Sunday, October 14, 2018

Battle of the Bands: Morning Dew Grudge Match

"Morning Dew" has been covered by many bands. I could easily pick from The Grateful Dead, Jeff Beck Group, Robert Plant and many more. I chose another route. Two singer songwriters have claimed writing the iconic song. So instead of the tried and true format of original then two contenders I will have a twist. Two songs, two "originals" and they are both contenders. 

Tim Rose

Bonnie Dobson

Vote in the comments! Simply let me know if you like Tim's version or Bonnie's version best. I will count up the votes and announce a winner soon.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Battle of the Bands: Stones beat out Zep in Blues Battle

My last Battle of the Bands featured two of the biggest bands in Rock history the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. Zeppelin's version of the song came from the prime of their career. The Stones version came from their latest release. The Stones were aided on their version by some lead guitar from Eric Clapton. In the end the old Stones beat the mighty Zeppelin 5 to 2.

Celebrating the winner! Here are some other blues by the Rolling Stones.

"Little Red Rooster"

"Love in Vain"

"Hoochie Coochie Man" with Muddy Waters..

"Midnight Rambler"

I will have a new battle on the 15th!  Thanks for visiting and stay tuned.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Battle of the Bands: I Can't Quit You, Baby!

Welcome to my Battle of the Bands battle for Rocktober 1st! I am picking a blues tune by Otis Rush who passed away over the weekend. The song was written by Willie Dixon.

In case you need a reference here is the original...

I will pit two bands against one another. You vote for which version you like best in the comments and I count the votes and announce a winner. 

The Rolling Stones

Led Zeppelin

A nice way to pay respects to an influential bluesman and kick off Rocktober in style with two of the biggest Rock and Roll Bands of all time. 


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Monday's Music Moves Me: A Tribute to Otis Rush

Otis Rush the great blues guitarist passed away this weekend. I was going to pay tribute to him anyway so what the heck I'm combining that with my Monday's Music Moves Me post, you can certainly dance to the blues and the music has been moving people for years.

Starting off with "Double Trouble"...

A vintage live version of "My Sweet Little Angel"

"All Your Lovin'" with Eric Clapton..

"I Can't Quit You"

May he rest in peace. I hope you enjoyed the tunes and I will be back soon!

Battle of the Ban Results: Charles Bradley wins!

It is almost time for a new Battle of the Bands post. Before I put that post together I thought I would share the results of the last round. The Cardigans received the first and last vote.  Charles Bradley took all the votes in between to win 6 to 2.

Charles Bradley is the reason I chose "Changes" by Black Sabbath. I stumbled across him doing a live version of the song and was impressed. I chose not to use that version due to an interview clip.

Charles Bradley's professional music career started later in life. Unfortunately has passed away due to cancer about a year ago. 

Here he is with "The World"

                                                      "Ain't it a Sin"

"Where do we go from here?"

Sharing a sample of his work!He won he deserves the celebration.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Monday's Music Moves Me: Songs About What I like About Autumn

I'm going to dance this week! Yeah, nay, and slowly move the fragile items out of my way.  Today's theme is songs about what you like about Autumn chosen by the lovely Cathy at Curious as a Cathy.

Summer officially ended this weekend. Where I live it still feels like summer high humidity, temps around 90, and evening thunderstorms. Schools started for the kids but they are already entering their seventh week.

Well since I am far away from the crisp, cool Autumn air which would feel quite refreshing right about now and the other signs of Autumn are so distant there is always music.

Autumn means football! What better way to start the music than with Kenny Chesney's "The Boys of Fall"

I do miss the leaves changing colors and was something I used to look forward too.

Doris Day with "Autumn Leaves"

I like the night air, great for a walk, or fitting for the 4Ms maybe a "Moondance" by Van Morrison 

Sure I like other things about Autumn but these three songs is a good start. Thanks for visiting and I will see you soon!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Battle of the Bands: Changes a little rock

Changes in musical inspirations for my Battle of the Bands are not very subtle. Manic changes from one spectrum to the other can happen pretty quickly and often. How can I go from John Hiatt to Black Sabbath? Well here it goes.

The song is "Changes" by Black Sabbath

If you think me shifting gears from John Hiatt to Black Sabbath just wait till you hear the contenders. 

Contender One: The Cardigans

                                           Contender Two: Charles Bradley

 Who are you going to vote for The Cardigans or Charles Bradley? Let me know in the comments and I will tally up the votes and post about the winner later this month.