It's time for Battle of the Bands. This is an event that takes place on the 1st and 15th of each month. Far Away Eyes at Far Away Series gets the credit for first conceiving this study in song version comparison. Stephen T McCarthy maintains the participant list and answers your questions about the event--you can find his blog with a list of participants at StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. This is not at all complicated: Listen to the songs presented below and then in the comments vote for your favorite and tell us why you liked it. Then visit the links listed near the bottom of this post for more Battles to vote on.
I'm in a bit of a iffy situation this time around. I've gone ahead and prepared kind of a simple battle with a song that I like, but one that doesn't have a whole lot of personal significance to me or interesting story value to tell about the artists. If I'm on proper travel schedule then I should be in Montana or Wyoming when this post goes live and then heading home from there. A western sounding song seems kind of appropriate.
Jonny Young Four "Bodang Buck" (1972?)
Jonny Young Four won the Billboard and Record Mirror's 'Top UK Group Award ' three years running in 1972, 1973 and 1974 at the International Festival of Country Music, Wembley, London, England. I couldn't find much about this group. This is their cover of the song originally done by the group McGuinness Flint.
McGuinness Flint "Bodang Buck" (1970)
"Bodang Buck" was originally written by Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle of McGuinness Flint. and appeared on the group's debut album. This is by the way a great album well worth checking out.
Time to Vote!
Okay Buckos, time to do your part. Which song version do you like the best? Surely you think one is better than the other even if you don't like the song that much. Just judge what you hear. I realize they sound pretty close, but there are some obvious differences. Which version do you prefer? It's up to you to help determine the winner.
Please vote on your favorite by letting us know your choice in the comment section and tell us why you prefer the version you chose (or which one was the least objectionable to your ears). Then after you've finished here, please visit the other blogs listed below who may or may not be participating this time around. And if you've put up your own BOTB contest let us know that as well so we can vote on yours.
Here are some other places where you might find BOTB posts:
‘FAR AWAY SERIES’
StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands
‘YOUR DAILY DOSE’
DC Relief Battle of the Bands
The Doglady's Den
Cherdo on the Flipside
Jingle, Jangle, Jungle
Women: We Shall Overcome
J. A. Scott
Results on Friday August 21st