WELCOME TO BATTLE OF THE BANDS!! aka, BOTB
Our battles take place twice a month ~ on the 1st and 15th.
Our 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!
The blogging event first introduced by our friends:
I'm dcrelief, and I'm featuring 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.
If you would like to listen, and vote in other battles, please see the participant list in the right margin. If you would like to join this blog-hop, click the badge in the right margin ~ it takes you directly to Stephen T. McCarthy's blog. Leave him a message, and your blog address. We would love to have you participate.
Today's song choice: Hello Walls - written by Willie Nelson.
The first person to record the song was Faron Young in 1961. He's not included in the battle today, but if you want to hear him, click HERE . Willie actually recorded it later in 1962. He's not in the battle either, but you can hear him HERE .
Thank you in advance for your vote, and any comment you'd like to add.
1- Esther Phillips 1964 - a very soulful version.
2- Dwight Yokum, tribute video to Willie - honky-tonk/country