THE HONEYDRIPPERS VOL. 1: Album Spotlight
June 29th, 2013
After Led Zeppelin broke up, Robert Plant went on to have a solid solo career in the 80’s. The solo albums continued the Zeppelin sound but also allowed Robert to experiment and expand upon the World Music that influenced the last Led Zeppelin album. After years of continuing a very linear career path, Robert had the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream of recording a traditional R&B/rockabilly album that captured his imagination as a youth. An all-star crew of musicians joined Robert for The Honeydrippers project. On guitar, you had Jimmy Page, Brian Setzer, and Jeff Beck. Add in Paul Shaffer from Letterman’s band and Nile Rodgers and you’ve got the greatest rock cover band of their era.
The two singles, Phil Phillips “Sea Of Love” and a rewrite of Elvis’ Good Rockin’ Tonight called Rockin’ At Midnight, both became MTV hits. In addition, a cover of Ray Charles’ I Got A Woman and Phil Spector’s Young Boy Blues added to the nostalgic feel of the project. Funny, “Sea Of Love” was Plant’s biggest selling solo hit and he feared the song would pigeonhole him in the eyes of the public as a “Crooner”, words of horror to one of the greatest metal singers of all-time. The album was titled Volume 1 but sadly, they never made a Volume 2. Come on Robert, how about one more time!
I GET A THRILL
SEA OF LOVE
I GOT A WOMAN
YOUNG BOY BLUES
ROCKIN AT MIDNIGHT