YOU NEED LOVE

Latest update on 26/02/2013

Artist: Muddy Waters
Author: Willie Dixon
Label: Chess
Year: 1962

As with You Shook Me (see: Blue Guitar), sung over an instrumental track by Earl Hooker, commissioned following the success of You Shook Me.

Covers:

1966:

Small Faces [as You Need Loving; closer to Muddy's original than Led Zeppelin's cover]

1969:

Led Zeppelin [as Whole Lotta Love, obviously heard the Small Faces arrangement; Robert Plant was a big Steve Marriott fan]

1970:

C.C.S. [with Alexis Korner]

1970:

King Curtis

1975:

Tina Turner

1978:

Temple City Kazoo Orch. [kazoo version of Whole Lotta Love]

1979:

Wonder Band [disco version Whole Lotta Love; the first 12-inch only single in the Hot 100]

1984:

Mick Clarke

1996:

Goldbug [sample Tina Turner, n°3 UK]

1999:

Joe Louis Walker & James Cotton

2000:

Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes [as Whole Lotta Love]

2000:

King

2005:

Hayseed Dixie [idem]

2007:

Lez Zeppelin [idem; all female cover band]

2010:

Santana [idem]

Dixon sued Led Zeppelin for royalties in '85 and they settled out of court. But he was long gone before he was finally credited on a 1997 reissue. (See also: Dazed And Confused, Blue Guitar, Custard Pie and I Can't Quit You Baby). With the proceeds Dixon started up the Blues Heaven Foundation with a close watch on blues copyrights. Part of that same money was spent on saving the Chess studio in Chicago from being torn down. Earl Hooker is never mentioned sharing in the proceeds.

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