Nothing in this world loves a black man Tennessee Mississippi and American Flag shirt more than another black man.” -Sula; Toni Morrison Plant may beg to differ as his obsession with American Delta Blues artists drove his musical direction before he even hit puberty. Plant and Page shared their love of these artists, who without any musical schooling, came up with an entire blueprint of what we unlearned folks listen to today. Sure the experience belonged to the creators, but we tend to hear our own versions in the songs of others. If the song’s any good that is. The Blues daddy’s were neither making or breaking any rules of musical algorithms because, well, nobody gave them the rule book in the first place.
Take a technical master of an instrument, canvas Tennessee Mississippi and American Flag shirt or someone who can write with flawless grammar, and you will have a smith, or technocrat. Yawn. There were no Juliard degrees in LZ’s resumes either. Their mastery was all self -home schooled (literally for JPJ who could be the only one said to have formal training). Bonham was a carpenter where he literally hammered all day long, bringing might and efficiency to wrists that loved hard the beats. Page couldn’t read a note, where guitarists thought he was being defiant in his style and phrasing when he was merely playing out of form because he too, never got the rule book. Add the shaman factor, unmolested by formula and logic, and you will have what has been suspected as a spell begotten only by God or the devil.