This round, regardless of who you choose, the same person, Belgian guitarist/harmonicist/whistler Toots Thielemans, is going to win. Toots’ best-known song is "Bluesette," which he first recorded in 1961. Norman Gimbel wrote lyrics for it shortly thereafter, and it’s been recorded many times by different singers. Toots has recorded it both on the harmonica and the guitar (with whistling accompaniment). What I’d like to know is, which do you like better?
From the 2009 Night of the Proms.
There are your choices. Here are your instructions…
- 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 publish the results next Wednesday, September 8, so be sure and cast your vote by then.
The lines are now open!