Not only is it time for Battle of the Bands, it’s also day 1 of the April #AtoZChallenge Blogging extravaganza! This contest is directly related to my first entry: “A is for Airedale Terrier”. Read it HERE. Yup, it’s all about Airedales at The Den today; a two-post bonus!
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and 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.)
How do you feel about some 60s funk and soul, originating in Italy?
WESS AND THE AIREDALES
The many incarnations of Wess & the Airedales started in 1961 in the US, when founder Doug Fowlkes fronted his Airedales band, recording a solitary 45 on the Viva label. More singles followed with singer Rocky Roberts at the helm, and things continued despite his relocation to Italy due to military service. The band inevitably took on some Italian members, and in 1967 Italian vocalist and bassist Wess Johnson (originally from North Carolina) took over from Roberts. The American influence is obvious, as the band performed and released many more LPs, Eps and 45s of American-style Soul music – sung in English and Italian!
Today, instead of different versions of the same song, I’m going with different songs by the same artist.
I’LL NEVER TURN MY BACK ON YOU
Written by Doug Fowlkes, Wess Johnson and Jesse King, this song was originally released in 1967, as the B side of single “I Miei Giorni Felici” (Chapel of Dreams). It was also included on the album “The Sound of Soul” that same year.
Please state your preference in comments below and why you chose it.
Click on your preference here too:
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Voting remains open until midnight ET, Apr. 6th
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 / eVil pOp TaRt / Far Away Series** / J.A. Scott / Janie Junebug Righting & Editing / Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Novel Brews / Quiet Laughter / ReInVintaged / Sound of One Hand Typing / 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.
♫♪♫♪♫ Rockchick Rapture!