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A Father’s Day Tribute #BoTB showdown

Hello Kittens & Dawgs, thank you for joining me for today’s Battle of the Bands showdown. I’m taking a different approach. Instead of two cover songs, I’m using two different song covers by daughters of their famous dads in honor of Father’s Day.

Song folk writer and artist Harry Chapin wrote and recorded, “Cat’s In The Cradle” in 1974 that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart the same year. Now, fast forward 2007, 33 years after Harry penned this song his daughter Jen records her dad’s #1 hit.

Artist #1 Chapin’s daughter



From the album A SONG FOR MY FATHER, Brian Wilson co-wrote “Warmth of the Sun” and first recorded by the California surfin’ sensation of the band he co-founded, The Beach Boys (I think Love is the lead vocalist) in 1964. Many years Wilson recorded I WASN’T MADE FOR THESE TIMES with this classic song on the album.

Artist #2: Brian Wilson’s daughters


Typically I do not offer three songs but I found one worthy if nothing else for the opening tribute to a great country lengend and father of Rosanne Cash.

Artist #3 Johnny’s daughter singing his 1961 #11 peak song Tennessee Flat Top Box.  The YouTube video embedding code is disabled, so I cannot share it on my site.

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 daughter gets your vote – Chapin, Wilson, or Cash?


This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with this Father’s Day playlist.


What songs come to mind when you think of your dad?

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’ll share a quick post next week with the outcome and I hope you’ll check back.  Join me on the dance floor for Monday’s Music Moves Me. Have a bandtastic day!






Birds & Cats Like To Dance On MMMM, Too!

Welcome to Monday’s Music Moves Me 103rd edition!  This week’s theme is “Freebie” pick. This simply means you share whatever tunes that’s stuck inside your head or just those that are stirring your soul to boogie.  Now…let’s get this party on the road!

Last week’s scheduled post was ready to fly when the music theme announcement came for songs with animals in the title or lyrics.  I liked this idea a lot. So much so, I elected to feature as my freebie picks from… you guessed it, songs with animals in the title or lyrics choice.

Visit www.songfacts.com to find more fun songs in this category!

Was that fun or what?  Don’t contain your electric experience with MMMM, shout it out loud from tree tops to all of your musical friends to come join the party each Monday.

Are you ready to get dancing this week? Admission to ride the Love Train is totally doable for anyone.  Are you ready to rock n’ roll with all the other passengers? Then, here’s what you do….

  • Go to YouTube insert your music video of choice.
  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button.
  • Link your 4M below, follow us, & leave a comment.


Head conductor of the Love Train is Marie of XmasDolly & her co-conductors are the lovely: Callie of JAmericanSpice, Cathy Kennedy’s Blog (me), Lorie of The Shewbridges of Central Florida, Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, and this month’s honorary co-conductor, Danielle from Royal Legacy .

Don’t forget to show our featured dancer some love at the top of the linky. Now,  go ahead, shake your bootie with any of the fellow rockin’ bloggers at this party!

The Love Train will be pulling into your depot soon and I’m eager to begin by following you. Next stop… your place!What music is moving you?

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