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4/17/2009 – History Of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” Cat Fight

Posted: April 17th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: R&B, Rock n' Roll | Tags: , , , , , | 10 Comments »

“Whole Lotta Love”

The Evolution

It’s no surprise that Led Zeppelin found a lot of inspiration in American blues.  This week’s Friday Night Cat Fight traces the history and evolution of one of Led Zep’s biggest hits, “Whole Lotta Love” back to its roots in Muddy Waters.  Sure, Willie Dixon wrote the lyrics, but could Robert Plant have sung it the way he did without the vocal inspiration of Steve Marriott and The Small Faces?  These three versions compete this week, so listen to the podcast and vote below on the one you DIG THE MOST! The show is rounded off with an instrumental from King Curtis, a funked up version by Tina Turner and even a doo wop rendition of this rock n’ roll milestone.

Which Version Of "Whole Lotta Love" Do You DIG THE MOST?

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10 Comments on “4/17/2009 – History Of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” Cat Fight”

  1. 1 Yum Yum said at 9:22 pm on April 17th, 2009:

    Led Zepplin You Need Love !! Whole Lotta Love !! Yum Yum

  2. 2 Led Zeppelin News » Blog Archive » Friday Night Cat Fight » Blog Archive » 4/17/2009 - History Of Led ... said at 10:14 pm on April 17th, 2009:

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  3. 3 Marc Baillargeon in Edmonton Alberta said at 11:17 pm on April 17th, 2009:

    To bad Matt you didn’t put all of them in to vote on cus I would have picked Tina’s version personally–Also liked the doowopp version although it was kinda weird! Marc

  4. 4 Virginia said at 12:49 am on April 18th, 2009:

    Muddy Waters for sure, followed up by Ike & Tina Turner. I spent a great deal of my youth wearing out Muddy’s records.

  5. 5 Crystal said at 2:42 am on April 18th, 2009:

    I am a big Zeppelin fan so that’s where my vote went but if the insrumental was in I would have voted for that one. Did love Tina.Way to go Matt.

  6. 6 terry Clausen said at 6:13 am on April 18th, 2009:

    I agree with the comment above. You should have included Tina Turner. To me she had the most going for her in her delivery of the song.

  7. 7 al said at 6:20 am on April 18th, 2009:

    No question muddy takes the cake

  8. 8 Scuba Stew said at 12:12 pm on April 18th, 2009:

    Really enjoyed King Curtis’ instrumental version and found Daniel Godfrey’s doowop version to have an eerie feeling to it. Amazing how the same song can be so totally different. Great choices this week Matt!

  9. 9 Sierra said at 8:01 pm on April 24th, 2009:

    Interesting to see a Zepelin song on a usually 50’s format. I think I finally get it after how many weeks? R&B is your favorite type of music. What about some other stuff too? Is it even still there?

  10. 10 Wildcat Rudy said at 8:15 pm on April 28th, 2009:

    I’d never heard much by Small Faces, but was surprised at how similar their song was to Led Zep’s…and now I need to find more Small Faces! Still had to tip the hat to Zep, though. It’s a “crank me up” whenever it gets played around here. Anyone ever hear the single version where most of the psychedelic portion is cut out?

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