As work continues on the Bobby Hebb "SUNNY" Boxed Set we look at some of the cover versions!
Paul Mauriat vs. Percy Faith!
Percy Faith comes in at #10 on this poll with Theme From A Summer Place (1960)
"Love Is Blue" was a million seller which had the instrumental of "Sunny" on the flip side!
From the article: "The song itself describes love in terms of colors and elements. Paul Mauriat’s version of Love is Blue sold over a million copies and was awarded a gold disc, in 1968"
Here's the 45 RPM:
Check out Paul Mauriat's instrumental version with its interesting sounds vs. Percy Faith with his Liz Damon-style female backing vocals...both very Space Age Bachelor Pad
Paul Mauriat's version on YouTube:
Sunny Video Percy Faith
SUNNY by Percy Faith
On Faith's album: For Those in Love (1968)
Review by William Ruhlmann
Having surveyed the first half of 1967 with his previous album, Today's Themes for Young Lovers, he treated the second half of the year here, recasting the hits of Bobby Hebb ("Sunny"), Dusty Springfield ("The Look of Love"), Dionne Warwick ("I Say a Little Prayer"), Petula Clark ("Don't Sleep in the Subway")...
"Theme From Young Lovers", the title track, went to #35 on the charts!
SUNNY: Track #154 on
The Best Of Percy Faith Volume #3
I picked up this classic LP at the Record Expo on April 1, 2012 ...
MICKEY AND SYLVIA
The band prior to Bobby Hebb joining
NEW SOUNDS MICKEY AND SYLVIA VIK LX-1102