Saturday, February 09, 2013

Bobby Hebb included on SMOOTH SOUL, huge 10 CD boxed set from Time/Life

SMOOTH SOUL cd boxed set

Bobby Hebb's "Sunny"  CD6 Track 4

Song Sample Sunny Bobby Hebb 2:42

This huge boxed set includes "Searchin' for my Love" by Bobby Moore, "Just One Look" by Doris Troy, and has Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" tracked between Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" and The Temptation "I Wish It Would Rain" 
125 songs it lists for  $173.94  Yikes! 
  Smooth Soul CD
"Sunny" is a staple on dozens and dozens and dozens of CD anthology / compilation type albums and discs.

It is an enormous task to identify all the vinyl single discs and boxed sets as well as all the karaoke CDs featuring instrumental versions of "Sunny". 

In the coming months we will identify key albums that contain Bobby's work  (the From Where I Stand box on Warner Brothers contains "Night Train to Memphis" and "A Satisfied Mind" from Bobby Hebb; the Rich Records stories carries six sides Bobby recorded for John R (John Richbourg), so there are many Hebb tracks that are not "Sunny" on many compilation albums including "Love Love Love", "You Want To Change Me", the rare Scepter/Wand single "I Love Mary" etc.
Sunny on Karaoke CDs
There are a huge amount of Karaoke CDs with instrumental versions of "Sunny" - and one would imagine people singing to them and uploading to YouTube

Here are a few:

33 discs, includes Gary DeCarlo's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" (Steam), Bobby's friend Sylvia, Frank Sinatra's "Summer Wind" and more

1. Don't Be Cruel - Judds
2. Macarena - Grove Grass Boyz
3. Someone To Watch Over Me - Frank Sinatra
4. Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
5. Sunny - Bobby Hebb

Sunny Bobby Hebb CB5014-03 1
Take Good Care Of My Baby Bobby Vee CB5014-01 5

This is a 3 CD less expensive Karaoke box  

1. Don't Be Cruel - Judds
2. Macarena - Grove Grass Boyz
3. Someone To Watch Over Me - Frank Sinatra
4. Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
5. Sunny - Bobby Hebb

2010 Northern Soul collection from UMG

 Disc 2
  1. Nothing But A Heartache - The Flirtations
  2. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Frank Wilson
  3. I Got A Feeling - Barbara Randolph
  4. Wear It On Our Face (a/k/a Wear It On Your Face) - The Dells, Charles Stepney
  5. Tell Me It's Just A Rumor Baby - The Isley Brothers
  6. Love, Love, Love - Bobby Hebb
  The Flirtations track is magnificent, as is "Love Love Love" by Bobby Hebb.

  This is the classic "Big ol' Box of '60s Soul" that won a GRAMMY for packaging and which features "Sunny"

Sunny is on DISC 2

9. Entertainer, The - Tony Clark
10. It's Got to Be Mellow - Leon Haywood
11. Can I Change My Mind - Tyrone Davis
12. Sunny - Bobby Hebb

This 1997 Rhino classic is only $79.99 on eBay...that's actually a good price.  

  "Sunny" #1 on playlist!  
KCBQ and KGB were the legendary Top 40 stations for San Diego back in the 60's and 70's. This 1170 KCBQ Hit Parade music survey (Issue #438) is from 7-31-66 and has a huge ad for Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors ice cream on the rear. #1 song was Sunny - Bobby Hebb. Jumping to #2 from #8, Summer In The City - Lovin' Spoonful. Up to #3 from #5, Somewhere My Love - Ray Coniff. Jammed up at #4, Lara's Theme - Roger Williams. Dropping to #5 from #2, Lil Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs. Tumbling to #6 from #1, Sweet Pea- Tommy Roe. Jumping to #7 from #18, Lady Jane - The RollingStones. Inching up to #8 from #9, Hungry - Paul Revere & The Riaders. Dropping to #9 from #7, I Saw Her Again Last Night - Mamas & Papas. Vaulting to #10 from #28, They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Ha - Napoleon XIV. Jumping to #11 from #15, The Pied Piper - Crispian St. Peters. Up to #13 from #16, Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann. Up to #14 from #17, Over Under Sideways Down - The Yardbirds. Jumping to #16 from #20, I Want You - Bob Dylan. Tumbling to #21 from #12, Paperback Writer/Rain - The Beatles. Debuting at #34, Who Do You Think You Are - The Shindogs. Debuting at #37, My Heart's Symphony - Gary Lewis & The Playboys. Survey is in very good condition; measures 7 x 4-1/4.

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