I think I have a Battle this time that’ll be worth offering for your musical pleasure.
"Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)" was writen by the Motown songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland. Kim Weston recorded it in 1965 and reached #4 on the US R&B chart and #6 on the UK R&B chart. It’s been recorded by Blood Sweat & Tears, The Isley Brothers, and several other artists, two of which will be competing in this round.
Eddie Holland, one of the writers of the song, also recorded it in 1964, but it was never issued.
The Doobie Brothers
The Doobies recorded the song on their 1975 album Stampede and released it as a single in August of that year. It reached #11 on the Hot 100.
You probably know how this works, but for those of you that don’t or are doing this for the first time, 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:
Voting closes next Saturday, January 22 at 12:00 noon Eastern time, so be sure and get your vote to me by then.
The lines are now open. Good luck to Eddie Holland and The Doobie Brothers!