Listen: Robert Plant Talks "Bluebirds Over the Mountain" on 'Digging Deep' Podcast

Browse by:
Year
Browse by:
Publish date (field_publish_date)
Submitted by nonesuch on
Article Type
Publish date
Excerpt

Robert Plant's Digging Deep podcast has returned for its fourth season. He and co-host Matt Everitt pick up their conversation on the season opener with "Bluebirds Over the Mountain," a song written and recorded by Ersel Hickey in 1958 and made a hit by Ritchie Valens that same year. Plant recorded a version for his 2017 Nonesuch album, Carry Fire, with guest vocalist Chrissie Hynde. You can hear the podcast episode and watch the video for Plant's take on the song here.

Copy

Robert Plant's Digging Deep podcast has returned for its fourth season. He and co-host Matt Everitt pick up their conversation on the season opener with "Bluebirds Over the Mountain," a song written and recorded by Ersel Hickey in 1958 and made a hit by Ritchie Valens that same year. Plant recorded a version for his 2017 Nonesuch album, Carry Fire, with guest vocalist Chrissie Hynde. You can hear the podcast episode and watch the video for Plant's take on the song below.

"When I was a kid, we were all really aware of the American sound," Plant says on the episode. "It was a such a radical difference, the recording sounds. I wouldn't have been able to put my finger on what it was then. But there was an urgency about rock and roll in 1959—I was eleven years old then—so a lot of these songs from that era carried so much purchase against what we were trying to do over here. I wasn't in a group, I wasn't even thinking about singing. I was just starting a huge attraction to music."

featuredimage
Robert Plant: 'Digging Deep," May 2021
  • Monday, May 24, 2021
    Listen: Robert Plant Talks "Bluebirds Over the Mountain" on 'Digging Deep' Podcast

    Robert Plant's Digging Deep podcast has returned for its fourth season. He and co-host Matt Everitt pick up their conversation on the season opener with "Bluebirds Over the Mountain," a song written and recorded by Ersel Hickey in 1958 and made a hit by Ritchie Valens that same year. Plant recorded a version for his 2017 Nonesuch album, Carry Fire, with guest vocalist Chrissie Hynde. You can hear the podcast episode and watch the video for Plant's take on the song below.

    "When I was a kid, we were all really aware of the American sound," Plant says on the episode. "It was a such a radical difference, the recording sounds. I wouldn't have been able to put my finger on what it was then. But there was an urgency about rock and roll in 1959—I was eleven years old then—so a lot of these songs from that era carried so much purchase against what we were trying to do over here. I wasn't in a group, I wasn't even thinking about singing. I was just starting a huge attraction to music."

    Journal Articles:Artist NewsPodcast

Enjoy This Post?

Get weekly updates right in your inbox.
terms

X By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about Nonesuch based on my information, interests, activities, website visits and device data and in accordance with the Privacy Policy. I understand that I can opt-out at any time by emailing privacypolicy@wmg.com.

Thank you!
x

Welcome to Nonesuch's mailing list!

Customize your notifications for tour dates near your hometown, birthday wishes, or special discounts in our online store!
terms

By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about Nonesuch based on my information, interests, activities, website visits and device data and in accordance with the Privacy Policy. I understand that I can opt-out at any time by emailing privacypolicy@wmg.com.

Related Posts

  • Thursday, May 23, 2024
    Thursday, May 23, 2024

    Congratulations to multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer Yussef Dayes, whose debut solo studio album, Black Classical Music, has won the UK's Ivor Novello Award for Best Album. The Ivor Academy, which celebrates songwriters and screen composers with the awards, recognized Dayes and his fellow creators Rocco Palladino and Charlie Stacey in the citation. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024
    Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    A recording of the current Tony-nominated Broadway show Illinoise: A New Musical will be released digitally via Nonesuch on May 31. A sneak peek of two album tracks—“Chicago (Reprise)” and “The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us!”—is available here. The new work features music and lyrics by Sufjan Stevens based on his album Illinois, a book by Justin Peck and Jackie Sibblies Drury, and direction and choreography by Peck, with new arrangements by Timo Andres and music supervision and direction by Nathan Koci. Details of the CD and LP release date coming soon. The New York Times exclaims: “The vocalists do not seem to sing so much as pour emotion into our ears.” Variety says: “A thrilling, genre-defying Broadway musical brings the Sufjan Stevens album to lyrical life.

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist News