“Black Dog” (original here) begins with Jimmy Page’s unmistakable intro riff picked out on a banjo while Plant goofs around and attempts a two-step.
A faithful and heartfelt tribute to the beautiful Robert Plant and Alison Krauss album Raising Sand.Some of Scotland's most revered musicians join forces to bring you an unforgettable hour of listening joy.Krauss takes the lead vocal in “When the Levee Breaks” (original here) while Plant hangs back and strums a guitar.She turns the song into straight country, and mostly sells it, save the band’s thin, uninspired instrumental breakdowns and guitar solos that only vaguely recall the original.All-in-all it’s an interesting experiment in genre transposition, though I think we’re lucky to have been spared an album of Plant and Krauss re-inventing classic Zeppelin as contemporary Americana.
Related Content: Deconstructing Led Zeppelin’s Classic Song ‘Ramble On’ Track by Track: Guitars, Bass, Drums & Vocals Dutchman Masters the Art of Singing Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” Backwards Led Zeppelin Plays One of Its Earliest Concerts (Danish TV, 1969) Josh Jones is a writer and musician based in Durham, NC.He performed with a number of groups around this time, showing his talent for handling blues music.With drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham, Plant formed Band of Joy.(1969), featured "Whole Lotta Love," "Ramble On," and "Heartbreaker." "Whole Lotta Love" reached the No.4 spot on the pop charts, and the album reached the top of the charts by year's end.Its members were infamous for their partying ways on the road.