It's time for the August 1, 2016, Battle of the Bands.
Our host, Mr. Stephen T. McCarthy, provides us with this information about the bloghop:
The whole thing is really quite simple: You select two different versions of the same song (versions you feel might give each other some competition in the voting) and you post them on the 1st and the 15th of each month. On the 7th and 21st of each month, you add your own personal vote to the mix, total up all the votes and announce the winner on your blog.
Beyond that, just try to have fun with it and let your readers/voters have fun with it.
All right! Let's have fun!
Today I present two legends singing a much-loved classic, Blue Bayou. This song makes me think of a languid summer day.
We'll begin with The Man Who Wrote the Song (with Joe Melson). It was an international hit for Roy Orbison in 1963.
I love Roy Orbison!
Later, Blue Bayou became Linda Ronstadt's signature song. She also had an international hit with the song in 1977.
I love Linda Ronstadt!
Now the question is, do you prefer Roy Orbison or Linda Ronstadt? Give me your vote in your comment, and I'll return on August 7 with the winner.
Please be patient with me. I'll visit the other battles as soon as I can. I'm editing something by our good friend Robyn Alana Engel, who blogs at Life By Chocolate. Her writing makes me guffaw so I told her she'll be able say that someone died laughing while reading her upcoming book, and that someone is moi!
Infinities of love,
Please use this list to visit other battles, and don't forget to check out what our fearless leader, Stephen T. McCarthy, has to offer. You can also join in the fun. Sign up at Mr. McCarthy's blog.
@ ‘TOSSING IT OUT’ by clicking HERE.
@ ‘YOUR DAILY DOSE’ by clicking HERE.
@ 'MIKE'S RAMBLINGS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'CURIOUS AS A CATHY' by clicking HERE.
@ 'THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING' by clicking HERE.
@ 'DCRELIEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'THE DOGLADY'S DEN' by clicking HERE.
@ 'CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE' by clicking HERE.
@ 'ANGELS BARK' by clicking HERE.
@ 'JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE' by clicking HERE.
@ 'JANIE JUNEBUG, RIGHTING & EDITING' by clicking HERE.
@ 'J.A. SCOTT' by clicking HERE.
@ 'QUIET LAUGHTER' by clicking HERE.
@ 'REINVINTAGED' by clicking HERE.
@ 'EVIL POP TART' by clicking HERE.