Page/ Plant/ Johnes/ Bonham
Записана в 1969 году на студии Olympic Studios, London.
Инженер Джордж Шкианц (George Chkiantz).
Смикширована Эдди Крамером (Eddie Kramer) в студии A & R studios, New York.
Выпускалась 11 июля 1969 года на сингле (Atlantic 2690).
Максимальная позиция в чартах США — №4 (13 недель в чартах).
Впервые выпущена 22 октября 1969 на альбоме «Led Zeppelin II» (Atlantic 19127).
Выпускалась также 22 октября 1976 года на концертном альбоме «The Song Remains The Same» (Swan Song) , 6 мая 1990 года на сборнике «Box Set» (Atlantic 82144) , 6 октября 1993 года на сборнике «The Complete Studio Recordings» (Atlantic 82526) , 5 августа 1997 года на сборнике «Remasters» (Atlantic) , в 2-х вариантах 18 ноября 1997 года на сборнике «BBC Sessions» (Atlantic) и 29 февраля 2000 года на концертном альбоме «Live At The Greek» (musicmaker.com) Джимми Пейджа и группы Black Crowes.
Led Zeppelin II The Song Remains The Same Box Set The Complete Studio Recordings Remasters BBC Sessions Live At The Greek


Заимствование
The riff is Page‘s but the lyrics are taken from Willie Dixon‘s «You Need Love.» Plant has said, «Page’s riff was Page’s riff. It was there before anything else. I just thought, ‘well, what am I going to sing?’ That was it, a nick. Now happily paid for. At the time, there was a lot of conversation about what to do. It was decided that it was so far away in time (it was in fact 7 years) and influence that…well, you only get caught when you’re successful. That’s the game.» The middle section which was edited for the original release as a single features Page and Eddie Kramer doing a lot of «random knob twisting.» Apart from that, sounds of sirens, screams, demolition sounds, an orgasmic wail from Plant can be heard. Page also uses backwards echo, a technique he pioneered with the Yardbirds and in a Mickie Most session. In 1985 Willie Dixon sued the band over their use of his lyrics. An out of court settlement was reached. A similar `sound’ is achieved by the Small Faces on their 1966 debut album with the track «You Need Loving.»


Содержание
The weird middle section created by theremin, some recorded drums, vocal sounds from Plant, and some random knob-twisting by Page and Eddie Kramer.
C.C.S. (including Alexis Korner) did an instrumental version in 1969 which was released as a single and was used on the British «Top of the Pops» for many years. It is available on «The No 1 70’s Rock Album» (Polygram 5257172) and «The Premier Collection of Instrumental Hits Vol 3» (Kenwest KNEWCD 735).
Whole Lotta Love was also done by King Curtis (c 1970), The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra (c 1979), and Joey Cheezhe, among others.
Used as the theme song for BBC «Top of the Pops», recorded by a group called C.C.S., led by Alexis Korner.



Текст

You need coolin', baby, I'm not foolin',
I'm gonna send you back to schoolin',
Way down inside honey, you need it,
I'm gonna give you my love,
I'm gonna give you my love.

*Wanna Whole Lotta Love (X4)

You've been learnin', baby, I bean learnin',
All them good times, baby, baby, I've been yearnin',
Way, way down inside honey, you need it,
I'm gonna give you my love… I'm gonna give you my love.

* Chorus

You've been coolin', baby, I've been droolin',
All the good times I've been misusin',
Way, way down inside, I'm gonna give you my love,
I'm gonna give you every inch of my love,
Gonna give you my love.

* Chorus

Way down inside… woman… You need… love.

Shake for me, girl. I wanna be your backdoor man.
Keep it coolin', baby.


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