But, just put on A Losing Battle, the Dr John-written and produced track that Adams put out in 1962 and tell me that he had a better.
Need more proof? Drop the needle on I Won’t Cry.
Who’s better? I’ll wait right here.
I got to see Mr Adams one time when I was still a teenager, and had a laughable fake ID that got me in the door of the storied Eldorado Club in the depths of Birmingham’s notorious West End.
He strolled onto the tiny stage wearing a super-sharp, 70s-looking two-piece suit, and proceeded to tear the house down for two hours including one of the fieriest encores I’ve ever heard in my life.
Johnny Adams passed away in 1998.