BCB Cup 2014 - The Final! Sgt Pepper is new champ!

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BCB Cup 2014 - The Final! Sgt Pepper is new champ!

Postby the masked man » 03 Mar 2014, 21:13

List A

Wilson Pickett - Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9 link
Fairport Convention - Tale In Hard Time link
James Brown - There Was A Time (live at the Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Aug 26 1968) link
Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed link
Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters - It's Been Such A Long Way Home link
Harold Jackson & The Jackson Brothers - The Free Riders link
Dee Edwards - Why Can't There Be Love link
Sparks - Number One Song In Heaven link
The Everly Brothers - I'm On My Way Home Again link
The Byrds - If You're Gone link

List B

Die Anderen - Neurotic Reaction listen
R. Dean Taylor - There's a Ghost in My House listen
Pentangle - Travelling Song listen
The Three Degrees - Collage listen
The Poppy Family - Free From The City listen
X - White Girl listen
The Isley Brothers - Footsteps in the Dark listen
Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim - Drinking Water listen
Heron - Yellow Roses listen
The Frank Derrick Total Experience - No Jive listen

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Postby Betty Denim » 03 Mar 2014, 21:59

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Postby Samoan » 03 Mar 2014, 22:14

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Postby The Modernist » 03 Mar 2014, 22:19

I can only really decide this by pairing off the tracks

Wilson Pickett - Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9 v Die Anderen - Neurotic Reaction

I don't think Pickett ever got funkier than this. Die Andersen are a brave pick. Took a while to get going, but it has something. A

Fairport Convention - Tale In Hard Time v R. Dean Taylor - There's a Ghost in My House.
Two cup chestnuts so they won't win marks on originality, but you'd be hard pressed to fault the quality of both. If I had to name my personal top 50 there's a good chance both would be included.
If forced to choose then "Tale.." but it's very tough. A

James Brown - There Was A Time (live at the Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Aug 26 1968) v Pentangle - Travelling Song. Another toughie -these are great lists. Can't fault the JB, but there's other tracks of his that do it for me more. The Pentangle brand of cool, gently funky folk jazz is right up my street. B
Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed v The Three Degrees - Collage. The Go-Gos track is fine, if not particulalrly exciting. Collage has long been a favourite of mine which I've picked a few times in the past. Sensual and magical with an arrangement to die for for. Sumptuous. B
Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters - It's Been Such A Long Way Home v The Poppy Family - Free From The City
Great Mimms vocal and the record hits with a great performance and arrangement, even if the song itself doesn't quite grab. The Poppy Family is another old favourite of mine, which makes the list seem quite familiar, but I can't deny how great it is. B
Harold Jackson & The Jackson Brothers - The Free Riders v X - White Girl. Dunno where A dug that one up from, but it's great fun!I remeber liking the X track at the time, good track but it's hard for it to compete with Jackson's wild abandon. A
Dee Edwards - Why Can't There Be Love v The Isley Brothers - Footsteps in the Dark. Another real toughie. Both are great, perhaps I'm going with what's more familiar and personal to me here..but B
Sparks - Number One Song In Heaven v Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim - Drinking Water.
As much as I love both lists, we probably need the dizzy gaudiness of something like Sparks to break up the tastefulness at this point. A
The Everly Brothers - I'm On My Way Home Again v Heron - Yellow Roses. The Everlys track is pleasant country-rocker, but it doesn't really wow. The Heron track was new for me and I found its fragility rather beautiful. B
The Byrds - If You're Gone v The Frank Derrick Total Experience - No Jive. I've got the spiritual jazz comp where the Derrick comes from and I have to say there are other tracks on there that I prefer, but it still makes more impact than one of the more forgettable Byrds tracks from that era. B

You're both stars. B just squeezes past here, but well done both of you.
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Postby whodathunkit » 03 Mar 2014, 22:50

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Postby toomanyhatz » 03 Mar 2014, 22:54

I was planning on going all the way with A unless something came along to make me change my mind, so I wanted to make sure to listen to all the new tracks. Now that I've done so, I think both rose to the occasion admirably. I like all the additions by both sides.

Well played, both. I still have the same opinion, but I appreciate both for giving me more to listen to that's not a chore.

Congrats to the eventual winner, neither have anything to be ashamed of here.
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Postby Snarfyguy » 03 Mar 2014, 23:04

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Re: BCB Cup 2014 - The Final!

Postby kath » 03 Mar 2014, 23:32

i'm still allll about A, but congrats to the worthy competitors and their wunnnnerful lists.

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 04 Mar 2014, 00:08

I'm going B after some thought and some listening....
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Postby Count Machuki » 04 Mar 2014, 00:09

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Re: BCB Cup 2014 - The Final!

Postby LeBaron » 04 Mar 2014, 01:23

I can't muster much enthusiasm for either list. :(

I don't hate the Everly Brothers track, but it and the Wilson Pickett track seem like such gross misfires that it makes it hard to even consider the rest of A. I'll have to come back to this late at night.
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Postby T. Willy Rye » 04 Mar 2014, 03:23

I was all about A's list going into the final, but then B picked two ringers: the Frank Derrick and the Three Degrees tracks. They swing it by the smallest margin. Sorry A

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Postby Buddha B-Rex » 04 Mar 2014, 03:35

A has about as much flavor as a tub of plain yoghurt. 5 soul cuts (with only the JB being better than middling), 2 douchey Psych picks, The fucking Go Go's :roll: , and that Sparks song. Fuck straight off.

B is an Obscuracratic librarian. That Heron track is the douchiest thing in the entire Cup this year, and that's saying a lot. If it wasn't for the Die Anderen, Jobim/Sinatra, and the Total Experience, I would hate your list slightly more, but at least you've offered a varied palate.

A new low.

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Postby der nister » 04 Mar 2014, 03:36

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Postby The Modernist » 04 Mar 2014, 04:41

Voice of Baron wrote:I can't muster much enthusiasm for either list. :(

I don't hate the Everly Brothers track, but it and the Wilson Pickett track


What have you got against the Wilson Pickett track?

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Re: BCB Cup 2014 - The Final!

Postby Belle Lettre » 04 Mar 2014, 06:39

If you had to pick Sparks, why not "Get In The Swing"? But well done, A. I have voted for you earlier at some point..however the crown of thorns goes to:

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Postby Ranking Ted » 04 Mar 2014, 07:15

I've maybe been a bit unkind on A until now but I do like the way B has gone full obscurantist, getting rid of all their safer picks and letting it all hang out in the final. So, with apologies to A, it's ...

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