Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow #BoTB showdown

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I’m breaking away from my blogging break to bring you, Kittens & Dawgs another edition of Battle of the Bands.Β  This morning’s battle inspired song is from the “60s Rock Songs” theme a few weeks ago on Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me.

Written by Gerry Coffin and Carole King, The Shirelles recorded and took this song to the top of the chart in 1960. This morning, I’m sharing two contemporary versions of this rock classic that are different but equally enjoyable. Now, listen for yourself!

Contender #1 slow tempo, jazz style of Ali Ollie Woodson.

 

Contender #2 heavy rocker tenderly caressing this song for a magical cover with James Durbin.

 

Ok, here’s the drill. Voting is open to everyone visiting. There is NO wrong vote, except if you DON’T vote. You can start by telling me in comments which artist you like best and why (optional).

Which artist gets your vote, Woodson or Durbin?

 

The fun continues with more epic battles underway and I invite you to visit the official manager of BoTB, Stephen for the update list of players. I will share the results of this battle on Monday, June 12th in my Monday Mewsic Moves Me post (Freebie week – your choice) and I hope you’ll check back to see who wins.

I’m slinking off for now but don’t worry I am making returns visits (sometimes a bit slow but I will get around to ya) to all who stop by and I definitely plan to cast my vote in each fellow BoTB participators showdown.Β  Keep the mewsic playing and have a bandtastic summer, this is Curious as a Cathy signing off!

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21 thoughts on “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow #BoTB showdown

  1. Arlee Bird

    Ali Ollie did a nice job until it started going on a bit too long. And I wasn’t overly fond of his opening. Nice stuff in this version, but it rambles more than I like.

    Durbin’s version is more to my taste–at least for this song. Reminds more like the pop version I remember from the sixties. I choose James Durbin.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Lee,

      I hadn’t realized just how too much long Woodson’s cover is until you mentioned it. I played it in the background while I was composing my post which was nice but I reckon if I had to hear a song this long in a BoTB then I’d probably be put off by the length, too. Thanks for hanging through the drawn out cover to offer your opinion and to cast your vote in this round. I’m heading your way now! πŸ˜‰

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  2. Mary B

    I’m going to have to agree with Lee on this one. Ollie’s version sounded like the last dance at a prom that no one wants to end – you know that really long slow dance. But I really believe this song is better sung at a faster pace and I really liked what James Durbin did with it. My vote goes to James Durbin.

    ~Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  3. John Holton

    Ollie Woodson is a classic, leader of The Temptations and all that, and his cover of the song had a real “smooth jazz” feel to it. I could almost hear James Ingram if I closed my eyes, and the Kenny G-esque soprano sax was a nice touch. BUT, I liked James Durbin’s cover a who’lot better, so he gets my vote.

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      John,

      Durbin is stealing this battle. I have yet to vote and am undecided but this might be one showdown that’s going to be shutout. Poor Ollie!

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  4. greyzoned/angelsbark

    Hi Cathy,
    I enjoyed both versions of this song. Ali Ollie’s version put me in a smooth jazz mood and took me back to those days when I was listening to a lot of smooth jazz. I didn’t mind the length at all because I really enjoyed his version. In fact I’m listening to it for a second time right now.
    Although I am enjoying it, it’s not enough to earn my vote. I liked James Durbin’s version better. It was nice to hear him sing a song outside of his typical rock style. He has a great voice.
    So my vote goes to J.D.

    I didn’t know that Carole King wrote this song! It’s a classic and both of your contenders gave it a classic touch and kept the integrity of the song.
    Really nice battle!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  5. Debbie D.

    Hi Cathy; Hope you’re enjoying your break.Thanks for coming back with this. I enjoyed Ali Ollie Woodson’s smooth vocals, but I loved James Durbin when he was on American idol and still do. He gets my vote, without hesitation. Cheers!

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Debbie,

      I am enjoying my time away from blogging or at least the idea that I don’t have to do it unless I want to do it. It’s so easy to fall under the pressure to keep doing the same ole thing over and over which is a recipe for blog burnout. Thanks for joining me in the round of BoTB, my friend!

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        1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

          Debbie,

          Those of us who’ve been around, understand the need and it keeps us in the game longer if we allow ourselves time off. You have a good weekend, too.

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  6. D-FensDogG

    Howdy, CATHY! ~
    Hmmm… I’m going to vote for Durbin, I guess. I truly, sincerely hate being the dud at the party — and I guess it’s just a “Stephen the Neanderthal” thang, since no one else mentioned this — but this song just doesn’t work for me coming from a male singer.

    I s’pose that’s just “Old School Me” rebelling in this era of metrosexual, Beta male, cuckservative change but, as the old song sez, “I gotta be me! Oh, I just gotta be me!”

    ~ D-FensDogG
    [Link:) Stephen T. McCarthy Reviews…

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Stephen,

      There’s nothing wrong with being “Old School”. I’m like that a lot about things and I certainly get what you’re saying, some songs seem better suited for one gender vs another. It was a happy surprise to find I enjoyed both of male cover artists and I knew it would be a challenge for some to get past this classic female track performed by men. I appreciate you being a good sport about it. πŸ™‚

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      1. D-FensDogG

        And I appreciate your understanding, CATHY.

        I guess I could have put it more succinctly by saying:

        The song ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?’ is essentially the question “If I do, will you still respect me in the morning?” set to music. And, frankly, “real men” just don’t worry about that. Ha!

        ~ D-FensDogG
        [Link:) Stephen T. McCarthy Reviews…

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        1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

          Stephen, that’s a good response. lol You’re quick witted like DH. I’m so slow and sometimes I just don’t get it. Believe it or not, I’m a bit naive on many things. *blush*

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Mike,

      Thank you for saving the day! Your vote kept this showdown from being a total shut out. Phew, do I ever feel better about that, too. lol πŸ™‚

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  7. Birgit

    James Durbin all the way for me! His voice is great and so strong. I couldn’t take listening to another song from Ali but I am not one for that style of singing as I find it very boring.

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Birgit,

      Got your vote recorded. I found it interesting you thought Woodson’s very is boring. It’s different from Durbin’s but then I like slow jazzy pieces. πŸ˜‰

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