WWI & Led Zep II

At right:
Baron Manfred Freiherr Von Richthofen sits in the cockpit of his Albatros fighter for a photograph with his squadron, Jagdstaffel III. Richthofen was credited with downing 80 Allied aircraft before being shot down over the Somme, Northern France, during what was known by pilots on both sides as ‘Bloody’ April, 1917. Manfred’s brother, Lothar, is seated at front (fur collar).

At left:
Album cover art from 1969, with silhouette of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster and a bit of proto-photoshopoopage.

[Found here, caption from here.]

Update: From the wikiness:

Saturday Matinee – About Hurricane Harvey

In case you’re living in a closet, there’s some nasty weather going on down south with a killer hurricane underway.

Led Zeppelin unapologetically ripped off Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe for one of their greatest hits.

On the other hand, this blues jam was an original.

So what’s next? Maybe a Rainy Night In Georgia.

To my friends down in Texas and Louisiana, keep safe.

Saturday Matinee – The Manfred Mann, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin & Sonny Boy Williamson Connection

Manfred Mann sings Dylan’s “Just Like A Woman.”

Bob Dylan sings Memphis Minnie‘s & Kansas Joe McCoy‘s “When The Levee Breaks,” but for now,  let’s say it’s a Led Zeppelin cover.

Led Zeppelin rips off  Sonny Boy Williamson‘s “Bring It On Home,” at least for a minute or so and for a bit at the end.

“Nine Below Zero” by Sonny Boy Williamson with Otis Spann, and they didn’t rip off anyone.

Have a great weekend folks.

Saturday Matinee – Axe Cop, Roadtrip, Original Stairway to Heaven, Mumbles, YaYa and the Wall of Death

Axe Cop is Awesome. PERIOD.

Whoever added the Boots Randolph sound track to this car chase gets our respect.

In 1964, The Beatles wrote “Stairway to Heaven.” [Found here.]

Clark Terry’s classic scat “Mumbles” [from M @ Blogmocracy].

Gotcha some Buckwheat Zydeco with a cover of Lee Dorsey’s “YaYa.”

Might have posted this before, but I like the song. Originally recorded by Richard and Linda Thompson, it still kicks. Have a great weekend, folks.

Saturday Matinee – Uke Covers! Yay!

Excellent version of  The Foundations’ “Build Me Up Buttercup.”  You know she’s singing to YOU…  wait for it. (Bunkessa found this one.)

Well, gabba gabba hey.

*Jake Shimabukuro’s Ukelele Gently Weeps.

*Led Zep on Uke with eggs and sausage and hot coffee.

*Minitallica!

Don’t forget the trainwreck previously posted here.

Videos marked with (*) were recobamended by saraH, who should have her own website by now but doesn’t.  She’s been lurking around for a long time, dropping rare occasional comments about batmobile babe magnets.

[Tip ‘o the tarboosh to saraH… your eco-friendly VatoMobile is in the works.]

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