“Travelling Riverside Blues”, Led Zeppelin

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What I Like Is Sounds

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This was my first favorite Led Zeppelin song.  I never had any proper Zeppelin albums, but it was not on one of them anyway.  I first heard it on the 1990 boxed set.  At the time I did not know of the original Robert Johnson version, though I was a huge blues fan.  I did hear the song a year or so later when I bought the Robert Johnson boxed set, but they are completely different in both lyrics and music.  The Zeppelin version is more of a tribute to Johnson, borrowing the title and various lines from his songs, including “Traveling Riverside Blues.”  Zeppelin does an incredible job with their recording, and Robert Plant’s vocals far out-sexy Johnson’s.

 

Squeeze my lemon ’til the juice runs down my leg
Squeeze it so hard, I’ll fall right out of bed
Squeeze my lemon, ’til the…

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