BABE (I'M GONNA LEAVE YOU)

Latest update on 09/08/2016

Artist: Anne Bredon
Author: Anne Bredon
Label: demo
Year: 1959

Real name: Anne Loeb, married to Glen Bredon.

Covers:

1962:

Joan Baez [for Vanguard on live lp In Concert with no credits; Joan picked it up at a hootenanny at Oberlin College hearing Janet Smith sing the song, who personally managed to straighten things right; re-releases do mention the author's name]

1963:

Mark Wynter

1964:

Plebs [first British cover on Decca]

1965:

Association

1966:

Rob Hoeke Rhythm & Blues Group

1968:

Quicksilver Messenger Service

1969:

Led Zeppelin [not crediting Brendon initially; see footnote]

1970:

Chicago [used elements from Led Zep's Babe I'm Gonna Leave You in their 25 Or 6 To 4]

1976:

Man

1991:

Great White

2007:

Vanilla Fudge

CD reissues of the Led Zeppelin cover co-credit the real songwriter, thanks to the same Janet Smith, whose son kept wondering why his out-and-out folk mother sang a damned Led Zeppelin song over and over again. One claim addressed to Page & Plant settled the case. They only knew that In Concert album, where no author was mentioned, and assumed it was a traditional.

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