Led Zeppelin – “Whole Lotta Love” (Cover By Jess Greenberg)
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“Whole Lotta Love” was released on November 7, 1969 as the opening track for Led Zeppelin’s second studio album. It became the band’s first hit single in the United States and after selling one million copies, was awarded gold certification status on April 13, 1970. This song also featured the “backward echo.”
- Included in “The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll”
- Number 3 on the “VH1 Greatest Hard Rock Songs”
- Number 75 on The Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” and number 11 on the “100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time”
As audio engineer Eddie Kramer has explained: “The famous Whole Lotta Love mix, where everything is going bananas, is a combination of Jimmy and myself just flying around on a small console twiddling every knob known to man.”
Amazingly so, Robert Plant completed the vocals in just one take! And according to John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin’s bassist, it was during one performance of “Dazed and Confused” when the band was improvising that Jimmy Page came up with the famous riff. However, Page denied it.
I had [the riff] worked out already before entering the studio. I had rehearsed it. And then all of that other stuff, sonic wave sound and all that, I built it up in the studio, and put effects on it and things, treatments.
Jess Greenberg showcases her amazing guitar skills and lovely vocals in this cover version of the Led Zeppelin classic. Enjoy!