Thursday, January 15, 2015

January Battle # 2 ~ Deep River Woman

Hello! and welcome to the "Battle of the Bands."  BOTB is a music blogging event, first introduced by our friends, and Battle Hosts at:

Far Away Series

StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands

There are "two battles" per month, on the 1st and 15th.  Six days later - on the 7th and the 21st - I'll return, total all the votes, add my own vote, and announce the winner! Be sure to return and see who won.

Here's what you do: 1) Listen to the songs I've posted below...  2) In the comment box, VOTE for the one you like the best... 3) Tell me why you liked it, or whatever else you'd like to say about the songs.

Here's the "background noise" on today's choice. The same song in two different versions, with one thing in common ~ the songwriter, Lionel Richie, sings in both versions.

"Deep River Woman" is a single written by American artist Lionel Richie and recorded by Richie with American country music group Alabama. It was released in 1987 as the fourth single from Richie's album Dancing on the Ceiling. Richie hails from Tuskegee, Alabama.

Alabama is an American country, southern rock and bluegrass band formed in Fort Payne, Alabama in 1969. The band includes Randy Owen, cousins Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook, and Mark Herndon.

Little Big Town is an American country music vocal group. Founded in 1998, the group has comprised the same four members since its inception: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet, with all four members alternating as lead singers. All of them hail from Hometown, Alabama.

Let the challenge begin...

Lionel Richie ft Alabama - Deep River Woman (The Millennium Collection)

Lionel Richie ft Little Big Town- Deep River Woman (Tuskegee Album)

Listen as many times as you need to, to decide which one you like the best, then vote...

To see more "battle action," visit the blog list in the right side margin. Vote for your favorite on every blog. If you would to like to JOIN this music blog hop, please visit: "Stephen T. McCarthy Presents Battle of the Bands," and leave him a comment, and your blog address. As he says, "the more the merrier." Thank you!