Monday, February 15, 2016

Battle of the Bands - Lily Was Here

In the Winter months, especially in the evenings, I have a particular fondness for jazz music. I listen to more jazz,muck like how I listen to more 80's music in the Summer. Being Winter, I felt it was time for another jazzy song to battle it out. Perhaps, I will have a few more coming up down the road. I would like to be a little more versatile. Mostly, because there are so many music genres I enjoy. Any top 40 hit from the 50's through today. Jazz, Classical, Electric Strings, Comedy, well you get  the point. So I'd like to try and include a few more different selections. Songs I have always loved and wish to share. Today I have another of my favourite artists joining the battle. I won't say which of the two is my favourite, I'll let you guess. I will say this, I found both version great in their own way. How will you find them? let's find out. It's time for the...

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.

Silvermoon


Candy Dulfer


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.

Additional Questions:
Do you have seasonal music?
Were you a Lost fan?
Who can name my favourite jazz artist of all time?

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
MIKE'S RAMBLINGS
CURIOUS AS A CATHY
DCRELIEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS
THE DOGLADY'S DEN
CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE
ANGELS BARK
QUIET LAUGHTER
BE_REINVINTAGED
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING
JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE
NOVEL BREWS
HOLLI'S HOOTS AND HOLLERS
eViL pOp TaRt

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.

36 comments:

  1. I've heard that song before! I didn't know the name of it. I'm going to vote for #2--Candy Dulfer and David A. Stewart. The first one sounds like something you'd hear in a club and that music always seems obnoxious to me. Like an ear assault.

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    1. I was afraid to offer up that version, but then I think there are a few here who enjoy club-type music.

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  2. Hi, Jeffrey!

    You offer two very different types of recordings in today's battle. Silvermoon's house-trance dance club thingy is the type of music I haven't yet come to embrace. (I'm working on it.) Candy and David's performance was saxy as hell, much more listenable, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have come to embrace Candy. I want Candy! Gimme Candy (and Dave)!

    ANSWERS TO ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

    Do you have seasonal music?

    ANSWER: Diana Krall

    Were you a Lost fan?

    ANSWER: Diana Krall

    Who can name my favourite jazz artist of all time?

    ANSWER: Just a guess... Diana Krall.

    Have a great week, Jeffrey!

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    1. You are crazy. Yes, to all three questions. You answered correctly. At least I'll accept them as the correct answer for all three.
      Speaking of candy. You might find it ironic that I actually wrote a poem titled "candy", that has nothing to do about the sweet treats kids pop in their mouths. It's more about a musical artist. But I won't say who.

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  3. Other than Christmas music I wouldn't say I listen to any music in a seasonal sense. For me it's more a matter of whim determining what I'm in the mood for.

    This was a totally new song to me. I like it! Interesting Battle. Both versions have merit to my listening sensibilities. I enjoyed the synth-jazz version by Silvermoon--the trance style is cool, but I'm not always in the mood for it.

    The real jazzier version by Duffer and Stewart was definitely the cooler and more musical of the two. I go with the second version.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I'm glad you found the first version enjoyable, even if you didn't choose it.

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  4. This battle was really easy for me. I didn't care for Silvermoon at all. However, I really enjoyed Duffer and Stewart, so please give them my vote.

    I don't think I'm a seasonal music person (aside from Christmas music). I definitely do associate certain songs with specific people or times, but that isn't the same thing.

    I loved LOST. Great show. Josh Holloway is in a new show called Colony. Have you watched it?

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    1. No, haven't seen it. Is it good? I'll have to see what it's about.

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  5. I give my vote to Silvermoon, I like the temp more because I never got into the sax the way it was played in the '80's-always had a tinge of sleaze to it:) I love Lost and watched it religiously! Aside from Christmas music, I always play classical but I love listening to it more in the Fall. In the spring I listen more to soundtracks and older style-jazz 50's music but in the summer I listen more to Rock

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    1. At least this battle won't be a shut-out. I'm back to composing those sort of battles.
      So I'm not the only one who listens to certain types of music at certain times of the year.
      I've always loved sax, almost any way it was played.

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  6. Oh I like Candy Dulfer much better. I found Silvermoon's to be tedious to listen to. And I love the sax in Dulfer's version. Please give my vote to Candy.

    As for seasonal music: in the summer, I like good doses of Classic Rock. Recently I've been listening to Country as I'm driving around but interestingly I rarely listen to Country at home. When I use Pandora, I have several stations (a Guess Who station with songs from that genre and era, Fleetwood Mac station, etc).
    I'm not a big jazz fan and when I did listen to jazz, it wasn't true jazz. I gravitate to the smooth jazz Kenny G type sounds.

    Nice battle Jeffrey!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Certain music in certain places makes sense to me too. Smooth jazz on a long drive may not be such a good thing, neither would hard rock right before bed, i.e. listening to fall asleep to.

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  7. Jeffrey - I love this song - always have! That said, Candy Dulfer's version was excellent. Give her my vote.

    Seasonal music? I'll have to explore that. Enjoyed your battle.

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    1. Glad you enjoy this song too. It's been a favourite of mine for a while now.

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  8. I have Halloween and Christmas playlists. That's all I've got for seasonal playlists.

    I never got into Lost. Saw a few random episodes but found it odd.

    The first one was neat with the techno feel to it but a woman sax player won me over. My vote goes to Candy Dulfer.

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    1. I really didn't intend for this to be so one sided. If you like jazzy jazz, you will LOVE Candy Dulfer. Her music is very interesting.

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  9. Candy gets my vote! Music isn't seasonal its all the time, but there are some days that call for Buffett or Marley, or Swamp music, sometimes you need to rock, cool jazz

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    1. For the most part, I listen to all music all year round. But at times, certain music seems to fit only at a specific time.

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  10. Candy and David A Stewart get my vote. I loved the smooth saxxyness. I wouldn't say my taste in music isnt seasonal. Music portrays moods for me. Sometimes it transports me back into time, sometimes it transports me into a fantasy, but it always portrays a mood.

    sidenote: I had a colonoscopy done yesterday afternoon (2/15) and when I woke up out of the anesthesia, I had rock music in my thoughts. I couldn't place the artist (because I was still very groggy) but it was definitely rock and roll.

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    1. Lots of music transports me back in time also.
      Hope you are feeling better today.

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  11. Jeffrey, I do go through periods where I prefer to listen to certain types of music, but I have no rhythm or reason to my pattern except for Christmas time. This was an easy peasy pick for me. I didn't watch the videos. The first contender was too electro-technical. I wanted the jazz mood you're currently experience and Candy delivered on that. Candy Dulfer gets my vote. Nicely done, my friend, and thanks for voting in my current BoTB!

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    1. I think each BOTB contributor should strive to visit every other battles as best as possible.
      There are many times I can stand techno, and then other times it gets on my nerves. So odd and hard to explain.
      Jazz never does that to me.

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  12. I think Candy Dulfer gets my vote on this one. I normally don't mind dance/trance, but I'm not sure how I feel about it with jazz elements, so that's why my vote went to Candy.

    I don't have seasonal music, but do go through phases where I definitely listen to one genre more than all others.

    As for the other questions: I was a fan of Lost until the last season. I just gave up. And I have no idea who your favorite jazz artist could be!

    Kim (ReInVintaged)

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    1. Yes, I do the phases thing too. Besides Jazz or 80's music, all my other listening preferences seem to go in phases.
      I only asked the favourite jazz artist question to see how obnoxious I've been about my favourite lately. LOL

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  13. Candy Dulfer's version of this is classic. Because I felt that way, I wanted to hear if Silvermoon did anything different, and whether or not I liked it. Yes to the first question, no to the second. Candy Dulfer for me.

    I have a few Christmas albums, but don't really play them, even around Christmas.

    Mary watched the first few shows of the first season of "Lost," and by that time she was totally lost. I didn't bother. We see Daniel Dae Kim and Jorge Garcia on "Hawaii Five-O," and they're pretty good on that.

    No idea who your favorite jazz artist is. Duke Ellington?

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    1. Duke Ellington is a great guess. He does great work.
      I'm more a contemporary jazz fan than a classical. Though, I do love listening to both.

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  14. I vote for Silvermoon because their version makes me want to dance with Willy Dunne Wooters even though we don't dance. I kind of have seasonal music. I like Christmas music during the holidays. Certain songs make me think of summer, especially some by Seals & Crofts and America. I like The Beatles all year round. Beck is my birthday man because I went to a Beck concert once for my birthday. I never saw Lost, so I guess that puts me in the definitely not a fan category. I am your all-time favorite jazz artist.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It's refreshing to see someone pick the other band in this contest. :)
      Good guess on the jazz artist. LOL

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  15. JEFFY ~
    Jazz is my favorite musical genre, but only because it begins with "J" and so does "J"effrey.

    I haven't read any of the other comments yet, but will do so after I post this.

    I had never heard this tune before, nor had I ever heard of Silvermoon before.

    The Silvermoon version started out pretty good but it became so monotonous so quickly - with that Electronica-TechnoPop sound - that by the 1:15 mark, the honeymoon was over. At the 2:22 mark, I hit the "Stop" button because I could take no more of that "repetitiously monotonous sameness".

    CANDY DULFER I was familiar with because of her work with Van Morrison. She's OK. It's that Smooth Jazz sound, which I sometimes like, but unfortunately I've never heard Candy play a lick or a phrase or find a style I hadn't heard many, many times many, many years before she emerged on the scene.

    In other words, there's not a thing about Candy I can point to and say "That's original!" Nevertheless, I liked her version much better than Silvermoon's, so she gets my vote.

    I wish you had been a BOTBer back in 2014 when I put together a Battle over the song 'IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU' from the movie/play 'Camelot'. The winner in a 3-Way was a sax instrumental by Richie Cole. I'm wondering what you would have thought of that one. It's my all-time favorite sax song.

    http://stmccpresentsbattleofthebands.blogspot.com/2014/11/battle-of-bands-2014-nov-1-or-nero-vs.html

    >>... Do you have seasonal music?

    Yeah. During the season of Christmas, I play Christmas music almost exclusively.

    >>... Were you a Lost fan?

    Absolutely not.

    >>... Who can name my favourite jazz artist of all time?

    Jeffrey Scott can.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. I went back and listened. Yes, I'm certain I would have picked that version out of the other two. Though the second video was no longer available. I love a good sax solo.
      I would have thought you of all people would have guessed my favourite jazz artist. LOL

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    2. Uhm... is it Elvis Costello? ;o)

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  16. I clicked the first one off at exactly the 1:13 minute mark and I listened to the second one twice. You can guess (easily) which one I vote for.

    Seasonal music - not really, other than Christmas music. Funny though, that you would say Jazz is more winter music for you. I like jazz year round and any ole time, but I do think of it as more summer music. Perhaps that's because I first became a real jazz fan while living in Florida where it's summer all of the time.

    I never say 'Lost', but I'm not a big TV fan of anything.

    Favorite Jazz Arrtist - that's got to be Mrs. Costello or Dianna Krall, right?

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    1. I think jazz music for me became more Winter music because it's always something I listen to late in the evening, as opposed to during the day. Jazz works best for me when I'm relaxing at home, dimmed lights and a drink to warm the heart.
      Yes, you also got the jazz artist question correct. :)

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