Whole Lotta Blues: The Songs of Led Zeppelin gathers blues artists young and old to either a) perform the original versions of classic blues songs later adapted to fit the Led Zeppelin repertoire, or b) cover Zep originals in traditional blues style. The performances are pretty consistently strong, making this an enlightening collection for any Zep fan curious about the group's roots (even if it doesn't compile the original/definitive versions of these tunes). Artists present include Otis Rush, Magic Slim, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Otis Clay, Robert Lockwood Jr., Eric Gales, Chris Thomas King, and more.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Huey