Hello kittens & dawgs! Last month I paid tribute to the late great former Eagles band member, Glenn Frey. If you missed that, then you’re welcome to check it out, here.
The Eagles were an important part of my musical life beginning in my early teens then following me well into adulthood until the group broke up.
Don Henley, J.D. Souther, and the late Glenn Frey collaborated this Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening chart topper in 1975 and perhaps is my most memorable song by the Eagles, Best of My Love.
Don Henley of the Eagles did the lead vocals. This version is for your enjoyment, so please refrain from voting for them.
That being said, I am going with Best of My Love for this round of BoTB. If you’re new, then what this means is I will share two artists doing the same cover song, then it’s up to you tell me which one gets your vote.
My first contender brings a little island flavor to the Eagles #1 hit. Listen to Aswad to see, if his style earns your vote.
Nice job, Asward! I like it for variety, but I wouldn’t say enough to give him my vote. How about you?
Contender #2 is a legend in the music industry. The question is will his unique vocals insure a victory this round? I give you… Mr. Rod Stewart!
For those having trouble with the video clip, I found a sample of the song on Amazon. I’m using an affiliate link —> The Best Of My Love by Rod Stewart that you can listen to, if you wish to try to weigh your vote in on.
Everything Rod does, he does well. His rendition is closer to the original verses Asward’s version. There’s no question, Rod’s cover grabs my vote!
Who did you like best? Aswad with his touch of reggae or Stewart with his pop vibe? Please leave your answer in comments; if you have time and want to share what makes your pick the “best” of the two, then I’d love to hear about it.
Don’t forget, the polls close midnight of the 7th and I’ll share the results of this competition next week this time, so mark your calendar and stop by to see if your pick gets named!
Thanks for joining the fun. I’m stepping on the dance floor with the 4M crew and you’re welcome to join me. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with have a bandtastic day!