Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bill Cosby in Boston at Wilbur / Stephen Wade in Boston Globe for Beautiful Music Around Us

Music gift guide: Books

“The Beautiful Music All Around Us,” by Stephen Wade
A fascinating window into a bygone world, “The Beautiful Music All Around Us” zooms in on the history of 13 performances from Library of Congress field recordings made between 1935 and 1942. Stephen Wade, an author and musician, brings to life the back stories of the performers and what the recording sessions meant to them.


At 76, Bill Cosby’s still in command

Bobby Hebb's "SUNNY" in Spanish

Spanish subtitles for Bobby Hebb's "Sunny"


Fetziger Sommerhit June 11, 2011

"SUNNY" by Bobby Hebb

Uploaded on June 7, 2011
Groovy summer hit "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb - Reinhard Kautz makes plenty of power and Patrick Mattulat lays on the drums still one of the top on it. The music school Spandau has handpicked soloists: Fabian Kerlin (Alt-Sax) JAN - Ole Zabel (trombone) Sunny was for Concert arranged by Mike Story.
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Uploaded on Jun 7, 2011
Fetziger Sommerhit "Sunny" von Bobby Hebb - Reinhard Kautz macht ordentlich Dampf und Patrick Mattulat an den Drums legt noch einen von ganz oben drauf. Die Musikschule Spandau verfügt über handverlesene Solisten: Fabian Kerlin (Alt-Sax) - Jan Ole Zabel (Posaune)Sunny wurde für Blasorchester arrangiert von Mike Story.
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May 21,2011 VERSION by Fetziger Sommerhit 

Uploaded on May 30, 2011
Fetziger Sommerhit "Sunny" von Bobby Hebb - Reinhard Kautz macht ordentlich Dampf und Patrick Mattulat an den Drums legt noch einen oben drauf: Das Blasorchester der Musikschule Spandau hat bekanntlich tolle Solisten:
Alt-Sax: Fabian Kerlin
Posaune: Jan Ole Zabel
Sunny wurde für Blasorchester arrangiert von Mike Story.
frühlingsfest musikschule spandau 2011 zitadelle

Groovy summer hit "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb - Reinhard Kautz makes plenty of power and Patrick Mattulat lays on the drums just past the top: The Concert of the Music School Spandau is known to have great soloists:
Alt-Sax: Fabian Kerlin
Trombone: Jan Ole Zabel
Sunny was for Concert arranged by Mike Story.
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Larry L's acoustic version of "Sunny"

Sunny Bobby Hebb Cover

Sunny Guitar Lesson
Published on Mar 20, 2012
Lesson on one of many arrangements for Bobby Hebb's classic, written in 1963 and released in 1966. One of the most covered songs in the history of popular music! Thanks for watching.


OUR TOP 10 for November 30, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Jennifer Love Hewitt, performed "Sunny" as Nancy Sinatro on TV, has a baby girl!

Jennifer Love Hewitt has baby girl, secretly marries Brian Hallisay,0,2613428.story#ixzz2lso1yzMG 

Jennifer played Nancy Sinatra in the show AMERICAN DREAMS - hear her sing


American Dreams (TV Series) 
Nancy Sinatra

- The 7-10 Split (2004) ... Nancy Sinatra

  • Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging with her worldly friend Roxanne and pursuing a dream of being an "American Bandstand" dancer. Meg's emerging personality, and the changes her mother's going through, don't sit well with Meg's father
    - Written by Anonymous

Time enjoys a liberal skip in this episode. At first, it works out to be November 1965 with "Days of Our Lives" debuting (coincidentally, most people missed the first few days since 11/8/65 was the big Northeast blackout) and songs like "Keep On Dancing" by the Gentrys(#4, Nov. '65). Then we witness Nancy Sinatra singing "These Boots Were Made for Walking" (#1, Feb. '66) Then it seems to skip to Mr. Pryor hanging a sign for Mother's Day sales(May '66?). And finally we hear "Sunny"(#2, August '66).

songs w/Artists (in tonight's episode)
* Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel - 1968 Album Cut [not listed by NBC]
* California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas - 4-3/12/66
* Colours - Donovan - 61-9/18/65
* The Tracks Of My Tears - The Miracles - 16-9/04/65
* Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison - 1-9/26/64 [Chris Isaak cover]
* Ain't That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye - 8-11/20/65
* Talking About My Baby - The Impressions - 12-2/08/64
* I've Just Seen a Face - Tyler Hilton - Live
* Keep On Dancing - The Gentrys - 4-10/30/65 [not the Gentrys]
* These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra - 1-2/26/66 [Jennifer Love Hewitt cover]
* Sunny - Nancy Sinatra - [not charted] 

[Jennifer Love Hewitt cover]

* You're Gonna Lose That Girl - The Beatles [1965 Album cut]
* Hold On Baby - The Hockadays - [not charted] [One of the above two was not heard.]
* What the World Needs Now Is Love - Jackie de Shannon - 7-7/24/65
* Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel - 1968 Album Cut [not listed by NBC]


"Jennifer Love Hewitt and her husband Brian Hallisay are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter," the rep said.
Her "husband." See what they did there? Nothing quite rolls off the tongue like "Jennifer Love Hewitt-Hallisay."
The rep added that "Autumn James Hallisay was born on November 26."

No word yet on the moniker's inspiration or additional birth details.

Another source told the mag that Hewitt, 34, and Hallisay, 35, "got married recently in private."
That contradicts what the well-endowed "Party of Five" alum said at a Pampers event last August. 
"I'm not putting that on myself also! We're going to wait," she said of getting married. "I'm going to get down and be cute again and then we'll be ready to go.",0,2613428.story#ixzz2lsoD1Fcl


  "Sunny" performed by
Joe McBride 

Uploaded on Apr 16, 2011

From the CD "Grace," 1992

Track 3 on the GRACE disc
Material written on YouTube

This is a very nice redition of the song originally done by 

Bobby Hebb. Joe does the vocals and piano work here and 

is   accompanied by some heavy hitters: Stanley Turrentine, 

tenor sax; Henry Johnson, guitar; Gerald Veasley, bass;

Dennis Durick, bass; and Rafeal Cabranes, congas. 

This was one of my favorite songs even as a little kid, and is 

still today. Enjoy!

Review by 

From the Latin-infused opening track, "Señor Amor," to the gospel-tinged vocal performance on the ballad "For All We Know," pianist/vocalist Joe McBride delivers one of his most diverse performances on record with Grace. Featuring the added support of saxophonists Stanley Turrentine and Kirk Whalum, this is the one album in McBride's oeuvre that lands more on the jazz side of the jazz-pop fence. Easily recommended to smooth jazz fans, Grace is the place to start listening to McBride -- but it might also be the place to stop listening, as most of his other albums do not live up to this one.



 With Stanley Turrentine on tenor sax