Well, this battle looked like it was headed for a total shutout but in the end the Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies snatched a few votes, resulting in a 26% share of the votes. Everyone seemed to prefer BB King & Bonnie Raitt’s version. I liked their version just fine and I think Bonnie Raitt’s contribution in that duo was fantastic. But in my opinion, no one can do that song better than Dr. John. So I appreciated the different approach that the Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies took, with their electrified funk version. Therefore I placed my vote with them.
The final tally:
BB King/Bonnie Raitt 16 votes
Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies 5 votes
I did learn something in this battle though. I never really thought of pitting the original against a cover. I’ve always pitted cover against cover. But our own Stephen McCarthy pointed out that it would’ve been a much better battle had I put Dr. John up against BB King/Bonnie Raitt’s version. I agree! In hindsight, I should’ve done that. Maybe I’ll save that for a battle down the road, because I’m very interested to see how that match-up would end up…
As always, thanks for participating in my battle!
See you on February 1st for a special Battle of the Bands, in which my battle will coincide with a special blogging event, the Lost & Found Valentine’s Edition Blog-hop, hosted by Arlee Bird and Guilie Castillo-Oriard. Stay tuned. This is going to be fun!