* Arguably the most commercially and critically successful blues artist of his generation, this Georgia-born son of an Army father also appeared early on in his career in a famous movie. Name the artist, the movie he was in and extra credit for the role he played...
*We'll play a track co-written by Billie Holiday in 1941. She wrote the lyrics after an argument with her mother over financial matters. We aren't playing her version of the song, but one by this excellent band from 1969 and their 2nd album. Name the song and the band that made their 1969 release one of, if not the most popular versions...
*This British band's 1983 album, originally intended to be released as a double album, eventually and wisely got trimmed to one single album. The band's chief leader and songwriter admitted shortly after the album's release that he was 'running out of gas' as the creative and functional genius of the group. Fortunately, help was on its way in the form of collaborations he would be undertaking shortly. Name the band, the artist and extra credit if you know how he got his mojo back...
*We'll enjoy a most beautiful and unusual song, according to the writer. The track is about 3 women the author loved. He identified 2 of them in an interview with Rolling Stone, but stopped there, leaving the 3rd woman unnamed. The track was released by this band in 1969. Name the writer of the song, the band that released the track and extra credit for the name of the track....
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Wishing You Were Here by Chicago vs God Bless The Child by Blood, Sweat & Tears
1. Robert Cray, Animal House, Bassist for Otis Day & the Nights
2. God Bless The Child by Blood, Sweat & Tears
3. Electric Light Orchestra, Jeff Lynn, Traveling Wilburys
4. David Crosby, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Guinnevere
Blood, Sweat & Tears prevailed with 54% of the votes