#BattleOfTheBands : Ray Coniff vs The New Seekers
Here it is the middle of January! Where does the time go? I know I’ve been rather busy lately, so the time just flies right by.
Today I am revisiting a song that one of our former participants used about 3 ½ years ago. In her battle, she used the original artist and a newer artist. The original artist blew the other away with results of 21-6. Today, I’ve got two different artists covering the song.
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 (not just the one who’s name you are familiar with)
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 The New Seekers and Ray Coniff. These are the only contenders that will receive votes today in this battle.
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.
In 1970, Melanie Safka recorded this song. It was the B side to her ‘Ruby Tuesday’ single and was on the album Candles In The Rain. It was in the top 10 for 3 weeks on the UK Singles Charts.
The has been used in various commercials in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Contender #1 - The New Seekers
Contender #2 - Ray Coniff
Now, to repeat myself again:
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.
For those of you 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.
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).
Alright now… Cast your votes for either Ray Coniff or The New Seekers!
Voting will end on Monday, January 21 with results being posted on Tuesday, January 22.