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Best Keyboardists In Music - The Finals

Posted on: July 28, 2008 11:49 am
Edited on: August 5, 2008 6:42 pm
 

Welcome to The Bakery!  For those of you who participated in previous rounds, welcome back!  To anyone here for the first time, we are deciding the title of "Greatest Keyboardist Ever - As Chosen By The Members Of The CBS Sportsline Community."  A big thank you to everyone who participated in previous rounds!  To see the semifinal blog, click here:

http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/8737312/9454193

 


 

Here are the semifinal results.  Once again, winners are in bold, seeding is in parenthesis, and votes received are in brackets:

(1) Rick Wakeman [11] vs. (20) Billy Joel [8] - Well, the Piano Man was finally eliminated by the virtuoso.  I can't say I'm surprised as Wakeman is an outstanding keyboardist.  Quite a memorable run by Joel though!

(3) Keith Emerson [11] vs. (2) Stevie Wonder [8] - This one surprised me more but I guess the virtuoso beat out the songwriter in the end here too...

 

Just an interesting side note: Most voters in the semifinals either voted for the two virtuosos (Wakeman & Emerson) or the two singer/songwriters (Wonder and Joel).

 


 

 

Anyways, here is the final matchup:

(1) Rick Wakeman vs. (3) Keith Emerson - The two virtuosos (sorry I love that word!) go head to head in a face off!

 


 

In this round, if there is a tie at the end of the voting period, the deadline will be extended to allow more votes to come in and break the tie.  Voting for the finals will stay open slightly longer than usual - it will close on Saturday, August 9, at 11 AM EST. (deadline revised 8/4/08)

I guess the only other question is: "What's next?"  Well I will not be online much in August so any new vote - off probably will not start right away.  However, I am still open to any suggestions/ideas!

I have enjoyed running this vote - off (my first one ever!)  It has been interesting tallying everyone's votes and reading your comments.  Thanks again to everyone who has taken the time to participate!

Happy Posting and enjoy the finals!

-The Muffin Man

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Comments

Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2008 5:00 pm
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - The Finals

Keith Emerson




Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2008 7:12 pm
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - The Finals

Rick Wakeman



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2008 10:57 am
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - The Finals

Seems like the majority is going with Emerson, so thats my vote!  

Yes MM keep up the good work!




Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2008 2:41 am
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - The Finals

Fanfare for the Common Man. Take a Pebble. Karn Evil 9. The Sheriff. Benny the Bouncer. Trilogy.

Keith Emerson.




Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2008 6:00 pm
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - The Finals

I can't decide. Emerson. man that was tough! Great post!



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2008 10:43 am
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - The Finals

What, no Stevie Wonder? Wheres the justice here? lol Well here's mine:

  1. Keith Emerson

 




Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2008 10:12 am
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - The Finals

Rick Wakeman.....Then Emerson.....both are excellent!!!



Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2008 9:06 pm
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - The Finals

For me it's Emerson



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2008 6:07 pm
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - The Finals

1st of all, thanks mm for the time and enegry you spent on this blog.

Very difficult choice indeed. Both are phenominal and I enjoy both equally as well.  I'm picking the one the music critics have dubbed "the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond organ" :

Keith Emerson




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2008 4:35 pm
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - The Finals

Thanks go out to Muffin Man for hosting an interesting blog.  Difficult choice here.  I like more Yes music than ELP, but I am amazed at the full, rich sound that ELP could produce with just 3 guys...and that was primarily due to Emerson's abilities.

Keith Emerson



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