Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rest in Peace Hal Hebb - 51st Anniversary of Hal Hebb's passing

 TRIBUTE TO HAL HEBB
on Bobby Hebb.com

http://bobbyhebb.com/?q=article/51st-anniversary-hal-hebbs-passing



A blog on the Marigolds has the members of the group listed, worth sharing here on Hal Hebb’s anniversary

The Marigolds  (Nashville, Tennessee)
 
 aka The Solotones   (By Hans-Joachim)

Personnel:
Johnny Bragg (Lead Tenor)
Edward Lee Thurmon (Tenor)
William Stewart (Baritone)
John Edward Drue (Tenor)
Harold Hebb (Tenor)
Willie Wilson (Bass)


There’s a photo of the group on this blog site:
http://www.blogg.org/blog-65325-themes-_marigolds-221725.html
Here is a YouTube of The Marigolds singing “Rollin Stone”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8bXWp1vXW4
 

In Memory of Hal Hebb

Friday, November 21, 2014

Review GREEN TEA U.K. LIVE AT ELIXIR / "Sunny" by GreenTeaBand U.K.

BOBBY HEBB'S 'SUNNY'
ON NEW CD FROM GREEN TEA U.K.   
Live at Elixir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvq5jeS-fbQ


      This talented quartet - Great Britain's Green Tea (not to be confused with at least 3 ensembles in America going by that name) gives the world a CD, Live at the Elixir  - a bar located at 162 Eversholt Street NW1 1BL London, United Kingdom - photos of the band from this nightspot gracing their collective Facebook page.
 

     The 5 minute 29 second rendition of "Sunny" goes from a dancing keyboard solo by Andrey Novikov with a segue to the drummer, Gaetano di Giocomo, giving us 41 seconds of improvisation in the middle of Bobby Hebb's classic, from 3:16 to 3:57.    Guitarist  Jake Pashkin has style and passion, the sound from his axe reminiscent of Greg Howe's "Sunny" that has permeated YouTube.
 
Damien Langkamer

According to the YouTube page: Green Tea is an instrumental 4 - piece band of professional musicians performing jazz - funk covers. "Sunny" is the name of a song written by Bobby Hebb. It is one of the most covered popular songs, with hundreds of versions released. BMI rates "Sunny" number 25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century".

Hebb wrote the song after 22 November 1963, the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and Hebb's older brother Harold was killed in a knife fight outside a Nashville nightclub

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Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/GreenTeaUK

Greenteaband.co.uk

http://www.greenteaband.co.uk/

Members: Andrey Novikov, keyboards 
Jake Pashkin, guitar 
Damien Langkamer, bass 
Gaetano di Giacomo, drums
County. Dress Code *. Green Tea plays with irresistible energy. Postcode * ... London and UK, including LSE, Bull's Head in Barnes, Barn Church in Kew.


ARTICLE ON GREEN TEA bassist Damien Langkamer
http://www.notreble.com/buzz/2013/05/24/damien-langkamer-funksoul-bass-groove-development/ 


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Visit Bobby's iTunes page frequently!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bobby-hebb/id1152030

Bobby Hebb's Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/bobbyhebbmusic

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http://twitter.com/sunnythesong
http://twitter.com/proudsoulheritage1




Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" ringtone for your phone
http://bobbyhebb.blogspot.com/2012/08/ringtone-sunny-bobby-hebb-ringtone-is.html

And check out:
http://www.bobbyhebb.com
http://www.sunnythesong.com
http://bobbyhebb.blogspot.com 
and our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/bobbyhebbmusic 

Send your CDs for possible review to:

SunnytheSong.com
P.O. Box 2392
Woburn, MA 01888 U.S.A.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bobby Hebb and SUNNY in the news, Sunday 11-16-14



  1. New Music

    Winnipeg Free Press-Oct 30, 2014
    The tenor saxophonist is relaxed on the Strayhorn/Ellington tune Daydream and sets feet dancing on Bobby Hebb's Sunny. Soloists trumpeter ...

  2. Der Rapper Cro im Hallenstadion: Eine Nummer zu gross

    Neue Zürcher Zeitung-Nov 6, 2014
    So scheint «Easy» auf dem Soulklassiker «Sunny» von Bobby Hebb zu basieren. Auch bei Jay-Z und Dr. Dre, deren Songs ebenfalls ein ...

  3. Der Mann mit der Maske

    Basler Zeitung-Oct 31, 2014
    Basierend auf dem Stück «Sunny» von Bobby Hebb entspannte er ein paar Wortspielereien rund um das Wort «Easy». Ein munteres Stück ...
  4. Cro auf Tour: Den "Panda" live erleben

    Covertrends.de Lifestyle Magazine-Nov 10, 2014
    Das lag nicht nur an dem eingängigen Lied mit einem Sample des Songs “Sunny” von Sänger Bobby Hebb. Vor allem der dazugehörige ...


  5. Sound Check: Bryan Adams tracks his years on latest album

    The Morning Sun-Oct 17, 2014
    ... Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chuck Berry and other songs — including Bobby Hebb's “Sunny” — for the project, which came out Sept.
  6. 27 bulan rakam album baru

    Harian Metro-Oct 27, 2014
    ... Down On The Corner (Creedence Clearwater Revival); Never My Love (The Association); Sunny (Bobby Hebb); The Tracks of My Tears (The ...

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Very cool, collectible "Don't You Care" (Bobby Hebb song) released on 7" vinyl from Alice Clark





2nd James Brown movie this year; HBO Biopic

 

 

Visit Bobby's iTunes page frequently!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bobby-hebb/id1152030

Bobby Hebb's Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/bobbyhebbmusic

REMEMBER TO JOIN US ON TWITTER!
http://twitter.com/sunnythesong
http://twitter.com/proudsoulheritage1




Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" ringtone for your phone
http://bobbyhebb.blogspot.com/2012/08/ringtone-sunny-bobby-hebb-ringtone-is.html


And check out:
http://www.bobbyhebb.com
http://www.sunnythesong.com
http://bobbyhebb.blogspot.com 
and our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/bobbyhebbmusic 

Send your CDs for possible review to:

SunnytheSong.com
P.O. Box 2392
Woburn, MA 01888 U.S.A.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Peter Hand Big Band covers "Sunny" on new CD


Peter Hand Big Band
Out of Hand (Savant)

Track #1 on new cd is "Sunny"

Track Listings

1. Sunny
2. Blues In the Night
3. Listen to Your Heart
4. Out of Print Blues
5. Barbara Rose
6. The Elevator
7. Night Echo
8. Day Dream
9. Summertime

Editorial Reviews

The sound of a truly fine big band makes a lasting aural impression, combining sheer grandness with the finest, intimate improvisations. We now welcome back to the stage the Peter Hand Big Band. A native of New York City, Hand has been a guitarist in a wide variety of groups, has composed an impressive number of tunes, and has also studied big band arranging and composing with the legendary Herb Pomeroy. The Band, includes a stellar array of New York jazz players including Houston Person, Don Braden, Eddie Allen, Valery Ponomarev, Bruce Williams, James Weidman and Harvie S to name a few.

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 23, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
http://www.amazon.com/Hand-Peter-Featuring-Houston-Person/dp/B00MTW9KWG/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1415067190&sr=1-1&keywords=Out+of+hand+Peter



Available at TARGET
http://www.target.com/p/out-of-hand/-/A-16547152?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=google_pla_df&LNM=16547152&CPNG=Entertainment&kpid=16547152&LID=24pgs&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=16547152&kpid=16547152&gclid=CIz558vv38ECFUsV7AodnyMApw

NEW York guitarist Peter Hand leads his big band through five originals and four standards with a little help from the big, bold tone of tenor saxophonist Houston Person on three tracks.
Person, who was also featured on the band's first recording -- a 2009 tribute to composer Harold Arlen -- uses his soulful sound to drench the listener in blues on the Arlen/Johnny Mercer pop classic Blues in the Night.

The tenor saxophonist is relaxed on the Strayhorn/Ellington tune Daydream and sets feet dancing on Bobby Hebb's Sunny.

Soloists trumpeter Eddie Allen and pianist James Weidman give Summertime some new life.
Hand, a solid guitarist, arranger and composer, lays down some blues on Out of Print Blues and leads the band through Latin-steeped Night Echo, both from his pen.
Tight arranging and ensemble playing give the material life. ***1/2
DOWNLOAD THIS: The Elevator
-- Chris Smith

From Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/music/new-music-280887212.html

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2010 Live version of "Sunny" from Peter Hand Big Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDTSLpkNMnY


A Swinging Take on Bobby Hebb's Pop/Soul Classic, "Sunny"

The Peter Hand Big Band in concert at Centenary Theatre, Hackettstown, NJ




Visit Bobby's iTunes page frequently!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bobby-hebb/id1152030

Bobby Hebb's Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/bobbyhebbmusic

REMEMBER TO JOIN US ON TWITTER!
http://twitter.com/sunnythesong
http://twitter.com/proudsoulheritage1




Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" ringtone for your phone
http://bobbyhebb.blogspot.com/2012/08/ringtone-sunny-bobby-hebb-ringtone-is.html



And check out:
http://www.bobbyhebb.com
http://www.sunnythesong.com
http://bobbyhebb.blogspot.com 
and our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/bobbyhebbmusic 

Send your CDs for possible review to:

SunnytheSong.com
P.O. Box 2392
Woburn, MA 01888 U.S.A.

Monday, October 27, 2014

James Brown Biopic on HBO tonight

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown

Director: Alex Gibney
Runtime: 120 minutes
Rating: TV-14
Cast: Mick Jagger, Bobby Byrd, Clyde Stubblefield



INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR ON NPR

James Brown On Film: An Admiring And Unflinching Look At 'Mr. Dynamite'


http://www.npr.org/2014/10/24/358471568/an-admiring-and-unflinching-look-at-mr-dynamite

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Alex Gibney’s Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown is an assured threading-of-the-needle, slowly working its way to the sweet spot where the man and the legend overlap. Gibney is the ideal director for a Brown documentary, with a resume including his journey into a luminary’s heart of darkness in 2013’s The Armstrong Lie as well as this year’s Finding Fela, Gibney’s portrait of Afrobeat visionary Fela Kuti, whose loving interpretation of Brown’s stage shows fostered mutual admiration and as well as a habit of both artists openly cribbing from each other.
With the blessing of Brown’s estate, Gibney was granted unprecedented access to archival performance and interview footage, and Mr. Dynamite wears that access proudly, with Gibney jamming as much performance into the film as it can hold. From its opening frames, Mr. Dynamite lets Brown make the case for himself with his plaintive vocals and rubber-limbed juking. The stage footage is the star of the show, and for good reason, as to watch the blistering performances that earned Brown his “Hardest Working Man In Show Business” moniker is to think the superlative is too faint praise.

http://www.avclub.com/review/hbos-james-brown-doc-mr-dynamite-works-hard-its-su-210818

TALIKING WITH TAMI HAS A CLIP FROM THE FILM


We gathered in our seats at The Woodruff Arts Center where we watched the film via the Bronzelens Film Festival and I must say, it was EXTREMELY good! I didn’t know much about James Brown except for what I heard and I don’t think I ever got to meet him on the red carpet but I had heard so much. The film was produced by Mick Jagger his dear friend and directed by Alex Gibney. I left with so many emotions and teared up because he was a lonely man and hardly trusted anyone. I was also blown away when I found out that musician Bootsy Collins use to play for him in the band, actually him and his brother! It was very enlightening, informative, funny, sad and it kept my attention the whole time!
It chronicles the musical ascension of the hardest working man in show business who forever changed the face of American music. The documentary was made with the unique cooperation of the Brown Estate, featuring rare never-before seen archival footage and photographs along with current interviews. You have to see this amazing film that premieres on HBO Monday, Oct 27th at 9pm.
Check out the clip



http://www.talkingwithtami.com/new-documentary-mr-dynamite-rise-james-brown