When The Levee Breaks feat. John Paul Jones | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

When The Levee Breaks feat. John Paul Jones | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

“When The Levee Breaks” is a powerful, thought-provoking and emotionally-charged classic by Led Zeppelin, from their Led Zeppelin IV album. The song is a rework of the 1929 original release by Kansas Joe Mccoy and Memphis Minnie about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927; the most destructive river flooding in U.S. history.
“It seems that little has changed since 1927, or even 2005 with Katrina. It’s still a really powerful track, both musically and lyrically.”- John Paul Jones
Legendary multi-instrumentalist, John Paul Jones, is accompanied by Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and over 20 musicians and dancers from seven different countries, in this Song Around The World version featured in Peace Through Music: A Global Event for the Environment.

Feel the impact of these compelling lyrics and let the music move your spirit!

“When The Levee Breaks” was written by John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Kansas Joe Mccoy, Memphis Minnie, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant

This Song Around The World was produced by Sebastian Robertson and Mark Johnson

Alfredo Arce: Siku Flute
Ben Lee: Harmonica
Buffalo Nichols: Vocals, Guitar
Davey Chegwidden: Dundun Drums
Derek Trucks: Slide Guitar
Drums of the Pacific: Dancing, Log Drums
Elle Márjá Eira: Vocals
Jason Tamba: Banjo
John Paul Jones: Bass
Keith Secola: Slide Guitar
Mermans Mosengo: Harmonica
Mihirangi: Vocals
Nakeiltha Campbell: Dundun Drums
Pete Sands: Acoustic Guitar
Sebastian Robertson: Electric Guitar
Sikiru Adepoju: Talking Drum
Susan Tedeschi: Vocals
Stephen Perkins: Drums

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42 Responses

  1. Artur Braga Siqueira says:

    Sensacional! Trabalho lindo, cada vez admiro mais esse projeto!

    • Marcos de Larah says:

      Então, Artur… Quando terminou o vídeo eu estava sem folego parecia que eu estava cantando com eles! Meu, muito show!

  2. LA80sMike says:

    John Paul Jones & Stephen Perkins….that’s a beyond solid rhythm section…

  3. lmao says:

    JPJ is truly a living legend. IMO he’s the most underrated musician in the history of rock and roll. Respect

  4. Hic Nuntio says:

    Hell, What can I say?.. You guys are ALL outstanding musicians who convey ALL kinds of emotions. For an Old Man, sitting here on my retirement, I have to thank you ALL, from the bottom of my heart for this wonderful performance and for the entertainment. I would have to add that those female voices made me cry; specially Mihirangi, but also Susan Tedeschi and Elle Márjá . Once again, all my gratitude for the hard work that you all had to do to put this great work together. Greetings from Méjico

  5. Bob McGrew says:

    Playing for Change is an unbelievable organization. They are doing so much for music and also the world. When all of the bad news of the day finally just swamps me under, I turn to the incredible videos of Playing for Change. Big kudos for John Paul Jones for lending his incredible talent to this great organization. The other contributors (both famous and non famous) were incredible as well. Absolutely stunning! Bravo!!

  6. bpalpha says:

    If the world would only listen. Thank you for all you do and all the artists that contribute to Playing For Change.

  7. Simon Templar says:

    Mind blown. This has to be the best version of this tune ever. Just the combo of John Paul Jones and Derek Trucks in the same band? Unreal. This was tremendous! All the musicians here were part of something transcendental. These collabs are proof that music is bigger than us all, but it unites us into something bigger than ourselves. Bravissimo!

  8. Glenn H says:

    Mr. John Paul Jones is the most underappreciated figure in all of music. Few have ever had the level of musical vision that he’s been able to achieve throughout his career. And he continues to do so while being content to surround himself with talented people, and take a very low-key and humble role himself. Thank you for this Mr. Jones!

  9. emerraldx says:

    dang girl, Mihirangi is killing the vocals in the middle there, need to check out more of her stuff, whole mix is absolutely fabulous and for great causes too 🥰

  10. steven gray says:

    JPJ is truly a living legend. IMO he’s the most underrated musician in the history of rock and roll. Respect

    • Giant Clam says:

      Hes not underated in the least.

    • marcia shiraishi says:

      My dad, 65 years old and I, 35: two generations who love Led Zeppelin. We both spent many hours listening and talking about them and for us there is no Zeppelin without JPJ. There were four Zeppelin: if one of them is missing, it is not Zeppelin

    • Diane Utorka says:

      he’s the straw that stirred led zeppelin

    • Kevin vc says:

      I don’t think he’s underrated. Maybe sometimes overlooked because of the other two… but definitely not underrated.

    • Helium Road says:

      He was the most skilled musician in Zeppelin, that’s for sure. He probably could’ve played half the instruments in this video, too.

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