my Bloggy Award winning series
causing friction. It was never my intention
to mock Battle of the Bands or its founders.
humor after they withdrew their support
and unsubscribed from SDMM. Today
I am taking a step to ease tension and
foster a climate of peaceful coexistence.
the title Battle of the Banned and
renaming my music contest series.
It is my sincere hope that this
gesture will enable us to have
a better, happier blogging
experience in 2016.
didn't grab me. My next idea was
Ten Zany Birds but that title has
already been taken. :) Finally I
decided to use a title that has
I have used in previous posts.
From now on this series
will be named...
the floor. Break a leg...
and then eat it.
the UK. The two competing artists
perform the same song. Listen to
both, vote for the version you
prefer and take a moment
to explain why.
The contestants are backstage with
a bad case of the jitters. Let the
Version Sacrifice begin!
"Deep Purple," were the first to record a song
that's become a wintertime favorite of mine,
as a single in the UK in 1966, the version
by Nino and April went to waste in the
U.S. on the B side of a poor selling
platter, a cover of Otis Redding's
"These Arms of Mine."
singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan.
"The Coldest Night of the Year,"
an unreleased single from 1966.
Compared to the original recording
by Nino and April, this version of
"Coldest Night" is moodier and more
atmospheric with a dense mix that
imitates Phil Spector's wall-of-sound.
In spots it reminds me of the Ronettes
single "Walking in the Rain." Maybe
it's because both songs were written
by Brill scribes Barry Mann and
Cynthia Weil. Listen to this
Spectorian opus and maybe
you'll agree - "Coldest"
...is the coolest!
of "Coldest Night." Can you name the
female who sings on it with Lou?
Vote for one of the following: