WELCOME TO BATTLE OF THE BANDS!! aka, "BOTB".
A big shout out, and thank you to our music event hosts:
Far Away Series
Steven T. McCarthy
We feature two different recordings of the same song. Listen to both, and then vote for the song version you like the best. Feel free to leave me a comment, along with your vote.
Our battles take place twice a month ~ on the 1st and 15th. The results come six days later ~ on the 7th and 21st. That's when I return, add all of the votes, including mine, and announce the winner. Feel free to return and see if your choice won!
If you would like to listen, and vote in other battles, please see the participant list in the right hand margin. If you would like to join this bi-monthly blog-event, visit the blog host, Stephen T. McCarthy. Leave him a message, and your blog address. We would love to have you participate.
Today's battle will, most likely bring two challengers you don't know, however the song might be (!) Known by many. The song, "Easy Living" was a popular tune with heavy metal fans. The group that brought that song to light and the music charts was "Uriah Heep." Now you know some of the story.
My first challenger is a Dutch singer and pianist, born in 1946. I'm not sure if Uriah Heep band members were even born then. Shirley Zwerus began her career in Classical music, but her version may blow your mind. Ha!
My second challenger is Alex Masi, an Italian guitarist, born in 1969. Uriah Heep released their album, with "Easy Living" on it, about the same time.
Okay ~ on with the show.