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BeatTips MusicStudy: Led Zeppelin – “Hey Hey What Can I Do”

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Down-Home Blues Driven Rock Marked by a Rock Steady Central Groove

By AMIR SAID (SA’ID)

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Led Zeppelin – “Hey Hey What Can I Do”

One of Led Zeppelin’s finest offerings, “Hey Hey What Can I Do” is yet one more demonstration of the group’s ability to interpret the blues within an amped-up “rock” context. In fact, as is often the case, Led Zeppelin didn’t as much play “rock” with a blues feel as they actually played the blues with various rock nuances.

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Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual