Monday, February 1, 2016
Battle of the Bands - I Got You Babe
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Jeffrey Scott: Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cold out there today. Well, actually it's cold out there every day. What is this, Miami Beach?
Charles Winthrop: Hmmm, not hardly. But I see what you did there, quoting from the film.
JS: Busted! But never mind that. It's February 1st, and that means it's time for me to put my Battle of the Bands blog post together. (This week, I was challenged by Charles Winthrop to put together a battle from one of the songs he has been requesting.) Would you like to tell my readers which I have selected?
CW: Certainly. The song featured is the Sonny and Cher classic, 'I Got You Babe'.
JS: It's a great song, though I'm not sure I'd want to listen to it wake me up each and every day, for the rest of my life. That could get frustrating after awhile.
CW: Quite so. It is interesting to note, however, this song was number one almost 50 years ago. It's still very recognizable and has been redone many times.
JS: Which brings us back to the musical challenge. I hope you like the two cover songs I've selected.
CW: Probably not as well as I like the original.
JS: I would be surprised if you did.
*This conversation took place in text message.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
The two musical contenders for this Battle of the Bands are found below.
Please listen to both and let me know which you like best.
Land of Giants
Those are the two contenders. Ignoring the actual videos, who do you think performs the song best? I collected the two bands to battle it out, now it's your job to vote on your favourite. Please list your preferred song choice in the comments. Additionally, let me know why you feel the way you do. Voting ends on the 8th when I'll cast my vote and announce the winner in a separate posting.
Do you like the original song from Sonny & Cher?What is your favourite Sonny and/or Cher song?
If you are a participant in the BOTB feature, do you take song requests?
If you are not a participant in the BOTB feature, is there a song you'd like me to throw in the mix?
If you enjoyed this Battle of the Bands feature, don't forget to visit the other participants in the Battle of the Band to see what sort of music they are featuring. You will certainly be entertained, so click on their links below.
FAR AWAY SERIES
STMcC PRESENTS 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS'
TOSSING IT OUT
JANIE JUNEBUG RIGHTING AND EDITING
YOUR DAILY DOSE
CURIOUS AS A CATHY
DCRELIEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS
THE DOGLADY'S DEN
CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING
JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE
HOLLI'S HOOTS AND HOLLERS
Are you currently in the BOTB and don't see your name in the list above? Let me know in comments and I'll include it.
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state writer & D.J. His interests
include music (both modern and
classical) and is a fine art connoisseur.
His articles have appeared in various
magazines including, 'Art Beautiful',
'Music of the Renaissance', and 'The Walla Walla Whistler'.