Welcome back! It’s time to announce results for the June 15th BOTB post
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 a female solo artist and an all-male rock band. ♫
Battle of the sexes; contralto vs baritone!
Another tight battle; I’m on a roll! 😀 At first, it looked like John Kay & Steppenwolf would coast to an easy win, but then the votes for Cher starting pouring in. This time, we had two mystery guests who voted but didn’t speak. I’d love to know who they were! (FYI: If someone comments without clicking the widget, I can add it in manually, but once the widget is clicked, that vote cannot be subtracted. The widget has to be completely reset.) Anyway, here’s how it went down:
Dixie, Robin, Myke, Michele, Pat, Stephen (who was surprised by his own choice), Janie, 2 mystery guests
(Dear mystery guests: We’d love it if you would add a comment as well. Don’t be shy! 🙂 )
JOHN KAY & STEPPENWOLF:
Arlee, Angelika, Shady, Mary P., John, Jeffrey, CW Martin, Mary B., Diedre, Birgit. Mike
Once again, my vote won’t make a difference. Actually, I’m tempted to abstain because I love both of these artists and also both covers. Cher’s contralto voice is magnificent and her “this is who I am, take it or leave it” attitude makes her a kindred spirit. She put her all into the song. John Kay………where to begin? That fabulous baritone rasp, delivered with a slight German accent (his native language) gives me chills, every time! He has one of the best rock voices around (even now, and he’s over 70! ) and the band was killer, as evidenced during the instrumental parts. Who am I kidding? It has to be John Kay & Steppenwolf! Sorry, Cher. I still love you.
And the winner is:
JOHN KAY & STEPPENWOLF
by 3 votes
There was no live version available for “Train of Thought”, so here’s the video from the contest, plus a performance video of “Snowblind Friend”. Enjoy!
John Kay & Steppenwolf
June 6, 2015 | Niagara Falls, Ontario
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 / eVil pOp TaRt / J.A. Scott / Janie Junebug Righting & Editing / Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Quiet Laughter / Sound of One Hand Typing / StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands / Tossing It Out / Your Daily Dose
NEXT BATTLE OF THE BANDS WILL BE JULY 1st. SEE YOU THERE!
If you missed the previous post, click on the image to take you there.
Angelika would love to meet you!
Was this the outcome you expected or were you surprised?
In view of what’s been happening with mystery voters clicking the widget but not leaving a comment,
please take a moment to give me your opinion. Thanks!
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Looking forward to your comments!
Until next time.