I got the idea for this battle from Gary Wells over at SoulRide, who dedicated a post to the Sesame Street song "Bein’ Green," written by Joe Raposo for Jim Henson in his guise as Kermit The Frog. Frank Sinatra did a cover of the song for his 1971 album Sinatra & Company, and since then many artists have done it, including Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Van Morrison, and the two ladies who will be competing today. Let’s get to it…
Those are our contestants for today. Here are your instructions, if you’d like to be a judge on this one. There are no special qualifications for job, just a working pair of ears and an opinion.
- 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:
You have until next Wednesday, June 15 at noon Eastern Time to cast your vote. That’s when I’ll tally them and announce the winner.
The lines are now open. Good luck to Lena Horne and Diana Ross!