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Watch the Pagey online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Essentials: Blues Rock Grooves Vol. 2

Jimmy Page—rock icon, warlock, riff master, and the man behind Led Zeppelin. Before anybody goes crazy, I think Led Zeppelin was a sum of its parts, but Page started the band. I could go on at length about how much I love Led Zeppelin but I'll spare you the gushing comments and just say that they were a huge influence on me and still are. They did get themselves into some trouble due to some copyright infringement on old blues tunes that they appropriated (much like the one that is similar to this groove).

If you know Zeppelin and Memphis Minnie, you'll hear similarities to "When the Levee Breaks" on Zeppelin IV. I always loved when Zeppelin played blues with a straight groove like this, it's so heavy sounding to me. Bonham's classic drum groove (which is actually a tape loop) really makes the original. In fact, I'm listening to it right now.