Hello, kittens & dawgs! Music is what makes my heart beat, but then you already know this with two weekly posts dedicated to tunes. That being said, if you’re here then it’s because you’re a regular on the 4M dance floor and this week’s theme is “freebie style”. I’m happy to share my participation in BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB).
Hosting this little shindig is, Far Away Series & Steven T. McCarthy. The basic rules are as follows: You listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best by leaving it in comments. There are two “Battles” per month ~ the 1st and 15th. Six days later (the 7th and 21st), I tally the votes (including my pick) and announce the winner.
Let the battle begin!
A song recorded and adapted over the years by many artists is The Lord’s Prayer. Here is a cross-section of styles throughout the years from traditional to pop.
In 1949, in a church, Perry Como recorded The Lord’s Prayer. He enlisted the help of his parish priest to sit in on the recording to make sure he sang the lyrics with deserving respect.
Cliff Richards did The Millennium Prayer for charity in 1999. The lyrics consisted of The Lord’s Prayer set to the tune of Auld Lang Syne. It reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart.
Doyle Dykes, a guitarist I am not familiar with popped up in my search. I felt this instrumental rendition definitely deserved a shot at the battle.
I love the traditional sound of The Lord’s Prayer by many artists. To name just a few, I like listening to Jackie Evancho, Andrea Bocelli, Jim Neighbors, and Susan Boyle performances. However, when I think about this song, I remember a popular version from the from the 70s by Sister Janet Meade.
This contemporary rock recording sold 3 million copies worldwide and certified gold for its 1M copies sold. Meade was nominated for a Grammy for Best Inspirational Performance but lost. Here is another Christian pop interpretation by Michael W. Smith.
For fellow BOTB players, if you missed my August 1st vote results, you can check it out here. Now, are you ready to cast your vote? Okay, here’s what you do. In the comments section, tell me which band you like the best and why. Next week, this time (hopefully) I will post the results of your votes. Meanwhile, why not check out what the other BOTB participants (below) are sharing.
For all of you regular Monday’s Music Moves Me dancers let me say, on behalf of the lovely Dancing Queen, Marie @XmasDolly and her Solid Gold dancers ~ Callie @JAmericanSpice, Stacy @Stacy Uncorked, Becca @Everyday Life, & myself , I want to invite you to step on the dance floor. Please join us, add your music post URL below!
Before I ska-daddle, let me say thanks to the laborers of this country with this little tribute.
Next stop… your place! What music moves you?
1. Grab XmasDolly 4M button here. 2. Display it on your blog. 3. Add your favorite YouTube videos. FYI: we dance freebie style every other week, and on the off weeks we dance to a chosen theme picked by the previous week Spotlight Dancer. You can find it listed on XmasDolly’s side menu. That all being said, we aren’t music snobs. As long as you have tunes for us to dance to, then you’re cool!