Robert Plant Reacts To John Paul Jones’ Performance Of ‘When The Levee Breaks’

Led Zeppelin icon Robert Plant took his official Twitter account to react to John Paul Jones’ re-recording of the band’s ‘When The Levee Breaks.’ Plant praised his performance and contribution to such a great cause.

Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones recently shared a new version of ‘When The Levee Breaks’ featuring 17 other musicians from all around the world. The song’s lyrics are about the upheaval caused by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, and it was initially recorded by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929. Later on, Led Zeppelin decided to re-work the song and released it as a part of their fourth studio album, ‘Led Zeppelin IV,’ in 1971.

John Paul Jones re-recorded the song as part of the global music non-profit Playing For Change‘s Song Around the World initiative. The project brings artists of all backgrounds together, raises money and awareness for the foundation, and also features individual musicians from across the globe. All money raised through the song will benefit various non-profit organizations.

Seventeen musicians, including John Paul Jones, delivered an outstanding collaborative performance of the song. The bassist’s former bandmate, Robert Plant, shared the Youtube link of the cover and commented on his performance. In his tweet, the singer described it as exceptional and congratulated Jones for serving such a great cause.

Robert Plant’s Twitter post read:

“JPJ… in deep with a very special mix of people contributing their gift to such a fine and ever growing cause.”

You can check out the tweet and also listen to the new version of the song below.