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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!
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This is 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' ('BOTB') where you listen to different recordings and vote for the one you like best. A new Battle gets posted on the 1st of each month and on the 7th, I place my own vote, tally 'em all up and announce the winner.
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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!
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[NOTE: Links to the first year of 'BOTB' (#1 - #24) can be found at the very bottom of this page.]

Monday, January 15, 2018

100th BATTLE OF THE BANDS: 2018, JAN. 15th (Or, DAVID VS. HENRY VS. HERB)

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Republican Vs. Democrat, 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, Stephen T. McCarthy Vs. Sobriety, Rock Vs. Paper Vs. Scissors, Islam Vs. Everything, Singer Vs. Singer, Band Vs. Band...
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'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' ('BOTB')
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A Happy New Year to Y'All, and welcome to my Milestone! 
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This is my...
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..100th BOTB installment! 
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I wanted to do something .F.-.U.-.N. for this Battle and I decided on a 3-Way Burlesque theme. 
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Alright, let's get on it. Let's get ON this thing!...
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EUGENE  MARTONE  VS.  JACK  BUTLER
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Here's what Wackypedia sez about our first competitor:
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"The Stripper" is an instrumental composed by David Rose, recorded in 1958 and released four years later. It evokes the feel of music used to accompany striptease artists. ... The song reached number one on Billboard's Top 100 chart in July, 1962. ... it also became famous as the background music for a contemporary Noxzema Shaving Cream commercial, featuring a Swedish model.
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My parents owned a copy of that album, as did several other "old" people I knew. Methinks David's 'THE STRIPPER' may have been my parents' generation's version of the soundtrack to the Broadway musical 'HAIR'
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THE STRIPPER -- DAVID ROSE 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXnGgxbur7w


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GOODNIKS  VS.  NO-GOODNIKS
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Our next competitor is Henry Mancini who composed the musical soundtrack for the movie 'Breakfast At Tiffany's'. In that movie, there's a scene where Paul Varjak (George Peppard) and Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) enter a bar that has a striptease act for entertainment.
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HOLLY  GOLIGHTLY  GO  INCOGNITO.
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The instrumental that plays during that scene is titled...
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HUB CAPS AND TAIL LIGHTS by HENRY MANCINI
"Embedding" is disabled for this video, but click the URL link below and the video will open up for you in a new window:
[Link> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7FNBaO_JO4
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GODZILLA  VS.  KING  KONG
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In their famous 1965 album 'Whipped Cream And Other Delights' -- that album with the legendary, often duplicated cover -- 
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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass included an instrumental cover of the song 'Love Potion #9' and they gave it a decidedly burlesque treatment...
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LOVE POTION #9 -- HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjdQ3uh7wCQ


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THE  RIDDLER  VS.  BATMAN
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Question: Did you feel like stripping off your number and dancing?
🎱Magic 8-Ball sez:  "Without a doubt"
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*PLEASE NOTE: MY BOTB SCHEDULE WILL BE REVERTING TO TWICE-A-MONTH BEGINNING ON FEBRUARY 1, 2018.*
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Alright now, “you know the gig”... I welcome you (whether I know "you" or notto 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.  

Vote your vice... Vice your voice...

Voice Your Vote...

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@ ‘TOSSING IT OUT’ 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
@ 'JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE' by clicking HERE.
@ 'ANGELS BARK' by clicking HERE.
@ 'CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE' by clicking HERE.
@ 'RIGHTING & EDITING' by clicking HERE.
@ 'THE DOGLADY'S DEN' by clicking HERE.
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As I've done in the past, I will continue to return to my 'BOTB' blog bits on the 21st of each month to post my own votes and announce the winners in the comment sections.
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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47 comments:

  1. My parents also had the David Rose album--they liked "strip music" due to the show businessy nature of it. After all they would sometimes appear on shows that included strippers and burlesque acts. When I was a very young child they did a brief tour with the "girlie" burlesque show on the Gooding's carnival circuit.

    As you might recall I had copies of most of Alpert's early albums and I remember this cut you chose. Great stuff.

    I've probably heard the Mancini cut over the years but don't really remember it. As always Mancini puts forth a great effort.

    Nice options making for a tough contest here. For old time's sake and having captured the raunchiest sound, I'm casting my vote for David Rose and his orchestra. They really know how to bump and grind.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. BOIDMAN ~
      I had a vague memory of you having said some time ago that your parents had the David Rose album. That was a biggie in our parents' day. (I also vaguely remember that Noxzema commercial that used 'The Stripper'.)

      I'm glad you enjoyed the selections. I'd been looking forward to posting this Battle. There's something fun about this type of music, even if one isn't really a strip club kinda person.

      ~ D-FensDogG
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    2. Don't know if you've ever seen it, but there is a funny episode of The Jack Benny Show where a young Carol Burnett breaks into a bump and grind dance routine every time the word "strip" is mentioned. Of course the music behind her is the David Rose classic which would have been all the rage at that time.

      Lee
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    3. Ha! No, never saw that, but I'll definitely look for it at YouTube. It sounds funny -- and, plus, I always liked Carol Burnett, anyway. Seems like a Win!-Win!

      ~ D-FensDogG
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    4. Here's the link for the whole show--the strip bit comes right at the beginning.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqV9WAVJiAo

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    5. Thanks, LEE.

      One thing I always liked about her was her willingness to behave goofy. She didn't take herself too seriously like so many celebrities did and do.

      ~ D-FensDogG
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  2. "The Stripper" is espeially fabulous. But all are listenable.

    Enjoyed your post, Stephen!

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    1. Thanks, EPT. I'm pleased that you dug it. (Tell the truth now... did you dance while listening?:o)

      ~ D-FensDogG
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    2. Great! And please tell me that it looked something like [Link> THIS. (I think that's officially known as "The Whiskey Waltz".)

      ~ D-FensDogG
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  3. Congratulations on your 100th installment of Battle of the Bands. I keep thinking I will post something on my blog and then..

    I liked David Rose best (he and his orchestra get my vote). Herb and the brass take second for me. Mancini is third. However, they are all very good. I suspect that this will be an interesting race as the votes come in!

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    1. GIRL WONDER ~
      Your blogging days may be through, but I'm pleased as spiked punch that you still came by with your $0.02 worth!

      So far, after 5 votes cast, Herb and his boys from Tijuana are still looking for their first vote. That surprises me, because I had a hunch they might win this thing. Of course they still might, but they got some catchin' up to do right out o' the chute.

      ~ D-FensDogG
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  4. Stephen Darlin'

    First off let me say CONGRATULATIONS on your achievement of 100 battles! An amazing accomplishment.

    "The Stripper" brings a smile to my face along with fond memories. I learned to play that song in Junior High School band. We played it often at our ball games. Which seems a bit odd, being that our school was 98% Mormon.

    I had heard "Hubcaps and Taillights" before, but never knew the name of it.

    "Love Potion #9" - I thought I was going to be voting for this one because I've always enjoyed the lyrics.

    Three really great stripper songs! I'm going to cast my vote for Mancini. I found myself enjoying the tune just a little too much. No tequila needed for this one!

    Looking forward to your return to twice a month battles. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next...

    ~Mary

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    1. MMQE ~
      Thanks for the kind words! (The check is in the mail.)

      With your personal history intertwined with 'The Stripper', I'm surprised it didn't get your vote. That was a FUN FACT about your Mormon school band playing it. That's pretty dern funny!

      What was that old joke I heard a hunert years ago?... "Mormons discourage premarital sex for fear it will lead to dancing." ...Wait! Was that a Mormon joke or an Amish joke? I can't remember now.

      Thanks for busting up this shutout with a Mancini vote. Now I can rest easy for the duration of the Battle.

      I got what I think is some good BOTB stuffs comin'. Sixgunboy McItchyfinger's L.A.-theme suggestion has re-inspired me.

      >>... "No tequila needed for this one!"

      But don't let that stop ya! WANTING Tequila is just as valid an excuse for pouring it as NEEDING it is. (BTW, every time I got in trouble, Jose Cuervo was to blame. Jose is a bad, bad man, and he always dragged me down to his level!)

      ~ D-FensDogG
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  5. Happy New Year, Stephen and CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th BOTB!

    I enjoyed all three burlesque numbers. David Rose would be the obvious choice, since it's the most familiar. Herb Alpert's Love Potion was fun, but Henry Mancini was more interesting. Loved the intro! ☺ Please give my vote to Hub Caps and Tail Lights.

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    1. DEBBIE D'DOGLADY ~
      Thanks! My BOTB doesn't look too bad for its advanced age. ;^)

      With your vote, that's two in a row for Mancini. This Battle could be a close one. Now if only Herb can get on the board so he doesn't feel like the odd man out in this strip club...

      ~ D-FensDogG
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  6. Sixgun McItchyfingerJanuary 15, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    So, how would you BET I'd vote? I'd bet that YOU'D bet right.

    HA&TTB gets the vote. I like "The Stripper" and remember those Noxzema commercials quite well! It gets going and going and the melody itself leaves you wanting more... just like a big feather or bubble or something right the way of the view.

    I don't particularly like the Mancini number. It seems to start and stop and never really get going. Meh.

    The Herb, as usual, nails it and turns Love Potion No. 9 into something way different than the original. I like it.

    Congratulations on 100 battles! I don't think I've missed any. If I have, shame on me. Here's to 100 more!

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    1. BROTHER SIXGUN ~

      When I read that you'd bet that I'd bet right, I thought to myself: I'd bet that he'd bet right when he'd bet that I'd bet right.

      But guess what! You bet ​wrong.

      Actually, I thought perhaps you'd dig the quirky drum interludes in Mancini's HC&TL. In other words, I bet as wrong as I could bet. Figures. (I think the Magic 8-Ball is rubbing off on me!)

      But I like that Herb is now in the game. No one gets shut out and anyone could win.

      You, McBrother, have been a very loyal reader and commenter, and I sincerely thank you. I doubt you've missed a single BOTB. I certainly can't think of any that you were absent from.

      I like HA&TTB's version of LOVE POTION #9 better'n the original hit, which I have on my 'American Graffiti' soundtrack album, which I think it is un-American not to have. ...How you like-um that English?

      ~ D-FensDogG
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  7. I have on my Outlook calendar "Stephen - song" (I'm a nerd). You're a legend. I gotta give it up for Mr. Herb. "Give it up" is hipster talk for vote for. The cover is nice with whipped cream. Even if the cover was a picture of Chris Farley in a polyester jacket and a short tie that only makes it part way down his belly... I would still vote for Mr. Herb... and also root for him.
    You know that scene where John Travolta is walking down the street carrying a can of paint... to the whole new genre.
    Mr. Herb's song is what Warren Beatty Wishes he could walk down the street to. That's how good it is. You're a legend, S-Man.

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    1. A-DogG (working undercover as G Dogg) ~
      Hey, man, thanks so much for coming by to cast a vote! I really appreciate it! (Great undercover outfit, by the way. Even [link> THIS BUM couldn't disguise himself better!)

      Yeah, that Herb & The TJ Brass album cover has launched a godzillion male fantasies. What [Link> "CONFIDENT HETEROSEXUAL" man hasn't at least one time dreamed of working his way through all that whipped cream to find the hidden prizes?

      You have given me a homework project: Go to YouTube and find the John Travolta / Paint Can scene. I'll do 'er!

      >>... "You're a legend, S-Man."

      Indeed! I am Stuporman -- Faster than a premature ejaculator on Viagra! More powerful than Bacardi 151! Able to leap over an old banana peel in a single bound!

      NOTE TO OTHERS:
      If any of y'all has ever once enjoyed a blog bit I've posted on any of my blogs, G Dogg here (really A-DogG incognito) is the person you can thank for it. It's a long, twisted story, but the bottom line is that G Dogg is solely responsible for me starting to blog here in May of 2008.

      And in fact, it's ironic that A-DogG / G Dogg is here for my 100th Battle Of The Bands contest because in my [Link> very first BOTB installment on 8/1/2013, I used recordings that A-DogG / G Dogg had actually made me aware of by giving them to me on a compact disc in '08.

      Thanks again for the vote, G Dogg, and feel free to get comfortable here. The booze flows abundantly here, the music is always top-notch and so are these people. Consider yourself having now been properly introduced, Brother DogG.

      ~ D-FensDogG
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  8. Stephen,

    Whoo-hoo, congrats on 100 BoTB showdowns! What a fun post. Honestly, every time I think of strip mewsic the song that comes to mind is "Hey Big Spender". The reason is during the 80s when I worked, fellow co-workers would often hire gals to dance for someone's birthday. Usually, a boss and the service always did this song. They were no actual stripping but it the gals always put on a good show that left me blushing. lol I can only imagine how embarrassed the guys must have felt but I know they loved it.

    Now getting to the song choices at hand in this battle. David Rose, "The Stripper"is truly a classic and when you think of a striptease this is the one song that's sure to pop in your mind first. Henry Mancini "Hub Caps & Tail Lights" is new-to-me believe it or not. I loved the arrangement and see this as an excellent candidate for strip mewsic. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass "Love Potion #9" is fabulous, it doesn't say strip dance to me, though.

    So who do I give my vote to? Obviously, HATT is out of the running so this leaves contenders one and two. Mez think...the number by Henry Mancini Hub Caps & Tail Lights called me to center stage ready for action. No, not me stripping but to catch the show! :D

    Great battle!

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    1. CATHY, My Friend ~
      I thank ya greatly, and am hap-hap-happy that you dig the Battle! I even had fun putting it together.

      I know I know the song HEY, BIG SPENDER, but can only vaguely hear it in my amnesia-infested brain. I shall endeavor to pursue it at YouTube and listen with my imagination tuned to "Clothing Slowly Removed".

      >>... "Hub Caps & Tail Lights called me to center stage ready for action. No, not me stripping but to catch the show! :D"

      Ha! You have my express permission to relocate to center stage for anything your heart desires.

      I don't usually count votes until the end has arrived, but this one got me curious. So I counted. And so far, YOUR vote brings this Battle to a tie:

      David: 3
      Henry: 3
      Herb: 2

      Dang! Terrific Battle up to this point. But... I hope I don't smell another unsatisfying Tie coming up on January 21st.

      I'm on my way now to YOUR Battle, Cathy...

      ~ D-FensDogG
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    2. Stephen,

      I'm sorry for not checking back. Dang, I thought I had "Notify me" checked. Anyhow in regards to >>.."you have my express permission to relocate to center stage for anything your heart desires." I'm not an exhibitionist but I appreciate the invite. lol Oh yeah, did you check out "Hey, Big Spender"? Now to check out the results. :)

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    3. No worries, CATHY. And, yes, I did check out 'HEY, BIG SPENDER', and that'll woik! I think just about anything with a pronounced "BOMP!-BOMP!-BOMP!" beat woiks for striptease... not that I have any first-hand knowledge of that, ya un'erstan'?

      ~ D-FensDogG
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  9. Fun Fact: I came across "The Stripper" in a thrift store once. Left it behind, but did snap a quick pic for my Instagram. Kind of wish I'd gotten it now. I see the Herb Alpert one a lot; I think I need to add it to my vintage vinyl collection. I mean, the fact that I see it all the time is a sign, right?

    I like all of these selections, but like Henry Mancini's the best of all!

    Now I'm off to read the comments to see what everyone else thought!

    Kim @ The ReInVintaged Life

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    1. KIM, it's a pleasure to see you here! Thanks for stopping by with a vote.

      In my opinion (which ranks as #1 in these parts), 'WHIPPED CREAM AND OTHER DELIGHTS' is the greatest album cover of all time. So, yep, methinks you ought to snag it the next time you see it available.

      After a quick 3 to 0 start on everyone else, David Rose has now fallen a vote behind Henry Mancini. Lovin' the unpredictability of this Battle!

      Yak later, Kim...

      ~ D-FensDogG
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  10. I'll go with "The Stripper" and if my wife fines out next months song will be "Send Lawyers, Guns and Money." Fun songs, seriously my vote goes for the stripper

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    1. Ha! MIKE, anytime a Warren Zevon song applies to a person's life, that ain't a good thang! That can only spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

      Glad you enjoyed the Battle, buddy! And I will get to your BOTB installment soon. (I don't like it when BOTB falls on a Monday because my work schedule prevents me from making timely visits.)

      ~ D-FensDogG
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  11. LarryRguitar January 16, 2018 at 9:07 PM

    This is a no-brainer for me. Tijuana Brass all the way. It's 3 fold really. First off ,I grew up as a trumpet player as a young man. Not feeling very cool as youngster ,this album cover added an element of cool to playing trumpet. Secondly, as stated above again this album cover was the beginnings of my young male lust as a 10 year old. The final capper is that I worked for Pat Senatore at Pasquale's jazz club in Malibu. Pat was Herb Albert's bass player. So all the way Jose, Love Potion for the win.

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    1. LELLY ~
      Thanks so much for coming by to vote, me ol' Pal! (You beat Pooh here -- that slacker!)

      Your vote for HA&TTB is fully understandable. And it's welcome, too, as it tightens up this race. (I love a real close Battle. And I consider it an A+ Battle when my own vote on the final day actually decides the winner. And the way this BOTB has been going so far, it seems quite possible that this might indeed come down to my own vote at the end.)

      Ha! Man, that 'WHIPPED CREAM AND OTHER DELIGHTS' album cover is the classic of classics! My Grandpa had that album when I was just a kid, and I remember just staring and staring at it. I would say my fascination with THAT album cover, and Julie Newmar's form in her Catwoman outfit, was proof positive that I had heterosexual DNA. :^)

      Hey, Brother, I got your last E and will be checking out your site that you linked me to over my next days off. I work 12-hour shifts Monday thru Wednesdays, which seriously cuts into any other activities during those three days.

      I think you will find my next BOTB on February 1st of great interest. And then the one on February 15th will feature YOU!

      Thanks again for participatin', Lelly!

      ~ D-FensDogG
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  12. First off, congrats on your 100th battle! And for going back to twice a month.

    The Stripper is a classic. Not really my cup of tea, but still a classic nonetheless. And while Mancini is good - my cohort casts a vote in his general direction - I'll give my vote to Herb Alpert. They make that brass better down in Mehico, you know?

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    1. BEER BROTHER, I thank you and OTHER B for the votes!!

      Man, this is a crazy-close Battle. If my math is correct (always a long shot), then Mancini leads with 5 votes, while David Rose and Herb Alpert are tied with 4.

      I'm bracing myself for "a Battle with no winner" come the 21st.

      ~ D-FensDogG
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  13. Wow, HAPPY 100th!!!! That is a HUGE milestone! And your battle is the ultimate party sound without a doubt! Super fun.
    I need to spend more time with each song to give it the full attention it deserves. I have to run out now but I can't wait to get back home to dive back into this....super groovy sounds. What fun! I'll be back in a little bit...
    until then Party it up Dude! This is big-time celebration! And save a dance for me... 😏

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Thanks, MICHELE! When I first started BOTBing, I never imagined it going on for years, with me reaching 100 Battles, and other people joining in to make it an actual blogfest. It being a blogfest was the furthest thing from my mind, but I'm happy so many people enjoyed it enough to ask if they could do it too! It's been a lot of F-U-N-!

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  14. I knew who I would vote for from the very beginning,so...I read all of the comments and replies this time. What a bunch of ‘silly rabbits’ don’t they know if you want to do the Burly-Q you gotta have a lot of good sax!

    That said give ole Henry my vote. Besides the title of this song makes me giggle.

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    1. NITRO ~
      Thanks for the vote, and for the word "Burly-Q".

      I think all sax is good.

      And, yes, Yes, YES! The title 'HUB CAPS AND TAIL LIGHTS' -- that tickles me, too! What a perfectly clever title which says it all without being vulgar.

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  15. Okay, I'm back. I listened to all three intently and I kinda figured I might vote the way I've ultimately decided to...
    The Mancini one is good for sure, but I think the drum solos took them out of the running for me. I've never been a drum solo kinda gal. That being said, the brass is so fine...
    That leaves my two favs and I'm actually having a hard time choosing. I love David Rose's The Stripper. So classic. And hey, I remember that Carol Burnett skit. They don't make 'em like her anymore. The whole cast on her show was amazing and Tops all the way. (Did you see the recent CB special a few weeks ago?)
    In the end, i'm giving my vote to Herb Alpert. My parents had the Whipped Cream album so I heard he and his Tijuana Brass often. Put me down for Love Potion #9...

    Fantastic battle Stephen. I couldn't think of a better way to commemorate the occasion!

    (and my apologies: I didn't have a chance to put a battle together in time for the Jan 15th date. The crap from the end of the year kinda carried over into the new yesr so it's been slow-going over here. But I'm confident that I'll be back in the game next month...)

    Have a good weekend. HAPPY 100th!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Hey, thanks for returning and casting a vote, MICHELE! I'm grateful. And thanks so much for the kind words and compliments on the Battle. You're right that I was shooting for a big birthday party atmosphere for this installment!

      >>... I didn't have a chance to put a battle together

      But don't let that stop you from putting a bottle and your lips together! ;^D

      I sincerely hope that things shake out well for you soon, and I look forward to your next BOTB installment in February!!

      Herb thanks you for the vote. He's still very much in this fight. And despite the fact that David Rose scored the first 3 votes right out of the chute, I think this looks like it's now a 2-contestant contest between H & H.

      Take care, M.

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  16. And Stephen there's more,

    The woman at 06 seconds of David Rose gets my vote, do you have her number....wait I'm a Married Man! But you can't go broke window shopping. I would have loved to have heard any of theses songs at Girls, Girls, Girls or the Ivar. Even more, I'd like to remember being at those places and even more to have the money back that I spent. Back to the battle, good battle once again. Herb Alpert gets my vote for the musicality. Now, do you have change for a 20...small bills preferred I gotta head out to the Sunset Strip...
    JW,
    Pooh

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    1. ...AND, POOH!...

      >>... "The woman at 06 seconds of David Rose gets my vote"

      Me, I vote for the one at 1:50. My kinda hubcaps. :^O

      "I like Shelly; you like Jane. What was the name of the girl with the snake skin's name?"

      As always, I thanks ya for your visit and yer bote! Gotcha down as $0.02 for Herb Alpert and his TJ hermanos.

      This has been quite a Battle. I love it when it comes down to just the last couple days of voting and I still don't know who will win it. That's what BOTB is all about.

      Thanks again, General Poohregard!

      ~ D-FensDogG
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  17. Al Bondigas here. Una batalla muy interesante. This one was tough for me. I kept going back and forth between David Rose and Herb Alpert. I really like “Love Potion Number Nine” from The American Graffiti soundtrack and I think Herb Albert and TJ Brass were outstanding, but I’m gonna have to make muh rulin’ fer David Rose and his orchestra. Very tough decision. Them womens may have had some influence. Anyway, that’s it. That’s my rulin’.

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    1. Judge Al, you're right, this is a difficult battle. Damned difficult! And this vote of yours just tightened it up and made it even more difficult.

      At this moment, this is what she looks like:

      David = 5
      Henry = 6
      Herb = 6

      This is crazy!

      Te agradezco por tu valor de dos centavos.

      I hope I do not end up with a three-way tie.

      Please remain seated until the Matterhorn comes to a complete stop.

      Permanecer sentado, por favor.

      Please remain seated until the Matterhorn comes to a complete stop.

      Permanecer sentado, por favor.

      Please remain seated until the Matterhorn comes to a complete stop.

      Permanecer sentado, por favor.

      ~ D-FensDogG
      Stephen T. McCarthy Reviews...

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  18. Now, I know I put a Mancini vote on here...

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    1. What's up, DOC... with the disappearing comment?

      I didn't see it no how, no way. Just up and disappeared. Bashful, painfully shy comment, I guess. I just now checked my Spam file in case Bugspot.com sent it there but, NOPE, not there either.

      Oh, well, your one-sentence input above still gets the job done in the nick o' time.

      ~ D-FensDogG
      Would You Like To See... 'It's A Wonderful Life' Come To Life?

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  19. Kudos, Reno! Your dedication is inspiring - and always interesting ;-)
    This battle was fun, I liked them all. Young as I was when the Noxema commercial aired, I well remember blushing and giggling like I'd heard something naughty - ha! I was sure Tijuana's Brass would swipe the cake off the table, but strangely, Mancini at Tiffany's beckoned me back for a second listen and that did it for me!
    I know I'm probably too late (sorry), but thought I'd chime in anyway ;-)

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    1. Thanks for chiming in, dIEDRE! My policy on BOTB voting has remained the same from the beginning: I will accept any vote right up until the second that I post the Results page. Therefore, indeed, your vote counted, and I thanks ya for it!

      Mancini already had this win wrapped up, but I'm sure he appreciated your help in separating himself from the rest of the field nonetheless.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking time to listen and submit your $0.02

      I really enjoyed this Battle and I'm pleased that you did, too!

      TTFN,

      ~ D-FensDogG
      Would You Like To See... 'It's A Wonderful Life' Come To Life?

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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, you can put the following URL into your browser:

    http://stmccpresentsbattleofthebands.blogspot.com/2018/01/botb-results-2018-jan-15-or-david-vs.html

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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