Sunday, October 30, 2011
Chris changes the lyrics, as Bill Cosby and Frankie Valli did:
Now the dark days are bright / the bright days are here
My Sunny one / so sincere
1:45 in "You're my star of nature's fire / You're my sweet, complete desire"
2:03 "Yesterday my heart was filled with pain"
You can find the Chris Montez version of "Sunny" on these albums. Thanks to Dick Ely for his hard work cataloging the "Sunny" versions
A&M LP120(M, WLP) Time After Time
A&M LP120(M) Time After Time
A&M SP4120(WLP) Time After Time
A&M SP4120 Time After Time
Pye NPL28087(M) Time After Time (UK)
A&M AMLB1011 The More I See You (UK)
EMI MFP50435 The More I See You (UK)
A&M MFP50540 All My Loving (comp, UK)
Columbia 412.015 The Very Best Of Chris Montez ( Brazil)
More about Chris Montez
Saturday, October 29, 2011
JOHNNY YOUNG from Australia
Friday October 28 SUNNY song of the day
Dr. Manzanita and Merlin met after a long time again... A sunny afternoon with good Equipment and a little kiss of Miss Muse made us do it... Enjoy!
Thursday October 27 Sunny Song of the Day
Frank N Sense covers "Sunny"
franknsense22 FrankNSense on YouTube
Sir J's "Sunny" is not Bobby Hebb's, but there appear to be influences in it
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Live television version of "Sunny" by
Linda Teodosiu - Sunny (Boney M)Piano / vocal version with live audience
Linda Teodosiu of Boney M / vocal
Roman / superb funky jazz piano!
Saxophone player is great as well
Atentie Se Cantahttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Atentie-Se-Canta/102349503133903?sk=info
SUNNY SONG FOR Tuesday OCTOBER 25, 2011
Name this jazz rendition of "Sunny"
search page with additional versions
Karaoke version of Sunny
AND MAKE YOUR OWN YOUTUBE!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
SUNNY SONG OF THE DAY
- Original Release Date: July 4, 2006
- Label: Motema Music LLC
- Copyright: 2004 KJ Denhert
- Duration: 7:43 minutes
- ASIN: B000QZBC2O
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Track seven of the album "The Brass Are Comin'" (1969). 4,574 10/21/11
HERB ALBERT VIDEO FOR 'SUNNY'
THANKS TO THE GOOCHMAN
Rare video clip of the song "Sunny" from the NBC show Brass are Comin'. Also, track is on the album, as well. Sorry so grainy, but it's all I got. I hope you all enjoy.
P.S. I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to see Herb and Lani play at Blues Alley in Georgetown Washington DC 12 May 2008. The show was absolutely spectacular. After all these years, they both still have it: the skills and the love. Truly a remarkable show. Herb and Lani, thanks to all of the wonderful years of warming our hearts with your great art work. You both are truly blessed as well as I was at your show.
(this was written by the person who posted the song on YouTube; not by BobbyHebb.com)
Friday, October 21, 2011
Bobby Hebb's "Sunny"
Mr. Spock sings "SUNNY"
Here's a YouTube that seems to be written about two kittens... "Spock & Sunny"
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
"Sunny" from USTV
The YouTube poster writes:
Cher with an awesome version of "Sunny" from the one off Tv special "Where the girls are". I like this version more than the original.This is a classic!"
Bobby Hebb told me that he gave Cher the song to do as a love song to Sonny...but he said "It was their bye bye song".
Our Sunny song of the day for Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
LIBERACE BIO PIC SCHEDULED FOR NEXT SUMMER
First announced in 2008, the biopic of Liberace finally found its home last week at HBO, with the cable network announcing that it will air the Steven Soderbergh-directed film after it starts production next summer. Titled "Behind The Candelabra," the film gets its name from the memoir of Scott Thorson, Liberace's younger lover. Michael Douglas, whose bout with cancer pushed back the film's initial production date, will play Liberace, while Matt Damon will tackle the role of Thorson.
SPACE AGE BACHELOR PAD MUSIC!
Bobby Hebb's immortal classic, "Sunny", has touched on a number of important genres. As Kal Rudman wrote in the liner notes, it hit the trifecta with Pop, R & B and Country charting the song.
But "Sunny" has also become a Jazz standard, as well as a funk song; it is a song that can cross ALL genres. And someday we may release an album of different renditions of "Sunny" that touches those unique and very distinctive styles of music.
SPACE AGE BACHELOR PAD and NORTHERN SOUL are two very hip trends which have Bobby Hebb as a hero of the genre. We will explore this in a future essay in more detail.
LIBERACE RECORDED "SUNNY" ON THE SOUND OF LOVE lp
Listen to Track 2, "SUNNY" by Liberace - a different take on Bobby Hebb's song
We need to start a petition to get Bobby Hebb's SUNNY in the Liberace film!
LIBERACE: Songs My Mother Taught Me
LIBERACE Here's Liberace CD
A Collection of Various Interpretations of Sunny, Vol. 1
SUNNY SONG OF THE DAY FOR MONDAY OCTOBER 17, 2011
We played JayK live and solo last week...here's his band:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
The YouTube writer calls "Sunny" a jazz/funk classic!
"Pat and John tear it up with Joey Defrancesco at the 2002 Umbria Jazz Festival on this jazz/funk classic"
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Live on television @ Jools Holland Show 2000
Jason "Jay Kay" Cheetham (born on 30 December 1969 in Stretford, Manchester, England), is a Grammy Award-winning English artist, best known as the lead singer of the band Jamiroquai.
Jamiroquai also had a rendition of "SUNNY" in a car commercial.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Our SUNNY song of the day for
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Sunny by Del Shannon
Always a little sunshine on BobbyHebb.com
Dell changed the lyric to "Thank you for that smile that fills the place". Frankie Valli also changed the lines in his version from the 1960s, Valli doing a second version in the new millennium and keeping to the original.
Ten Thousand, Four Hundred and Fifty Four spins for
Del Shannon's excellent rendition on 10-13-11. Listen to him really rev up at the end of the tune!
"Sunny" played on Northshore 104.9 10-12-11 Wednesday night
at 10:10 PM. Thank you, WBOQ Boston!
MARTIN HOVER had the SUNNY SONG OF THE DAY three days ago. He wrote us this on October 11!
Thank you for making my version of Sunny your Sunny song of the day. I feel really honored.
I recorded my version at home on my Tascam DP-02 digital recorder.
It was recorded in May 2009.
What can I say about this song?
It's one of those tunes that, even the very first time you hear it, it seems like it's been around forever. It's got that timeless quality.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Uploaded to YouTube by stefanmoessle on Mar 25, 2009
WHO ARE BUDDY AND SOUL (which is the title of a Buddy Rich album as well!)
Buddy and Soul is a duo made of Tim Kliphuis and Herman van der Leest (former members of the group Sequenza) who are playing music from the thirties in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, but also influence from later jazz is to be heard by these two fine musicians.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Marion performs Bobby Hebb's "SUNNY"
SUNNY: THE BOBBY HEBB STORY
stay tuned for more details.
Happy Columbus Day to fans of Bobby Hebb, October 10, 2011
SUNNY SONG OF THE DAY #1 Collect them all!
Here's our "SUNNY" version of the Day, Martin J. Hover performing "Sunny"
FROM MARTIN J. HOVER
Sunny by Bobby Hebb, violated in my own inimitable probaly illegal way. Just trying to to sing my way through three key changes without getting off key too much ;-)
I used Andrew Rogers' tab for this one. Andrew's no longer with us, but he deserves out eternal graitude for the extremely accurate 60s tabs he's left us with. If you're a guitar player and you like 60s stuff, check him out. (No Beatles though. He didn't like 'em, I think.)
Saturday, October 08, 2011
We're busy working on the Bobby Hebb Boxed set and a brand new website. This blog is always here for Hebb news and is just a temporary site where we are "parking" BobbyHebb.com until the new site is ready to be unveiled.
spoke with Joe Viglione on
Visual Radio Live, Thursday, October 6, 2011
Simpkins, owner of Blue Jay Records, a label which has the jazz guitarist Eric Johnson (of Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff fame).
Nat Simpkins "I think Eric covered "Sunny" on some of his recordings too.
You can hear and watch the video here:
Nat Simpkins performing Body & Soul
Nat Simpkins biography on Rovi/AllMusic.com
Double Barrelled Soul
Brother Jack McDuff & David Newman
Double Barrelled Soul
Rovi/Allmusic review of two-fer
Peter White records "Sunny"
Joe Viglione review to follow.
This site posted 10-8-11 4:05 PM EDT
Peter White interview
ROGER WILLIAMS R.I.P.
GO TO SECOND HAND SONGS FOR A HUGE LIST OF SUNNY VERSIONS
INCLUDING YOU TUBE LINKS
Joe Viglione's review of Roger Williams performing "Sunny"
BORN FREE lp featuring "Sunny"
Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" gets a superior treatment. Where Dusty Springfield had orchestration which hinted at the James Bond theme, Ralph Carmichael pushes the orchestra to the limit and this jazz/swing version dances around the nuances of Hebb's composition, the piano dominant with the big band following Roger Williams' lead. Hebb has stated that he's recorded it twice and (outside of live versions) he doesn't want to perform it a third time, but some hip producer could always sample his voice and slip it over this stunning rendition for a few cameo appearances. The song is timeless, and this instrumental in the right film could bring the Born Free album by Roger Williams back into the charts.
Joe Viglione on Allmusic.com/Rovi
Joe Viglione reviews ROGER WILLIAMS
Roger Williams self-titled 3rd album
Roger Williams Ivory Impact
NEW VERSIONS OF "SUNNY"
Harry on YouTube
FROM GOOGLE NEWS
Frank heeft een prettige stem die bij momenten iets wegheeft van Michael Bublé, maar naarmate het album vordert toch net wat te vlak is om te blijven boeien. Op Hammond, Rhodes en Wurlitzer kan hij een stuk lekkerder uit de voeten. Bijvoorbeeld in de solo van "Sunny" dat, hoewel het nergens op de hoes staat, wel degelijk een cover is van Bobby Hebb.
Die ursprünglich angesetzte Behler’s Banjo Band muss wegen einer Erkrankung ausfallen. Statt derer spielt in der Zwiebel ab 19 Uhr die Accord’on bleu Combo. Die sechs Musiker haben Latinjazz, Funk- und Soulklassiker im Repertoire; unter anderem werden Stücke von Carlos Santana oder Bobby Hebb zu hören sein.
Mystisches bei Winehouse-Titel
Konzert Fünf Bands im Kulturzentrum Ofenerdiek
Nach einer kurzen Umziehpause zeigt Esther – nun im sexy Minikleid und High Heels Stiefel – mit ihrer Band ihren eigenen Style; Ridstyle eben. Authentisch und mit beeindruckender Stimme überzeugt sie mit teilweise rockigen und poppigen Elementen und deutschen Texten. Zwischendurch unternimmt sie Ausflüge in vergangene Zeiten mit Titeln wie „Sunny” (Bobby Hebb) und „What a difference a day makes” (Dinah Washington). Höhepunkt war dann die Premiere einer deutschen Version des Winehouse-Titels „You know I’m no good”. Am Ende schafft sie es, dass alles tanzt und singt: „Du liebst mich, ich lieb dich”.