And I'm sure everyone joins me in welcoming Arlee Bird of 'Tossing It Out' back from his hospital stay. Yeah, he'll miss the busty blonde nurses feeding him Daiquiris through a straw all day, but... well, we ain't bad either. And we're more than nationwide (thanks to our Canadian voters).
Surprisingly, there will not be the usual verbosity from me this time. It's just going to be a very simple, straight-forward BOTB contest. Nuttin' fancy, no shock 'n' awe, no "Look, Mom, no hands!" Not "a bunch of okie-doke" and no special arcane information that you need your Little Orphan Annie Secret Agent Decoder Ring for. I'm not trying to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. This is just a basic "meat 'n' tater tots" Battle -- like BOTB was meant to be. (I might even have room to include some advertising!)
'I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES' is an old Jazz and Blues standard. What else ya need to know?
First up is "Dorothy" from 'The Wizard Of Oz'. It comes from Judy Garland's 1957 album 'Alone'.
'I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES' by Judy Garland
|EUGENE MARTONE VS. JACK BUTLER|
Next is Keely Smith, the wife of Louis Prima (aka "King Louie" from Disney's animated classic 'The Jungle Book'). It comes from the album 'The Wildest Show At Tahoe', recorded live at Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, in 1958. It's Prima, Smith, and Sam Butera & The Witnesses.
'I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES' by Keely Smith
|GOODNIKS VS. NO-GOODNIKS|
|RIDDLER VS. BATMAN|
Alright now, “you know the gig”... I welcome you (whoever you are) to vote for your favorite of these songs in the comment section below. And feel free to tell us WHY you chose one song over the other.
After voting here, I suggest - actually I insist - you pop over to the blogs of the other 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' participants to see which songs they have chosen and vote there also. (If their ‘BOTB’ blog bits aren’t posted yet, pour yourself two shots of ‘Grand Marnier’ over ice – do it twice – and then return to their blogs to
Voice Your Vote...
@ ‘TOSSING IT OUT’ by clicking HERE.
@ ‘YOUR DAILY DOSE’ by clicking HERE.
@ 'MIKE'S RAMBLINGS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'CURIOUS AS A CATHY' by clicking HERE.
@ 'THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING' by clicking HERE.
@ 'DCRELIEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'THE DOGLADY'S DEN' by clicking HERE.
@ 'CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE' by clicking HERE.
@ 'ANGELS BARK' by clicking HERE.
@ 'JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE' by clicking HERE.
@ 'JANIE JUNEBUG, RIGHTING & EDITING' by clicking HERE.
@ 'J.A. SCOTT' by clicking HERE.
@ 'QUIET LAUGHTER' by clicking HERE.
@ 'REINVINTAGED' by clicking HERE.
@ 'EVIL POP TART' by clicking HERE.
As I've done in the past, I will continue to return to my 'BOTB' blog bits on the 7th and 21st of each month to post my own votes and announce the winners in the comment sections.
~ Stephen T. McCarthy