Post by MondayTuesday on Aug 28, 2014 5:24:43 GMT -5
The album opens and closes with your versions of “Little Maggie,” a Stanley Brothers song from the '40s. You recorded a version with Alison Krauss for 2007’s Raising Sand. Why didn’t it make that album?
It was dreadful. It helped cement the friendship that Alison and I share, but it was very funny and very bad and very wrong. I tried to sing it in a traditional, Smokey Mountain Tennessee way, a yee-haw way. So Alison had to pick herself up off the floor because she was laughing hysterically. Then we moved on. But I didn’t forget the song, and we tried it again for this album. The British having a crack at it — there’s something quite ironic about that, but it did work.
Post by MondayTuesday on Sept 9, 2014 12:58:57 GMT -5
Robert Plant live Facebook Q&A Tuesday 9 September 2014 2pm UK time
about an hour ago >>>
Q: Would you consider working with Jack White at Third Man Records to record a single/album/anything? You two are my favourite artists and I would love to see you work together
RP: I love Jack White's buccaneer spirit, and the way he dodges through the musical horizons. I'd be happy to make a single with him. I'd like to do a track called 'Love Me' which was originally recorded by The Phantom. In fact, I'm going to Nashville on Sunday and can do it on Monday morning! I've got lunch with Alison Krauss at 2pm and cocktails with Patty Griffin at 8pm.