DELTA LADY BY LEON RUSSELL | BATTLE OF THE BANDS #BOTB

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The holiday season is upon us, my friends.
Have a good one!

holiday decoration

It’s also time for another edition of Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands, #BOTB DELTA LADY - HOMAGE TO LEON RUSSELL

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. (See below for further details.)

This time out, I’m honouring another late, great contributor to the music world:

LEON RUSSELL

May he R.I.P.
😥

DELTA LADY

HISTORY

Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges; April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016) was an American musician and songwriter who was involved with numerous bestselling pop music records over the course of his 60-year career. His genres included pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel and surf records, with six Gold Records to his credit.

His collaboration records rank as some of the most successful and as a touring musician, he performed with hundreds of Hall of Fame artists. He recorded 33 albums and over 400 songs. Russell’s first commercial success as a songwriter came when Joe Cocker recorded the song “Delta Lady” for his 1969 self-titled album. The album, co-produced and arranged by Russell, reached number 11 on the Billboard 200. Russell went on to organize and perform in Cocker’s 1970 Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour. He recorded the song himself in 1970 and included it on his own eponymous album.

Now, on to the actual contest……


LEON RUSSELL

VS

JOE COCKER

VOTE NOW!

Please state your preference in comments below and why you chose it.
Voting remains open until 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, Dec. 7th ,
after which I will count the votes, add mine and publish the results.

These are the other BOTB regulars and semi-regulars.
Please cruise on by their sites and, if they have a post up, vote on their selections as well:
[Check back – there’s no set posting time]

Angels Bark / Cherdo On The Flipside / Curious as a Cathy / DC Relief BOTB / DiscConnected / J.A. Scott / Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Pedestrian Writer / Quiet Laughter / Sound of One Hand Typing / HOST: StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands / Tossing It Out / Your Daily Dose

As always, “Sharing is Caring”. Spread this musical joy all over your social networks.
Hashtag is #BOTB

Until next time.

ROCK ON!

Debbie

♫♪♫♪♫ Rockchick Rapture!

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Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as “The Doglady”. Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal “hippie/rockchick”. Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!

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43 thoughts on “DELTA LADY BY LEON RUSSELL | BATTLE OF THE BANDS #BOTB

  1. DEBBIE ~
    I’ve never been a fan of Joe Cocker, and most (not all, but most) of what I know of Leon Russell is through covers of his originals. I’m not big on his voice, but he sure could write a song and play that piano.

    In this one, I’m going to go the way of the majority (so far) and side with Joe Cocker. I thought it was more interesting from a musical standpoint.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    ‘Loyal American Underground’

  2. Nice holiday decorations! Love the cascading snowflakes;-) Six gold records for Leon? Wow. My favorites were always “Lady Blue” and “Hummingbird”, though in a 60 year span, he did a lot great ones. However – and this is almost difficult to admit – I think “Delta Lady” is more suited for Joe Cocker, who brought it the recognition it deserved. When I think of the song, it’s always Joe’s voice I hear. Somehow in comparison to Leon in this battle, Joe doesn’t sound so gravelly 😉
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  3. Maybe not my favorite Leon Russell song, but did he have any bad ones? Right now I can’t think of any.

    Joe Cocker’s version is the one that I’m most familiar with–it’s a good one–but I prefer Leon’s style.

    However taking both arrangements into consideration, the Cocker version does have more going on and is the more interesting to me.

    I’m going to give my vote to Joe Cocker.

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  4. ah, well, in light of his passing I really hate to do this but I’m going to have to vote against Leon Russell and go with Joe Cocker on this one. I love Joe’s voice. And musically I’m more drawn to his version. It is definitely the version with which I’m most familiar so maybe that’s why…but yeah, on this one I have to go Joe Cocker. Sorry Leon. RIP…

    Good battle and great song! Now it’s going to be in my head all day, which is fine with me. Maybe I can finally get that Thanksgiving Song out of my head! 🙂

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