#BattleOfTheBands Results : Dr John Tribute

Welcome to Summer! With overnight temperatures still dipping into the mid 30’s (Farenheit), I have to wonder if Mother Nature needs an updated calendar. 

For the battle this past week, we paid tribute to Dr John, who had passed away earlier this month.  I thought I had a pretty good battle all set up, and at the very last minute, I found a new contender that I just ‘had’ to include.  I was definitely not expecting the turnout that we had.

My last minute addition to the battle essentially ran away with the votes.  Here is a breakdown of the votes:

The HiFi with 8 votes
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion with 1 vote
Big Yellow Moon Band with 1 vote

I had intentionally left out contender BB King & Bonnie Raitt as I thought for sure they would run away with the votes, but now I’m wondering how they would stack up against The HiFi… hmm.. Perhaps fodder for another battle at a later date.

Closing out this battle, In honor of Dr John, I’ve got one of his many performances for you to enjoy!

Be sure to come back on the 1st for a brand new battle!  I have what I hope will be another great battle planned for you. But before you go… tell me, what did you think of this battle?  Did you hate it? Did you enjoy it? 


  1. I guess we know who's the boss in this round. HiFi was a tough challenger.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. They certainly were! I thought for sure the others would get more votes.

  2. Wow! Those are some cold temps for June! Guess I should stop bitching about our winds and rain. Hope it warms up, soon! I'm surprised nobody else liked Jon Spencer. Interesting that your last minute addition trounced the others! Dr. John will be sorely missed. ♥

    1. One of my friends was telling me about a mountain pass that was closed this weekend due to the snow. While I'm not a fan of the cold, it's a far cry better than when everything was shut down due to fire. I'd be happy with 70 degree days and 50 degree nights.

  3. MMQE ~
    Your Battle was right on time (and it was in the right place, too) to honor the memory of Dr. John. Man, that guy could tickle those ivories and was a true original on the music scene, back when the music scene was something special. Today, it's all this auto-tuned, prefab manufactured pretty faces with barely an ounce of talent and literally ZERO, ZIP, ZILCH, NADA in the 'Originality' Department. Music is in a sad, sad, sad state of affairs.

    See ya again on July 1st. You gonna do a Patriotic Battle?

    ~ D-FensDogG

    1. Hey there Stephen!

      The more I read about Dr John, the more I was impressed with his musical contributions. I really didn't know much about him until a year or so ago when someone else had used him in a battle.

      >>,,,You gonna do a Patriotic Battle?

      Kinda sorta, but not really. The name of the song could probably be considered a tie-in to patriotism, but it's more of an self-empowerment song that I've chosen. Now I just need to pick out my contenders :)



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