Monday, August 22, 2016

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “A Rainy Night In Georgia” Results


Last week’s battle pitted Conway Twitty and Sam Moore (from “Sam & Dave”) against Aaron Neville with Chris Botti on the Tony Joe White classic, “A Rainy Night In Georgia,” popularized by Brook Benton in 1970. The votes have been tallied, and here’s the result:

Conway Twitty and Sam Moore: 7
Aaron Neville w/ Chris Botti: 4

While I thought Aaron Neville’s version of the song was all right, the combination of Conway Twitty’s country and Sam Moore’s R&B absolutely did it for me. If I allowed myself a vote, I would have gone with them. You can find their version, along with a few other country singers matched with R&B singers, on the 1994 album Rhythm, Country & Blues. On that album, incidentally, you can hear Aaron Neville and Trisha Yearwood do a great job with Patsy Cline’s “I Fall To Pieces.”

Our next Battle of the Bands will be on Thursday, September 1. It’ll be my second anniversary of doing Battle of the Bands, so I guess it should be special. Hell, all of them are special…

from The Sound of One Hand Typing

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