April Mid-Month Battle of the Bands
Time for the Mid-Month Battle of the Bands.
Today’s battle was inspired by a recent battle posted by Mr Stephen T McCarthy. In his battle, he had placed Nat King Cole up against his daughter, Natalie Cole. The battle got me to thinking about one of the first CDs I purchased many years ago. That CD was Natalie Cole’s “Take a Look”. One of my favorites on the CD is “Cry Me A River”. I have my good friend, Jill, to thank for that purchase.
I did some research and found that John over at Sound of One Hand Typing had previously done a battle in October 2014 using this song. His contenders were Joe Cocker and Michael Buble’. I had thought about using his contestants against Natalie Cole. But as I was reading his post battle results, he stated that his battle had become more of a “Not-Cocker” versus “Not-Buble’”.
Now, I know there have been several artists that have covered the song, so I did some listening and researching. Mostly because I want people to vote for the contender they PREFER rather than “anyone but THAT one”.
I guess a little bit of background on the song might come in handy here.
I listened to quite a few different artists, and I have narrowed the list for today’s battle. I predict it will be a tight race, so please only vote for your favorite of these three. (Be sure to LISTEN first)
Contender #1 - Joan Baez
Contender #2 - Diana Krall
Contender #3 - Natalie Cole
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE FAMILIAR WITH AN ARTIST OR A SONG TO KNOW WHICH ONE YOU PREFER. There are no right or wrong votes, unless you vote for someone not listed as a contender or don’t vote at all.
I’ll keep the voting open until Sunday, April 22 with results posted on Monday, April 23.
I’d like to encourage you to visit the other bloggers participating in the battle of the bands as well. We’ve put a lot of time and effort into putting together these battles and they are a lot of fun. Each blogger has a different battle taking place. You can find a current list on Stephen’s blog (you can also request to join the battle of the bands blog hop on his blog).