GeneralPREVIOUS NEWS... It is with great sadness that we read this morning of the passing of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. James Brown leaves us on Christmas Morning, 2006
James sings "Sunny" on the second volume of SUNNY tunes - A Collection of Various Musical Interpretations of SUNNY, Part 2 with James Brown
It's the first track on the disc. It's been a rough year with many of our friends leaving us - Wilson Pickett almost a year ago on January 19, 2006 - his great version of SUNNY appearing on Part 1 of the Sunny compilations: A Collection of Various Musical Interpretations of SUNNY, Part 1 with Wilson Pickett
We at BobbyHebb.com want to send out positive vibrations to these legends and acknowledge their contributions to the world of music. Despite the sadness, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Long Live James Brown and Wicked Wilson Pickett! Webmaster, BobbyHebb.com
Bobby appeared at: The Bluegrass Gibson Showcase at Opryland in Nashville, October 10th
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In 1966 Sunny hit #1 in Cashbox - but that was far from the beginning of the story. Bobby Hebb played lead guitar on the 1962 hit "Rinky Dinky" by Dave "Baby" Cortez. He also played guitar for the great Roscoe Shelton, John Lee Hooker, and replaced Mickey Baker in the duo "Mickey & Sylvia". Sylvia Robinson continued to sing "Love Is Strange" onstage at The Blue Morrocco, only it was as part of the "Bobby & Sylvia" team. Click here for Bobby Hebb on AllMusic
Here's the biography of Roscoe Shelton: Click here for Roscoe Shelton's biography for early information on Bobby Hebb
Bobby also toured with Jimmy Page & The Yardbirds, Brian Hyland, Gary Lewis & The Playboys and many others. Summer 1966 the song "A Satisfied Mind" also hit the Top 40 for Bobby Hebb. It was a smash for Porter Wagoner in the 1950s. In 1972 the song "Love Love Love" re-launched from the 6 year old Sunny album to become a huge "Northern Soul" Top 40 hit in the United Kingdom. click on here to go directly to BobbyHebb.com or you can write to Hebb_project@yahoo.com Currently "You Want To Change Me" is tearing up eBay at expensive prices, yet another Northern Soul hit for Bobby Hebb, it was one of the first productions by the legendary production team of Gamble & Huff.
MusicYou can listen to Bobby Hebb on WFMU tonight at 6 PM: WFMU Audio Stream WFMU, Jersey City, New Jersey Bobby is the co-author of the Grammy winning song "A Natural Man" (Grammy for singer Lou Rawls), and author / singer of "Sunny", which is on the Grammy winning album "Night Train To Nashville" (Grammy certificate on http://www.bobbyhebb.com ). "Love Love Love" by Bobby was a top 40 hit on the BBC in the U.K., while "A Satisfied Mind" hit the Top 40 in America after "Sunny". Bobby played guitar with Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, Roscoe Shelton, Baby Cortez (on Rinky Dink), Sylvia Robinson and many others. Please tune in - he's a fascinating man. His myspace is http://myspace.com/sunnybobbyhebb where you can see James Brown, The 4 Tops, Cher and others performing "Sunny" 6 of Bobby's recordings for RICH RECORDS will be released in 2007 on THE RICH RECORDS STORY (SPV). Thanks to Fred James for that information.
THANKS TO PAULA STREET FOR PLAYING SUNNY ON OLDIES 103 Boston Board
http://www.radio-info.com/smf/index.php/topic, 63997.msg452483.html#msg45248 WFMU / New Jersey has an interview by Dorian Devins with Bobby Hebb tonight, 2/19/07 at 6:02 PM http://wfmu.org/audiostream.shtml WFMU P.O. Box 2011 Jersey City, NJ 07303-2011 Here is how to listen on the stream: http://wfmu.org/ssaudionet.shtml WFMU is an independent freeform radio station broadcasting at 91.1 fm in the New York City area, at 90.1 fm in the Hudson Valley, and live on the web in Realaudio, or in Windows Media, as well as two flavors of MP3, and all programs archived in MP3 and Realaudio.
MoviesSUNNY DOWNLOADS! We are compiling available versions of SUNNY on ITunes and other digital download services. Joe Jewell has an excellent rendition which you can get here:
Joe Jewell Quartet
RIVERSO's 2006 versions of SUNNY - 2 different mixes available on download: Two mixes of RIVERSO's rendition of Bobby Hebb's masterpiece, "Sunny"
HeroesA Tribute to The Songwriting of Bobby Hebb - we're planning on a Tribute to Bobby's incredible songwriting skills. Here are renditions of songs that were covered by other artists. Anyone with ideas on this project feel free to contact us at email@example.com
1)My Best Friend - Roscoe Shelton
2)Would You Believe - Grady Tate
3)His Song Shall Be Sung - Lou Rawls Co-written by Bobby Hebb & Sandy Baron, it is a tribute to Marvin Gaye
4)A Natural Man - Lou Rawls
5)A Natural Man - Ron Sunshine
6)I Need A Natural Man - Liza Minnelli
7)Would You Believe - Bobby Harrison drummer on Procol Harum's Whiter Shade of Pale who was signed to CBS as POWERPACK and covered this song. He also recorded "Sunny" on CBS under his own name.
8)Hard Hard Promises - Alice Clark
9)Don't You Care - Alice Clark
10)Charms Of The Arms Of Love - Alice Clark
11)Love You - Ingrid Saxon
12)Sunny - Mieko Hirota
13)Sunny - Dave Pike
14)The Bostonian - Bobby Hebb
15)Trust, Integrity & Pure Love - Torpedo Boyz featuring Bobby Hebb
16)Would You Believe - William Hunt
- Aug 3, 2010 11:30 PM Bobby Singing "Sunny" in 1995 - Rest In Peace Bobby
- Feb 3, 2007 2:36 PM A Tribute to the Songwriting Genius of Bobby Hebb
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About me:Welcome to the SUNNY side of MYSPACE.com Click here for Bobby Hebb's official site
August 31 — Music City J.A.M. with Peter Frampton, Bobby "Sunny" Hebb, American Idol's Melinda Doolittle, Kirk Whalum and more. 2 p.m., $20
Music City Convention & Visitors Bureau has added Bobby Hebb to the bill for
August 31, 2008. Between 5:50 PM and 6:50 PM that evening. Kirk Whalum (Festival Host) will be backing Bobby up. Labor Day Music Festival Promises to Rock Riverfront Park http://www.nwtntoday.com/news.php?viewStory=14609&cache_id=10745
BOBBY HEBB TOURING JAPAN
He will be performing at BillboardLive in Osaka Japan and BillboardLive in Tokjo Japan sometime this year.
Bobby Hebb in Osaka October 23rd http://www.billboard-live.com/pg/shop/show/index.php?mode=calendar&date=200810&shop=2
Bobby Hebb in Tokyo October 25th https://www.billboard-live.com/membersarea/t_whatsnew08080718.html
Here's his biography on Billboard.com http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/bio/index.jsp?pid=25759
ROY NATHANSON.. Sotto Voce ..(AUM037) with "Sunny"
BILLBOARD Review "Here's a resounding welcome back for Nathanson, whose Sotto Voce brims with a bemused exuberance and bubbles with a strange brew of spoken word, song and improvisation. Sotto Voce functions as a hip, lyrical variety show that that at turns gets boisterous with instrumental soaring (snaky sax lines, Curtis Fowlkes' trombone slithers, violinist Sam Bardfeld's klesmer-shaded phrasings) and energized by the hip-hop and doo-wop-infused vocal of Napoleon Maddox. Tunes range from Nathanson originals (the playful but poignant "By The Page" and the melodic beauty "Home") to covers like the new-grooved rendering of Bobby Hebb's 1966 soul hit "Sunny." Like Nathanson's spirited projects with the Jazz Passengers, which he and Fowlkes co-founded in 1987, Sotto Voce is jazz that stretches the art form." - Dan Ouellette
Bobby Hebb with The Beatles up on Auction http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784855&pg=1&keys=Beatles-Auction-Concert-Recording
Original 1966 Beatles Audio Recording at Auction Aug. 29 A previously unknown audio example of the entire Toronto concert as a 2 hour and 20 minute documentary detailing one family's experience at the final concert appearance of the Beatles in Canada.
Here's some video of Bobby performing with Denny Jiosa Watertown, Tennessee on July 12th 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sC9D-iBnr4 Denny Jiosa and Bobby Hebb perform Denny's version of "Sunny" at the Watertown Jazz Festival 2008. This song is on "Dreams Like This July, 12 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sC9D-iBnr4 for more info go to http://www.bobbyhebb.com or http://bobbyhebb.blogspot.com
You can get SUNNY for 99 cents from I Tunes! It's on the 60's Gold compilation. Here's the AMG review of that disc. 60s Gold album featuring 40 hits including SUNNY Here's the digital download site:
This HIP-0 Select album, the same company that has Bobby Hebb's complete SUNNY album, is on APPLE I TUNES for 99 Cent Download. Put in "60's Gold" Various Artists on Hip0. or try this link: Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" track on the 60's Gold Compilation We're trying to put a direct link onto this page. Until that time put 60's Gold into this ITunes search: Apple I Tunes store
We will be putting more information about getting Bobby Hebb music Downloads - bear with us as we put the all new Bobby Hebb store together.
Right now you can purchase "SUNNY" directly from Hip0 Select - the new version of the original SUNNY album with SUPERB mastering by the great Gavin Lurssen and Uni's Heather Whitten New CD of BOBBY HEBB's CLASSIC ALBUM - SUNNY Please purchase a copy or two as we have big plans to release out-takes and rare 45 RPMs. That new project depends upon the sale of the original disc. There is a bootlegger from Germany who stole our original notes to the SUNNY DELUXE album including Joe Viglione's liner notes. Do NOT purchase the "Sunny Anthology" from Germany as the sound quality is dreadfully poor (the bootlegger just took it haphazardly off of the vinyl) and it is not fair to you, the fans, or to Bobby. We have the best versions available and plan on releasing all sorts of projects old and new. Stay tuned!
BOBBY HEBB RECORDINGS ON AMAZON.COM
If you are looking for the two volumes of "Sunny" - various artists singing Bobby's classic classic hit, you can go to AMAZON. Bobby's albums are also available there: Bobby Hebb Recordings on AMAZON
Bobby Hebb on eBay Bobby Hebb Recordings on eBay
Bobby Hebb Interview July 29, 2007 on WMWM Salem 91.7
Patrick Callahan played "Sunny" on Oldies 103.3 FM Boston on August 8 at 6:06 PM right after "It's A Shame" by The Spinners and before "Rocket Man" by Elton John. Keep playing "Sunny", Patrick...
July 25, 2007 "Someone from Mercury Records took me by Irving Berlin's office in the 1960s (I don't remember who), he was very, very nice and he told me how much he liked SUNNY, he really did. He asked me to continue writing things with a positive idea. But he gave me some good advice and it helps me, not only as an individual, but it helps me to help others. A good man, Irving Berlin." Bobby Hebb on the phone, 8:03 PM July 25, updating the Myspace.
Bobby appeared on WFMU last night, 2/19/07. Here is the online stream of the archived interview: Click here for the WFMU interview with Dorian Devins on Speakeasy, Monday February 19, 2007
Click here for Bobby Hebb's NEWS BLOG In the news...new versions of "Sunny" by Joe Jewell, a flute version by Bradley Leighton on Pacific Jazz, and a wonderful new track by The Torpedo Boyz called "Trust, Integrity and Pure Love featuring Bobby Hebb" is out in Europe. It's fantastic. Check the link below.
BOBBY HEBB and SUNNY are BIG HITS on YOU TUBE! Click here for "Sunny" on THE BEAT with Hoss Allen; Bobby is fantastic on this! plus a 30 second interview with Hoss! 12,082 spins as of 1/21/07
JAMES BROWN: Click here for JAMES BROWN performing SUNNY LIVE! This is not the duet he did in the studio. FANTASTIC!
CHER Click here for Cher's studio video of SUNNY
THE FOUR TOPS This looks like a TV appearance, perhaps a practice before the appearance Click here for THE FOUR TOPS performing SUNNY on TV
Click here for Pat Martino & John Scofield performing SUNNY on TV Scofield played with Andy Pratt live to back up the Avenging Annie album (Paul's Mall) but not on the LP) Pat Martino is on Visual Radio; he grew up with Chubby Checker and Joe Pesci
A GEORGIE FAME VIDEO without Georgie in it! But it's cool! Click here for Georgie Fame singing SUNNY
GREAT BONEY M version of SUNNY! Click here for BONEY M's wild costumes and their big hit version of SUNNY
Jamiroquai-Sunny- Live at Glastonbury'95
Solo version at Piano Jamiroquai - Sunny
Luis Miguel "Sunny" (Smooth Caribbean version) Sunny as performed by Luis Miguel on YouTube
CLICK HERE FOR A ROSTER OF BOBBY HEBB SONGS ON YOU TUBE Click here for Bobby Hebb & Sunny & related videos on YouTube
Justin Guarini - Sunny on AMERICAN IDOL
Big Fan Jazz Quartet "Sunny" Live
A Bobby Hebb interview - two different languages, from the 2006 tour of Germany Click here for Bobby Hebb interviews from Europe
Indoor music festival - this is a mash up of Sly & The Family Stone, Bobby Hebb, Diana Ross' Aint No Mountain High Enough, Gwen McCrae etc. Watch Bobby saying SPIN SPIN SPIN Spin Spin Spin with Bobby Hebb
Christophe Willem - Sunny Video Clip 2006/07/10 Christophe Willem Sunny
Studio version: Christophe Willem de la Nouvelle Star : Sunny variation by Christophe Willem Sunny
Who I'd like to meet:Bobby Hebb on THE TORPEDO BOYZ CD Torpedo Boyz on My Space
Torpedo Boyz home page
Torpedo Boyz on eMusic.com
Bobby Hebb's interview has become a song on Torpedo Boyz "Trust, Integrity and Pure Love (feat. Bobby Hebb)" (Track 6), a soundbite available on eMusic.com
Torpedo Boyz on Amazon.com
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