It’s time for another Battle of the Bands. Today I’m featuring an Eagles original, “Best of My Love” :
The song was written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and J.D. Souther. It was originally recorded by the Eagles (with Henley singing lead vocals), and included on their 1974 album On the Border. The band’s first Billboard Hot 100 number 1 single in March 1975, the song also topped the easy listening (adult contemporary) chart for one week a month earlier. Billboard ranked it as the number 12 song for 1975.
Here is the Eagles version so you can hear the original. This is NOT a contender for the contest though.
The BOTB contest today is between Aswad, a British reggae band, and Yvonne Elliman, American singer.
Aswad – (meaning “Black” in Arabic): The members of Aswad are UK descendants of immigrants from the Caribbean. Together they form a long-lasting British reggae group, noted for adding strong R&B and soul influences to the reggae sound. They have been performing since the mid-1970s, having released a total of 21 albums.
Here is their version of Best of My Love:
Yvonne Elliman – is an American singer who performed for four years in the first cast of Jesus Christ Superstar. She scored a number of hits in the 1970s and achieved a US #1 hit with “If I Can’t Have You”. After a long hiatus in the 1980s and 1990s, during which time she dedicated herself to her family, she made a comeback album as a singer-songwriter in 2004.
Here is her version of Best of My Love:
Time to Vote! Tell us which version you liked better and why.
And when you’re done voting, please visit these other BOTB participants and check out their cool battles:
- Far Away Series
- Stephen T. McCarthy’s Battle of the Bands Blog
- Tossing it Out
- This Belle Rocks
- Mike’s Ramblings
- Curious as a Cathy
- Book Lover
- The Sound of One Hand Typing
- dcrelief ~ Battle of the Bands
- Shady Dell Music & Memories
- Cherdo on the Flipside
- THE DOGLADY’S DEN
- Jingle Jangle Jungle
- WOMEN: We Shall Overcome
- Alex J. Cavanaugh (occasionally)
- J.A. Scott
- Novel Brews
- Holli’s Hoots and Hollers
- Quiet Laughter