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#BOTB: Chick fight!

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, I’m happy to share with you my participation in the BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB).

A few weeks ago when I got started, I learned the obvious winner (or at least the winner in my book)  should not be included in the spin-off to make things more interesting.  I had no clue, really that my first installment of BOTB this month would be a runaway victory for The Outlaws doing Ghost Rider in the Sky. That being said, today I’m taking a new approach by presenting artists who are not commonly thought or heard of doing the same song *fingers crossed*.

In 1966, saxophonist Mike Sharpe listed #57 on the US Pop Chart with this familiar song, but it wasn’t until 1968 the song was given life with words and later popularized by a 70s rock band. I said I was changing things up a bit, didn’t I? *Leap of faith* Okay, I’m presenting a gender-reverse version of ARS 1979 hit, Spooky. Are you ready? Let the chick fight begin!

In keeping with my promise (fewer & unusual artists), my first selection in the showdown is The Puppini Sisters. This close harmonizing trio from Europe (Italy & UK) are not really sisters. The jazzy, a cappella singing trio is a breath of fresh air to hear and if you’re an Andrew Sisters’ fan then you will like them.  I invite you to shut your eyes to block out the theatrics of the video and give their rendition a listen.

 

Different? Yep, but I kinda like it. I wouldn’t go so far to say it’s my favorite, but it’s enjoyable in its own right and with this introduction I want to hear more by The Puppini Sisters.

Next up is Imogen Heap, singer/songwriter/composure, is a new-to-me indie rock/synthpop artist from across the great pond. I was vacillating over if this style appeals to me or not. I equate synthesizers with artificial music…ah…that’s not what I’m looking for exactly, but the bottom line is I think of noise with no sound substance. Does that make sense? However, I was surprised to find that Heap doesn’t fall completely in my original perception with at least this song…

 

A familiar tune, yet distinctive. I’m curious to hear more by Imogen Heap. Who knows, maybe I will discover I have a taste for electro house music after all.

There’s one more chick who did this cover. She is my favorite pick and I’m certain, if I included it in today’s battle then it would be a colossal vote stealer. Where’s the fun in that? I’m trying to learn my lesson. Another thing, I know it’s difficult to absorb and comment on more than two selections so I’m keeping things simple, but if you’re interested then check out Dusty Springfield’s recording.

Okay, here’s what you do to vote. In my comments section, tell me which band you like the best and why. After you’re done, visit other BOTB contributors below:

Far Away Series, hostess

STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’, host

Tossing It Out

Your Daily Dose

Disconnected

A Writer’s Life in Progress

Creative Outlet of Stratplayer

Mike’s Ramblings

Visit Stephen for details on BOTB. I will share the winning outcome on Monday’s Music Moves Me post on the 27th, so I hope you’ll stop by to learn the results. Until then, have a tunetastic day and thank you for rockin’ my world on Battle of the Bands!

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Southern Rock Bands

It’s time to party Monday music style! Are you ready to boogie? Lace up your blue suede shoes. It’s time to dance freebie style to whatever tunes are getting your groove on, but I am rockin’ to the sound of three of my favorite Southern Rock bands!

 

Appearing on Atlanta Rhythm Section 1976 album The Rock and Roll Alternative, So Into You became the groups’ first major hit.

 

Thanks for joining us for another week Monday’s Music Moves Me! On behalf of the lovely Dancing Queen,  Marie @XmasDolly  and her Solid Gold dancers ~ Callie @JAmericanSpice, Stacy @Stacy Uncorked, Naila Moon @Just the stuff ya know & myself want to invite you to step on the dance floor with the 4M crew.

This week’s Spotlight Dancer is in the #1 position of the link up. Be sure to stop by to boogie with our featured blogger, and don’t forget to link your 4M URL below to join in on the fun!



If you liked Red, White, and Blue, then you’re gonna wanna get to your feet for the complete album All Time Greatest Hits by Lynyrd Skynyrd!

 

Did you listen to the complete 14-YouTube playlist of All Time Greatest Hits? Awesome, right? I found another good music compilation: First The Complete Muscle Shoals Album.

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 I’m gonna wrap things up with another great Southern Rock band and perhaps my personal favorite. Warning, you may find it hard to sit in your seat, as you listen to the full album Greatest Hits by ZZ Top.

 

Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did. Why not show some blog love? Invite your friends to hit the dance floor with the 4M crew now. There’s always room for one more!

Today, I’m spending time with DH. Not to worry, I will dance with you tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what music moves you! Don’t forget to join me each week for Saturday Song-suasion!

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Monday’s Music Moves Me rules:

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! 😉

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Mid to late 70s rockin’ down the house on 4M

Welcome to week #168 of

A few weeks back Vandy J was our spotlight dancer. For her theme choice this week, she wants to know What songs did you listen to in high school? I don’t know about you guys, although that’s been a lot of years ago for me I still find myself boogieing to those same tunes today. Let’s rock the house down to some mid to late 70s sounds!

My freshman year 1976-1977 of high school, I was more than likely dancing to Paul McCartney and Grand Funk Railroad.

 

 

Our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, would like to thank you for joining the party and as always JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Just the stuff ya know & myself are happy that you came.

Now, it’s time to get our groove on with you so remember to link up and shake your bootie with the fellow rockin’ blogger buds below!

 

Dance party rules:  Grab XmasDolly 4M button here,  display it on your blog, and then add your favorite weekly music theme YouTube videos for everyone to enjoy. We aren’t music snobs if you have tunes to share that don’t fit in with our theme, then no problem! As long as you have music to share, then everything is cool coz all we want to do is dance with you! 

During my sophomore year from 1977-1978, I might have listened to songs by Andy Gibb and Lionel Richie.

 

 

As my sophomore year gave way to my junior year 1978-1979, these tunes were popular hits by ARS and the Queen of Disco.

 

 

Winding things up in 1979-1980 for my senior year, I can’t forget these fab hits by two outstanding female artists.

 

 

 

Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did. Remember, to be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up.  Next stop… your place!  What music did you listen to in high school?

Be sure to come back next week to dance with the 4M crew, and if you can’t get enough music, then join me for Saturday Song-suasion!

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4M Halloween Theme Party

 

How many times have I heard Angie Baby before? I don’t know, but I never, ever listened to the lyrics really until today. You gotta love Helen Reddy’s spootacular smoky voice that adds just the right edge to this 1970s song.

Welcome to Monday’s Music Moves Me 113th edition!  This week’s theme is “Halloween music, videos, cartoons or bloopers.

 

When DH & I were dating in 1977, we got to see Atlanta Rhythm Section in concert at Bluefield State Community College. This second-hand song charted Billboard Hits in 1979….

 


The Sonny & Cher show was a popular icon in TV viewing for most of us growing up in the 70s.  Do you remember this song?


For those who are not as mature (age-wise) as some of us, then perhaps this one will be more familiar from the 1990 TV show Twin Peaks. A lovely theme song which will forever haunt your memory with the murder of  Laura Palmer at the onset of the first season.


Twin Peaks is available on Netflix.

Wasn’t that an electric experience? Why keep it to yourself? Come on spread the word. Invite all of your friends to join best hip blog hop party each Monday!

Are you ready for us to groove to your tunes? Here’s all you gotta do:

  • Go to YouTube & insert your preferred music video.
  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” button code to display anywhere on your blog.
  • Link your 4M post URL (not your main URL) below & leave a comment telling us you’re our newest follower (“Follow me” options in right side bar). Then rock around the block with any & everybody you want on the linky!

This is a hip blog hop. Hosting the greatest Blogosphere party is Marie of XmasDolly and her dance partners: Callie of JAmericanSpice, Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, Cathy Kennedy’s Blog (my old blog) and this month’s honorary dance partner, Rachel from Because I have to!

Our spotlight dancer tops the linky line up in the number one spot – Congratulations, my friend!

Don’t forget to show our featured dancer some love and go ahead, shake your bootie with any of the fellow rockin’ bloggers below…

I’ll leave you on this little weird note…


Next stop… your place! What music is moving you?

Do you have that good ole fashion dance fever? Then, continue the party with…

 LadyJava's Lounge

Click here for more Halloween music selections.

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