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. It’s also the very first solo single from Tina Turner. 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 is 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, which is the only live version from this song.
Writer: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Producer: Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer
Release: October 1975
Label: United Artists (USA) / Ariola (Germany)
Format: 7“ Vinyl
Charts: USA: #61 (r&b)
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.