WELCOME TO BATTLE OF THE BANDS!! aka, "BOTB".
First, a big shout out, and thank you to our blog hosts:
Stephen 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 song, "Reason to Believe."
Wiki says: " "Reason to Believe" is a song written, composed, and first recorded by American folk singer Tim Hardin in 1965. The original recording of "Reason to Believe" comes from Hardin's debut album, recorded in 1965 and released on the Verve Records label in 1966 when he was 25." It has since been recorded by artists including Carpenters and Rod Stewart in 1971 and 1993.
Wiki says: Damita Jo DeBlanc (aka Damita Jo), was an American actress, comedian, and lounge music performer. She worked with Ray Charles, Count Basie, and Lionel Hampton. And, in 1963, she released a recording for Mercury Records with Billy Eckstine and the Bobby Tucker Orchestra. She also did a cover of Tim Harden's song, "Reason to Believe," in 1968.
Today's challengers: Tim Hardin vs Damita Jo