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'Roots' versions of Zeppelin songs

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The Library of Congress has some great historical recordings online. I browse them every once and a while for download to my iPod. You will find some real gems amongst them, it is worth the hunt :-) I found this version of Nobody's Fault But Mine, sung by a gospel group, recorded by Alan Lomax in 1939 . Take a listen, you'll enjoy it. If anyone else knows of other 'roots' versions of Zep songs online, please share.

Cheers. Royal Orleans

Nobody's Fault But Mine,1939, url: http://memory.loc.gov/afc/afcss39/269/2694b1.mp3

All recordings from Lomax trip, url: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/lohtml/lohome.html

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Amazing! Powerful even in this context. Thank you for sharing!

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Here is a segment of 'She Squeezed My Lemon' by Art McKay (again from the 1930s). Nothing like the Lemon Song or R. Johnson's 'Travelling Riverside Blues', but a good 'roots' song.

http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/drinkingsongs/mp3s/1930s/1930s--1969ca-copulating-blues-vol-2--stash-records-(LP)/12%20-%20She%20Squeezed%20My%20Lemon%20-%20Art%20Mckay.mp3

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This web site is very helpful as the author has done his/her Zep 'roots' homework already:

http://www.zharth.net/roots/index.html

The site leads to some originals of Zep songs I wasn't aware of.

'Boogie with Stu' is Ritchie Valens 'Ooh! My Head' -

'Dazed and Confused' is Jake Holmes 'Dazed and Confused' -

Maybe old news to some, news to me!

Was playing 'How the West Was One' Dazed and Confused in the car today, that first 5 minutes is still incredible

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The Library of Congress has some great historical recordings online. I browse them every once and a while for download to my iPod. You will find some real gems amongst them, it is worth the hunt :-) I found this version of Nobody's Fault But Mine, sung by a gospel group, recorded by Alan Lomax in 1939 . Take a listen, you'll enjoy it. If anyone else knows of other 'roots' versions of Zep songs online, please share.

Cheers. Royal Orleans

Hi 'RoyalOrleans'

There are far to many to mention here, i know of nearly 100 Zep songs that have roots, you could try this link,

http://www.play.com/...1&ob=Price&fb=0

You get it now? all music has its roots in someone elses music, and theres nothing wrong with that, its just the way it is.

Regards, Danny

PS, Try these, or may be not. :o:lol:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=pmZyNKBJ4pI

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check this out!!! the guy is alittle harsh but it contains comparison between original and zep versions

Hi 'ledwelo'

You cheeky fcuker, :lol: Admin will tear this down if your not careful, they don't see the funny side of Plagiarism like some of us do, well me at least, all Music is theft if you go back far enough and Led Zeppelin were no stranger or exception to this fact, good luck, "I hear the dogs of doom calling more" already, sorry Robert. :lol:

Regards, Danny

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check this out!!! the guy is alittle harsh but it contains comparison between original and zep versions

Harsh.. to say the least... :rolleyes::wall:

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Harsh.. to say the least... rolleyes.gifwall.gif

i know :/ when i first saw this i was devastated. they should have given credit where credit is ue for sure but like i once heard somebody say before, zep took the old blues songs and injected them straight into the ass with steroids and out came led zep.

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Harsh.. to say the least... :rolleyes::wall:

Hi Debs,

Didn't Robert Plant ever play in a group called, "Robert Plant and the Mighty Re-Arangers"? or was that just another Led Zeppelin cover band? :lol:

Regards, Danny

PS, What is Music anyway,

10% Perspiration

10% Inspiration

10% Innovation

70% Tax Evasion

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Hi Debs,

Didn't Robert Plant ever play in a group called, "Robert Plant and the Mighty Re-Arangers"? or was that just another Led Zeppelin cover band? :lol:

Regards, Danny

PS, What is Music anyway,

10% Perspiration

10% Inspiration

10% Innovation

70% Tax Evasion

danny, this is fucking hilarious....

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Hi Debs,

Didn't Robert Plant ever play in a group called, "Robert Plant and the Mighty Re-Arangers"? or was that just another Led Zeppelin cover band? :lol:

Regards, Danny

PS, What is Music anyway,

10% Perspiration

10% Inspiration

10% Innovation

70% Tax Evasion

Hello Danny!

Your killing me, love your sense of humor, but I did love Robert Plant and The Mighty Re-Arragers :D

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danny, this is fucking hilarious....

Hi beatbo, Debs,

Hilarious, but true, but the applause must go to my Misses for the "Mighty Re-Arangers" and that's only because she is sitting right next to me, eye up duck fancy making me a cuppa? :lol:

Kind Regards, Danny

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