Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Led Zeppelin - Boogie With Stu

Heard the story behind this recording and it is everything I could have hoped for. The title is exactly what it was, a boogie with Stu. Stu being Ian Stewart, the Stones' manager. 

Ian, as I call him, popped into Headly Grange, a three story stone former poor house converted into a country studio. They were using the Stones mobile recording truck that they used for "Exile On Main Street."

Turn out "Stu" is an amazing piano player and he just started riffing and they turned the tape on and got it in one take. Some great stuff on mandolin guitar from Jimmy Page, right? So if it was live,  how did Page play mandolin and guitar? He didn't. Nope, that was Robert Plant on guitar. (Those guys have way too much talent)  

And don't Bonzo up and drop the beat on our sorry tuchuses?