Welcome to another year of Battles of the Bands, where you get to listen to two musical performances and decide which one you like better!
Recently, I had a couple of Top Ten Tuesday surveys that had the song “The Big Hurt” by Miss Toni Fisher on them. As I was talking to everyone who commented, I realized that the song has been covered a few times, and decided it would make a great Battle of the Bands. So…
One cover, by Del Shannon, was released in 1966 and reached #94 on the Hot 100.
A second cover was done by Scott Walker, formerly of The Walker Brothers, on his 1967 debut solo album, Scott.
A third cover I found was by Bruce Blackman, former front man for the sunshine pop band Starbuck. This is from his first solo album, Moonlight Feels Right 2014.
So there are our contestants. Here are the instructions for those of you wishing to write (which I hope is everyone)…
- Listen to the three 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 ends next Sunday, January 22 at noon Eastern time, after which I’ll tally the votes and announce the winner.
The lines are now open. Good luck to Del, Scott, and Bruce!