and by Viagra...
One pill makes you larger.
Go ask Alice.
which I consider groovy, might not go over well and
that Peggy's placid platter might not get any votes.
I couldn't have been more wrong!
anything remarkable about her version of "Wasn't It You."
Pet sang the song well and I liked the arrangement,
but her performance was right down the middle,
a little too "correct" for my taste. Simply put,
Pet's rendition didn't make me feel anything.
In contrast I pricked up my ears the first time I heard
Peggy Lipton's super cool version of "Wasn't It You"
on the excellent girl group anthology Where the
Girls Are 5 from Ace Records UK. Subtlety
can be compelling and Peggy's low-key,
laid back vocal style appealed to me.
Her performance of the song seemed
right in character, as if sung by
Julie Barnes on Mod Squad
or Norma Jennings on
Twin Peaks. Peggy Lipton
has a high likability quotient.
She is popular with men and with
women. I believe Peggy's popularity as
an actress helped make people receptive to
her subdued singing style and garnered her a
substantial share of the votes in this contest.
My Pick To Click in my first Battle of the Bands,
the recording that got my vote, is the one by Billie Davis,
the singing style icon of the 60s Mod/Brit Beat generation.
We all have different sets of filters in our ears, listen for
different things and respond favorably to different stimuli.
I experience a visceral response when I listen to Billie.
Woman's got soul and, as a Dell rat and inveterate
soul fan, that is what I most appreciate about her.
I love the quality of Billie's voice, her diction,
her singing style and the mood engendered.
Billie's recording has it all - an interesting
arrangement punctuated by guitar riffs
and flourishes of oboe (or clarinet),
gospel-tinged background vocals
and a compelling performance by
the ultra hip UK songstress. I like
the way Billie handles the material,
rendering the song with more feeling
and passion than do the other women.
As I listen I can feel her struggling to
control her emotions and hold back
tears. The vibrato in her delivery
conveys pain, sadness, anger and
bitterness and gives more power
to the song's lyrics.
To sum it up, Billie's dramatic interpretation
of "Wasn't It You" is spot-on. Billie sells
the song and I'm sold on her. I joined
the Billie club and she got my vote!
a hermetically sealed envelope. Inside
is the name of the winner of my first
Battle of the Bands. I will now open
the envelope and announce the winner.
worn this old suit.
PEGGY LIPTON 10
BILLIE DAVIS 9
WALTER BRENNAN 1
(write-in vote for "That Mule, Old Rivers and Me")
Thank you for reading, listening and voting. Be sure to tip your waitress on the way out and join me on the 15th for another fun-filled
Hello there, Shady. I hope you got your jollies hosting today's double Version Sacrifice. Tell me, Shady. How does it feel to play God and turn thumbs down on the one and only Petula Clark, a woman who has more talent in her little finger than you have in your entire body? How does it feel to dash the dreams of Peggy Lipton, the singing sweetheart from The Mod Squad? What goes around comes around, my compadre. One of these days, instant karma's gonna get you, gonna knock you off your feet, better get yourself together darlin'...Lincoln Hayes you're gonna meet. But until that day I'm gonna be right here making your life
.....a living HELL.