An extended box set edition of the 1984 album “The Honeydrippers: Volume One” which featured Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck is due to be released, according to a musician who recently performed with Plant.
C. C. Adcock, an American songwriter and guitarist who performed with Plant at a pub in Shropshire in November, claimed in an Instagram post that a “deluxe extended edition box-set reissue” of the album is on the way.
Adcock wasn’t featured on the original album but wrote on Instagram that “a few Fats Domino tracks that we cut with Robert Plant back in the day, just after Hurricane Katrina, will be included” in the box set release.
“A wild dream to see my name next to Page & Beck in the guitar credits,” he added. “And dear Warren Storm’s drumming credit next to Phil Collins and Carmine Appice. The sole accordion listing goes to Steve Riley!!!”
It sounds like Adcock is referring to songs he recorded with Plant in New Orleans in 2006 for the Fats Domino tribute album “Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino” which was released in 2007.
Two songs featuring Plant, “It Keeps Rainin'” and “Valley Of Tears” were included on that album with Adcock featuring on the former track along with Riley as part of the group Lil’ Band O’ Gold.
Another Fats Domino cover featuring Plant and the Lil’ Band O’ Gold is “I’ve Been Around”, released on the 2012 album “Plays Fats”.
No official announcement of an expanded Honeydrippers album release has been made. The album was re-released in 2007 when it was remastered and featured a bonus live track.