Friday, August 21, 2009

Stormy Blues, Robert Plant

I have all the Led Zeppelin albums...no, that's a lie, I don't have Coda...and more than a hundred bootlegs, but I have never heard this track before tonight.



Gorgeous, isn't it? It's easy to forget what a glorious voice Robert Plant had. Noisy and filled with the blues. I forgot his birthday a couple of days ago too. Happy Birthday Robert.

Argenteum Astrum, the premiere bootleg listing, says this is from a boot called "Differently Mixed Coda", and was possibly being considered for inclusion on Led Zeppelin II. It didn't make it, but I'm glad I found it at last. Good old YouTube.

Edit: Commenter Zepette says, "This actually isn't a Led Zeppelin tune, but a Robert Plant and Alexis Korner song recorded prior to Zeppelin. The song is called "operator" and can be found on Alexis Korner's album : "bootleg him". Planty was but a teenager when this was recorded."

Thank you. It's also on Robert Plant's album "sixty six to timbuktu".

4 comments:

zeppette said...

This actually isn't a Led Zeppelin tune, but a Robert Plant and Alexis Korner song recorded prior to Zeppelin. The song is called "operator" and can be found on Alexis Korner's album : "bootleg him". Planty was but a teenager when this was recorded.

zeppette said...

oh yea, try the song "steal away" recorded at the same time. Another Pre Zeppelin masterpiece

Peromyscus said...

Interesting, thanks - I guess that explains why it isn't on any of the albums I have! I'll correct the post above.

rakeback said...

Robert is one of the greatest rock n roll frontman of all time and finding previously released or unreleased material is like gold to a Zeppelin fan!

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