*We'll play a song from one of the most smooth-voiced performers whose crossover sound straddles the line between contemporary R&B, soft rock and jazz. This artist has been a star since landing on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts with the same 1978 hit. While R&B remains a core component of this artist's sound, he has stretched himself by embracing jazz, big band and swinging traditional pop. Oh, and this artist has 'legendary' status in Japan of all places. Name the artist...
*The actress by the name of Mary Badham played a starring role in the 1970 film, To Kill A Mockingbird. One of the famous members of this band fell briefly for Badham back in the day and the song we'll play is rumored to have been written about her. And for the record, there was a short romance, but Mary Badham ended up dumping the truly famous artist. The song was released in 1997. Name the artist, the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
*We'll play a song by a singer/songwriter whose father was a bassoonist for the New York Metropolitan Opera, who began singing commercial jingles at the age of 15. She went on to become a staff writer for Chappell Music while attending the High School of Performing Arts. After taking a songwriting class at New York University taught by Paul Simon, she took her talents to the Manhattan club scene and was discovered by Bette Midler and Barry Manilow. The two hired her as a back-up singer. Name the artist...
*The members of this band were once part of Roy Orbison's backing band and they took that musical experience and married it to some rough-and-tumble blues and Southern-fried rock strains similar to The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Name the band...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon vs Roxanne by Sting
1. Bobby Caldwell
2. Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones, Anybody Seen My Baby?
3. Melissa Manchester
4. Atlanta Rhythm Section
Listeners picked Paul Simon by a 54% margin
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