Watch the Lotsa' Luv online guitar lesson by Joe Deloro from Blues Rock Road Trip 2
Led Zeppelin’s, Whole Lotta Love is the general context for Lotsa’ Luv, or more specifically, Jimmy Page's guitar solo at the end of the Bridge.
Recorded at Olympic Studios in London and two other locations in the U.S., it was released on Zeppelin's second album, and as a single in 1969. It hit #4 on the American charts and lingered for 13 weeks. Overall, the band broke countless miles of new ground in rock and extended the limits of blues rock forever.
The backing track here is based on one bass note: E, while the lead for both phrases is derived from the E Blues scale: E,G,A,Bb,B,D,E (1,b3, 4,b5, 5,b7,8). The overall sound implied is E7, due to the b3 bends that imply the 3.