It's kind of a po-TAH-to vs po-TA-to thing, both are great. J.J is a little more in my wheelhouse, but the EC covers are sure fire party music.Cale's version is far and away better'n Clapton's.
The production and mood is more fitting for a song called "After Midnight."
(But, Cale has been my main man for more than 40 years... saw him twice.)
However, Clapton put a coupla nice check's in Cale's mailbox for many year's.