Can you believe August is half over already?!
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.)
[reference only – please do not vote on this one]
Cream were a 1960s British rock trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. Their unique sound was characterised by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock. The group’s third album, Wheels of Fire (1968), was the world’s first platinum double album. “White Room”, written by Jack Bruce and poet Pete Brown is the 1st track. It was released as a single in September of that year, attaining top 30 status in seven countries. The band is widely regarded as the world’s first successful supergroup, selling more than 15 million albums worldwide.
The foregoing serves as background information only.
Now, on to the actual contest……
♫ An international showdown between blues rock artists ♫
[I’ve used this band once before. Click HERE to view.]
Slow Feet (a play on Eric Clapton’s nickname, “Slow Hand”.) is an Italian blues rock band founded in Milan, circa 2005. Their debut album, Elephant Memory was released in 2007. “White Room” is the 5th track.
Information on this band is skimpy, but there is a Facebook page.
Laith Al-Saadi, a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan (we were just there – beautiful town!) began singing at age 4 and playing guitar at 13. At 15, he formed his first blues band, “Blue Vinyl”. By the time he was 18, they had opened for Blues greats like Buddy Guy, Luther Allison, Son Seals, and Taj Mahal and toured the Netherlands. In 2006, Al-Saadi was crowned “King of the Blues” for the Northern Region of the United States by Guitar Center. This makes him one of the top 4 Blues guitarists in the country.
[Click HERE for an alternate video, if you can’t view the first one. Thanks, Pat!]
Please state your preference in comments below and why you chose it.
Voting remains open until 11:59 pm EDT Aug. 21st,
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 / Quiet Laughter / Sound of One Hand Typing / HOST: 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!