Whole Lotta Love is a Led Zeppelin cover song, taken from the album Acid Queen and after Baby, Get It On the second single from this album. The b-side contains an Ike Turner composition with „Rockin And Rollin“. The version on this single is much shorter than on the album, because the intro and outro instrumental part was edited. During the introduction of Tina's band members at the final date of the Twenty Four Seven Tour in 2000, Tina performed a very short version of Whole Lotta Love live.
Released in October 1975 from United Artists Records in America and Ariola Records in Germany on 7“ vinyl, Whole Lotta Love reached #61 (R&B) in America.
A. Whole Lotta Love (Edit) 4:05
Written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant / Produced by Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer
B. Rockin’ And Rollin’ 3:58
Written by Ike Turner / Produced by Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer, Ike Turner
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A. Whole Lotta Love (Mono Edit) 4:05
B. Whole Lotta Love (Stereo Edit) 4:05
October 25, 1975
This characteristically high-voltage and raunchy interpretation of the Led Zeppelin heavy-metal standard is by far Tina's most commercial outing in quite a while. The blending of material and non-Ike production with Tina's great shouting soul chops is just full of winning hooks. Even those who are tired of Tina's seemingly endless reworkings of rock oldies would dig this much.