I can hear you already: "Didn’t you just do ‘Black Coffee’?" I did, but not this one. That one was written by Ike Turner; this one was written by Sonny Burke and Paul Francis Webster in 1948. Stephen likes this one better, or so he told me when he voted on the last one. I promised him we’d do this one next.
He gave me the Bobby Darin version, which posed a slight problem, because the majority of covers I found were done by women, so I went in search of covers by men, only to discover most of those (specifically by Ray Charles and Earl "Fatha" Hines) were instrumentals. So, I’m going to try a battle between two of my favorite singers from the ’50’s and ’60’s…
From her 1960 album Around Midnight.
From her 1964 album Thanks For Nothing.
You know the drill:
- Listen to the two songs.
- Decide which song you like the best.
- Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
- Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:
I’ll tally the votes and announce the winner on Aptil 8, so be sure and cast your ballot by then.
The lines are now open. Good luck to Julie and Rosemary!