Happy Fourth Quarter! I hope those of you who live in Ian’s path are safe and sound and that you won’t have too much cleanup in his wake.
I used “One Less Bell To Answer” by the Fifth Dimension yesterday as my Song of the Day to honor Marilyn McCoo, who did maybe the most popular version of it. The song was written in 1967 by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Keely Smith, maybe best known as the wife of Louis Prima and vocalist for his band. She’ll be the first contestant today.
Her opponent in this battle is Dionne Warwick, Burt and Hal’s “go-to gal.” Dionne’s covers of their music have always been well received. This is from her 1972 album Dionne.
Those are our contestants. I hope that everyone reading this plans on voting. It’s easy to do!
- 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:
Next Saturday, October 8 at noon, I’ll tally up the votes and announce the winner, so be sure and have your vote in by then.
The lines are open! Good luck to Keely and Dionne!