Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Beatles and Bobby Hebb - February 6th is the Tribute Show at the Apollo Theater in NYC


The ceremony was the first of several celebrations of the surviving Beatles, Starr and McCartney, the latter of whom was unable to make the ceremony because of Grammy Awards rehearsals. The two will appear on the telecast Sunday night and will be the subject of a star-studded television special taped Monday to air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first performance in the U.S.
Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, the widows of Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison, accepted the honors Saturday for their late husbands, and Starr used Ono's long speech as an opportunity to play to the crowd. He took out his cellphone early in her remarks and pretended to take a call, then leaned in to try to get her attention sometime later.
Starr lamented not writing down his thoughts beforehand but kept the crowd laughing before turning serious: "The Beatles' music is still out there, and that's the thing I'm most proud of."

Check out story on Apollo Theater Feb 6, 2014 on BOBBY HEBB.COM 


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Bobby Hebb toured with Nick Simper and the PIRATES after the passing of Johnny Kidd.


Notice the similarity to the Ringo photo



Stephen Malkmus of PAVEMENT on Kiss, the Milwaukee Bucks, and his first punk song

The first song he learned to play on guitarSM: Well, there’s “Smoke On The Water,” but I don’t know if I knew all the parts to it. I think I just knew the riff. “Susie Q” was one of the first sort of sophisticated songs I ever learned by Creedence, so I would say that.
The most sophisticated early song I ever learned—which was not the first song, but the most sophisticated song I learned—was “Something” by The Beatles. It has a lot of diminished chords in it and a coffeehouse troubadour from Stockton taught me that. He taught me “Sunny,” also, by Bobby Hebb, and some Jim Croce. 

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Both Frank Sinatra and Shirley Bassey did "Sunny" and "Something."
Bobby's daughter, Kitoto Von Hebb, will be performing those songs in concert on Feb. 6, at the Apollo Theater in NYC)

Downtown Publishing signs global admin deal with Notable Music Co.

Tom Pakinkis
Downtown Music Publishing has signed a worldwide publishing administration agreement with Notable Music Co. Inc.

Founded in 1962 by composer and jazz musician Cy Coleman, Notable controls the rights to such standards as The Best Is Yet To Come, Witchcraft, Big Spender, Never Can Say Goodbye, and Sunny, amongst hundreds of other titles.

The artists who have recorded and performed the Notable Music repertoire include Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Bobby Hebb, James Brown, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Michael Buble, Barbra Streisand, Queen, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Fiona Apple, Toots & the Maytals and many more.

Notable's current roster of songwriters and artists includes such diverse names as Rosanne Cash, Sam Phillips, Chico Mann, Jenny O., and Tift Merritt.
"It is with extreme gratitude that we welcome Notable to Downtown Music Publishing," said Downtown's president Justin Kalifowitz.

Review: Mixtape Rewind brings 90s back to Dubai

2nd concert dedicated to music from past decades is a hit
  • By David Tusing, Deputy tabloid! Editor
  • Published: 16:18 January 18, 2014
But when it comes to super duper hits that still have the power to get people on their feet dancing, the credit has to go to Boney M. Led by original band member Maizie Williams, the four-piece picked it up with Sunny, their hit cover of the Bobby Hebb song. And then, from the Caribbean-esque Hooray! Hooray! It’s a Holi-Holiday to Daddy Cool and the West Indian song Brown Girl in the Ring and that ode to the Russian mystic, Rasputin, it was all groove all the way. Until, alas, the sound problem abruptly cut them off.
Unfazed, Williams led a beautiful rendition of the classic Rivers of Babylon, by far the most well-received song of the night. They ended their set, aptly, with Gotta Go Home.



Much as “Reprise” was stuffed with overachieving references to Proust, Maurice Blanchot and the untranslated Norwegian poet Tor Ulven, “Blind,” too, runs thick with eccentric pop-culture ephemera, from the obscure 1970 Norwegian omnibus film “Days From 1000 Years” to a running discussion of Leonard Nimoy as actor, photographer and chanteur (his cover of Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny” is heard on the soundtrack).

Well-known tracks by Big Star (“September Gurls”), Bobby Hebb (“Sunny”), Big Maybelle (“One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show”), John Hartford (“Up on the Hill Where They Do the Boogie”), and Bob Dylan (“I Threw It All Away,” from Nashville Skyline) sit alongside obscurities like Connie Smith’s long-unreleased “Haunted Heart” and a pair of largely forgotten R&B singles from Sun Records, Rosco Gordon’s “Shoobie Oobie” and the Prisonaires’ “Just Walkin’ in the Rain.” A bunch of other big names are here, too—Kris Kristofferson, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Emmylou Harris, Otis Redding, Ann Peebles, Charlie Rich, Dolly Parton, Buddy and Julie Miller, Johnny Cash—as well as less-famous notables Jim Dickinson, Sid Selvidge, Sleepy John Estes, O.V. Wright, and Billy Lee Riley.

Posted January 21, 2014 - 3:54pm

All you need is love: 50 years later, we’re still infatuated with The Beatles

By Annette Jordan

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 There was no problem being able to see the four adorable English musicians on the playing field stage from any vantage point of the stadium. Concert tickets ranged from $3 for the top-most upper deck seats to $5 for lower deck ones. My girlfriends and I had paid $5 for third-base area seating.
There was no dilemma in hearing the music of The Remains (“Diddy Wah Diddy”), Bobby Hebb (“Sunny”), The Cyrkle (“Red Rubber Ball”) and The Ronettes (“Be My Baby”).
But, when The Beatles finally took the stage as 1960s-era cameras flashed, there was a major problem. My personal experience and news accounts, too, attest that one just couldn’t hear.
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All you need is love: 50 years later, we’re still infatuated with The Beatles

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We welcome a new columnist today. Laurence Haziza, presents "The fingers in r'prise" devoted to this tube Bobby Hebb "Sunny"

Translated from the French

It is not only one of the great voices of Mali. Or just a singer knowing magnetize the audience to better seduce before electrify. Mamani Keita also has a sovereign charisma and talent of musical openness that make it an independent and committed artist. In "Kanou" his last album ("love" in Bambara), its stamp firepower fits together perfectly in arabesques woven by the ngoni virtuoso Moriba Koïta and guitars Djeli Moussa Kouyaté, ancient figure bow of the great years of the Rail Band of Bamako.

We welcome a new columnist today. Laurence Haziza, presents "The fingers in r'prise" devoted to this tube Bobby Hebb "Sunny"

Elle n'est pas seulement l'une des grandes voix du Mali. Ni juste une chanteuse sachant aimanter son auditoire pour mieux le séduire avant de l'électriser. Mamani Keita possède également un charisme souverain et de grands talents d'ouverture musicale qui font d'elle une artiste indépendante et engagée. Dans «Kanou», son dernier album («aimer» en bambara), son timbre à la puissance de feu s'imbrique parfaitement dans les arabesques tissées par le n'goni du virtuose Moriba Koïta et les guitares de Djeli Moussa Kouyaté, ancienne figure de proue des grandes années du Rail Band de Bamako.
Nous accueillons une nouvelle chroniqueuse aujourd'hui. Laurence Haziza, nous présente «Les doigts dans la r'prise» consacrée cette au tube de Bobby Hebb «Sunny»

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