#BattleOfTheBands : The Caffeine Battle
Here we go again! Did anyone else besides Stephen catch my big faux pas in the last battle results? I declared someone a winner who wasn’t even in the battle. OOPS! Thank goodness for
I had thought perhaps it was a subliminal message that I should use this other person in today’s battle. But nothing of their discography jumped out at me as something I should use.
So then I thought I should use poor Ms Tyler, who didn’t get proper credit for winning the title when my post went live. Again, nothing in her discography screamed for attention.
But, do you know what I did seem to need? Caffeine…. and lots of it!
And that, my friends, is how today’s battle came to be.
Of course, I couldn’t find anything about a backstory for this tune, but I do know that it was originally written and released in 1953 by Danny Overbea I’ve got two fairly strong contenders today. So, sit back and grab a cup of your favorite caffeinated beverage and give these two a listen!.
As a reminder for you seasoned readers and to help out those of you who may be new here
Here is how a battle works:
Step One - Listen to each of the contenders. TRY not to be persuaded by the videos (unless specifically requested - in the case of today’s battle, listening is more important than watching)
Step Two - Pick the contender that you prefer the most
Step Three - Comment with your selection. The comment section has been set up so that anyone can leave a comment. I do ask that you please include your name, should you use the anonymous feature. Today’s contenders are Bill Haley and Ella Mae Morse. These are the only contenders that will receive votes today in this battle. I know some of you get excited about the graphics when you see a name or song you recognize - but please, for the love of all things good and holy, ONLY VOTE FOR BILL HALEY or ELLA MAE MORSE.
Step Four - Visit Stephen’s blog to check out his battle and for a list of other bloggers that have have battles going on. We each have different battles, so please be sure to visit everyone. I'll provide a link below the videos to Stephen's blog for your convenience.
Contender #1 - Bill Haley & His Comets
Contender #2 - Ella Mae Morse with David Cavanaugh’s Music
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE FAMILIAR WITH AN ARTIST OR A SONG TO KNOW WHICH ONE YOU PREFER. You only need to listen to the videos and choose which one sounds better to you. There are no right or wrong votes, unless you vote for someone not listed as a contender or don’t vote at all.
UPDATE: Due to a last minute excursion out of town for Thanksgiving, I'm keeping the battle open a little bit longer. Votes will still count through Friday, November 23. Results will be posted Saturday November 24. Thank you everyone that has voted so far! It's a real tight race!
For you bloggers who may be interested in joining in our fun - The battles take place twice a month. Once on the 1st, and again on the 15th. Some participants have chosen to participate only once a month - and that’s okay - we’re just happy to have you join us! Your battle can consist of covers of the same song, different songs with the same title, or even a themed type battle. We just want you to join in the fun! Catch the link to Stephen’s blog to join in - all you need to do is drop him a comment on his blog stating you’d like to participate and he’ll add you to the roster of participants. He doesn't bite - unless you ask him nicely.
I’d like to encourage you to visit the other bloggers participating in the battle of the bands blog hop as well. We’ve all 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 of participants on Stephen’s blog (don't forget you can also request to join the battle of the bands blog hop by simply commenting on his blog that you'd like to join us).