WOW, it’s a brand new month already! This past week has been a wretched cold mess with a few unexpected snow days thrown in the mix, which complicates my blog writing or lack there of. While composing posts on Wednesday songspiration hit me like a great northern gust, I did say it was cold, didn’t I?
I came across this week a new-to-me song while planning my Monday musical post. Johnny Mathis recorded the original in 1957. Man, oh man is he ever smooth! The song peaked at #22 on the charts and earning Mathis a nomination for an academy award. Did I say an academy award? Apparently, Mathis recorded the track for the film with the same name, Wild is the Wind.
I won’t include Mathis in BoTB, but will take a different direction. Who will win? Well, kittens & dawgs it’s totally up to you! Let the battle begin….
In 1959, Nina Simone recorded this cover. I had not heard of her before now and I really wanted to like her mellow, bluesy tone, but her voice simply didn’t ring well with me in the end.
When my eye caught another female R&B artist who kept close to the sound of Mathis’s original cut, I instantly fell in love with Randy Crawford. Her soft, crystal-clear voice is beautiful.
Amel Larrieux adds a lovely breathy quality to this song in this video and I liked it a lot, but in other videos I heard flaws in her voice which bumped her out of the contest.
Wanting two female vocalist to compete for the title of round one of March BoTB, I pleasantly stumbled across jazz singer, Jackie Ryan. Her seamlessly, sultry cover is definitely a winner!
These women are incredible in their own right. It’s tough for me to say which one I like the most, but it’s a competition. I have to pick one. Who will you pick? It’s time to vote!
Okay, visit STMcCP to get the 411 on how Battle of the Bands works, but those who know what to do then it’s time to play along with the other members!
- STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’
- Lee @Tossing It Out
- Robin @ Your Daily Dose
- Fae @ Far Away Series
- Book Lover
- Creative Outlet of Stratplayer
- Mike’s Ramblings
- John @ The Sound of One Hand Typing
- Dixie @ dcrelief ~ Battle of the Bands
- Alex J. Cavanaugh
- Kim @ The Belle Rocks
Like I said, it’s a close call in my opinion, but I cast my vote in favor of Ryan! Please tell us why you picked your choice before you leave. Thanks for stopping by this morning. I will be over in short order. Just a reminder, next week’s results will post in my regular slot of Sunday Sillies. I hope you’ll decided to check back to see, if your artist gets named the winner!
In my opinion, this song is best suited for a woman’s voice, but I decided to for Monday’s post to use a cover performed by an all male band. Curious? Join me tomorrow for Monday’s Music Moves Me! 😉
Until next time, have bandtastic day!
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