Welcome to 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. There’s one battle mid month, although some may offer additional battles on the 1st. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)
Since my recent battles have been so lopsided, I’m going with a match-up
suggested by our illustrious show runner. Thank you, Stephen!
It’s a favourite artist, competing with himself. Enjoy!
“Tobacco Road” is a Blues song written and first recorded by John D. Loudermilk in 1960 that was a hit for The Nashville Teens in 1964 and has since become a standard across several musical genres. Originally framed as a folk song, “Tobacco Road” was a semi-autobiographical tale of growing up in Durham, North Carolina. Released on Columbia Records, it was not a hit for Loudermilk, achieving only minor chart success in Australia. Other artists, however, immediately began recording and performing the song. The English group. The Nashville Teen’s garage/blues rock rendering was a trans-Atlantic pop hit in 1964, reaching number 6 in the U.K.and number 14 in the U.S. It was featured at the end of episode 1, season 4 of the hit television show Mad Men on July 25, 2010. – WIKIPEDIA
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Eric Victor Burdon (born 11 May 1941) is an English singer-songwriter and rocker best known as a member and vocalist of the R&B/rock band The Animals and the funk band War. He is regarded as one of the British Invasion‘s most distinct singers with his deep, searingly powerful blues-rock voice and is also known for his aggressive stage performances. Eric was ranked 57th in Rolling Stone‘s list, The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Both videos are from German TV .
ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS
ERIC BURDON & WAR
Do you prefer Eric’s performance with The Animals or with War?
Please state your preference in comments below and why you chose it.
Voting remains open until 11:59 pm EDT July 20th,
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]
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