Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Battle of the Bands: Key to the Highway

 Today on my Battle of the Bands I am going with the blues standard "Key to the Highway" first recorded by Charles Segar and often accredited to William Broonzy. 

                                          Here is Segar's version from 1940....


Here is how the Battle works I pick two covers and you my awesome visitors tell me which one you liked the best in the comments. I count up the winner and in a new post 8 days or later I announce the winner. Today's conttestants are Luther Allison and Little Walter.

Luther Allison

Little Walter

Luther or Little? Tell me who you are voting for in the comments. I will announce the winner on 6/23 or later. I will have a new battle on July 1!

Thannks for visiting come back soon!


Birgit said...

Both are great but I really enjoyed the 2nd one with the harmonica. It just came in with a force and I liked that

John Holton said...

I like both Luther Allison and Little Walter, but on this one, I like Walter a lot more. That harmonica makes all the difference.

Arlee Bird said...

Not a big harmonica fan. I mean it's good and all, but at the moment the other version just struck me better. It was smooth and just loped along without being overly harsh to the ears.

My vote to Luther.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Howdy, MIKE ~

I really liked BOTH of these recordings, BUT Little Walter was a beast on the Blues harmonica. I just couldn't, in good conscience, vote against The Harp King!

Good match-up, though! It was a really very close call for me.

~ D-FensDogG

The video you embedded for Walter is saying "This video is not available". So I went to ScrewTube to find the L.W. version. But you may want to try downloading that video (or a similar one) again.

Cathy Kennedy said...


I'm sorry I missed this showdown. :(