Battle of the Bands time again, and this time it’ll be a Black and Blue battle. The song name in both cases is "Cry, Cry, Cry."

Johnny Cash (The Man In Black)

From 1955, this was Johnny’s first single, which reached #14 on the Country chart.

Bobby “Blue” Bland

This 1960 single reached #71 on the Hot 100 and #7 on the R&B chart.

By now, you know what comes next:

  1. Listen to the two songs.
  2. Decide which song you like the best.
  3. Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
  4. Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:

I’ll tally the votes and declare the winner next Sunday, December 8, so be sure and get your vote to me by then. And remember, anyone can vote.

The lines are now open. Good luck to The Man In Black and Bobby “Blue” Bland!

23 thoughts on “BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Cry, Cry, Cry”

  1. This is a choice of black or blue, isn’t it? I see what you did there.

    I gotta go with black – as “The Man in ____” aka Mr. Cash. I never liked him in my younger years, but I’m gaining an appreciation for him.

    Happy holidays, my friend!

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    1. Well, that didn’t work out right and now I see why. Pardon me while I try that again. 🙂 Johnnny Blue. I hope the html coding doesn’t bomb or maybe I should say I hope I didn’t bomb. 🙂


      1. Hmm, I wonder if the bold feature keeps the font color displaying in color, do you know? Let’s try that again, k? I’m experimenting. I hope you don’t mind. 🙂 <font color=”blue’>Johnny Blue!


  2. Do I really have to choose? Because they are both great songs in their own right. But I’m voting for Johnny – that rockabilly sound of older country just sings to my soul!


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      1. I had considered making this a three-song contest and using the one by Highway 101, because I’m doing different songs with the same name, but didn’t think it’d get any votes. Maybe I should have used it…

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