RIP Frank Sinatra Jr. March, 2016


Frank Sinatra Jr., who carried on his famous father's legacy with his own music career and whose kidnapping as a young man added a bizarre chapter to his father's legendary life, died Wednesday. He was 72.

The younger Sinatra died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Sinatra family said in a statement to The Associated Press.

The statement said the family mourns the untimely passing of their son, brother, father and uncle. No other details were provided.

Ron Della Chiesa RADIO MY WAY plays "Sunny" by Frank Sinatra on March 20, 2016

Thank you to Ron Della Chiesa for playing "The Summer Wind" and "Sunny" as performed by Frank Sinatra on Sunday, March 20, 2015 at around 8:15 PM - on WPLM - We Play Lovely Music - 99.1 FM

David Bowie Passes away at 69; so does actor Alan Rickman

When David Bowie performed at the Boston Music Hall October 1, 1972 this writer was 18 years of age. After the show Bowie was in his limo and waved to me. It was the first connection with David. Four years later on or about March 21, 1976 I met Iggy Pop in the elevator of the Springfield Marriott; Iggy introduced me to David. I thanked Bowie for the great music and he was quite a gentleman. They invited me to have drinks at the table along with the two young ladies I was with.

That's All I Wanna Know Review - from Poland

Bobby Hebb actually Robert Von Hebb was born July 26, 1938 in Nashville, USA. He began his career in the early 60s. In 1962, together with Sylvia Robinson he recorded the single "I Wanna Know - Bobby & Sylvia ', he won great success in the US. However, the musician has brought worldwide fame album 'SUNNY' with an absolutely timeless hits' Sunny 'and' A Satisfied Mind "by (music + text) is the Bobby Hebb.

Review of That's All I Wanna Know

Keep quiet feet it's just not what the music calls for, on the contrary: Who does not like to move to such energetic radio escapades and lively songs, is your own fault. Hebb hit "Sunny", this time with a brilliant Astrid North as a duet partner, must not be missing here, of course.

Bobby Hebb - "That's all I wanna know"

Flaky packed can be found here - a small sensation - the previously unreleased Hebb composition "Cold Cold Night", otherwise equally dignified selected cover songs like Darryl Carter's "Bound by Love" or "Cold Cold Heart" by Hebb mentor Hank Williams.

Bobby Hebb article by Daniel Cooper in The Encyclopedia of Country Music

Check out the Bobby Hebb mini-bio by Dan Cooper in the Encyclopedia of Country Music

The Encyclopedia of Country Music - Page 218 - Google Books Result
2012 - ‎Music
... For his 2005 release That's All I Wanna Know (Tuition) he recorded a new ...

RIP Natalie Cole

New Year's Eve we lost Natalie Cole
R&B singer Natalie Cole, whose hits included “This Will Be” and “Unforgettable,” a virtual duet that she sang with her late father Nat “King” Cole, has died. The Associated Press reported she died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Happy 100th BIRTHDAY to Frank Sinatra December 12, 2015

An appreciation of Frank Sinatra's rendition of "Sunny"
to be written later today

Hear Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington perform "Sunny" here:


Laurence Juber records "Sunny" for Fingerboard Road

Laurence Juber recorded "Sunny" for his Fingerboard Road CD. He appears on Joe Vig's Pop Explosion on at 2 PM Eastern time December 9, 2015.

2004 Liner Notes to Hip0 Select "SUNNY" album from Bobby Hebb

11 years ago I wrote the liner notes to the Hip-0 Select version of Bobby Hebb's Sunny, the first U.S.A. CD release of the disc, remastered by Gavin Lurssen and Heather Whitten. There was a Japanese version that didn't have as pure a sound quality.

Well, the UMG site appears to be down, the Hip-0 catalog not on the Universal Music Group site, but here are those liner notes that I wrote over a decade ago.

Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" for Hip-O Select webpage


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