Saturday, April 24, 2021

KFWB 98 Bobby Hebb Interview


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.


Monday, April 05, 2021

LOVE LOVE LOVE Top 40 Hit in U.K. Singer: Bobby Hebb from SUNNY ALBUM Written by Jerry Ross/Joe Renzetti



Ian Levine Remake of LOVE LOVE LOVE 

 Original Jerry Ross/Joe Renzetti Production



Bobby Hebb SONGWRITER 'DREAMY' / SINGER You Want to Change Me Written by Gamble and Huff



 Video directed by Ian Levine, a different version

You Want to Change Me @SoulHeritage1 Directed by Ian Levine @IanLevine @KitotoLove 




Bobby Hebb – You Want To Change Me / Dreamy

Philips – 40551
Vinyl, 7", Single


You Want To Change Me
Written-ByK. Gamble - L. Huff*
Dreamy  2:14
Written-ByB. Hebb*






Reviews of Songs Written and/or Performed by Bobby Hebb

 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.



The Bostonian

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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