|This is a Blues classic that had been recorded by Muddy Waters. It
was written by Willie Dixon, who sued Zeppelin for using his song and
was awarded a substantial amount.
|Jeff Beck released a version of this a few months earlier on his
album Truth. He accused Led Zeppelin of stealing his idea.
|Jimmy Page played on many sessions for other artists and was a
prominent member of The Yardbirds, but when this album was released, his
guitar work became legendary not just among musicians, but also among
fans. His solo on this was a great example of his talents.
|Zeppelin frequently played at their early live shows.
|John Paul Jones played the solos on electric piano and organ. Both
were double tracked.
|This was the first Zeppelin song to use a call-and-response blues
|Page used his "backward echo" technique on this towards the end with
Plant's screaming vocals and the guitar. It was the first time he used
this production technique, which invloved hearing the echo before the
main sound instead of after it. (thanks, Adrian - Wilmington, DE)
|In 2000, Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes released a version of this
on Live At The Greek, recorded at The Greek Theater in Los