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!
Absolutely no surprise with this outcome. Maybe a little too much edge to the Screamin’ Cheetahs, but not in the popular tastes of our typical voters.
Good try though.
Tossing It Out
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Thanks Lee. Hopefully the next battle will be a little closer. But this was a fun one at least. I’m still listening to Dr. John’s version and just gave it another listen tonight!
I voted for BB and Bonnie and yet I am surprised that they won by such a wide margin. A large number of voters flocked to your polling place this time and for that I congratulate you. I look forward to your next competition on the first. Have a great weekend, dear friend Michele!
hey Shady. I thought I had responded to your post here but it’s not showing up. Thanks for stopping by to check out the results post. I was glad that the Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies at least garnered some votes. Didn’t look like that was going to happen for quite a while!
Hope you had a good weekend. Another one will be here before we know it! Time is flying so fast, I can’t keep up!
For a smidgen of time, I was on the fence over who I wanted to vote for. Ultimately I picked the winner, so I’m happy with that.
Well I’m glad you were at least considering the Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies. Thanks for that!
It did look like a blowout early on, but I’m glad the Cheetah Wheelies got some votes, as I actually liked them too. Just not as much as BB and Bonnie. 🙂 Yeah; putting them against Dr. John would be an interesting battle, for sure!
…or Pat Boone!
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Thanks Debbie. Yeah, I think I’ll do that battle in a few months… I love the Dr. John version so much! Are you guys getting any effects from Storm Jonas? My brother and sister-in-law are here and ended up staying another day because their flights were cancelled. We celebrated: we found out that the flights were cancelled just when we were all going to bed on Thursday night so then we got everybody up and out of bed for another beer to celebrate! 🙂 It was nice to have them here for another day!
Ah, darn! But I knew my choice wasn’t the popular one so oh well 🙂
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Yeah but you still have good taste! I liked their version too and so did a few of us so we just have sophisticated taste! 😄
Yay!! I didn’t think they could be beat! Great battle. Michelle.
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Thanks Cherdo!! 😄
I liked BB King and Bonnie Raitt better so glad they won. I bought a record of Dr. John for my brother one year since he loves blues…so many different types of music. I asked him which one he preferred and he said nothing beats Dr. John. I tried to tell him how the battle works but not sure he got it:)
I agree though Birgit. In my opinion, no one can do that song better than Dr John so I would have to agree with your brother on that one. 😀
Glad your choice won! Thanks for being a part of it.
My choice won too. Wow! I really thought this would be closer, though.
We’ve got some ice and snow here, in NC, but it’s begun to melt. It’s been a hoot watching the squirrels play.
Michele – looking forward to your next battle!
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What part of NC are you in Dixie?? My folks live in Wilmington area…but they’re spending the winter here with me in Austin, TX. I’d give anything to see some snow! I haven’t seen snow in years!!! I miss it so much (grew up in Buffalo/Niagara Falls). I bet those squirrels were having a blast. I saw some of the National Zoo videos that were floating around online about the animals reactions to the snowfall in DC. Sweet!
Thanks for stopping by to check out my results post.
See you for the next round…