Welcome back to #BOTB!
Time to announce the results of the August 1st showdown.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week.
♫ This contest featured blues/rock artists from opposite sides of the Atlantic. ♫
The Jeff Beck Group started off strong and I was regretting using the original artist! Not to worry, though. Joe Bonamassa soon caught up and it became a close battle. Here’s how you voted :
THE JEFF BECK GROUP:
Angelika, Shady, Arlee, Diedre, Angel Stew, Cherdo, Janie, Birgit, Stephen, DiscConnected
Cathy, Cathy’s DH, Mary, John, Michele, Guilie, Pat, Myke, Mike
Many of you liked both versions and that’s my problem, too. Rod and Joe both have those sexy, raspy voices, perfect for the blues. Jeff and Joe are equally phenomenal guitarists. How to choose? I listened to each recording several times and felt like I should flip a coin! Since I’m a sucker for guitar virtuosity, my final choice is Joe Bonamassa, only because his brilliance was evident throughout. Jeff’s best work came about 3/4 of the way through. I did enjoy the piano riffs, though.
and the winner is:
THE JEFF BECK GROUP: 10 VOTES | JOE BONAMASSA: 10 VOTES
There’s no live performance video of the Jeff Beck Group doing “Blues Deluxe”, but here’s a reunion between Jeff and Rod, decades later. Joe has many live videos to choose from. Check out this smokin’ performance from 2013:
Don’t forget to check back with the others for their BOTB results:
Angels Bark / Cherdo On The Flipside / Curious as a Cathy / DC Relief BOTB / DiscConnected / J.A. Scott / Janie Junebug Righting & Editing / Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Quiet Laughter / Sound of One Hand Typing / Host: StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands / Tossing It Out / Your Daily Dose
NEXT BATTLE OF THE BANDS WILL BE AUGUST 15th. SEE YOU THERE!
Was this the outcome you expected or were you surprised?
Looking forward to your comments!
Until next time.