I’m back! Maybe things will be back to normal soon. I the meantime, I’m going to get moving in that direction.
Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “The Look Of Love” was written in 1967 for the James Bond spoof Casino Royale. The movie version was sung by Dusty Springfield, and it’s been recorded many times since then, including versions by Dionne Warwick, Vanilla Fudge (!), Diana Krall, and the two artists who will be competing in today’s battle.
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
Sergio Mendes recorded this for his 1968 album Look Around, with Janis Hansen (and not Lani Hall) recording the lead vocal. It reached #4 in the US.
Isaac Hayes recorded the song in 1970 for his album …To Be Continued. It was featured in the movie Dead Presidents and has been sampled heavily by hip-hop and rap artists.
Now it’s your turn…
So, which of these do you like better? Listen to both, decide which is more pleasing to your ears, and vote for it by leaving me a comment below. If you want to expound on why you like that one better, feel free! Then, how’s about visiting the other BotB participants and voting in their battles, too?
- Stephen at STMcC Presents Battle of the Bands
- Arlee at Tossing It Out
- Mike at Mike’s Ramblings
- Cathy at Curious As A Cathy
- Mary B at Jingle Jangle Jungle
- Debbie at The Doglady’s Den
- Cherdo at Cherdo On The Flipside
- Ai at Ai Love Music
I’ll announce the winner of today’s battle next Wednesday, May 5, so be sure and vote by then.
The lines are now open. Good luck to Sergio and Isaac!