Welcome back to #BOTB!
Time to announce the results of the May 15th 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.
It seems my bad luck with battle results continues, even after a 4-month hiatus. The lower than usual turnout out didn’t help much either. Oh well! I like to try and find covers that are entirely different from one another and maybe the diversity is a bit too jarring. Most of you preferred the ‘smooth jazz’ rendition by Lisa Bassenge, but thankfully, there were some votes for My Secret Island. This was a bit of a tough decision for me! Neither vocal impressed, but both arrangements were attractive for different reasons. There’s the mournful trumpet in one and the cool, driving, ‘Peter Gunn’ beat in the other. Decisions, decisions….In the end, I chose Lisa’s version, because it conveyed the melancholic gravitas of the original.
Arlee, C.W. Martin, Cathy K, Debbie, diedre, John, Michele, Myke T., Robin, Stephen
MY SECRET ISLAND
Clowie, Mary B., Mike S., Yolanda
And the winner is:
Here’s the winner once more:
Don’t forget to check back with the others for their BOTB results:
NEXT BATTLE OF THE BANDS WILL BE ON THURS. JUNE 1ST. SEE YOU THERE!
YOU’RE INVITED TO A PARTY!
jOIN THE FUN, STARTING WED. MAY 24
OPEN ALL SUMMER.
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Was this the outcome you expected or were you surprised?
Looking forward to your comments!
Until next time.