Wednesday, February 05, 2014

New CD from Kitoto Von Hebb - Apollo Show on February 6


Dionne Warwick, Lulu, Kitoto Von Hebb, 
Mary Wilson of The Supremes 
Barbara Harris of The Toys  
Margaret Ross Williams of The Cookies
Leslie Uggams
Danny Aiello
Gary U.S. Bonds
Lloyd Price and more!

Kitoto Von Hebb is the daughter of BOBBY HEBB. The late singer/songwriter, Bobby Hebb, toured with The Beatles and was a friend of theirs. His biggest hit, "Sunny," was recorded in New York. It reached #3 on the R&B charts, #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc. When Hebb toured with The Beatles in 1966, "Sunny" was higher on the charts than any Beatles song at the time. Kitoto has recorded with producer Joe Viglione (producer of the "Sunny" boxed set) and her recordings feature Grammy-winning drummer Steve Holley (Paul McCartney's Wings).


The new CD single from Kitoto Von Hebb debuts at the Apollo Theater on February 6, 2014.
Included along with the first releases from the Bobby Hebb Anthology boxed set – Proud Soul Heritage and Love You, two songs written by Bobby and performed by his daughter, Kitoto, are two versions of “Sunny.”  The first release on CD – ever – of Sunny performed live in Japan by Bobby Hebb.  There’s also a 1998 rendition of “Sunny” live.   A radio interview from 91.7 FM is also included with Bobby talking about the creation of Proud Soul Heritage

 Here's the label info

 LEONARD NIMOY's rendition of "SUNNY" in the new film BLIND

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).

Newest update of classic August 19, 1966 Memphis photo directed by Brian Epstein. 

(Photo enhanced by David West - February 5, 2014)

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