Thursday, June 1, 2017

Battle of the Bands: In Memory Black Hole Sun



Last month the world lost some talented musicians. Even though I honored them with a tribute post, I a still remembering them in the Battle of the Bands.

How it works: I post two versions of the songs. You listen to the songs and let me know which one you thought was the best in the comments. I count up the votes and announce a winner at a later day which will be around June 7.

In honor of Chris Cornell, today's song comes from Soundgarden...



Ann Wilson

This one wasn't a tribute, but was done just a few days before his death...



Norah Jones

This one was a tribute..


Side note Norah's performance was at the same place Chris  had his last performance.

Vote in the comments I will be back with a winner.











6 comments:

John Holton said...

I'll go with Norah Jones on this. I just liked her vocal and style better.

Mary Burris said...

I've always loved Ann Wilson's voice, and I think that she delivers the right amount of grit that is needed for this song. On the other hand, Norah delivers a compelling tribute that is very moving. After listening to both twice, I'm giving my vote to Ann Wilson.

~Mary

Arlee Bird said...

This is another song I've had in waiting to use for a while. Now is a good time to feature this one in Battle.

Norah's version is pretty good though I was not particularly fond of the intonation of her vocals. The arrangement was also a bit too draggy for me. Ann Wilson's vocal was better to my ears and I preferred the solid back up of the band of pro players.

A vote for Ann Wilson.


Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

I'll vote Norah Jones.

~ D-FensDogG
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Cathy Kennedy said...

Mike,

I can't keep up with the artists and celebrities who pass. It's amazing. I like Norah over Ann far better vocally. At times I couldn't tell if Ann was a guy or gal singing which I didn't like. I like being able to know what gender I'm listening to by the sound of the artists' voice. Please give my vote to Norah Jones.

Birgit said...

I prefer Ann Wilson over Norah because I prefer her voice better and she gave a tribute that was heartfelt without realizing what was going to happen. It seemed more true to me.