, and The Real Group, and a lot of other imitators…..Lambert Hendricks and Ross. Annie Ross died just a few years ago, and Dave Lambert died quite a while ago, but Jon Hendricks is still alive and kickin’. Here’s a sample of the trio performing Airegin live on stage.

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No.

Just… no.

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