Back at the end of March I had my April 1st BATTLE OF THE BANDS all planned out. It was a great BATTLE for the kick-off of April and it even fit in with an ‘A’ Theme fooler for the A to Z Challenge (which BTW, I am not participating in). Anyway…at the last minute I changed my mind. Go figure!
Since its still April and this is such a great BATTLE, I’ve decided to use it now; for my BATTLE on the 15th of April. Theme still applies for the month, but it doesn’t quite fit with the ‘alphabet thing’, but since I’m not doing it anyway, no matter.
I, like a lot of Americans, love the idea of Paris. I can’t say that I am enamored with all things French, but the Idea of visiting Paris one day really intrigues me. Perhaps because it is, or at least has been the center of so much cultural experience, particularly in the ‘arts’. At any rate, if you too are intrigued by things French, please take the time to visit the blog of D.G. Hudson. For the A to Z Challenge her theme is ‘French Faves’. She has already highlighted some fantastic music (Jazz), and her excellent photography is sure to delight and entertain you to the max. Find a shortcut to her blog HERE D.G. has been a long time supporter of BOTB here, and at the other sites as well, and for that, I really appreciate her.
So, have you guessed my song for this BOTB? If not, I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. I have chosen ‘April in Paris’. There are quite a few great covers of this song. My selections are very different but both G-R-E-A-T in their own right. So great, in fact, that I still haven’t decided who I will be voting for. In other words, there is absolutely no wrong vote in this BATTLE!
Let’s get on with it, shall we?
First up, count Basie and his Fabulous Orchestra;
Next, the wonderful Ella Fitzgerald and the indomitable Louis Armstrong (Satchmo):
Now, I believe you know what to do and how to do it. If not, let me clue you in. First, leave me a comment with your vote. Please tell me why you chose as you did. Next, head on over to the site of Mr. BOTB himself, Stephen T. McCarthy. You can find him HERE. Stephen will have posted a super BATTLE for you, I’m sure. He will also provide the links to the other participants in this bi-monthly endeavor. Please try to visit all of the BOTB participants and cast a vote. Finally, return here (and to the other BATTLES) on the 21st to see how I voted, and what the final tally is. That is, of course, when I shall proclaim a winner to this BATTLE.
Until that time, Happy Trails to You!