In the very early 1990s, The Black Crowes exploded onto the music scene with hits like "Hard to Handle" and "She talks to Angels." At the time, I tried to convince my dad that their "Hard to Handle" was superior to Tony Joe White's or Otis Redding's or any of the other earlier artists to cover this song. Needless to say, he laughed at me. I'll let you judge for yourself:
Here's a version performed by Otis Redding:
Here's The Black Crowes:
Here's a link to listen to Tony Joe's version.
What do you think? Which version did you like better? Are remakes (music or other) ever as good as the original?