Another in a long string of "same title, different songs," today’s battle pits two different songs called "The Letter" against each other. Here are your choices:

Karla Bonoff

I just learned of Ms. Bonoff this past weekend. I’m not sure if legitimately never heard of her or I missed when the DJ played one of her recods on the radio. In any event, this is from her second studio album, 1979’s Restless Nights.

Joe Cocker

Joe’s rendition of The Box Tops’ 1967 hit, from 1970’s live album Mad Dogs and Englishmen.

So, those are your choices for today. Anyone with ears to hear is invited to do the following:

  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 announce the winner next Tuesday, September 22, so be sure and get your vote to me by then.

The lines are now open. Good luck to Karla Bonoff and Joe Cocker!

14 thoughts on “BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “The Letter”

  1. JOHN ~

    I frequently use Spring Valley’s ‘Sleep Aid Formula’ capsules which contain Magnesium, L-theanine, Valerian extract, Chamomile extract, Gaba, Passion Flower extract, Lemon Balm, Hops extract, and Melatonin. This works pretty well for me. But if I ever go to the store and find their stock is sold out, I may give ‘The Letter’ by Karla Bonoff a try.

    No fan of Joe Cocker am I, and I’m not often found on the side of the majority in BOTB contests, but Joe gets my “bote” with ease in this match-up.

    ~ D-FensDogG

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  2. I’d heard of Karla Bonoff and do believe I had (and maybe still have) one of her albums on cassette. I do have on CD her collaborative effort in the project called “Bryndle”–something I’ve listened to a handful of times and not more because I didn’t like it, but just because I rarely listen to my CDs anymore. I was not overly impressed with her song “The Letter”–a bit of a tedious snoozer in my opinion.

    I would have much preferred the original song by The Boxtops–loved that group. But in lieu of that I’ll have to cast my vote for Joe Cocker.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


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