Welcome back! It’s time to announce results for the April 1st BOTB post
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.
This one pitted Italian Soul/Funk band, Wess and the Airedales
against themselves, using two different songs.
Like so many of you, I enjoyed both songs and had a tough time choosing. In the end, the horns in “I’ll Never Turn My Back on You” (as Stephen also mentioned) were the deciding factor. Wess, first with the Airedales and later as part of a duo with Dori Ghezzi, was popular throughout Europe in the 60s and 70s.
AND THE WINNER IS:
I’LL NEVER TURN MY BACK ON YOU
By more than twice the votes!
I couldn’t find a live performance of the winning song, so here’s a different one, “Tu Che Non Mi Conoscevi” (This translates to “You don’t know me”, but the song is called “In the Chapel in the Moonlight” in English. Wess only recorded this Italian version.) As a self-indulgent bonus, I’m throwing in a “Soundtrack of my Life” song by Wess, called “Solitudine” (Solitude). This brings back so many memories from the time I spent at boarding school in Switzerland (1968-1969). One of my roommates was Italian and had all these great records.
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 / Far Away Series** / J.A. Scott / Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Quiet Laughter / ReInVintaged / Sound of One Hand Typing / StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands** / Tossing It Out / / Your Daily Dose
NEXT BATTLE OF THE BANDS WILL BE ON FRI., APR. 15th. SEE YOU THERE!
(Related to the A to Z Challenge, but as a separate post.)
Check out today’s #AtoZChallenge post, F is for FOX TERRIER. Read it HERE.
Was this the outcome you expected or were you surprised?
Looking forward to your comments!
Until next time.