Just as a point of reference, here's the hit. The great Ernie-K-Doe, singing an Allen Toussaint song. (See the recent post of this song by the Yardbirds.)
I do love the versions of these songs by a couple of the more talented English bands of yesteryear, but the originals usually cut them down to size. It so happened at the time that I was already a fan of New Orleans music, and the fact that the English bands covered the songs was something that drew me into fandom of the English bands. Then, I will admit, the English bands showed me lots of stuff that I had not been familiar with. In music, what goes around, comes around.