Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Listen to "Sunny" by Cortez Shaw on American Idol

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 Here's the video clip of Cortez Shaw singing "Sunny" on

Shaw is at 32 seconds in "Cortez Shaw from Oklahoma City"
The first half of the video is Gurpeet Singh Sarin performing "Georgia On My Mind"


"Sunny" is one of the most recorded songs in on American Idol Season #12

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Gurpreet Singh Sarin and Cortez Shaw Perform in Hollywood 

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American Idol: Cortez Shaw sings Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny.”

Cortez Shaw sings Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny.” 

Next up was Cortez Shaw, 22, a sales rep from Dallas, Texas. He sang the Bobby Hebb-penned hit, Sunny - and seemed to impress Keith Urban.  (see photo of Cortez Shaw on this site)

'American Idol': Looking for 20 good men

Gurprett Singh Sarin throws the judges another curve, singing Georgia on My Mind. So not only does he have a voice, he's also got a sense of humor, too. And he can scat like a mother.
Cortez Shaw updates Bobby Hebb's '60s classic Sunny, particularly impressing Keith Urban.
Backstage, though, Matheus Fernandes is feeling the pressure -- and acknowledging that he has little stage-performing experience. He goes with Kelly Clarkson's Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You), but he and the song don't quite connect. It's too slow, and when he hits the chorus, it's dragging like a heavy chain.

(writer Melissa Stavarsky says) "Personally, I think Cortez tries to hard and over sings all of his songs. I’m not a fan."
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Cortez makes the cut twice!

Barandela con "De Mozart al Swing" en Teatro Esperanza Iris. Con Ruiz Healy

Pianist David Barandela present his show called "From Mozart to Swing", tonight at City Theatre Esperanza Iris, at 20:00 pm, and promises to play "just good music."

He said that play, accompanied only by his piano compositions of Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, Schubert and Debussy, as well as songs of Ernesto Lecuona, Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, Consuelo Velazquez, Bobby Hebb and Dave Brubeck.

Adelantó que interpretará, acompañado exclusivamente de su piano, composiciones de Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, Shubert y Debussy, además de canciones de Ernesto Lecuona, Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, Consuelo Velázquez, Bobby Hebb y Dave Brubeck. 

"Nouvelle Star" 2013 : Christophe Willem met le feu avec "Sunny"

"New Star" 2013: Christophe Willem fires with "Sunny"
Sophie came to support Tith and Florian for the final "New Star" on D8, Christophe Willem took the opportunity to interpret "Sunny", the first song he sang on a live tele-hook in 2006.

Venu soutenir Sophie-Tith et Florian pour la finale de "Nouvelle Star" sur D8, Christophe Willem en a profité pour interpréter "Sunny", le premier titre qu'il a chanté sur un live du télé-crochet en 2006.

Before the announcement of the final results of this "New Star" on D8, the singer is singing income effect "Sunny," Bobby Hebb as popularized by the resumption of Boney M and Christophe Willem had interpreted in his first premium Live at the Pavillon Baltard in 2006. Accompanied by the orchestra of the issue as well as strings and piano, the performer of "Cool" has revisited the title very rhythmic alternating passages and other more removed acoustics.

  • "Nouvelle Star" 2013 : Christophe Willem met le feu avec "Sunny"

    OZAP-15 hours ago
    Avant l'annonce des résultats de cette finale de "Nouvelle Star" sur D8, le chanteur est en effet revenu chanter "Sunny", titre de Bobby Hebb ...

  • Nouvelle Star : Florian "Cry Me A River" de Justin Timberlake

    Jeux Actu MUSIQUE-14 hours ago
    ... la finale de la Nouvelle Star qui a vu la victoire de Sophie-Tith. Le chanteur découvert sur M6 a repris le standard "Sunny" de Bobby Hebb.

  • Nouvelle Star : Sophie-Tith rock pour "Come Together" des Beatles

    Jeux Actu MUSIQUE-Feb 20, 2013
    Le chanteur découvert sur M6 a repris le standard "Sunny" de Bobby Hebb. Nouvelle Star : Florian "Cry Me A River" de Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake par ...

  • Barandela con "De Mozart al Swing" en Teatro Esperanza Iris. Con ...

    RadioFórmula-Feb 1, 2013
    ... Beethoven, Shubert y Debussy, además de canciones de Ernesto Lecuona, Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, Consuelo Velázquez, Bobby Hebb y ...

  • Mathias, Melina und Muriel sind weiter

    inSüdthü 10, 2013
    ... singt "Wonderful Tonight" von Eric Clapton, "Sunny" von Bill Withers und "Ain't No Sunshine" von Bobby Hebb. Melina Hadzic wird neben ...


    Gurpreet Singh Sarin was next up playing his guitar and sang Georgia on My Mind by Ray Charles. Another early favorite, Cortez Shaw, sang Sunny by Bobby Hebb.Stronger by Kelly Clarkson was the song choice for Matheus Fernandes and Nicki felt that Matheus was using his shortness to get pity.

  • Northshore 104.9 FM plays "Sunny" 5:15 PM Tuesday 2-26-13

    North Shore 104.9FM Radio, WBOQ
    Westport Communications
    8 Enon Street
    Beverly, MA 01915

    Dear North Shore 104.9

    Thank you for playing Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" at 5:15 PM last night, Tuesday, February 26, 2013.    It was such a treat to hear on the radio...and Bobby always thanked radio and tv stations whenever he heard they were playing his music.

    Here's a YouTube of Denny Jiosa performing "Sunny".  Bobby is singing on the studio recording and appeared live with Denny in Nashville

    Thank you again.  

    We are busy working on the boxed set:

    The Bobby Hebb / Sunny Anthology Vol. 1

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    The Beatles "Good Day, Sunshine" now a Tropicana commercial

    Tropicana Orange Juice utilizing
    The Beatles "Good Day, Sunshine" for their new commercial

    Broadcast 6:59 PM on NBC TV Monday, February 18, 2013

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    Happy Birthday Sonny "Sunny" Bono - remembering Sunny Bono and Paul "Sully" Sullivan of WBZ

     Hello friends of Bobby Monday 2-18-13

                                               President's Day
    ______________________________________ 1)Sonny Bono would have been 78  on February 16, 2013
       R.I.P. January 5, 1998. Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan

    Musician and politician Sonny Bono was once wed to singer Cher ("I Got You Babe") and in 1994 was elected to U.S. Congress as a Representative from California. 

    "Sunny" by Cher


    Side Four/Track Two (Bobby Hebb) Portable MusicCo.Inc./MRC Music.BMI Produced by Sonny Bono A-York Pala Production United Artist Records Inc.Los Angeles,California   

    Terrific version of "Sunny" by Cher

    Our Sunny song of the day!

    2)Tony Sheridan

    Both Bobby Hebb and Tony Sheridan are on this 60's blog:

    Bobby Hebb and Tony Sheridan appeared on two different
    K-Tel Flashback of the 60's vinyl compilations

    Various Artists Compilations Reference Book and Price Guide: Vinyl ... - Page 110 - Google Books Result
    Jerry Osborne - 2001 - Antiques & Collectibles
    ... Brooks; Chiffons; Dion; Dobie Gray; Bobby Hebb; Ron Holden; Jay & Techniques; ... K-Tel (S) TU-229 8-12 73 Beatles & Tony Sheridan; Chad & Jeremy; Ray ...

    Tony Sheridan, Colleague of Beatles, Is Dead at 72


      Tony Sheridan, the British guitarist, singer and songwriter who was the star on the Beatles’ first commercial recording — they were the backup band — died Saturday in Hamburg, Germany. He was 72

      His death was announced by his daughter, Wendy Clare Sheridan-McGinnity.
      Though Mr. Sheridan’s involvement with the Beatles was brief, it proved crucial to their career. 

      Mr. Sheridan lived in northern Germany. In addition to Ms. Sheridan-McGinnity, survivors include three sons, Tony Jr., Bennet and Felim; and a daughter, Amber. 


      Book On Late WBZ Host Paul Sullivan Published (Sullivan did a fun parody of "Sunny" called "Sully")

      September 24, 2012 at 3:42 AM (PT)

      The MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION has published a new book commemorating the life of the late CBS RADIO News-Talk WBZ-A/BOSTON host and LOWELL SUN columnist PAUL SULLIVAN.

      "SULLY: The Words, Wit and Wisdom of PAUL SULLIVAN," created by the school, where SULLIVAN also served as a business professor, was unveiled SUNDAY at the school.

      Sales of the book, which includes a selection of SULLIVAN's columns, will fund a scholarship in SULLIVAN's name.  The book is available online by clicking here.

      Paul Sullivan often played on his WBZ radio show a cute "Sully" promo for his program, which was to the tune of Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" 

      R.I.P. Legendary record producer Shadow Morton - Vanilla Fudge, New York Dolls

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      Saturday, February 09, 2013

      Bobby Hebb included on SMOOTH SOUL, huge 10 CD boxed set from Time/Life

      SMOOTH SOUL cd boxed set

      Bobby Hebb's "Sunny"  CD6 Track 4

      Song Sample Sunny Bobby Hebb 2:42

      This huge boxed set includes "Searchin' for my Love" by Bobby Moore, "Just One Look" by Doris Troy, and has Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" tracked between Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" and The Temptation "I Wish It Would Rain" 
      125 songs it lists for  $173.94  Yikes! 
        Smooth Soul CD
      "Sunny" is a staple on dozens and dozens and dozens of CD anthology / compilation type albums and discs.

      It is an enormous task to identify all the vinyl single discs and boxed sets as well as all the karaoke CDs featuring instrumental versions of "Sunny". 

      In the coming months we will identify key albums that contain Bobby's work  (the From Where I Stand box on Warner Brothers contains "Night Train to Memphis" and "A Satisfied Mind" from Bobby Hebb; the Rich Records stories carries six sides Bobby recorded for John R (John Richbourg), so there are many Hebb tracks that are not "Sunny" on many compilation albums including "Love Love Love", "You Want To Change Me", the rare Scepter/Wand single "I Love Mary" etc.
      Sunny on Karaoke CDs
      There are a huge amount of Karaoke CDs with instrumental versions of "Sunny" - and one would imagine people singing to them and uploading to YouTube

      Here are a few:

      33 discs, includes Gary DeCarlo's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" (Steam), Bobby's friend Sylvia, Frank Sinatra's "Summer Wind" and more

      1. Don't Be Cruel - Judds
      2. Macarena - Grove Grass Boyz
      3. Someone To Watch Over Me - Frank Sinatra
      4. Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
      5. Sunny - Bobby Hebb

      Sunny Bobby Hebb CB5014-03 1
      Take Good Care Of My Baby Bobby Vee CB5014-01 5

      This is a 3 CD less expensive Karaoke box  

      1. Don't Be Cruel - Judds
      2. Macarena - Grove Grass Boyz
      3. Someone To Watch Over Me - Frank Sinatra
      4. Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
      5. Sunny - Bobby Hebb

      2010 Northern Soul collection from UMG
      SOUL BOY!

       Disc 2
      1. Nothing But A Heartache - The Flirtations
      2. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Frank Wilson
      3. I Got A Feeling - Barbara Randolph
      4. Wear It On Our Face (a/k/a Wear It On Your Face) - The Dells, Charles Stepney
      5. Tell Me It's Just A Rumor Baby - The Isley Brothers
      6. Love, Love, Love - Bobby Hebb
        The Flirtations track is magnificent, as is "Love Love Love" by Bobby Hebb.

        This is the classic "Big ol' Box of '60s Soul" that won a GRAMMY for packaging and which features "Sunny"

      Sunny is on DISC 2

      9. Entertainer, The - Tony Clark
      10. It's Got to Be Mellow - Leon Haywood
      11. Can I Change My Mind - Tyrone Davis
      12. Sunny - Bobby Hebb

      This 1997 Rhino classic is only $79.99 on eBay...that's actually a good price.  

        "Sunny" #1 on playlist!  
      KCBQ and KGB were the legendary Top 40 stations for San Diego back in the 60's and 70's. This 1170 KCBQ Hit Parade music survey (Issue #438) is from 7-31-66 and has a huge ad for Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors ice cream on the rear. #1 song was Sunny - Bobby Hebb. Jumping to #2 from #8, Summer In The City - Lovin' Spoonful. Up to #3 from #5, Somewhere My Love - Ray Coniff. Jammed up at #4, Lara's Theme - Roger Williams. Dropping to #5 from #2, Lil Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs. Tumbling to #6 from #1, Sweet Pea- Tommy Roe. Jumping to #7 from #18, Lady Jane - The RollingStones. Inching up to #8 from #9, Hungry - Paul Revere & The Riaders. Dropping to #9 from #7, I Saw Her Again Last Night - Mamas & Papas. Vaulting to #10 from #28, They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Ha - Napoleon XIV. Jumping to #11 from #15, The Pied Piper - Crispian St. Peters. Up to #13 from #16, Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann. Up to #14 from #17, Over Under Sideways Down - The Yardbirds. Jumping to #16 from #20, I Want You - Bob Dylan. Tumbling to #21 from #12, Paperback Writer/Rain - The Beatles. Debuting at #34, Who Do You Think You Are - The Shindogs. Debuting at #37, My Heart's Symphony - Gary Lewis & The Playboys. Survey is in very good condition; measures 7 x 4-1/4.

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      Bobby Hebb's Caravan of Stars book one of the most expensive

      Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars featured in 1966
      The Yardbirds with Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck

      Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs
      Brian Hyland
      Gary Lewis & The Playboys

      The concert program book is on eBay selling for $249.99 of the most expensive of the Caravan original programs to the shows!


      This is an original program from Dick Clark's 1966 U.S. Caravan of the Stars. The bill included the Yardbirds with Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Sam the Sham and the Pharohs, Brian Hyland, Jimmy Clanton and Bobby Hebb.

      SIZE: 12 inches X 12 inches.
      PAGES: 20.
      CONDITION: Excellent for its age.
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      Friday, February 08, 2013

      4 Bobby Hebb 45 RPMs in a row! Sunny, A Satisfied Mind, Love Me, Ooh La La

      Bobby Hebb 45 RPMs on Philips Records

      "Sunny" hit #1 in Cashbox on August 27, 1966 as the Beatles tour was coming to its conclusion, the final date of August 29 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

      Many friends and fans of Bobby Hebb's want to know when the release dates of his singles were.

      Here is a succession of three singles that followed "Sunny" 

      "Sunny" #1 in Cashbox August 27, 1966
      "A Satisfied Mind"  ad  October 1, 1966 
       "Love Me" advertisement December 17, 1966
      "Ooh La La" advertisement February 4, 1967, 46 years ago this week as I write this information on! 

      SUNNY  #1  Cashbox  8/27
                      #3                8/20
                      #7                8/13

      A Satisfied Mind  October 1, 1966

      Love Me BILLBOARD Dec. 17, 1966 



        Ooh La La Feb. 4, 1967  

      And thanks to the Northern Soul phenomenon, "LOVE LOVE LOVE" would be released six years later in 1972 and would be a Top 40 hit in Great Britain!

      Philips #40431 Produced by Jerry Ross
      "My Pretty Sunshine"

      1967 British 45 of "I Love Everything About You"

         Artist: BOBBY HEBB

      PHILIPS U.K. 
      Year: 1967

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      Sunny Song of the Day In Digo - Monday 6-25-12
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      Thank you for your interest. The Trio is Slowakian (Kosice/Bratislava) and their music is rough from the heart. Nothing like the mainstream, commercial music industries of our days, but since culture is in decadence only very few people do recognize that! on Sunny Song of the Day In Digo - Monday 6-25-12