I’d never heard of Johnny Jenkins until I came across his version of “I Walk on Gilded Splinters,” the highlight of his Ton-Ton Macoute album. (Which actually started production as a Duane Allman solo album, as the Allman-intensive musician roster will show.) Turns out that Dr. John classic has been covered quite a few times, most recently by Paul Weller:
Here’s a version from . . . wait for it . . . Cher:
Oh. My. God. What else can you say?
As a palette-cleanser, here’s the studio version of Weller’s cover, set to the montage at the end of the fourth season of The Wire: