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  • Led Zeppelin’s BBC Sessions Expands in Revised Release

    Led Zeppelin’s BBC Sessions Expands in Revised Release

    Led Zeppelin has re-released its 1997 BBC sessions collection as the The Complete BBC Sessions, featuring eight previously unreleased sessions from BBC radio. All the recordings of the band, featuring bassist John Paul Jones, were captured during BBC radio performances between 1969 and 1971. The previously unreleased recordings include three performances from a 1969 session... »

  • Bass Transcription: John Paul Jones’ Bass Line on Dusty Springfield’s “Take Another Little Piece of My Heart”

    Bass Transcription: John Paul Jones’ Bass Line on Dusty Springfield’s “Take Another Little Piece of My Heart”

    Dusty Springfield was a British singer whose early chart success in the UK and USA was with straightforward pop tunes such as 1963’s “I Only Want to be With You,” and more sophisticated ballads like 1966’s “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me”. The 1968 Dusty… Definitely album began her change towards a more... »

  • Final Three Albums Released in Led Zeppelin’s Year of Deluxe Reissues

    Final Three Albums Released in Led Zeppelin’s Year of Deluxe Reissues

    The last three releases of Led Zeppelin’s extensive, year-long deluxe reissue campaign have arrived. The album, represent the final trio of albums released by the band — Presence, In Through the Out Door and Coda. The albums, all featuring John Paul Jones on bass, have been remastered and augmented with rare additional material by the... »

  • “Physical Graffiti” Latest Led Zep Album Released in Remastered, Deluxe Editions

    “Physical Graffiti” Latest Led Zep Album Released in Remastered, Deluxe Editions

    Led Zeppelin marked the 40th anniversary of its double album Physical Graffiti with the release of deluxe and super-deluxe versions of the 16x platinum record, originally released Feb. 24, 1975. The release is also part of the band’s campaign of reissuing its albums in remastered packages featuring previously unreleased companion audio. Certain packages also contain... »

  • Seasick Steve with John Paul Jones: Live on Later

    Seasick Steve with John Paul Jones: Live on Later

    I’ve been on a John Paul Jones kick lately, which got me on a Seasick Steve kick too. Here they are performing a couple of tunes on Later… with Jools Holland. The first tune is “You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks” and the second is “Don’t Know Why She Love Me But She... »

  • Lenny Kravitz with John Paul Jones: Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)

    Lenny Kravitz with John Paul Jones: Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)

    During the 1993 MTV Music Awards in September, 1993, John Paul Jones joined Lenny Kravitz on stage to perform Kravitz’s hit song, “Are You Gonna Go My Way”. This isn’t the best video quality, but what struck me was how hard hitting the bass was in this live performance vs. the studio recording (with no... »

  • Led Zeppelin Releases Remastered Sets for “IV” and “Houses of the Holy”

    Led Zeppelin Releases Remastered Sets for “IV” and “Houses of the Holy”

    Led Zeppelin’s year-long releases of remastered versions of its studio albums continue with the iconic (also known as Zoso to many) from 1971 and from 1973. The remastering and assembly of the sets were overseen by Zeppelin guitarist/producer Jimmy Page. These albums show the band, featuring superstar bassist John Paul Jones, at what some would... »

  • Led Zeppelin: How Many More Times, Live 1969

    Led Zeppelin: How Many More Times, Live 1969

    John Paul Jones doesn’t get the credit he deserves. His organic lines and fat tone are what tied Led Zeppelin together. Case in point, here’s a great clip of the band live on Danish TV in 1969 playing through “How Many More Times.” Though the cameraman focuses on Plant and Page, it’s Jones and Bonham... »

  • Led Zeppelin Re-Releases First Three Albums

    Led Zeppelin Re-Releases First Three Albums

    If John Paul Jones is your go-to bassist, then you have some kind of reason to rejoice this year. All the Led Zepplin’s nine studio albums will be re-released in remastered, deluxe (and even super-deluxe boxed) editions, starting with Led Zeppelin I, II and III. Guitarist Jimmy Page oversaw the entire remastering process. Each deluxe... »

  • Them Crooked Vultures: “Scumbag Blues” Live

    Them Crooked Vultures: “Scumbag Blues” Live

    Back in 2012, we shared the isolated bass of John Paul Jones on Them Crooked Vultures’ “Scumbag Blues”. The live version is excellent too, from Austin City Limits. »