Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jennifer Love Hewitt Performs SUNNY on TV special

Sunny song of the day, January 28, 2012


Here she's singing "Sunny" for the troops in Viet Nam

Nancy Sinatra's dad, Frank Sinatra, recorded "Sunny" with Duke Ellington.

I phoned Bobby to invite him to see Nancy Sinatra at the House of Blues one night. He said "I'm playing! in Rockport." I responded "Why didn't you tell me you had a gig, you know I'll videotape it"...

Bobby said that it was just a piano performance at the Rockport Inn. I drove up to Rockport, videotaped it and wrote a story for the Gloucester Times. That video has an amazing audio as Bobby tells his story to a packed Rockport Inn, his story set to music, Bobby performing "Sunny" on the piano, a version going in to the boxed set. A rare version of Bobby Hebb performing his signature song on piano!

Friday, January 20, 2012


Bobby Hebb toured with Jimmy Page and The Yardbirds in 1966.

Today, January 20, 2012, we lost Etta James. If you go to you can read Jimmy's tribute to Etta

ON THIS DAY… 20 JAN 1964

'Rocks The House' by Etta James was released

In 1964, Etta James released the album 'Rocks The House', which had been recorded at the New Era Club some five months earlier. Her live recording of the Jimmy Reed song 'Baby What You Want Me To Do' and her vocals from the intro to the last chords is something that has to be heard and experienced.

R.I.P. Johnny Otis 1-19-12