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Superstition #BOTB showdown

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It’s mid-October and you know what that means, kittens and dawgs, don’t cha? It’s time for round 2 of Battle of the Bands.

I decided to go with a theme for this battle and with Halloween at the end of the month, then I elected to use Stevie Wonder’s 1973, not included in the showdown, hit song Superstition.

Introducing contender #1, a new-to-me British Blue band, The Hoax. What surprised me to learn is this group has been around 20 years and I’m just now hearing them.  What’s with that? Oh, well…here they are doing Stevie Wonder’s #1 tune, Superstition.

 

Contender # 2, is another new-to-me artist. This America R&B jazz singer/song writer’s unique vocals style steps Wonder’s song pace down a notch bringing something different to this cover. Kindly listen to Macy Gray!

 


Alrighty, boys and girls, you know what to do. Tell me in comments who gets your vote and why. There’s no wrong pick other than the one you don’t make. So have fun!

Meanwhile, the fun continues with more epic battles taking place on these amazing bloggers sites. Check ’em out!

Fae @ Far Away Series (Brain Child of this little meme) Stephen @STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’  (Blog Hop Coordinator of sorts)   •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    •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

Don’t forget, the polls close midnight of October 21st and I’ll share the results of this competition a week from today, so mark your calendar and stop by to see if your pick gets named! Thanks for joining in on the fun. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with a bonus cover, for your entertainment only, I thought was worth sharing.


Are you superstitious? What’s the weirdest superstition you know? Have a bandtastic day!

 

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#BOTB results of Sugar Sugar

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Good-morning, fellow BOTBers and fans (those of you who aren’t actively participating, but who vote and love music)! Let me say, sharing two covers for Sugar Sugar was fun and I believe I stirred some memories for many of you.

First off, let me say thanks to everyone who hopped over and voted for their favorite candidate. At first I thought this showdown was going to swing in favor of one artist, but as the votes trickled in then it provided to not be a complete shut out.

The popular opinion, including myself, felt Wilson Pickett did the job better capturing 13 of the 17 votes!

 

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Wilson Pickett recorded more than 50 songs to hit the US R&B charts and many crossed over to the US Billboard Hot 100. It comes as no surprise with this sort of songwriting and recording impact in his career that led to his 1991 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

I hope to see you Kittens and Dawgs back here for September 1st round one of Battle of the Bands. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with In the Midnight Hour!

 

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#BOTB Sugar, Sugar showdown

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This little meme is the brain child of Fae from Far Away Series and thanks to Stephen McCarthy from STMcCP, he helps Fae by maintaining the rules and bloggers turning her idea into the electric sensation we know as the Battle of the Bands!

I’m not a long-term sorta planner when it comes to these battles like some of my fellow BOTBers. I typically fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to finding a song title to go with and this makes things a bit challenging.

What single tune moves me this time?

In 1969 Jeff Berry and Andy Kim wrote a bubble gum hit made popular by a group of fictional animated teenagers called The Archies called Sugar, Sugar.

The song was actually done by studio musicians ~ Ron Dante, lead vocalist, with Toni Wine and Andy Kim. I always thought The Archies was a real band until recent years and was totally wowed by that discovery. Yep, I’ve always been a bit of late bloomer in all aspects of my life.

The original ditty really gets you to your feet, so I wanted something a wee bit different and decided on two R&B artists to take on the challenge.

Okay, you know what to do…listen and decide who you like best, then leave your vote and say-so about why your pick is better in comments. There’s no right or wrong vote, except a no vote. So, VOTE! 😀

 

 

I like both covers, both artists flavor Sugar, Sugar with their own sweet style and I like one slightly better than the other. That being said my vote goes to Mr. Pickett.

Who do you think did it better, Gladys Knight and the Pips or Wilson Pickett?

Music Trivia: Did you know the cereal company, Post, placed millions of records on the back of their Super Sugar Crisp cereal and it’s considered the most produced recording? Now, that’s a doubly sweet idea!

Alrighty, the fun isn’t over. For more epic battles visit…

•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    •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

Check back next week about this time, give a day or take, for the results. Until then, have a bandtastic day!

 

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A #fathersday tribute to my daddy #music

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! I hope all dads in Blogosphere have a special Father’s Day. I’m grateful that my daddy is still with me and for the sweet memories I have spent with him as a little girl. I dedicated this post to my daddy, as I Dance with my Father.

 

Luther Vandross is the author of this beautifully moving song. He wrote of his personal experiences with his dad who died when he was 7-years old from diabetes. He recorded it 2003, earning him Song of the Year and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Although I love Vandross’ original cut, I decided to use Celine’s cover since a female voice spoke to my heart and best suited this tribute to my daddy.

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Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get #BOTB

It’s round 2 of BoTB. I’m gonna keep it short and sweet. While listening to iTunes radio, I was reminded recently of a forgotten song from the 60s R&B era by The Dramatics with their Top 10 Pop Hit, Whatcha See is Whatcha Get.

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You know whatcha gotta do? You gotta pick your favorite artist after listening to the same tune. There is no wrong or right vote, except one that isn’t cast.  This all about the fun, kittens & dawgs. So relax and enjoy!

 

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