Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
It's time for the October 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 righty, then. Let's have fun!
Let's Get It On was a big hit for the late great Marvin Gaye, released in 1973, and written by Gaye and Ed Townsend.
Today I have two covers of the song for you. The first is by Boyz II Men:
Boyz II Men released their version of the classic in 1995 on an album that was a tribute to Marvin Gaye, Inner City Blues: The Music of Marvin Gaye.
Our second cover caught me by surprise when I watched the John Cusack movie, High Fidelity. Here's Jack Black:
High Fidelity was released in 2000 and co-starred Black. I thought he was hilarious, and then I was stunned when he sang. I've been a Jack Black fan ever since.
Now it's your turn. Do you prefer Boyz II Men or Jack Black?
Please vote in your comment and, if you can, tell us the reason for your choice. I'll return on October 7 to add up the votes and tell you who the winner is.
I hope you'll visit the other participants in the Battle of the Bands bloghop. You can find the up-to-date list of Band Aids and sign up to join us at the blog of our fearless leader, Stephen T. McCarthy.
Infinities of love,