Bob Marley Wins
Now that we have those three little words out of the way you don’t have to worry about a thing; everything is right with the world.
You guys really didn’t like little Connie very much. Well actually that’s not quite the truth of the matter. It seemed you all liked her well enough and credited her for having a mighty talent, but when it comes to BOB and Reggae…well ‘nough said.
To so many folks Bob is Reggae. I think it may be that he took a regional music form and helped to make it more mainstream. I love this song and have wanted to use it in a BOTB for quite some time now. What I should have done was to use it at a time when I wasn’t running behind and foggy. Then maybe I would have had the time and presence of mind to find two suitable version to pit against each other and let Bob reign as the one and only original.
Connie is a novelty. She’s cute and is a powerhouse voice, but as many of you said; it almost seems unnatural to hear that voice come from a little girl. I like the idea of a child singing this sweet simple tune, but in the end this one belongs to Bob and he got my vote along with most of yours.
This proved to be a rather poor BATTLE. Great song, IMO, but not much of a BATTLE as Bob ran off with the vote. No surprises there, eh? When I visit the results posts of the other participants I’m quick to say that it’s my opinion that the closer the BATTLE the better it was; in other words, the contestants were evenly matched and fought it out to the finish. That didn’t happen here, so by my own reckoning this wasn’t a very good Battle. Oh Well…you can’t win ‘em all.
The final tally:
Bob Marley 16 votes (including mine)
Connie Talbot 4 votes
I hope to be back on February 1 with another BATTLE OF THE BANDS that qualifies as an entry in the 'Lost and Found Valentines Edition Bloghop'
Until that time Happy Trails!