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Welcome back, my friends, to the "Battle" that never ends.
We're so glad you could attend. Come inside! Come inside!


This is
'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' ('BOTB') where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two "Battles" per month, on the 1st and 15th. Six days later (the 7th and 21st), I place my own vote, tally 'em all up and announce the winner.

Friend? Foe? Stranger? No matter, ALL are welcome. So pull up a chair, pour yourself 24 oz. of 'DOG BITE High Gravity Lager' (or the poison of your choice) and turn it up to Eleven!

[NOTE: Links to the first year of 'BOTB' (#1 - #24) can be found at the very bottom of this page.]

Saturday, October 1, 2016

2016, OCT. 1: BATTLE OF THE BANDS (Or, KENNY LOGGINS VS. RAY CHARLES And DIANA KRALL)


Trump and his "Deplorables" Vs. Hellary and her medical staff, Male Vs. Female, War Vs. Peace, Light Vs. Dark, Good Vs. Evil, Man Vs. Machine, Love Vs. Hate, Dog Vs. Cat, Sun Vs. Moon, Brain Vs. Brawn, Oscar Vs. Grammy, Angel Vs. Demon, Laurel Vs. Hardy, Beer Vs. Wine, TV Vs. Radio, Pitcher Vs. Batter, Paper Vs. Plastic, Reality Vs. Fantasy, Yeshua Vs. Beelzebub, Conservative Vs. Liberal, You Vs. Me, House Vs. Senate, Offense Vs. Defense, Kramer Vs. Kramer, Spy Vs. Spy, Fischer Vs. Spassky, W.C. Fields Vs. Sobriety, Harold Gimpy, Jr. Vs. Sheldon J. Pismire, Rock Vs. Paper Vs. Scissors, Islam Vs. Everything, Singer Vs. Singer, Band Vs. Band...

'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' ('BOTB')


Shoop-Shooby -
Shooby-Duh-Dooby-Doop-Dooby-Dooby-Doo-Wah -
Buh-Doo-Wah!

Yes, it's time once again for 'Battle Of The Bands' ('BOTB').

Alright, let's get on it. Let's get ON this thing!...

EUGENE  MARTONE  VS.  JACK  BUTLER

Announcement: If you didn't check out my last BOTB Results post, you can do that HERE. I thought it was a pretty cool blog bit which included the mention of a surprise voter in my last Battle as well as a list of my 5 Favorite Guitarists of all time (or, Two Dannys, Two Garys, and a Pat). Check it out when you're done voting here or else you're just a big Poo-Poo Head!

GOODNIKS  VS.  NO-GOODNIKS

Wackypedia sez:
"You Don't Know Me" is a song written by Cindy Walker based on a title and storyline given to her by Eddy Arnold in 1955. "You Don't Know Me" was first recorded by Arnold that year and released as a single on April 21, 1956 ... The first version of the song to make the Billboard charts was by Jerry Vale in 1956, peaking at #14 ... Arnold's version charted two months later ... [at] #10 on the Billboard country chart.

In his book 'Eddy Arnold: Pioneer of the Nashville Sound', author Michael Streissguth describes how the song came to be:

Cindy Walker, who had supplied Eddy with "Take Me in Your Arms and Hold Me" (a number one country record in 1949), recalled discussing the idea for "You Don't Know Me" with Eddy as she was leaving one of Nashville's annual disc-jockey conventions. "I went up to the Victor suite to tell Steve Sholes good-bye," she explained, "and just as I was leaving, Eddy came in the door."

Walker remembered him saying, "I got a song title for you... 'You Don't Know Me.'"

"But I know you," teased Walker.

"This is serious", replied Eddy, who proceeded to outline his idea.

The songwriter promised to let the idea stew in her head for a while. And soon, she remembered, the lyrics tumbled onto the page. "The song just started singing. It sort of wrote itself..."


The song has become a Pop Standard, having been recorded by a godzillion different singers in a godzillion different ways. I think it was destined to become a Standard because the aching, unrequited love scenario that the song describes seems to be so universal. Is there any man or woman who couldn't at one time or another in their life totally relate to the sentiment of this song?

Because the song was a collaborative effort between a man and woman and because it's something that most of us have felt and suffered through before, I wanted my Battle to pit a male vocalist vs. female vocalist. And my first choices were Kenny Loggins vs. Patti Page.

However, when I learned that our friend JEFFREY SCOTT was returning to rejoin us BOTBers in this round, I decided to celebrate that happy news by featuring his favorite artist, Diana Krall, who recorded the song as a duet with Ray Charles. This Battle is for you, Jeffy! Er... which is NOT to say that I have a secret crush on you. John Wayne!-John Wayne! I am not just a heterosexual, but I am a (link-->) "CONFIDENT heterosexual".

GODZILLA  VS.  KING  KONG

You Don't Know Me -- Kenny Loggins (1977)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSrhJae02Tk


[If that video doesn't play for my Canadian friends, you might try THIS one.]

RIDDLER  VS.  BATMAN

You Don't Know Me -- Ray Charles & Diana Krall (2004)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHc-a7kiNTQ


[If that video doesn't play for my Canadian friends, you might try THIS one.]

Question: "Will Ray Charles and Diana Krall win this BOTB contest?"
Magic 8 Ball sez: "You may rely on it."

We'll see, we'll see...

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 vice your voice ...vote your vice ...voice your vote.)

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 & EDITINGby clicking HERE.
@ 'J.A. SCOTT' by clicking HERE.
@ 'QUIET LAUGHTER' by clicking HERE
@ 'REINVINTAGED' by clicking HERE.
@ 'DISCCONNECTED' by clicking HERE.
@ 'THE PEDESTRIAN WRITER' 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     

48 comments:

  1. I best remember Eddy Arnold's version which is the one I mostly heard in my life. I also remember when Ray Charles came out with his solo version which was good, but I didn't like it as much as Eddy.

    In your match today, both were fine in their own ways. However for me the Loggins version dragged which made is seem to last interminably long and maybe a bit overwrought and overly dramatized.

    ...Then after I woke up I listened to the next version...

    The duo picked up the pace better and I just preferred everything about it from pacing, to the instruments, to Krall's vocals (and Ray's vocals though not as much).

    Give my vote to Diana Krall and Ray Charles.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. LEE ~
      There are so many recordings of this song that ALL of us BOTBers could BOTB it a few times each.

      OK, Jeffy will be happy that Ray and his girl, Diana, got the lead right out of the starting gate.

      ~ D-FensDogG
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  2. THE MAGIC SIX-BALL SEZ: "You may rely upon SBBVI voting AGAINST Krall when given the opportunity"

    I love Ray Charles. But his voice on this one was simply not good. I think it was quite near the end of his life and it simply is not what it was in the early sixties. Not nearly in the form it would require to overcome the negatives of his duet partner. I never have like Krall: I think she is vastly overrated (sorry Jeffrey.)

    Loggins take on the song is different. I always liked Loggins also (though I liked him best as part of Loggins and Messina), and his version clicks all "Loggin's boxes." I'm nobody's fool: I'm voting Loggins.

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    1. Well, consarn it all, SBB-6! There goes the shutout immediately, in just two votes, but because you disagreed with Lee, that means I'm going to have to agree with one of youz two. Don't we hate it when that happens!

      The MAGIC 6 BALL is never wrong. Does the MAGIC 8 BALL occasionally give false readings? "You may rely on it."

      It'll be interesting to see if the Canadians are able to play both videos this time. Thanks again for your help with that.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  3. Al Bondigas here. I bet you can't believe it's me, showin up all early to vote n shit. Well it is me and I got a birth certificate to prove it. Not a counterfeit one like some presidents are prone to use. Anyway, I never thought I could ever rule agin the Chazz man, but, Loggins is absolutely wonderful with his recording. Can you say deep, passionate and emotional? You gave me the Loggins CD I own didn't you? Just so you know I play that quite a bit, I even have it on my phone from Spotify and play it a lot when working out at the gym Good stuffs indeed. Anyway, I'm going long here, so my rulin' is fer Loggins. That's it!! That's my rulin'.

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    1. JUDGE AL ~
      Alright, knock it off! Maybe the president doesn't have an authentic birth certificate, but at least he's a "CONFIDENT heterosexual" who knows how to pitch! He could "throw that speedball by you and make you look like a fool, boy!"

      A second vote for Kenny Loggins. The Magic 8 Ball ain't sweatin' it... yet.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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    2. Are you sure about Obama being a 'Confident heterosexual'? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm-ebvDpGnc

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSHjiH0w24E

      ~ Jus' sayin'

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    3. Awww, McMary, McMary
      Quite Contrary
      I'm tempted to delete
      The Mc from your Mary!

      Ha!-Ha! I just jest. I'd already seen both of those videos some time ago. Let's face it, "confident heterosexual" men do not acquire nicknames like "Bathhouse Barry". Plus, did you watch that video of him throwing out that first pitch like a confident homosexual?

      What brand of aluminum foil do you use for your hats? I use ACME because it's cheaper than the name brands and works just as well.

      Is it too much to hope that you, McMary, are deplorable too?

      Let me be the first to share this news with you: I just received an Email that said the following:

      Congratulations Stephen, the meme you submitted to Cohort Times will be the feature meme on our website between the hours of 6am to 10pm 10-03-2016.

      Be sure to tell your family and friends to look for your work on cohorttimes.com

      Thank you,
      CT

      Looks like I'm gonna get ANOTHER 15 minutes of fame. Woo-Hoo!!

      Of course, I've already posted that meme on my own political website... but who the hell's gonna see it there?

      ~ D'plorable Stephen
      DogGtor of Alcohology &
      King of Inebriation Nation

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    4. I'm gonna keep my eyes peeled for that meme, Sir D'plorable!

      I can neither confirm nor deny being d'plorable.

      See, Hillary doesn't have skeletons in her closet - that B has a full on graveyard.

      ACME is a good brand of foil. I personally prefer Reynolds. Many years ago, I used to work for a steel distributor in Idaho. While I'd like to say that I get a friends and family discount, we did do quite a bit of business with the Reynolds group (before they sold out to Alcoa)

      Alrighty. I need to get busy and put together more posts for my month of Rocktober. Football is keeping me distracted today, along with my social media blasts.

      ~Mary

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    5. >>... Hillary doesn't have skeletons in her closet...

      GOL!!
      No. It's way beyond that. Hellary has closets in her skeletons!!

      Oh, McMary, I thank you for inspiring me to be so funny (or some reasonable facsimile thereof).

      [Doggone it, I think that might be my next featured meme at CohortTimes.com! Keep watching for it, McMary! Beer Boy Bryan has already declared me a "master of memes" and I can't let him down now (...that he's so completely fooled by my foolishness).]

      ~ Stephen

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  4. Once again you have exposed the shallowness of my musical knowledge. Great song and two great renditions. I vote for BOTH. Nope, that would be a wasted vote. I’m sure “BOTH” doesn’t know what Aleppo is either.

    So I’ll go with the Magic 8 ball on this one. The tag team of Ray and Diana just edged out KL’s version. Even though KL’s version did fill the empty space between the headphones nicely, Ray’s familiar voice is too hard for me to vote against.

    Man, I hope after Ray Charles reads this he stops by the comment section to say “hey”.

    SigToo

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    1. >>... I’m sure “BOTH” doesn’t know what Aleppo is either.

      Oh, SIG-TOO, you big kidder! Everybody knows that Aleppo is a hippo suffering from Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever!

      By the way, have you seen THIS one?...
      http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2016/september/29/why-everything-you-hear-about-aleppo-is-wrong/

      Thanks for the vote, "muh Bruhthuh" (as Robert Barone said during his funky Black phase). 4 votes in and tied 2 to 2. It looks promising already.

      Yeah, if Ray stops by and leaves a comment on this Battle that will definitely be one for the BOTB record book.

      Where is Ray today?
      Relaxing in the 7th Heaven Lounge?
      Or in the Basement does he bake?
      C'mon, Bruhthuh Ray, just one little comment
      For old rhyme's sake!

      ~ D-FensDogG

      POSTSCRIPT: I thought of you last night! We TRTers watched the TAGS episode "Guest Of Honor" and I was reminded of how I did something in a "MUSH" episode, deliberately copying Jay Novello (a character actor) when he got caught red-handed with the goods. Did you ever see me as one of "Rizzo's crap-shooting grease monkeys"? Mulcahy even said "Jocularity" in that ep!

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  5. I'm gonna cut loose, you Trumpmeister. I'll vote for Kenny Loggins because the Magic 8 Ball said he'll lose. It's a protest vote, and I'll also vote for Gary Johnson in support of not knowing where Aleppo is and not being able to name a world leader he admires. YOU SUCK, TRUMPLOVER!

    XOXO

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. LOVE JANIE ~
      Being a "confident heterosexual", I can't possibly be a "Trumplover".

      Well, at least a vote for Dopey Johnson isn't a vote for Crooked Clinton. I applaud you for that.

      Alright, seriously... I've known for a long time (the mid-1990s) that a vote for a Republican or a Democrat is quite literally a vote for Revelation 13:11-18.

      When Ron Paul has thrown his hat into the ring, I've voted for him. Otherwise, my vote goes to whomever is representing (Link>) THIS PARTY.

      However, for a 101 reasons, THIS YEAR is different. And yes, although I don't "love" Trump, this D'plorable DogG is voting for him.

      [You may request to receive our FREE 2016 Presidential Voter's Guide via Email. Simply write "Whatchoo Talkin' 'bout, Willis?" in the space provided here: ____________.]

      OK, got you down as a vote for Kenny. I asked the Magic 8 Ball, "Because Love Janie is deliberately trying to undermine your prediction will she soon develop a very bad case of toenail fungus?"

      The Magic 8 Ball sez: "Very doubtful."

      Looks like you're off the hook. Never let it be said that the powerful Magic 8 Ball holds grudges against BOTB voters.

      ~ D'plorable Stephen

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    2. I don't think I'm off the hook. I'm looking for a new nail salon because the one in my neighborhood isn't as clean as it used to be.

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    3. Well, that IS a bit disconcerting, I'll admit. But I'm still going to side with the Magic 8 Ball, which has NEVER been known to make a false prediction (on this blog).

      Incidentally, that offer for the FREE 2016 Presidential Voter's Guide is on the table until November 8th.

      I don't know about you, but any time I encounter an intelligent person with a strong viewpoint that differs 180-degrees from mine, I like to find out why their I.Q. betrayed them and how they got it so doggone wrong, consarn it!

      [Obviously, I'm assuming here that you find me intelligent. I may not be, but I know I'm smarter'n the average bear -- all of which are stoopid as hell and phuqing up the Reno freeways 24/7/365.]

      ~ D'plorable D-FensBear
      Of Very Little Brain

      POSTSCRIPT:
      I had a small piece of fluff in my ear. Could you write your comment again, please, Janie?

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  6. D'plorable Dawg ~

    I've been a fan of Kenny Loggins from way back when. But I'd be lying if I said that I didn't like the Ray Charles and Diana Krall version of this song.

    I think the song was intended to be a duet, and Ray & Diana gave it life. They get my vote.

    ~Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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    1. Hey, MARY, that's "D'plorable Bossdawg" to YOU! :O) (Just because I've become a deplorable dog doesn't mean I cease bein' da boss, does it?)

      Another vote for Bruhthuh Ray and Sistah Krall. And I believe that means this Battle is tied up again (3 to 3).

      Ray thanks you, Diana thanks you, and I thank you. (But Kenny's pretty pissed at you.)

      ~ Bruhthuh Stephen

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  7. Ok love Ray Charles but can't stand Diana Krall(sorry Jeff) so I was expecting to vote for Kenny Loggins but Krall wasn't her usually annoying self(again, sorry Jeff) so I vote for them. Kenny was a bit too slow and 70's style for me( or 80's) so the vote goes to Ray.....and Kralll:) oh and I could listen to both versions right off the bat! Thanks for placing I an alternative means though:) and sorry for being late!

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    1. BIRGIT ~
      You're never late until the 7th (or 21st).

      My buddy Sheboyganboy Six has a method for checking the videos for Canadian access, so hopefully the frustration is now a thing of the past.

      Thanks for the vote. Ray and the Non-Annoying Diana take the lead... again.

      Thanks for your vote, Birgit.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  8. Damn; I did not want to vote for Ray and Diana because I'm not that big a fan of Diana. Sorry Jeff, just the way things are. But, I have to admit I loved their version. Ray is just too good to ignore; I've been able to ignore Kenny Loggins lots of times.

    And yeah, I'm a poo-poo head and not going back to the last post. *sticks tongue out at Saint Mac**

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    1. POO-POO HEAD DONNA ~

      >>... *sticks tongue out at Saint Mac**

      I hope you know that when you stick your tongue out at a saint it automatically punches your one-way ticket to hell.

      (When you're in hell, NEVER knock on door number 66 on the sixth floor if the "Do Not Disturb" sign is hanging on the doorknob. Dog-damn-it, that pisses me off!)

      Your comment of not-nice-ability has forced me to consult the Magic 8 Ball on the prospect of us ever having mad sex together...

      Me: "Magic 8 Ball, will Wild Thing Poo-Poo Head Donna and I ever have mad sex together?"

      Magic 8 Ball: "Reply hazy. Try again."

      TRY AGAIN??!!! At my age, I'm happy if I can even try ONCE!

      ~ D-FensDogG
      'Loyal American Viagra-Taker'

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  9. I listened to these on the 1st, but needed to let it settle in. I really liked Kenny Loggins on this song and expected to vote for him song unheard. Honestly, I'm not a huge Ray Charles or Diana Krall fan (apologies to Jeffrey). It turns out I liked their version more than I expected to... hence the tough decision. But, ultimately my heart lies with Kenny Loggins on this one, so give him my vote.

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    1. GIRL WONDER, I had too read your comment twic in order to fuger out watt you menat. I suspeckt you were drinkig when you rote it.

      Uhm... the best thingfor drunkness is a cold Mohito. Thats what Im drinkin rite now. try it girlfrend!

      Uhm who did you say u were vting for. keny logGins ?

      ~DogGFensdogG americon!!!

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    2. Hahahaha. You spelled twice wrong. You wrote it twic. Hahahaha. Is ya ignant?

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    3. >>... You wrote it twic.

      I did NOT write it twic! I wrote it onc.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  10. Hi Stephen. Hope you had a good weekend...

    I generally like Kenny Loggins, especially back in the Loggins and Messina days, but this version just didn't do it for me.
    I really enjoyed Ray Charles and Diana Krall. The tempo was better than in Loggins version and I like the duet vocals. Such a great song! So please give my vote to Ray & Diana.

    And Happy Monday! :)

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Howdy, MICHELE. Thanks for checking in with your vote.

      Looks like Brother Ray and Sister Diana are starting to build up a little lead. Maybe the Magic 8 Ball is going to nail it once again.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  11. Yes, I'm back. And Yes, I super appreciate the use of the Diana Krall version. Wow, this will be a hard one for me because I really like Kenny Loggins. Should I go with him? Hmmmm Bwaaaa haaa haaa, sorry couldn't keep that up with a straight face. Please give my vote to Diana Krall - Final Answer.

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    1. JEFFY, I'm actually a bit surprised that R&D have taken a fairly good-sized lead here. I thought the Battle would be closer.

      But one thing I was absolutely right about was my prediction of your vote. If that wasn't a no-brainer then there's no such thing.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  12. Well I wanted to vote against the Magic 8 Ball, but there just ain't no way. Loggins is usually entertaining enough (at a minimum), but his take was just too mellow. Ray and Di get my vote!

    LC

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    1. Yeah, I know you've got that rebellious streak in you, LC. But sometimes it's an itch that can't be scratched.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  13. And that's not all Stephen,

    Alrighty this was a little bit easier for me....Although he did sing and cowrite the House on Pooh Corner, and I did buy the album cuz I had a crush on Cathy Dooley, I always thought of him as a little lightweightish. So my vote goes to Ray and Diana Krall, who I also have a kind of crush on.....what's that you say? I'm talking about Diana Krall NOT Ray Charles, just to be clear. A good Battle nonetheless.
    JW,
    Pooh

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    1. ...AND POOH...

      I decided to take it easy on you this once. Give you a little breather after all the tough Battles you've had to struggle through.

      'THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER' -- so funny that your house really WAS on a corner!

      Oh, don't worry, I knew you meant you had a crush on Diana and not Ray. I do recall that you're a "CONFIDENT HETEROSEXUAL", and that's only two of the things I love about you. (John Wayne!-John Wayne!) However, I think you'll need to fight Jeffrey Scott over Diana Krall. And whoever wins then gets to fight that goober, Elvis Costello.

      I knew beforehand that you would vote for Ray & Diana because I can't even remember the last time you defied the Magic 8 Ball. You may be a confident heterosexual but you're still a damned Magic 8 Ball sycophant. When are you going to become your own man, Pooh?

      ~ D-FensDogG
      'Loyal American Underground'

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    2. I'm a lover not a fighter.
      Well, for Diana, I'll make an exception. :D

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  14. This is one wacky battle! How it turned into a political "back 'n forth", I have no idea! I'm glad to read that there are others that do not care for Diana Krall! I cannot figure out why/how she sells so many CD's, etc. And, I also agree with those who said Ray's voice is NOT good in this recording. Yes, it was on the Duets CD and when he was much older. May I please vote for JUST the RAY version from the 1960s? That one "gets" me every time! ...as in Groundhog Day, when Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell are dancing to it..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRULqLhxKBU

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    1. B-E B-O! ~
      Right now, EVERYTHING is about politics. Kim Kardashian's breast size, 'My Little Pony', and 'Pokemon' are all about politics. (Don't ask me how, but they are.)

      I checked with the Magic 8 Ball about your vote and the answer I got was: "Not just no, but hell no!" (I didn't even know that was a potential answer for the Magic 8 Ball.) So, looks like you're abstaining in this round. Tsk-tsk!

      ~ D-FensDogG
      'Loyal American Political Hound'

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    2. Yep, I understand....But I also say "Hell No!" to both versions! Hee hee....

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  15. I gave my magic 8-ball a shake and it said "I just ate; please don't do that." So I guess I have to vote with my ears. This one is a hard one for me, because there are parts of each I like and parts of each I dislike. Loggins - amazing voice, but just a little too slow and simplistic on the music. Charles and Krall - the music is great, but just not really digging their voices on this one.

    Ultimately, my cohort votes Charles and Krall, and I'm gonna go to the DANGER ZONE.

    ...Ah, man, my 8-ball threw up all over the place. Anyone got a mop?

    ~6B

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    1. Wait! 6-B, you have a Magic 8 Ball, too? Then I'm gonna have to get me a Magic 9 Ball. You know how I gotta be top dog.

      OK, one vote for each contestant. That certainly helps to clear this matter up. :oD

      ~ Stephen
      'Loyal American Magic 9 Ball Seeker'

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  16. Stephen, Good choice in song and two contenders. I like Kenny Loggins' simplistic style with his cover. It captured my ear right away but I needed to listen to RC & Krall. I sort thought I'd swing with them but Ray's voice wasn't as good as I thought it should be and Diane couldn't carry it alone. So, give my vote to Kenny Loggins please! :)

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    1. Thanks, CATHY. And Kenny thanks you too, because he was seriously in need of a vote right about now. He's in danger (zone) of losing this thing to a dead guy and a vanilla milkshake.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  17. Time to comment, so you’ll stop teasing, I mean nudging me, to do so.

    I like this song. I shouldn’t, but I do. Why shouldn’t I, you want to know. Ok, I’ll tell you. More than one close friend suggested it should be my theme song. It was been known to be thought that most people don’t really know me. Well, that’s probably true and solely my own fault. I tend to not let people know me too well. But, the reality of any given situation is that we only know anyone as far as they are willing to let us. When it comes to matters of the heart, nobody, and I mean almost nobody wants to be the first to confess their feelings. Not so true for me, I do believe you should let people know how you feel. You truly never know that you might not have any more tomorrows, and therefore leave important things unsaid.

    OK, that is enough procrastination in casting a vote. This one isn’t hard for me. I like Ray well enough, but some of his duets, not so much, and this is one. He isn’t at his sharpest (of course, even a rather dull Ray is better than a lot of performers out there, who are way too popular) and Mrs. Costello is not one of my favs. On the other hand I do like Kenny quite a bit. I liked him with Messina, and I like him alone. He has one of my all-time favorite ‘road trip’ CD’s, and I’ve driven across lonely northern Nevada more than once belting out tunes with him (as a matter of fact I plan to do that again in the near future).

    Just to be perfectly clear. My vote goes to Kenny Loggins. He may be slow on this one, but man oh man does he have ‘heart’.

    My 'Magic 10 Ball' Says; if Kenny don't win this is a 'fixed' election for sure.

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    1. I only nudged you once, overexaggerator!

      Sheesh! Now I gotta find me a Magic 11 Ball before I've even acquired a Magic 9 Ball. (My Magic Ball goes "up to eleven".)

      >>... It was been known to be thought that most people don’t really know me.

      I know you very well, obviously. I mean, you know what I mean. You even told me yesterday that I've known you better than anyone else has in a "loooooong time".

      >>... When it comes to matters of the heart, nobody, and I mean almost nobody wants to be the first to confess their feelings.

      That's true. Because if the other person doesn't feel the same way, you've just hung yourself out there to dry. But let us celebrate this trait of human nature, for without it, we never would have had the show 'MOONLIGHTING'.

      I like Kenny, but I must admit I've never thought of him as "road trip" music. To me he's more like "smoked cheddar cheese and a glass of Claret while watching porn online" music. (Ha! I have no idea how I come up with this stuffs! And who's Claret? Isn't she that Miss Universe murder-scene-getaway-driver whom Killary Clinton is now using to trump Trump?)

      I think you're right: this election has been fixed. (Not sure what was wrong with it to begin with though.)

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  18. Hi Stephen! This is such a great song, and I really enjoyed both versions. As you predicted, Ray and Diana get my vote. Now I feel like slow dancing, but it's almost 2 a.m. Next time, I'll try to tune in earlier. I'm looking forward to the 15th, but I don't want to spoil the surprise here. I'll probably be the one who's surprised in the end!

    Julie

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    1. GEM JULIE ~
      Thanks for the vote!

      No, you won't be surprised (you've got it figured out) but the others will be.

      See ya on the 15th!

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  19. Ray and Diana get my vote. 2 awesome musicians beat 1? Perhaps, but their version grabbed me more then Loggins.

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  20. ATTENTION PEOPLES!
    If you are interested in seeing the final vote tally for this 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' installment and my closing thoughts on it, please click (Link:->) HERE.

    Or you can put the following URL into your browser:
    http://stmccpresentsbattleofthebands.blogspot.com/2016/10/1012016-botb-results-and-important.html

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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