Song #36 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Hard To Handle”, originally by Otis Redding and covered by the Black Crowes. Here’s the original:
I’ve known for awhile that this was an Otis Redding song – not as far back as when the Crowes version came out and was all over the radio, but for a few years now. I don’t think I’d ever heard Redding’s original, though. Do oldies radio stations play this song? I don’t know why they wouldn’t, but then the way radio stations come up with their playlists has always been a mystery to me. Anyway, here’s the cover:
I’ve always really liked the Black Crowes’ version. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of any other songs they’ve done, but they’re worth remembering just for this. What do you think?