Just in case you’re thinking I’m kind of late getting my BATTLE OF THE BANDS post up today; think on this for a minute, I’m also posting my results from the last BOTB (which, BTW, should have been posted on 1/7/16). To say I’m running behind, might be the understatement of 2016, at least so far. Without giving you all the gory details, let’s just say I came home from my Christmas trip sick, really sick. Today is my first day back to work and I’ve spent most of the past week and a half, in bed. I hope I’ve gotten my run with pneumonia out of the way for 2016. We’ll see.
Let’s go with the results from the January 1 post first, shall we? In case you don’t remember that far back I pitted Leon Russell against Jim Morrison and The Doors with the song ‘Woman, Get Out of My Life’. I really, Really, REALLY like both versions and had a hard time deciding which I would vote for, but in the end I’m a die-hard Leon Russell fan. When he starts banging on that piano in that honky-tonk style of his, I’m done for. Leon may not have the sweetest voice, but you all know I’m a sucker for those raspy voiced singers, now, don’t ya?
The final tally was:
Leon Russell 14 votes (including mine)
Jim/The Doors 9 votes
A fairly close BATTLE, if I do say so myself.
OK, now that we have that out of the way; let’s get on with the BATTLE for today.
My friend Mr. Sheboygan 6 had given me several very good suggestions for BATTLES a few months back and I’ve been working my way through them. Today, I’m writing this from work and I left his list at home, but I do remember that he suggested I use some Reggae. OK, so here’s my very favorite ‘Bob’ tune.‘Three Little Birds’ or EGBOK (Everything gonna be alright/OK)
First let’s hear from the man himself – Mr. Bob Marley
Next up an interesting version I found by Connie Talbot (she’s 8 years old in this video – a winner of Britain's Got Talent, who snagged a recording contract)
Alrighty, you guys know what to do and how to do it. Leave me your vote in the comment section and tell me WHY. When you finish up here, head on over to the home of Mr. BOTB himself, Stephen T. McCarthy where you can find a link to the other participants. Please try to vote at all the BATTLES.
The Good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise…I’ll be back on the 21st with the results. I promise! Until that time…H-A-P-P-Y T-R-A-I-L-S!