Did you know "Ooh Wee" in the soundtrack to the film HITCH (2005) used a sample of Boney M's rendition of "Sunny"
Hear the instrumental here:
Listen to the vocal version by Mark Ronson here:
Written by Bobby Hebb
Published by Portable Music Company, Inc. administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Performed by Mark Ronson featuring Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife Da God & Saigon
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Ghostface Killah appears courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Trife Da God appears courtesy of Money Come First
Under license from M.C.F.S.E.
Contains a sample of "Scorpio" (1971)
Written and Performed by Dennis Coffey
Published by Songs of Universal, Inc. o/b/o Interior Music Corp.
Courtesy of Avant Garde Enterprises, Inc.
Contains a sample of "Sunny"
Performed by Boney M.
Courtesy of FAR Music
Pillow Talk "Sunny" Remix
Joe Viglione's review of Vol 1
Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" is a standard's standard. At number 25 on BMI's most played songs of all time, the song that hit number two in America found a place in the repertoires of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra with Duke Ellington, Frankie Valli, Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek, and so many others. Finding new popularity in the dance clubs of Germany, Rudiger Ladwig and his Roof Music released 16 versions of the Hebb composition on the Trocadero Records label in Europe. Beginning with a mono version of Bobby Hebb's original hit, the album proceeds with a one minute forty-six second version by Arthur Lyman Group licensed by Ryko Disc and copywritten in 1996, though it sounds older. Georgie Fame, according to the liner notes, hit number 13 in the U.K. just two weeks after Hebb's original hit number 12. Cher also got into the race and her Spector-ish version hit number 32. READ MORE HERE:
Joe Viglione's review of Vol 2:
As a follow-up to the 16-track A Collection of Various Interpretations of Sunny, Pt. 1, Roof Music and Trocadero Records of Germany again unite to bring a second edition with even more elaborate packaging, featuring 17 additional versions of Bobby Hebb's classic song. The series is so popular that Hebb toured Germany in May of 2002, his second trip to that country in the span of a few months. There are some absolute nuggets here -- Marvin Gaye's superb rendition has only been available on his boxed sets, while the Electric Flag's monster version has an opportunity to be heard by those who missed Buddy Miles' vocal the first time around. The eight-page liner-note booklet features Bobby Hebb's photo from the '60s sheet music, and has an interview by Jonathan Marx in which Hebb explains that the song is about a sunny disposition. AMG's Bobby Hebb biography was the first place where this fact was published, many feeling the timeless song was written for God or Hal Hebb, Bobby's older brother, who was a member of Johnny Bragg's band. Ella Fitzgerald's terrific performance and Shirley Bassey's superb take, embellished by Bassey's Goldfinger-theme vocal style, are untouchable. Bassey's holding of the final note à la "Goldfinger" is more than a coincidence. After the line "Sunny one so true, I love you," Hebb slips in a subtle riff from the James Bond theme song. READ MORE HERE:
BOBBY HEBB IN THE CURRENT NEWS, JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013
Duo Friend and Fellow offers its Eisenach audience some new works in the jazz cellar trombone in her tour.
On the quality of the show changed the experimental nature of the program, which was that evening played only the second time in front of audiences, but nothing as usual excelled that in the Wartburg city often and welcome duo with his top-notch blend of jazz, blues, soul and radio, which includes not only his own compositions and arrangements of many jazz and rock classics.
How far can these alienations commonly known Liedguts it is clearly the classic "Sunny" by American Bobby Hebb, of which only remain some striking key points are, while "Friendand Fellow" at the U2-catchy song "I Still Haven and Found What I Am Looking For "move amazingly close to the original, however, raise the song on a completely unfamiliar soul cloak.
Wie weit diese Entfremdungen landläufig bekannten Liedguts dabei gehen können, wird beim Klassiker "Sunny" des Amerikaners
CRO performing Bobby Hebb's "Sunny"
(from Google News)
There are six numbers as an encore, including a cover of Aloe Blaccs "I Need A Dollar" and "Easy", for Cro makes use of the feel-good classic "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb. His cheerful pop songs definitely fit better in the summer - on 24 August raps Cro open air on the Bahrenfelder trotting. Inside the dock is still celebrated, hoping after 80 minutes on a further addition, the outside is already gebibbert again. This time from the parents who take their young offspring in reception. "How was it?" Asks a father, maybe 14-year-old son. The answer is just, "Well," he says.