Monday, February 22, 2016

Battle of the Bands Results - Lily Was Here

It seems when it comes to my faovurite jazz artists, I tend to draw battles one-sided. Again, this was not intentional. I honestly thought it could go either way. This battle, more than the Krall battle of weeks ago, I thought would be fair. Turns out, not so much.

First Round Picks were all thrown towards Candy Dulfer. Voters in the first round were Stephanie, Shady, Arlee and Robin.

The second round saw 75% of the votes going to sweet Candy.
Candy Dulfer Second Round - Michele, Dixie, Chrys
Silvermoon received one vote from Birgit.

The third round was entirely thrown towards Candy Dulfer once again. This time votes were received from Mike, Mary, Cathy and Kim from ReInintaged.

The final battle gave one more vote to Silvermoon, via Janie. However, the rest of the votes were captured by Candy; John, Stephen and FAE.

So without further hoopla,

the winner with a final score of 14-2 is....


Winners Circle
Congratulations to Candy Dulfer and her Sax
The following video, she assists Van Morrison on a Moondance



Top Comments

Stephanie Faris - 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.

Arlee Bird - 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.

Birgit - 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:)

Chrys Fey - 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.
Mary Burris - Candy and David A Stewart get my vote. I loved the smooth saxxyness.

Cathy Kennedy - 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.

John Holton - 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.

Janie Junebug - I vote for Silvermoon because their version makes me want to dance with Willy Dunne Wooters even though we don't dance.

Stephen T. McCarthy - Jazz is my favorite musical genre, but only because it begins with "J" and so does "J"effrey. 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".

farawayeyes - 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.


Once again, thanks to everyone who stopped by and placed a vote.
Come back again for a new battle March 1st
Who will you vote for?
What song will I choose?
Which artists will battle it out?
Stay tuned.


Don't forget to visit the other participants in the Battle of the Band to see who won their battles.

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
NOVEL BREWS
QUIET LAUGHTER
BE_REINVINTAGED
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING
JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE
HOLLI'S HOOTS AND HOLLERS
eViL pOpTaRt

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.

22 comments:

  1. I have to say Van Morrison's jazz artists really stole the show. Candy sure brought the house down with her saxophone.

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  2. Hi, Jeffrey!

    I expected Candy to win, but I didn't expect her to trounce. I loved her sax solo there on "Moondance." Thank you for introducing this talented musician to me. She's got the juice.

    See you next time, good buddy!

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  3. >>... Once again, thanks to everyone who stopped by and placed a vote.

    You're welcome, Jeffy.

    >>... Come back again for a new battle March 1st

    OK.

    >>... Who will you vote for?

    Simon & Garfunkel

    >>... What song will I choose?

    'Take Me Out To The Ballgame'

    >>... Which artists will battle it out?

    Simon & Garfunkel versus Lennon & McCartney

    >>... Stay tuned.

    OK, will do.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  4. Not often that I've seen a female sax player. This Candy is good. I'd listen to her music just about anytime.

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

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    1. She's very different. Lot's of hip-hop jazz, which is kind of a new thing to me.

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  5. Missed this one, ugh. But! I probably would've given my vote to Candy anyhow. Like the video you posted this time.

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    1. I like this video too. It was a song suggestion in the comments on the actual battle.
      Don't worry about missing the battle. That happens some times.

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  6. My battle was very one note this time, too. Not easy to predict how the people will vote!

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    1. Sometimes you think everyone is going to like both songs, other times no one sees to like the song you think will do well. That's all the fun in these battles, see how much of a fight we can put up.

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  7. Jeff,battle of the bands is I like more than van Morrison. So I vote the second one.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to check out the results.

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  8. You win some, you lose some, and sometimes you just walk away shaking your head.

    Love the piece by Van the Man. He is one of my favorites.

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  9. She's quite beautiful--not something you necessarily expect from a jazz musician!

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    1. She's certainly got a style all her own.
      One of my favourite jazz artists.

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  10. I thought, Candy was, well... dandy! See you in March Jeff-man.

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    1. I love a comment that will rhyme.
      I'd love to see it all the time.

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