Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Elizabeth Kontomanou "Sunny" David Pike, Sunny Bobo

Stirring rendition of "Sunny" by Elizabeth Kontomanou

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgSrBavE_v4



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OSCAR PETERSON 'SUNNY'
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIlc6BfWRKU

Willie Bobo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1_RglEhCFU 

David Pike "SUNNY"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W_6xe6uM1g 


45 RPM by David Pike 45-5073 Atlantic
A-10515  2:32 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W_6xe6uM1g 

New York Jazz Lounge - instrumental Sunny
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I5TkPJmAek 

Andreas Hollerbach piano version/instrumental
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lTNHomnz7k 

Sunny Karaoke  - like Boney M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRfjH72Xqs8

Billy Preston's on-fire organ solo on SUNNY

Billy Preston
Written by Bobby Hebb
Produced by Steve Douglas
45 RPM Capitol #5730 

Digitially remastered
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_dlU7Ty6ig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee0LtINHtfc

Sunny by Billy Preston  - instrumental with vocal intro - The Beatles had asked Bobby Hebb to play keyboards with them after the 1966 tour, but Bobby was more into the guitar at the time and suggested Billy Preston ...the rest is history... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee0LtINHtfc

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Preston

Relationship with the Beatles

Preston first met the Beatles as a 16-year-old in 1962, while part of Little Richard's touring band, when their manager Brian Epstein organized a Liverpool show, at which the Beatles opened. The Washington Post explained their subsequent meeting:
Preston is one of several people referred to by commentators as the "Fifth Beatle". At one point during the "Get Back" sessions, John Lennon proposed the idea of having him join the band (to which Paul McCartney countered that it was difficult enough reaching agreements with four).[5] Preston played with the Beatles for several of the Get Back sessions, some of the material from which would later be culled to make the film Let it Be and its companion album. Preston also accompanied the band for its rooftop concert; the group's final public appearance.[4]

Mark Ronson, who cut "Sunny" twice

Uptown Funk January 13th from Mark Ronson

Ronson previously tracked Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" twice
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"Uptown Funk" crams an entire wedding reception into four-and-a-half minutes, and the album containing the song looks to be as much fun as the single. Mark Ronson thinks so: "It's my best record, for sure," he tells Rolling Stone. As usual, the producer has recruited a star-studded cast of singers and side-hands. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon wrote the lyrics; Mystikal, Bruno Mars and Tame Impala's Kevin Park contribute vocals; and Stevie Wonder plays a little harmonica. "It's probably the peak musical highlight of my life," Ronson says of that last collaboration. "I'm fine if I never top it." R.S.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/2015-preview-68-reasons-to-love-this-year-20150105#ixzz3Q3AWd7Fw
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FROM GOOGLE NEWS


Among the recently released albums, digital reissues, MP3 downloads and box sets are the 13-song “Art, Official Age,” the 34th studio album in 36 years from Prince, released simultaneously with the 12-track “PLECTRUMELECTRUM” that he recorded with his all-female band, 3RDEYEGIRL; “747,” seven-time Grammy-winning country trio Lady Antebellum’s sixth album; “Bring Back the Sunshine” is the ninth studio album since 2001 from country superstar Blake Shelton; “Tracks of My Tears” is the 11th studio album since 1980 from Canadian Bryan Adams and his first in six years and features 11 cover songs, including The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows,” The Beatles’ “Any Time At All,” Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny,” Dylan’s Lay Lady Lay” and Smokey Robinson’s title cut.


The 17-song “50 St. Catherine’s Drive” is the final album from former Bee Gee Robin Gibb, who died in 2012 at 62; 

the 14-song “In the Mood” from 79-year-old trumpeter Herb Alpert, who led The Tijuana Brass from 1962-1969, is a collection of original compositions and modern takes on classic standards, including Rodgers and Hart’s “Blue Moon, Cole Porter’s “Begin the Beguine” and the title song that Big Band leader Glenn Miller took to No. 1 for 13 straight weeks in 1940; and a dozen Christmas songs comprise “Dave Koz & Friends: The 25th of December” that sees the 51-year-old smooth jazz sax player joined by Johnny Mathis, fellow mellow saxman Kenny G, Richard Marx, Gloria Estefan and others.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Great photo of Jimmy T and Bobby Hebb

Jimmy T and Bobby Hebb

Mr. T worked with Bobby on the PBS Special ALIEN ABDUCTION for NOVA

Bobby played the part of Barney Hill in the TV special/movie.



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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Strauss, Haydn, Sonny Rollins, Bobby Hebb mentioned together in article

An Eclectic Christmas concert at St. Maclou Wattrelos church

Du classique aux musiques actuelles avec du Strauss, du Haydn en passant par du Sony Rollins et du Bobby Hebb » résume Benoît Delbecque, 

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/region/un-concert-de-noel-eclectique-a-l-eglise-ia24b58801n2567296 

In 2015 "Sunny" is held in the same regard as Also sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss) and the friend of Mozart, teacher of Beethoven,Franz Joseph Haydn - creator of the stringed quartet.


article translated: 

"Our set is composed of twenty students. They will play a dozen pieces. From classic to contemporary music with Strauss, Haydn via the Sony Rollins and Bobby Hebb "summarizes Benoît Delbecque , director of the conservatory . The end of the concert was an opportunity for the group to share a fun musical moment : "We have assembled the sets of Wattrelos Tourcoing and conservatory in a brass band to play a few songs at the end of the concert, like the famous Hallelujah " welcomed the Director. Next event with the New Year concert scheduled on January 31 to the socio- educational center.


DAY #6 in our 731 days of "Sunny" 
50th Anniversary Celebration




731 days of Bobby Hebb's 50th Anniversary of Sunny

Publishing 1965
Hit Record 1966
365 days in 2015
366 days in 2016, a leap year with February 29

Today is Day 6 of 731

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

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Saturday, January 03, 2015

Bobby Hebb THE WFMU INTERVIEW 2-19-07

On February 19, 2007

WFMU conducted an interview with
BOBBY HEBB

2/19/07 Bobby Hebb, who was catapulted into fame in 1966 


with his hit song and album, "Sunny" talks Listen: 



  


731 days of Bobby Hebb's 50th Anniversary of Sunny

Publishing 1965
Hit Record 1966
365 days in 2015
366 days in 2016, a leap year with February 29
Today is Day #729


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! 

Sunny The Song on Twitter
http://twitter.com/sunnythesong 


Bobby Hebb's Twitter 
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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.



Wouldn't it have been something had a SUN RECORDS artist recorded SUNNY





Friday, January 02, 2015

Bobby Hebb Twitter Updates January 1 and 2, 2015 Bryan Adams, Mieko Hirota, 50th Anniversary



Fiftieth Anniversary of the publishing of "Sunny"
1965-2015 

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TWITTER.COM/SUNNYTHESONG
http://twitter.com/sunnythesong
 
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 HTTP://TWITTER.COM/SOULHERITAGE1 
https://twitter.com/soulheritage1

Great Japanese artist Mieko "Miko" Hirota and her "Sunny" … RARE MIEKO HIROTA SUNNY 'LIVE"


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http://twitter.com/sunnythesong 


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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.



Fiftieth Anniversary of the publishing of "Sunny"
1965-2015

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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
 


REMEMBER TO JOIN US ON TWITTER! 

Sunny The Song on Twitter
http://twitter.com/sunnythesong 


Bobby Hebb's Twitter 
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https://twitter.com/soulheritage1




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.



Fiftieth Anniversary of the publishing of "Sunny"
1965-2015 

in the news

Listening Room: Prince and 3rdEyeGirl, Bryan Adams, Antebellum, Shelton in new releases

 http://www.theoaklandpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/20140929/listening-room-prince-and-3rdeyegirl-bryan-adams-antebellum-shelton-in-new-releases

NEW & NOTEWORTHY
• Bryan Adams, “Tracks of My Years” (Verve): The Canadian rocker takes on some of his favorites from yesteryear, ranging from the Beatles to Bobby Hebb (“Sunny”), with one brand new track.

Buzzy Linhart to talk about "Sunny" on WBAI FM Radio tonight 10:30 PM Pacific time


LET THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SUNNY BEGIN!

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PUBLISHING OF 'SUNNY"

Check out Bobbyhebb.com for the start of our
50th Anniversary Celebration

RARE MIEKO HIORTA SUNNY 'LIVE"  (circa 1974, though Mieko's studio version was in the 1960s)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMGMNuxVN9M

1)VISUAL RADIO Director Jay LaFond heard "Sunny" in
grocery chain Market Basket in Haverhill, MA on
December 29, 2014

2) Buzzy on tonight 10:30 PM Pacific Time Radio Unnamable WBAI 1:30 AM TALKING ABOUT 'SUNNY" 
Eastern time http://www.wbai.org/program.php?program=64    WBAI.org
 


 In 1965 Bobby Hebb, bassist Ben Tucker and  drummer Bernard "Pretty Purdie" cut the original version of "Sunny" which led to releases by David Pike on the Atco album Jazz for the Jet Set as well as Mieko "Miko" Hirota, the "Connie Francis of Japan."  

Today we begin a 2 year campaign of 50th Anniversaries ...

2015  The 50th Anniversary of the publishing of the song "Sunny"

2016 The 50th Anniversary of Bobby Hebb's 1966 hit record, "Sunny" on Philips Records

731 days of fun starting today.

365 days in 2015
366 days in 2016, a leap year with February 29

CHECK OUT WONDERFUL LIVE VERSION OF "SUNNY"
from Mieko, after 1974, though she recorded her studio
version in the 1960s

MIEKO HIROTA  SUNNY

Columbia Records