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'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' ('BOTB')
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|
"Tobacco Road" is a song written and first recorded by John D. Loudermilk in 1960 ... and has since become a standard across several musical genres. Originally framed as a folk song, "Tobacco Road" was a semi-autobiographical tale of growing up in Durham, North Carolina. Released on Columbia Records, it was not a hit for Loudermilk, achieving only minor chart success in Australia. Other artists, however, immediately began recording and performing the song..
|GOODNIKS VS. NO-GOODNIKS|
'Tobacco Road' was the second track on Rare Earth's Platinum-certified second studio album 'Get Ready', released in 1969 by Motown Records. We'll listen to that one first...
Tobacco Road -- Rare Earth
|GODZILLA VS. KING KONG|
Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings is a British rhythm and blues, blues and blues rock group, founded in 1995 by Bill Wyman, the former bass player of the Rolling Stones.
After Wyman had left the Rolling Stones ... and instead devoted himself to other projects such as writing books and photography. At the end of 1995, he again felt like making music ... he decided to return to his musical roots. Wyman began jamming at home with Terry Taylor, and soon the idea came to play with several artists. Wyman contacted Georgie Fame, guitarists Albert Lee, Peter Frampton, Andy Fairweather-Low and pianist Gary Brooker.
Tobacco Road -- Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings
|RIDDLER VS. BATMAN|
Question: Will Rare Earth win this Battle?
Magic 8-Ball sez: "As I See It Yes"
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...
@ 'BOOK LOVER' by clicking HERE.
@ ‘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.
@ 'CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE' by clicking HERE.
@ 'ANGELS BARK' by clicking HERE.
@ 'JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE' 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