Time for another edition of Battle of the Bands.
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.)
[tweetthis]GUANTANAMERA | BATTLE OF THE BANDS #BOTB Who did it better? Cast your vote![/tweetthis]
We’re going international again today, with an old Cuban folk song:
[reference only – please do not vote on this one]
“Guantanamera” (Spanish: “from Guantánamo, feminine” indicating a woman from Guantánamo) is perhaps the best known Cuban song, especially when using a poem by the Cuban poet José Martí for the lyrics. In 1966, a version by American vocal group The Sandpipers became an international hit. It has been recorded by many other solo artists and bands. – WIKIPEDIA
Click HERE for translated lyrics.
The foregoing serves as background information only.
Now, on to the actual contest……
Los Beta was a Mallorcan Spanish “garage rock” band, active from 1960 to 1970. Their recording of Guantanamera, released as a single, was a European hit in the spring of 1967.
Adelmo Fornaciari (born 25 September 1955), more commonly known by his stage name, Zucchero, is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician. His music is largely inspired by gospel, soul, blues and rock. He is credited as the “father of Italian blues” and is one of the few (continental) European artists who enjoy international success. Guantanamera (which he translated into Italian) is the 5th track from his 2012 album, La Sesión Cubana, recorded in Cuba.
Please state your preference in comments below and why you chose it.
Voting remains open until 11:59 pm EDT Sept. 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 / Janie Junebug Righting & Editing / 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
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Until next time.
♫♪♫♪♫ Rockchick Rapture!