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


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


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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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