July 6, 2021 Sunny Song of the Day
Uploaded June 29, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1zaxNiJiUE
What's terrific about this interview is that it was published around the time that "Sunny" hit #1 in Cashbox, #2 in Billboard, and when Bobby was touring with The Beatles.
The article claims Bobby was born July 26, 1941, but that was actually his third birthday when he was tap dancing with the Typewriter Brothers (including his older brother Hal Hebb) at the Bijou Theater, his first stage performance at 3 years of age.
Bobby was actually born on July 26, 1938 and this newspaper article was published on his twenty-eighth birthday.
This KFWB/98 story has true nuggets on Bobby's career that we haven't seen published anywhere else.
Ian Levine Remake of LOVE LOVE LOVE
Original Jerry Ross/Joe Renzetti Production
YOU WANT TO CHANGE ME
Video directed by Ian Levine, a different version
VOCALIST: BOBBY HEBB
|A||You Want To Change Me|
|B||Dreamy 2:14 |
The Bobby Hebb Repertoire
We are reviewing the entire Bobby Hebb catalog of songs. Songs that Bobby wrote, songs that Bobby recorded written by other people. This information is for musicians looking to perform or sample great music as well as those wanting to learn about the history of Bobby Hebb's music.
BMI ID 141738
This instrumental from Bobby Hebb's publishing demos has a rare trumpet or bugle performance from Bobby. An instrument he played in the navy in the crow's nest when he performed for the leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975) His Excellency Generalissmo Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Soong Mei-ling were entertained by Bobby and his band, the Pine Island Pirates on the boat USS Pine Island (AV-12). On one evening on the boat Bobby - in the crow's nest, saw Madame Chiang and her entourage on the boat. Bobby said even though the sailors were not supposed to look at the guest, Madame Chiang glanced at Bobby and he glanced back.Soong Mei-ling and Chiang Kai-shek Wedding Photo
Historically, this demo that we have on a lacquer disc known as an "acetate" is great for rappers and world artists to "sample" and for jazz musicians to vamp on.
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Sunny (2:27) on Tunes and Ballds https://www.timstaffordguitar.com/music-downloads
Sun, Dec 13 at 2:51 PM
WSM executive Jim Denny reportedly pointed Bobby (Hebb) in Owen Bradley’s direction, and he began performing with Bradley’s orchestra. Roy Acuff soon caught Bobby in action and invited him to sing, dance and play the spoons as a member of the Smokey Mountain Boys.
Music journalist Bill Dahl writes, “It was all but unheard of for a country star to spotlight an African-American in a featured musical role. Harmonica specialist DeFord Bailey had been a member of the Opry from 1927 to 1941, but he was ancient history by the time Bobby came under Roy’s protective wing. Hebb toured the South as part of Acuff’s troupe, the hillbilly star ensuring that the youngster was treated with respect. Bobby even stayed in the same hotel room as Roy and his wife and son.”
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SUNNY SONG OF THE DAY
DECEMBER 30, 2020
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1)Billy Eilish "Sunny" noted as one of her best 7 covers! https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/billie-eilish-best-covers-beatles-nirvana-michael-jackson/
2) Letter to Rolling Stone re: Charley Pride
3)Most Recorded Songs of All Time
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Bobby Hebb's SUNNY is listed as one of the 7 best Billie Eilish covers for 2020...and one of them is #Yesterday, a song McCartney performed on tour in 1966 with Bobby Hebb playing "Sunny" during his set on the same tour!
Many spoke of Bliss' intelligence, good humor, compassion and noted appreciation for all the work he has accomplished on the legislative committee. He in turn and with characteristic modesty, likened himself to Bobby Hebb opening for the Beatles, as the conversation turned to Anderson's retirement.
"It's not easy," said Anderson. "But it's time."
What is amazing is that from April 20, 2019 to around August 20, 2020, 28 months there are