Summertime Blues redux, redux Regarding the recent poll on which of seven versions of "Summertimes Blues" is the greatest of all time, the winner is:
The Blue Cheer version received three votes, a whopping 50 percent of the total. Runner-up is the Who's version, with two votes. Coming in third was the T Rex version, with one vote. Poor Eddie Cochran, who first recorded the song, didn't get a single vote.
Ain't democracy grand? Thank you to all who voted.
You can hear them all, plus three other versions of the summer classic.