It is now rediscovered and available!
Drums - Sticks Evans
Guitar - Kenny Burrell
(same label as Little Joe Cook)
By Bobby Hebb
That I could win your heart
I'd love you forever/until death to be apart
for your kind of love/is the love for me
Undying, Everlasting, and tenderly
I admire ....
which is soft, but yet so bold
Your cheeks have a smoothness
of a petal from the rose
so don't you see, I want you to be
the girl for me
Night has given away to darkness
And in darkness we are asleep
mmmm...but there is no sleep for me
for my thoughts of you are too deep
The touch of your lips, are....so nice
yes they send me way up to Paradise
but there is just one thing I want you to believe
that you are the one, and only girl for me
So don't you see, I want you to be
The Girl for Me
Here's what the person who posted it to YouTube wrote:
SunnyTheSong Responds on YouTube:
This song was written by Bobby Hebb, author of "Sunny" for his friend Jimmy Church. It was produced by Mickey Baker of Mickey & Sylvia fame. Bobby Hebb replaced Mickey Baker and the duo Mickey & Sylvia became Bobby & Sylvia and they signed to Battle Records. There are some great session people on this recording. Jimmy Church did an interview on Visual Radio with Joe Viglione on July 5, 2012 and talked about this song. That interview is up on You Tube.
Pitbull - Back in Time vs. Mickey & Sylvia - Love is Strange
Listen to Bobby Hebb's guitar in the #10 hit from 1962 "Rinky Dink"...Bobby plays the "Love Is Strange" riff on the Dave "Baby" Cortez hit.
2:28-2:32 more Bobby Hebb guitar
Mickey Baker playing the riff on
LOVE IS STRANGE
Mickey & Sylvia
Also on Chess Records with a 17 year old Bobby Hebb playing the spoons is "She's Fine, She's Mine," Bo Diddley's flip of "Diddley Daddy" on Chess Records.
You can distinctly hear Bobby Hebb performing on Spoons
Writing and recordingThe song was recorded on May 15, 1955 in Chicago. Originally called "Diddy Diddy Dum Dum," it started out as a Billy Boy Arnold composition, which Leonard Chess, owner of Chess Records (Checkers was a subsidiary label of Chess), had heard Arnold play and wanted Diddley to record. However, Arnold had just signed a contract with Vee-Jay Records, and had recorded the song the day before at Universal Studios. When Chess wanted Arnold to sing the song, the latter realized he had a contract, responding, "I can't do it...I just recorded it for Vee-Jay." Chess responded, "Goddam! Ain't this a bitch!" A solution, however, was found on the spot: Diddley and Harvey Fuqua, who happened to be around, rewrote the lyrics.
As it happened, the harmonica player Little Walter was in the studio, and he asked Billy Boy Arnold for his harp; Walter plays the long solo after the first verse (Arnold plays harmonica on the B-side, "She's Fine, She's Mine"). Also decided at "the spur of the moment" was to have Chicago doo-wop group The Moonglows sing background vocals.
Another YouTube of "She's Fine, She's Mine"
Much clearer - the Rolling Stones probably got "Sweet Black Angel" on Exile on Main Street from this.
Earlier songIn 1955, Bo Diddley recorded "She's Fine She's Mine" for the B-side to his second single, "Diddley Daddy" (Checker 819). Accompanying Diddley (vocal and guitar) were Billy Boy Arnold (harmonica), Clifton James (drums), and Jerome Green on maracas. The song features a repeated figure on Diddley's tremolo-laden guitar. The first verses are sung without lyrics:
- Ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah ah (2x)
- Well you don't love me baby, you don't love me I know
The Hi Fi's with Bobby Hebb on Guitar
"I'm So Lonely"
Written by James Church
Montel Records SJM 1005
1. Rollin' Stone - The Marigolds
2. It's Love Baby (24 Hours a Day) - Earl Gaines/Louis Brooks
3. Now Listen Baby - Good Rockin' Sam Beasley/Kid King's Combo
4. Pork and Beans - The Solotones
5. Lightnin's Blues - Lightnin' Slim
6. Courtin' in a Cadillac - Jerry "Boogie" McCain
7. My Mumblin' Baby - Rudy Green
8. Pleadin' for Love - Larry Birdsong/Louis Brooks & His Hi-Toppers
9. Congo Mambo - Guitar Gable/King Karl/Guitar Gable & The Musical Kings
10. Irene - Guitar Gable/King Karl
11. Kiss-A-Me Quick - Jack Toombs
12. Havin' a Whole Lot of Fun - Johnny Jano
13. Hey! Baby - Al Ferrier
14. No Jive - Little Al
15. Little Lean Woman - Little Al
16. Chicken Hearted Woman - Clarence Samuels
17. My Home Is a Prison - Lonesome Sundown
18. Mean Ol' Lonesome Train - Lightnin' Slim
19. They Call Me Lazy - Lazy Lester
20. I'm a King Bee - Slim Harpo
Excello Story Vol 2 1955-1957 features The Marigolds; Bobby's brother, Hal Hebb, was in the Marigolds.
I'm not sure if he's on this particular recording. Working on getting that information.
So let's have some fun. In 2012 Mickey Baker, Bo Diddley & Sylvia Robinson have their hit in MEN IN BLACK III. Pitbull does a rap version of "Love is Strange" while Moes Def does a rap version with Bobby Hebb's "Flower" from Love Games sampled. We have a track or two where Bobby worked with Bo Diddley. See all the connections?
We also find a song, "I Wish" where Bobby worked with both Mickey Baker and Jimmy Church(thanks to Jimmy Church on Visual Radio July 5, 2012)
Stevie Wonder had a different song "I Wish."
Stevie Wonder covered "Sunny" on a live album, STEVIE WONDER LIVE and also a STUDIO rendition.
Stevie Wonder performing Bobby Hebb's "Sunny"
Stevie Wonder performing the Stevie Wonder song "I Wish"
Moes Def singing "Priority"
from Bobby Hebb's "Flower"
Live version of Moe's Def
"Flower" is 2:20 in on this live rendition
Saw Moes Def in a film the other night.
He's made quite a few movies.