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‘It wasn’t white, clean and neat’: Long after Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant is still mixing it up

‘It wasn’t white, clean and neat’: Long after Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant is still mixing it up

Robert Plant’s newest post-Led Zeppelin outfit is a canny blending of blues and world music influences, adding spicy new flavors to a post-blues aesthetic that goes back to his earliest successes in music.

Greg “Stackhouse” Prevost – Mississippi Murderer (2013)

A terrific debut solo album from the lead singer of the Chesterfield Kings, Mississippi Murderer is an all-blues affair — and a much welcome one, at that!

‘They started dancing and clowning around’: Steve Cropper sparked a key moment in the Blues Brothers legend

‘They started dancing and clowning around’: Steve Cropper sparked a key moment in the Blues Brothers legend

In keeping with its name, the Blues Brothers’ 1978 smash Briefcase Full of Blues started out as a rootsy affair. Then, Steve Cropper made an historic suggestion.

Buddy Flett – Rough Edges (2013)

That Buddy Flett is recording at all, after an encephalitis-induced coma, is its own kind of miracle.

James Booker – Classified: Remixed and Expanded (2013)

James Booker – Classified: Remixed and Expanded (2013)

James Booker’s tortured ingenuity was never given its due, partly because he mixed such a dizzying degree of elements into his sound and partly because of his legendary erraticisms.

On Second Thought: Eric Burdon and the Animals – The Animals (1964)

Fronted by the incredibly powerful lungs of Eric Burdon, the Animals were one of the key players in the extremely influential British Invasion movement.

‘A lot of that stuff was a cliche’: Robert Plant on returning to his Led Zeppelin-era vocal style

‘A lot of that stuff was a cliche’: Robert Plant on returning to his Led Zeppelin-era vocal style

Beginning roughly with 2007′s Alison Krauss collaboration Raising Sand, Robert Plant began working in a quieter, more confidential manner that was completely alien to his Led Zeppelin style.

Roosevelt Sykes – The Original Honeydripper (1978; 2013 reissue)

Roosevelt Sykes is due for a hipster reevaluation. Ever adaptable, there’s something for every fan of roots music to be found in this pianist’s incredibly varied repertoire.

Gary Moore – Back on the Streets (1978; 2013 reissue)

This solo project underscores why Phil Lynott asked Gary Moore to join Thin Lizzy. In fact, the four collaborations with Lynott are the principal selling points for Back on the Streets.

Gov’t Mule – Shout! (2013)

Gov’t Mule – Shout! (2013)

This would have been the most variedly accessible, hit-worthy album of Gov’t Mule’s career — even if they hadn’t invited along a raft of famous folks to join them for a second-disc sing-along.