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Create the "perfect" all-blues Zeppelin album

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The Blues is so interwoven into the fabric of Zeppelin's makeup that almost every one of their songs is eligible for this. But I've chosen the following as the songs that may be used for this project. The idea is to make the "perfect" single disc blues album for Zeppelin from all officially released tracks (the likes of Travelling Riverside Blues and the newly released Key To The Highway / Trouble In Mind are eligible).

Here is the list of the songs you are allowed to play with...

You Shook Me

I Can't Quit You Baby

I Can't Quit You Baby (1970 Royal Albert Hall)

Travelling Riverside Blues

The Lemon Song

Bring It On Home

Since I've Been Loving You

Hats Off To (Roy) Harper

Key To The Highway / Trouble In Mind

When The Levee Breaks

Custard Pie

Nobody's Fault But Mine

Tea For One

I'm Gonna Crawl

Here is my attempt at condensing the above into the perfect Zeppelin blues album...

SIDE ONE

Travelling Riverside Blues

I Can't Quit You Baby (1970 Royal Albert Hall)

Bring It On Home

Hats Off To (Roy) Harper

SIDE TWO

Since I've Been Loving You

I'm Gonna Crawl

When The Levee Breaks

I might be the only one willing to put "Hats Off To (Roy) Harper" on an album! LOL. I seem to be one of the lone few who likes the track.

Have fun sequencing!

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The Blues is so interwoven into the fabric of Zeppelin's makeup that almost every one of their songs is eligible for this. But I've chosen the following as the songs that may be used for this project. The idea is to make the "perfect" single disc blues album for Zeppelin from all officially released tracks (the likes of Travelling Riverside Blues and the newly released Key To The Highway / Trouble In Mind are eligible).

Here is the list of the songs you are allowed to play with...

You Shook Me

I Can't Quit You Baby

I Can't Quit You Baby (1970 Royal Albert Hall)

Travelling Riverside Blues

The Lemon Song

Bring It On Home

Since I've Been Loving You

Hats Off To (Roy) Harper

Key To The Highway / Trouble In Mind

When The Levee Breaks

Custard Pie

Nobody's Fault But Mine

Tea For One

I'm Gonna Crawl

Here is my attempt at condensing the above into the perfect Zeppelin blues album...

SIDE ONE

Travelling Riverside Blues

I Can't Quit You Baby (1970 Royal Albert Hall)

Bring It On Home

Hats Off To (Roy) Harper

SIDE TWO

Since I've Been Loving You

I'm Gonna Crawl

When The Levee Breaks

I might be the only one willing to put "Hats Off To (Roy) Harper" on an album! LOL. I seem to be one of the lone few who likes the track.

Have fun sequencing!

You are not alone - I love Hats Off To (Roy) Harper... playing within your boundaries, here would be my album:

Side 1:

Nobody's Fault But Mine

The Lemon Song

I Can't Quit You Baby (RAH 1970)

When The Levee Breaks

Side 2:

Hats Off To (Roy) Harper

Custard Pie

You Shook Me

Tea For One

Edit: Can't, for the life of me, understand how In My Time Of Dying didn't make your list of choices. If it had, I would remove You Shook Me and place In My Time in its spot.

Edited by Dr Death

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In My Time Of Dying never struck me as a blues track per se. I think of it as more of a "slide guitar epic".I suppose it does have some elements. As mentioned in the original post, I think nearly every Zeppelin track could qualify as blues, depending on how far you want to stretch the definition.

Curiously, In My Time Of Dying is one of Zeppelin's tracks that I have a harder time getting into. It's probably my least favorite song off Graffiti.

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what about this beast?

1. In my time of dying

2. The Lemon Song / I can't quit you baby medley (yes I made this one up, would be cool)

3. Key to the highway / Trouble in mind (4:08)

4. How many more times

5. Since I've been loving you / Tea for One medley, o2 style)

6. Nobody's fault but mine

7. When the levee breaks

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Couldn't you fit them all onto a couple cd's? :P

Side 1:

1. Custard Pie, has to be the opener, not sure I would've considered it a pure blues though...

2. ICQYB RAH 1970

3. IMTOD

4.Travelling Riverside Blues

Side 2:

1. Bring it on Home

2. Since I've Been Loving You

3. When the Levee Breaks

4. Key to the Highway/Trouble in Mind

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Side 1:

Custard Pie

Travelling Riverside Blues

Since I've been Loving You

When the Levee Breaks

Side 2:

IMTOD

Bring it on Home

Nobody's Fault But Mine

Tea For One

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Here's the "Nirvana" Led Zep Blues mix-tape:

1. Bring it on Home

2. Walter's Walk

3. Since I've Been Loving You

4. You Shook Me

5. When the Levee Breaks

6. The Lemon Song

7. Nobody's Fault but Mine

8. Tea For One

10. Your Time is Gonna Come

11. I'm Gonna Crawl

12. Travelling Riverside Blues

13. In My Time of Dying

Bonus Disk:

1. Prison Blues - Outrider

2. Hey Hey What Can I Do - B-side Zep

3. Young Boy Blues - Honeydrippers

4. Keys to the Highway / Trouble in Mind - unreleased until Companion Disk 2014

Play It Loud!

Edited by nirvana

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In My Time Of Dying never struck me as a blues track per se. I think of it as more of a "slide guitar epic".I suppose it does have some elements. As mentioned in the original post, I think nearly every Zeppelin track could qualify as blues, depending on how far you want to stretch the definition.

Curiously, In My Time Of Dying is one of Zeppelin's tracks that I have a harder time getting into. It's probably my least favorite song off Graffiti.

My fav song by the band. Really hope you re-discover it someday!

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Here's the "Nirvana" Led Zep Blues mix-tape:

1. Bring it on Home

2. Walter's Walk

3. Since I've Been Loving You

4. You Shook Me

5. When the Levee Breaks

6. The Lemon Song

7. Nobody's Fault but Mine

8. Tea For One

10. Your Time is Gonna Come

11. I'm Gonna Crawl

12. Travelling Riverside Blues

13. In My Time of Dying

Bonus Disk:

1. Prison Blues - Outrider

2. Hey Hey What Can I Do - B-side Zep

3. Young Boy Blues - Honeydrippers

4. Keys to the Highway / Trouble in Mind - unreleased until Companion Disk 2014

Play It Loud!

I'd buy it! I love IMTOD, such a beautiful and cool song...and man oh man what a workout!

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Bonus Disk:


1. Prison Blues - Outrider

2. Hey Hey What Can I Do - B-side Zep

3. Young Boy Blues - Honeydrippers

4. Keys to the Highway / Trouble in Mind - unreleased until Companion Disk 2014

Play It Loud!

Since nobody said anything about a "bonus disc" I feel cheated! :rtfm: So my bonus disc would have to include Don't Leave Me This Way from the Coverdale/Page album. There's a great clip on You Tube of them and David showing Jimmy this song... God I wish they would re-release that album with all the tracks not included on the album and a DVD of them working together...

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Here's the "Nirvana" Led Zep Blues mix-tape:

1. Bring it on Home

2. Walter's Walk

3. Since I've Been Loving You

4. You Shook Me

5. When the Levee Breaks

6. The Lemon Song

7. Nobody's Fault but Mine

8. Tea For One

10. Your Time is Gonna Come

11. I'm Gonna Crawl

12. Travelling Riverside Blues

13. In My Time of Dying

Bonus Disk:

1. Prison Blues - Outrider

2. Hey Hey What Can I Do - B-side Zep

3. Young Boy Blues - Honeydrippers

4. Keys to the Highway / Trouble in Mind - unreleased until Companion Disk 2014

Play It Loud!

I like this one! My change would be to the bonus disk. I would make my bonus disk all of the improv stuff they did live. Might be veering from the "pure blues" concept but hey its a bonus disk!

Bonus Disk

1. For Your Love

2. Blueberry Hill

3. Boogie Mama

4. Let's Have a Party

5. Hello Mary Lou

6. Heartbreak Hotel

7. Going Down Slow

8. As Long as I Have You

9. Louie Louie

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One of Jimmy's finest solo studio efforts with the blues is from his Out rider album - Prison Blues. His guitar work is blistering in a true electric blues sense. Reminds me of Buddy Guy. The vocals are excellent although I forget the vocalist name right now. But he delivers big time!

Great song all around and Jimmy could have continued a nice solo career with this style of playing. But alas, no he never reached this blues height again. Not counting Zeppelin stuff of course!

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Side one

I'm gonna crawl

I can't quit you baby

Since i've been loving you (alternate version)

Key to the highway

Side two

Tea for one

Travelling riverside blues

You shook me

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One of Jimmy's finest solo studio efforts with the blues is from his Out rider album - Prison Blues. His guitar work is blistering in a true electric blues sense. Reminds me of Buddy Guy. The vocals are excellent although I forget the vocalist name right now. But he delivers big time!

Great song all around and Jimmy could have continued a nice solo career with this style of playing. But alas, no he never reached this blues height again. Not counting Zeppelin stuff of course!

The singer on Prison Blues is Chris Farlowe, who also provided the vocals on Death Wish II.

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This is going to be very very hard, but I'm going to give it a go:

My Led Zeppelin Blues CD :

1. In My Time of Dying

2. Since I've Been Loving You

3. The Lemon Song

4. Bring It On Home

5. You Shook Me

6. Tea For One

7. Nobody's Fault But Mine

8. Whole Lotta Love***

9. When The Levee Breaks

10. Travelling River Side Blues

11. Key To The Highway / Trouble In Mind

12. (Hats off) To Roy Harper

***To me "Whole Lotta Love" is a Blues song since it is rather loosely based on Willie Dixon's "You Need Love".

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In My Time of Dying is a bad miss from your list.

Amen. It a way bad miss. lol I couldn't believe it was overlooked, even if only by mistake. It just happens to be what I believe is their greatest epic.

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Personally, I find the 1973 SIBLY extremely Superior to the studio version. I can't imagine ever favoring the studio over the live version.

(I also feel that way about Kashnir, TSRTS, The Ocean, No Quarter, and OTHAFA.)

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I've done this before, some years back, I'm surprised Zep hasn't released an all-Blues collection.

Here was my track listing:

1. Traveling Riverside Blues

2. I Can't Quit You

3. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp

4. Since I've Been Loving You

5. For Your Life

6. When The Levee Breaks

7. In My Time Of Dying

8. The Lemon Song

9. You Shook Me

10. Boogie With Stu

11. Hat's Off To Roy Harper

12. Bring It On Home

13. I'm Gonna Crawl

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In My Time Of Dying never struck me as a blues track per se. I think of it as more of a "slide guitar epic".I suppose it does have some elements. As mentioned in the original post, I think nearly every Zeppelin track could qualify as blues, depending on how far you want to stretch the definition.

Curiously, In My Time Of Dying is one of Zeppelin's tracks that I have a harder time getting into. It's probably my least favorite song off Graffiti.

It's amazing how differently people perceive art. In My Time of Dying isn't just, IMO, the best track on PG, it's my all time favorite Zep song. What Jimmy does to that song is the perfect example of making a song your own.

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