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When The Levee Breaks feat. John Paul Jones | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

“When The Levee Breaks” is a powerful, thought-provoking and emotionally-charged classic by Led Zeppelin, from their Led Zeppelin IV album. The song is a rework of the 1929 original release by Kansas Joe Mccoy and Memphis Minnie about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927; the most destructive river flooding in U.S. history.

“It seems that little has changed since 1927, or even 2005 with Katrina. It’s still a really powerful track, both musically and lyrically.”- John Paul Jones

Legendary multi-instrumentalist, John Paul Jones, is accompanied by Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and over 20 musicians and dancers from seven different countries, in this Song Around The World version featured in Peace Through Music: A Global Event for the Environment.

Feel the impact of these compelling lyrics and let the music move your spirit!

"When The Levee Breaks" was written by John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Kansas Joe Mccoy, Memphis Minnie, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant

This Song Around The World was produced by Sebastian Robertson and Mark Johnson


Alfredo Arce: Siku Flute

Ben Lee: Harmonica

Buffalo Nichols: Vocals, Guitar

Davey Chegwidden: Dundun Drums

Derek Trucks: Slide Guitar

Drums of the Pacific: Dancing, Log Drums

Elle Márjá Eira: Vocals

Jason Tamba: Banjo

John Paul Jones: Bass

Keith Secola: Slide Guitar

Mermans Mosengo: Harmonica

Mihirangi: Vocals

Nakeiltha Campbell: Dundun Drums

Pete Sands: Acoustic Guitar

Sebastian Robertson: Electric Guitar

Sikiru Adepoju: Talking Drum

Susan Tedeschi: Vocals

Stephen Perkins: Drums


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