Thursday, December 1, 2016

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Night And Day”

BATTLE OF THE BANDS! (BOTB Top Photo)

Falling back on another standard this week, the song is Cole Porter’s “Night And Day.” Written in 1932 for the show The Gay Divorce, later the Astaire-Rogers film The Gay Divorcee, it’s probably Porter’s most famous tune.

The battle is between a couple of singers who haven’t fared well in my battles. As good as they are, they’ve lost the battles they’ve been in. See, this way, one or the other will win. Clever, huh? Here we go.

CONTESTANT #1: Ella Fitzgerald Ella recorded this on Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook.

CONTESTANT #2: Frank Sinatra The title track from Frank’s 1962 album.

Give these two great performances a listen and let me know in the comments which you prefer. Then, visit the other BotB participants and do the same for them.

Jingle Jangle Jungle
Mike’s Ramblings
Curious as a Cathy
Janie Junebug Righting & Editing
Tossing It Out
THE DOGLADY’S DEN
J. A. Scott
YOUR DAILY DOSE
STMcC Presents ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS’ *
Angels Bark
Cherdo on the Flipside
DiscConnected

* Stephen has the current list of participants on his site

I’ll announce the winner next Thursday, December 8, so get your vote in by then. The lines are now open… Good luck to Ella and Frank!




from The Sound of One Hand Typing

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