Sunday, May 26, 2013

Liberace performing "Sunny" on the Smothers Brothers TV show


 Sunday, May 26, 2013 8:59 AM  We received this e mail from Steve Keith, bass player for North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts group PRIVATE LIGHTNING (A & M Records)

From Steve Keith:
Funny in its own right, but will surprise you about ¾ of the way in.

GO to the YouTube 
5:17 "Somewhere My Love" goes into "Sunny" 5:29
The medley cleverly has an orchestrated intro to "Sunny"
at 6:00 it goes into another classic song - I think it's "More" but with Liberace's flourishes I have to evaluate a bit more.

Here's Private Lightning's biggest song, "Physical Speed"

Paul Van Ness, Guitar
Patty Van Ness, Violin
Adam Sherman, Vocals
Eric Kaufman, Keyboards
Steve Keith, Bass
Scott Woodman, Drums

Printer friendly product information for Liberace - The Sound Of Love from

Tracklisting / Additional Info:
1. Quando M'Innamoro
2. The Look Of Love
3. Honey
4. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
5. Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me
6. Sunny
7. My Man
8. Live For Life
9. I Left My Heart In San Francisco
10. Bye Bye Blackbird
Year of Release: 1973 - 40 years old
Artist: Liberace
Title: The Sound Of Love
Record Label: Rediffusion
Catalogue No: ZS154
Country of Origin: UK
Language: Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info: Deleted
Condition : All items are at least excellent condition unless we state otherwise so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to source items as close to Mint condition as possible, many will indeed be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find. Others may be 'used', however, all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
EIL.COM Ref No LI8LPTH491914 (quote this reference in any e-mails, letters, faxes or phone calls to help identify this item)


Chapter 11 : Bobby Hebb

Following a sleepless night, I met the others once more in Denmark Street where Bobby Hebb introduced us to his act. He seemed to have got over his disappointment at the lack of brass players and made a great effort to put us at ease. Most of his set was not too demanding, although I struggled at first with “Sunny”, which was built on an all-important bass line. 

Patiently, Bobby taught me the song note for note, pointing out the mistake that the studio bassist had made on the record. John Goodison proved to be a solid, reliable musician. He was a veteran player, leading his own outfit called Johnny B. Great and the Quotations, backing the Walker Brothers, probably the biggest act in the business at that time. 


I said a sad goodbye to Bobby at Heathrow Airport. A month is not very long, but during the intensity of a hectic tour, with people living and working in close proximity, it’s almost impossible not to forge some sort of bond. I never saw Bobby again, although we corresponded by letter several times. He never repeated his success, but “Sunny” went on to become one of the most covered tunes in the history of popular music – a well deserved success for one of the nicest people that I had the pleasure of working with. (Nick Simper of The Pirates)

  Bobby Hebb 

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