Just about everyone (and certainly anyone who follows my blog) has heard The Ventures’ song "Walk, Don’t Run." I was surprised to learn that it wasn’t one of their originals. The original was written by Johnny Smith and recorded by him in 1954, and covered by Chet Atkins in 1958. Let’s put those two versions up against each other and see what you think…
Johnny Smith (1954)
Chet Atkins (1958)
You know the drill from here…
- Listen to the two songs.
- Decide which song you like the best.
- Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
- Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:
I’ll announce the winner next Thursday, July 8, so vote by next Wednesday to make sure your voice is heard. Don’t forget, anyone can vote.
The lines are now open. Good luck to Johnny and Chet!