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Final Three Albums Released in Led Zeppelin’s Year of Deluxe Reissues
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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 band’s guitarist and producer Jimmy...

“Physical Graffiti” Latest Led Zep Album Released in Remastered, Deluxe Editions
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“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 hardback books about their albums...

Seasick Steve with John Paul Jones: Live on Later
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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 Do”.

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

Led Zeppelin Releases Remastered Sets for “IV” and “Houses of the Holy”
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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 argue was its height —...

Led Zeppelin: How Many More Times, Live 1969
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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 who are laying down some...

Led Zeppelin Re-Releases First Three Albums
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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 edition not only includes the...

Them Crooked Vultures: “Scumbag Blues” Live
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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.

Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day: “Black Dog” Live
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Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day: “Black Dog” Live

A little over a year ago, Led Zeppelin released Celebration Day, recorded when the surviving members reunited for a 2007 concert. The lineup included singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones. Jason Bonham, the son of the late John Bonham, is on drums. Man, I dig JPJ’s tone on this performance of “Black Dog”.

Seasick Steve Releases “Hubcap Music”, Featuring John Paul Jones
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Seasick Steve Releases “Hubcap Music”, Featuring John Paul Jones

Seasick Steve is back with his sixth studio album, Hubcap Music. Steve named the album because “cus I play some songs on a guitar made out of two hubcaps and a garden hoe, and cus I couldn’t think of nothing else.” The new album was “recorded on a tape recorder, on old fashion tape, mixed on tape and the vinyl...

“Immigrant Song”: John Paul Jones’ Isolated Bass (and Drums)
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“Immigrant Song”: John Paul Jones’ Isolated Bass (and Drums)

Here’s a great isolated bass track to kick off our third Isolated Bass Week, featuring the combo of John Paul Jones on his Fender Precision bass and John Bonham on drums. The tune is Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”, from Led Zeppelin III. There’s a little guitar in the mix, but that didn’t bother us. Much. What a duo!

Alfred Music Adds New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles to Series
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Alfred Music Adds New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles to Series

Alfred Music has released the remaining books in their Platinum Bass series featuring the music of Led Zeppelin and bass lines of John Paul Jones. The latest round features the bass line transcriptions for Coda, In Through the Out Door and Presence. As with all books in the Platinum Bass series, both standard notation and tab for the bass lines...