Battle of the Bands

#BOTB results Ain’t No Sunshine

Hello, fellow BOTBers and fans (those of you who aren’t actively participating, but who vote and love music)! I gotta tell you, ever since I featured this ditty in this BOTB it just got stuck in my head. Does that happen to you? I mean when you put your song choice up for us to vote on?

I appreciate y’all for playing along in September 1 round. This battle showdown proved to be another surprise in how the outcome turned out and if you’ve followed or read how others voted then my announcement won’t shock you.

Grand standing this competition by 13 to 3 (this includes my vote for the popular pick in the tally) and taking the golden mic award is…


Reel & Soul Association!

I couldn’t find a lot on Reel & Soul Association, but I did find some of their music on Spotify.

Don’t forget round two battle showdown will come at you on the 15th, so I invite you to come back to get in on the fun. There’s nothing like voicing your opinion when asked, right? Before you scat, you might want to check out more September 1 #BOTB results below:

•Fae @ Far Away Series   •Stephen @STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’   •Lee @Tossing It Out   •Robin @ Your Daily Dose   •Donna @Book Lover   •Mike’s Ramblings    •John @ The Sound of One Hand Typing    •Dixie @ dcrelief ~ Battle of the Bands (on break due to health reasons)   •Alex J. Cavanaugh  •Kim @ The Belle Rocks   •Tom @ Shady Dell Music and Memories   •Debbie @The Doglady’s Den   •Cherdo @Cherdo on the Flipside   •Michele @ Angels Barks    •Mary @ JingleJangleJungle   •Janie @ Women: We Shall Overcome    •Jeffrey @ J.A. Scott    •Madilyn @ NovelBrews    •Holli @ Holli’s Hoots and Hollers   •Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with Warm and Tender Love by Reel & Soul Association!


Have bandtastic day!



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I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.


  • Jeffrey Scott

    I’m surprised by this outcome as well. I figured you can’t compete with Sting, even if I didn’t like his version of the song. Looks like others agreed with em. Thanks for finding that gem to listen to.

  • dolorah

    I blew off blogging for the entire month of August, so missed the voting. I went back listened to the contestants – this is one of my favorite songs – and I can say Reel and Soul would have gotten my vote. Sting did an excellent rendition – as usual – but that girl just hit all the right, sultry notes. And was that a flute for the solo? Just gorgeous.

    I swear, I plan to post on the 15th this month. Really, no crossed fingers behind my back 🙂

  • Shady Del Knight

    Hi, dear Cathy! I am not surprised by the outcome of your BOTB because I checked back often and noticed that most people favored R&SA. I am very excited about the group and thank you for introducing them. I also enjoyed the video of Thea Gilmore covering the late Percy Sledge on a program that featured Brits performing covers of American soul songs.

    Happy Labor Day to you, dear friend Cathy!

  • dcrelief

    Gee, I think I voted for the winners – I’m excited. I hope you’re enjoying aome mountain air for me, Miss Curious. Have a great week, Cathy, dear!

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Dixie-Chick-a! Yep, we try to get to the mountains at least once or twice per/week while DH is off from work. It’s nice going through the week with fewer tourists crowding our space. lol

  • Arlee Bird

    I got confused by Janie’s GFR reference and had to go back to read your post to make sure I was at the right place. Not surprised by the outcome of your Battle, but it was still a good one. I was interesting to hear these versions.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

    • Cathy Kennedy

      LOL, Lee…I got confused by your comment at first until I read what you saw. I guess Janie meant to post that comment on someone else’s site. I’ve almost done that a time or two when I have multiple blogs pulled up in different tabs.

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