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SUNNY 103.1 FM article on Bryan Adams SUNNY cover of Bobby Hebb

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 20:31
Bryan Adams Returning with Covers Album, "The Tracks of My Years"

Adams says: " "Making the selection of the songs for the album took a long time," Adams says in a statement, noting that the process spanned three months of recording spread out over two years.  "We recorded all kinds of songs until the songs sort of presented themselves, or sounded different enough from the originals."

Noting the diversity of the songs on the project, Bryan explains, "Radio was king when I was a teenager.  You'd hear Paul McCartney's 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’ straight into 'Kiss and Say Goodbye' by The Manhattans.  Radio didn't discriminate back then."

Among the songs the Canadian singer covers on The Tracks of My Years: Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lady," The Beatles' "Any Time at All," The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows,"The Association's "Never My Love," Chuck Berry's "Rock and Roll Music" and the aforementioned song by The Manhattans.The Tracks of My Years is due out this fall; the release date is not yet final, but it'll be sometime in either September or October.
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Ringo Starr in the news Plus, Our Top 10 "Sunny" by Bryan Adams hits #1 in our page views this week!

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 20:00
Bobby Hebb's good friend Ringo from
THE BEATLES making headlines today.

Of course, it helps if you happen to be Ringo Starr, a living part of rock and roll history and former member of that “other” band. No, not Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, as Ringo joked to the Cynthia Woods Pavilion audience on Friday night, that other, other band; the long-haired (for the time) four-piece band that changed the face of rock and roll, popular music, and pop culture in general.Ringo isn't really on tour to make money and promote a new record. He’s more concerned with just being Ringo and sharing music and his life-long philosophy of peace and love. You've got to admire this, especially from someone who could be tuned out and relaxing on his own personal island, counting his money for the rest of his days without a care in the world.Ringo isn't on this quest alone. He brought a group of friends along who've written their own pages of rock and roll history. Ringo Starr’s All Star Band is a revolving line-up of legendary musicians who've joined him on tour to help spread the word of peace, love, and the simple joy of music. The 2014 line-up of the All Starr Band includes Steve Lukather from Toto, Gregg Rolie, one of the founding members of Santana and Journey, legendary musician, songwriter, record producer, and recording engineer Todd Rundgren, founder and lead singer of Mr. Mister, Richard PageWarren Ham from the bands Bloodrock and AD, and Gregg Bissonette, who among others has played with David Lee Roth._________________________________________________________________
FRANKIE VALLI in the New England area

November 5 in Worcester

Peter Noone's birthday!

The first album on Valli's site
Romancing the Sixties (2007) has a new rendition of "Sunny"

Frankie's "Timeless" CD from the 60's was also re-released and has his original version of "Sunny" with different lyricsSELECTED SOLO WORKS  The Frankie Valli Boxed Set

Saturday, November 1 Bangor Maine - Cross Insurance CenterSunday, November 2 Mohegan Sun CasinoWednesday, November 5 Worcester MA - Hanover Theatre

Our Top 10 According to Page Views!

Bryan Adams tracks "SUNNY"Oct 1, 2014

Play along to "Sunny" with guitarist Greg HoweDec 23, 2012

Bobby Hebb Sheet Music Imagery / GALLERY OF SUNNY ...Feb 16, 2014

New Bill Cosby book "His Life and Times" plus TMRZ...Sep 18, 2014

Frankie Valli - JERSEY BOYS - recorded "Sunny" twi...Jun 17, 2014  

The Marvin Gaye Collection MOTOWN DOES SUNNY!Jul 19, 2013

Bobby Hebb and Beatles Recorded in Toronto August ...Aug 16, 2014

You Want To Change Me - Bobby HebbSep 22, 2014

Review: Ray Donovan "Sunny" - Season 2, Episode 8...Sep 5, 2014

"Stormy" by the Classics IV, was it inspired by "S...Jun 15, 2013

Bryan Adams tracks "SUNNY"

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:28
Hear a clip on AMAZON.com

Bryan Adams "Sunny" now up on iTunes

Published on Sep 18, 2014

The new album "Tracks Of My Years" by Bryan Adams due 

out on September 30th is available for pre-order now: 
Hear a bit of "Sunny" 1:38 in on this video
Bryan Adams - Tracks Of My Years Medley
Notice that there are 5 bonus tracks, but "Sunny" is one of the key 11 tracks, #9

Bryan Adams "Sunny" now up on iTunes

 Adams must have grown up listening to the Canadian equivalent of WAMS. He’s far from the first artist of his time to release an album of personally inspirational and/or influential songs, but “Tracks of My Years” might be one of the most musically diverse collections of its kind. Classic rock artists like the Beatles (“Any Time At All”), the Beach Boys (“God Only Knows), Creedence Clearwater Revival (and Bob Dylan (“Lay Lady Lay”) are represented, but so are more obscure (by today’s standards) acts like the aforementioned Manhattans (“Kiss and Say Goodbye”), the Association (“Never My Love”), and Bobby Hebb (“Sunny”). The deluxe edition features five additional (and even more eclectic) tracks, including covers of Muddy Waters by way of Led Zeppelin (“You Shook Me”), Jimmy Cliff (“Many Rivers to Cross”), and Eddie Cochran (“C'mon Everybody”).“Making the selection of the songs for the album took a long time” Adams says. “We recorded all kinds of songs until the songs sort of presented themselves, or sounded different enough from the originals. We did about three months of recording, spread out over the course of two years.”

Scandal - new season #4 with "SUNNY" as the opening song

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:28

Bobby Hebb's ORIGINAL "Sunny" opens SCANDAL, 9/25/14 on ABC TV


Promo for Scandal (not "Sunny" just an advertisement for the show

After Show buzz review:

Get ready Gladiators, because Scandal's season 4 premiere has been announced for THURSDAY SEPT 25 9|8c on ABC! In case you've forgotten, when we last saw Olivia Pope, she was on a one-way plane to a new life with Jakeat her side.

Bobby Hebb on Google News

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:22

  1. Toronto Star
    Listening Room: Prince and 3rdEyeGirl, Bryan Adams, Antebellum ...The Morning Sun-Sep 29, 2014... Canadian rocker takes on some of his favorites from yesteryear, ranging from the Beatles to Bobby Hebb (“Sunny”), with one brand new track.

  2. Bryan Adams revisits the music of his youth with 'Tracks of My Years' hours ago... the Association (“Never My Love”), and Bobby Hebb (“Sunny”). The deluxe edition features five additional (and even more eclectic) tracks, ...

  3. Premiere: Bryan Adams covers 'God Only Knows'USA TODAY-Sep 11, 2014... back-to-back with them on AM radio, like Bobby Hebb's Sunny, The Association's Never My Love or The Manhattans' Kiss and Say Goodbye.
  4. Elaine Wynn BecknerSioux City Journal-Sep 7, 2014... in Jefferson, S.D., the daughter of William and Mable (Hebb) Wynn. ... Carson Beckner, Carlee Beckner and Bobby Ray Hatfield; her sister, ...

  5. 'Ray Donovan' Breakdown: “Sunny”Glide Magazine-Sep 1, 2014His version of Bobby Hebb's “Sunny” is absolutely on point, even despite using backup vocals from Bridget. (No disrespect, but she kind of has ...

  6. Week end del 26, 27 e 28 settembre: eventi, concerti e sagre. Ecco ...Il Giorno-Sep 26, 2014... Mogol-Battisti, Bruno Martino, Charlie Parker, Bruno Lauzi, Charles Trenet, Bobby Hebb. Appuntamento alle 16.30, presso il cortile interno di ...

  7. STERN
    Die letzte Frage: Bryan Adams, Sänger und Fotograf : Was zieht Sie ...Berliner Morgenpost-Sep 20, 2014Sie covern auf der neuen CD den Song "Sunny" von Bobby Hebb. Das Lied ... Gut, dass ich mich nur an Bobby Hebb gehalten habe. Gehören ...

  8. L'expresso de Paris : Hidalgo dans le marais et Hollande à Clichy ...metronews-Sep 1, 2014... l'été, enfin l'été, enfin l'été" chantaient Les négresses vertes. "Here come the sun" chantaient les Beatles et "Sunny" chantaient Bobby Hebb.

  9. “Festival Musica Jazz & Moderna”: bilancio positivo per l'evento ...Notizie On line dai comuni dell’Agro Caleno-Sep 2, 2014... chiusa con l'esibizione (domenica 31 agosto) dell'East Side Organ Project e il raffinato jazz “incrociato” con melodie come la famosa “Sunny” di Bobby Hebb.

  10. TF1
    Christophe Willem de retour avec le single "Le Chagrin"Jeux Actu MUSIQUE-Sep 17, 2014Le chanteur découvert sur M6 a repris le standard "Sunny" de Bobby Hebb. Sophie Delila & Christophe Willem le clip "What Did I Do" Duo franco anglais entre ...

SCANDAL opens with "Sunny"

Bobby Hebb's autograph to his bandmate Bill Root of THE PINE ISLAND PIRATES

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 18:06
Bobby Hebb's friend, Bill Root, recently passed on. Here's a photo Bobby autographed to Bill - To: Bill Root. Thanks for teaching guitar aboard the U.S.S. Pine Island, Sincerely Bobby Hebb. Bill cherished this photo. I'm glad I have this xerox copy to share. Bobby and Bill had a band, THE PINE ISLAND PIRATES which played for Chiang Kai-shek and his wife, Madam Chiang Kai-shek (nee Soong May-ling or Soong Mei-ling)


The boat was the U.S.S. Pine Island AV-12

Here's additional information

USS Pine Island (AV-12), a Currituck-classseaplane tender, is the only ship of the United States Navy to hold this name. The ship was named after Pine Island Sound (off the coast ofLee County, Florida).Pine Island was laid down on 16 November 1942 at the Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, in San Pedro, California; launched on 26 February 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Knefler McGinnis; and commissioned on 26 April 1945, CommanderHenry Titus Hodgskin in command.
from Wikipedia


Picture of the boat Bobby Hebb served on in the Navy, the U.S.S. Pine Island AV-12. Bobby was born July 6, 1938, so he was probably 20 years of age when he performed for Chiang Kai-shek and his wife with the band THE PINE ISLAND PIRATES. From Wikipedia:
Sailing for WestPac in May 1958, she visited Bangkok, Thailand, and was at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, during the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis. She returned to San Diego in December, and departed for WestPac in June 1959. During 1960 and 1961 she continued her Pacific duties.


Other crew mates of Bobby Hebb who 

submitted their names to this U.S. Navy list site

Night Train To Nashville 10th Anniversary Celebration with the song "Sunny"

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:35

Photo from the “Night Train to Nashville” 10th anniversary concert. (July 30, 2014 at the Factory at Franklin – near Nashville.) At the end of the sold-out show, most of the cast gathered on stage to perform “Sunny” in tribute to Bobby. Members of Bobby’s family were in attendance. Jimmy Church (bandleader), the Fairfield Four, Clifford Curry, the McCrary Sisters, and the Valentines were among those who performed “Sunny.”
(Photo courtesy of Michael Gray,  Museum Editor at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.)

Bobby Hebb's version of "Night Train To Memphis" is key here.   Bobby performed in Roy Acuff's group.

  in 1998 "A Satisfied Mind" was licensed by theCountry Music Foundation for the Warner Brothers 3 CD boxed set "FromWhere I Stand: The Black Experience In Country Music.

Hebb's 'Sunny' futureSongwriter set to depart RockportBy Lisa Capone
Globe Correspondent / March 11, 2004
Text size – +'Dolce" is Italian for ''sweet," but the ambience in Gloucester's Caffe Dolce was anything but one recent Monday morning. As a dozen men in blue-collar garb shouted hoarsely back and forth in Italian, Rockport's Bobby Hebb strained to be heard above the din. (Full Article: 975 Words)

Night Train to Memphis licencsed to Warner 

Brothers  for the classic 3 CD set

The Black Experience in Country Music



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You Want To Change Me - Bobby Hebb

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:13

Bobby Hebb - You Want To Change Me

And here's the classic E.P.

SUNNY on TIME LIFE, Track #3

New Bill Cosby book "His Life and Times" plus TMRZoo picks up our Ray Donovan "Sunny" story

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:38
Huffington Post
New Book Says Bill Cosby's Jokes Masked Pain
Journalist Mark Whitaker, author of the new book Cosby: His Life and Times, talks with The Root Editor-in-Chief Henry Louis Gates Jr. in a wide-ranging interview. Whitaker says comedian Bill Cosby became an accidental role model for him at a critical point in his childhood after his father left his family. He recalls embarking on a subconscious search for a black male role model when he stumbled upon a Cosby comedy album. 

  • As a kid he shined shoes, bagged groceries and delivered newspapers
  • He was determined to build a nest egg...he's now worth half a billion dollars 

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    The series Ray Donovan is a real find with visual textures that take the Soprano’s into 2014, and similarly-styled plot distancing that comes together in an effective and powerful way.

    The theme of “Sunny” (the episode) is actually how the song brings some light to a very dark chunk of this series, but there are also parallels to the family structure – sons and fathers – so it could also be called “Sonny” – which is the double entendre at play throughout.


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    ABC TV's SCANDAL starts the new season with "SUNNY"

    Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:26
    "Sunny" will be used in the premier of the TV series SCANDAL on Sept 25th, ABC Network.

    "Scandal" Season 4 Will Launch On September 25Mark your calendars, gladiators.

    ABC announced today that Season 4 of the Shonda Rhimes-created dramaScandal will launch Thursday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m., leading into Rhimes’ new drama,How to Get Away With Murder, which stars Viola Davis.Speaking at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee revealed that the fourth season of Scandal will consist of 22 episodes, returning to a regular episodic count after a slightly truncated third season in order to accomodate star Kerry Washington’s pregnancy. How to Get Away With Murder, meanwhile, will air “15 or 16” episodes this coming season, per Lee.

    As a result of a reported acute viral infection, Cher will postpone and reschedule 10 performances in eight cities for her current “Dressed to Kill” tour, including upcoming shows at Madison Square Garden in New York.

    The Sept. 17 Newark, N.Y. show is now Dec. 12The Sept. 19 New York, N.Y. show is now Dec. 10The Sept. 20 New York, N.Y. show is now Dec. 15The Sept. 22 Uniondale, N.Y. show is now Dec. 8The Sept. 24 State College, Pa. show is now Oct. 13The Sept. 26 Bo show is now Oct. 9ston, Mass.The Sept. 27 Hartford, Conn. show is now Oct. 11The Sept. 29 Washington, D.C. show is now Dec. 6The Oct. 1 Detroit, Mich. show is now Nov. 23____________________________________________________________

     SUNNY episodeWritten by David HollanderWritten by Cheo Hodari CokerDirected by John Dahl SUNNYLee Drexler returns from his honeymoon, only to be confronted by Cookie Brown, who demands the rights to Marvin's music. Ray arranges the deal, but then Lee reneges on it. Peggy Shaughnessy plants a seed of doubt in Kate's mind about the story that she published; Kate reopens her investigation but is threatened by a pair of Southie thugs on the street. 


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    The Bostonian Acetate! Bobby Hebb restoration project

    Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:41
    Engineer Jason Brabazon sent us 3 versions of a cleaned up "The Bostonian" - Bobby Hebb's great instrumental with Bobby on trumpet.

    Story about the new instrumental album and the restoration project to follow.  I received the disc on 9/6/14 and have listened to it extensively. Story already written.  Hope to post it 9/7.  

    Also, review of GREEN TEA is just about complete. The U.K. band covered "Sunny". Review to post here in the next few days.


    1. 'Ray Donovan' Breakdown: “SunnyGlide Magazine-Sep 1, 2014His version of Bobby Hebb'sSunny” is absolutely on point, even despite using backup vocals from Bridget. (No disrespect, but she kind of has ...
    2. Recalling The Beatles final Massachusetts concert - Suffolk Downs ...The Republican - 11, 2014The concert also featured support acts The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The ... a bit impatient as Hebb did an overly long version of his hit, "Sunny.".

    3. The Beatles at Candlestick in 1966: An oral history from the fansSFGate (blog)-Aug 10, 2014(There was also) Bobby Hebb, with his huge summertime hit, the classic “Sunny,” and the Ronettes, the only female act ever to tour with the ...

    4. L'expresso de Paris : Hidalgo dans le marais et Hollande à Clichy ...metronews-Sep 2, 2014... l'été, enfin l'été, enfin l'été" chantaient Les négresses vertes. "Here come the sun" chantaient les Beatles et "Sunny" chantaient Bobby Hebb.

    5. “Festival Musica Jazz & Moderna”: bilancio positivo per l'evento ...Notizie On line dai comuni dell’Agro Caleno-Sep 2, 2014... chiusa con l'esibizione (domenica 31 agosto) dell'East Side Organ Project e il raffinato jazz “incrociato” con melodie come la famosa “Sunny” di Bobby Hebb.
    6. RELATO. MI BANDA SONORA / 2El Periódico-Aug 19, 2014... Boney M, que aquel año puso en circulación el rompepistas Daddy cool y una versión bailable de Sunny, aquella maravilla de Bobby Hebb: ...

    7. The Magic Numbers - "Alias" 18, 2014"Thought I Wasn't Ready" erinnert anfänglich an Bobby Hebb's "Sunny", mutet aber sehr viel sentimentaler und harmloser an. Zum groovigen ...
    8. RELAT. LA MEVA BANDA SONORA / 2El Periódico de Catalunya-Aug 19, 2014... posar en circulació el trencapistes Daddy cool i una versió ballable de Sunny, aquella meravella de Bobby Hebb: una cançó tan bonica que ...
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    Review: Ray Donovan "Sunny" - Season 2, Episode 8

    Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:18
    Ray Donovan, Showtime
    Season 2, Episode #8
    According to IMDB Ray Donovan, the character, is: "a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in LA, can make anyone's problems disappear except
    those created by his own family."    

    Wikipedia notes:

    The show takes place in Los Angeles, California, where Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber), originally from South Boston, is a "fixer" for the powerful law firm Goldman & Drexler, representing the rich and famous. Ray experiences his own problems when his father, Mickey Donovan (Jon Voight), is unexpectedly released from prison, and FBI agents try bringing down Ray and his associates.

    Story follows these two links:

    "Sunny" By Octavius J. Johnson not yet available. He has 2 songs on Amazon 
    Righteous Love - 'oh Girl' - Single byOctavius J. Johnson Aka O'lord

    Tunefind lists Octavius J. Johnson as Marvin Gaye Washington singing "Sunny" but the link doesn't work. You can hear Bobby Hebb and the Marvin Gaye version on this link

    We got an internal alert at that "Sunny" would be utilized in the upcoming Jennifer Aniston/Tim Robbins/Mos Def film Life of Crime as well as on TV show Ray Donovan, but we kept it quiet until the release dates of August 29th (for the film) and August 31 (for tv.)
    Who knew that the episode would also be titled "Sunny" and would have elements which those who appreciate Bobby Hebb would be intrigued to view and consider after the program aired.

    My phone and text lit up when the August 31 cablecast hit, which I found surprising as this almost-two year old novel series was foreign to me.  In order to help readers of this review get up to speed on the many characters in the Ray Donovan series there are two other descriptive reviews and their links at the bottom of the page.  
    ________________________________________The show Ray Donovan is a real find with visual textures that take the Soprano's into 2014, and similarly-styled plot distancing that comes together in an effective and powerful way.

    The theme of "Sunny" (the episode) is actually how the song brings some light to a very dark chunk of this series, but there are also parallels to the family structure  - sons and fathers - so it could also be called "Sonny" - which is the double entendre at play throughout.  

        Ray Donovan's dad is ex-con Mickey Donovan, actor Jon Voight looking more together than his haggard appearance as Jim Phelps in the 1996 film version of TV's Mission Impossible.  18 years later he looks just as old, but more effective here -- and he appears to model the image to what an older version of boxer Irish Mickey Ward might look like.   So there's the dynamic with "fixer" son Ray Donovan, played brilliantly by   and his low-life daddy played by Jon Voight as well as the Rap mogul mentor-father figure Re-Kon (Kwame Anderson) and his protege 15-year old surrogate "son" (played by 18 year old  Octavius J. Johnson) named Marvin Gaye Washington.   

    In as blatant a fashion as you can get, the song "Sunny" is performed as a rap, not over Bobby Hebb's hit tune, but over a rare version by Marvin Gaye's which originally appeared on the Marvin Gaye boxed set, only the one used on Ray Donovan is in its "Mercury Mix" form - remixed by Mercury* (a duo) as the Mercury Mix II - hear it here:

    Information on Mercury
    MERCURY AKA MEL & SIMONBern is a picturesque but marginal town in the center of Switzerland. However, the provincial town, by the way the legal capital of the country, has some serious assets – it is home to the likes of Deetron, the Round Table Knights and the up and coming Mercury.Mercury is Mel, a former hip-hop DJ and shoemaker-to-be, and Simon, an educated children’s teacher and drummer to the francophone pop-star Stephan Eicher. The duo’s skills and frank approach to house music were first discovered by the world-acclaimed Dutch illustrator and Le Le member Parra, who invited the Swiss producing duo to create a remix of his band’s second single »Breakfast«. Frenetically supported by Pedro “Busy P” Winter, the remix ultimately became a true dance floor hit during 2009.

    MARVIN GAYE – SUNNY [MERCURY EDIT II]Mercury (Switzerland) would like to share their newest edit with you. A heart-warming track for welcoming the morning sun and collectively praising the joy of life. “Our man Rampa from Keinemusik dropped it when the first sun rays poured into the legendary window front of Berlin’s Watergate Club. A beautiful notion, no? We would have loved to be there”.
    To reiterate, you have the "professionally(not legally) adopted son" of a rap mogul  utilizing Marvin Gaye's rare version of "Sunny" - the Mercury Mix,  to create a new rendition of the classic Bobby Hebb tune by actor Octavius J. Johnson.  Hopefully it will be on the market soon.

    For those not familiar with the show, the twists and turns make a scorecard mandatory, quick cuts and multiple vignettes converging, long shots cradled in extensive pauses infiltrate episode 8, which one critic notes is chock full of telephone conversations between the protagonist and supporting well as the supporting cast with each other.   

    Having Eliot Gould, Jon Voight, Peter Jacobson, Liev Shreiber, Kwame Anderson and Steven Bauer  and Richard Benjamin (as film producer Jerry) - all familiar faces - in one program means the acting is reliable and, like the Sopranos, very believable.   

    It's a good find tucked away on one of the cable networks, Showtime, and worth seeking out. There's a Kathy Bates-styled woman handing out checks and advice to Ray Donovan, all cheeky and fun in a dark way.  But the inclusion of Bobby Hebb's signature tune is a welcome addition to television, and a great song to build a theme around.


    Showtime's description for Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan

    Released from prison after a 20-year stint, Ray's neglectful and abusive father Mickey arrived in LA to get what he felt is his rightful due. As an ill-tempered ex-con, Mickey is nevertheless charismatic and charming. Mickey's desire to reunite with his family, and his participation in scams and scores both old and new, threatens to destroy everything Ray has built for himself.

    "SUNNY" Ray Donovan

    1. Octavius J. Johnson, 18, plays fictional entertainer Marvin Gaye Washington, 15, on Showtime's new drama “Ray Donovan.” Dubbed “The Black Justin Bieber” on the show, Washington finds himself immediately on the wrong side of Ray Donovan (played by Liev Schreiber).
    Octavius J. Johnson

    A decent review worth reading:

    RAY DONOVAN Recap: “Sunny”

    by     Posted 5 days ago


    In the meantime, “Sunny” was an another emotionally-charged hour that delved into some hard truths for Ray.  The exchange between Abby and Ray — something that frightened Ari so much he was ready to kill Halloran rather than tell Ray about Abby’s infidelity — was a unique kind of exchange.  Abby laid in wait for him, and refused to kowtow to his demands, telling him instead that all she wanted was for him to look at her, and let her help share his pain.

    Another review: 
    Ray Donovan – Season 2 – Episode 8 – “Sunny”– A ReviewPosted: September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized 
    Lee Drexler (Peter Jacobson), Ezra’s partner (Elliot Gould), and Ray’s employer (sort of) returns in contemptuous fine form. Awash in his luxury, he is visited by a “ghost” of his past via “Cookie Brown” (Omar Dorsey), a thinly veiled homage to another Hip Hop management icon currently in the press, for his refusal to return his calls and make right a previous agreement between he and Re-Kon (Kwame Anderson), a rap mogul under Drexler’s management. Re-Kon is also Marvin’s mentor and father figure. Drexler calls Ray upon Cookie’s arrival with his crew. Ray due to his background knows who and what Cookie is and shows him an unusual level of respect. In fact, both men know the other’s nature and backgrounds and their interactions make for tense drama. Dorsey could just play “Cookie” as pure menace, but he does bring a measure of charisma to the role along with intimidation. The issue is that Cookie had given Re-Kon money as capital ($30,000) to start his label and now wants his protege Marvin under his own label and “direct management” as compensation. Ray mediates and again in unusual fashion advises Drexler to concede to the demand in a prompt and peaceful manner.

    Marvin Gaye Washington


    When it seems like Cookie’s going to take Marvin to South Beach, I had a hard time believing that Octavius J. Johnson would be leaving the show. I was hoping something would come up to keep him local and at least in Re-Kon’s life. Drexler thinks he handles the situation adequately by throwing money at the problem. But that is not how you deal with a man like Cookie Brown and we see the results of that disrespect when he kills Re-Kon. I thought for a moment that Marvin would make it, but in the end Cookie has to send a clear message so he kills Marvin as well.I spoke with Octavius earlier this week about his untimely death and how much it affected me. He told me the producers called him “two weeks before they were gonna kill off Marvin.” They made him “feel good about what” he’d “done on the show,” but they wanted to put some extra “umph in the season.”


    Tenacious Female Reporter Sully Sullivan’s piece is out! And, no one cares! Rather, no one named Ray Donovan from whom TFR wants validation for her work and other attributes. Mrs. Shaughnessy does have a few words for her front page story. It turns out Catherine may not be in Witness Protection, after all. (Duh.) With the seeds of doubt planted in TFR’s mind, she is on the brink of going on the warpath once again, this time with her journalistic reputation at risk.


    In Showtime’sRAY DONOVAN, now in its second season Sundays at 9 PM and renewed for a third, Liev Schreiber stars as the title character. Ray is a Boston-born Hollywood “fixer” who is okay with using blackmail and violence on behalf of his clients. But the turmoil of Ray’s job is nothing compared with his family conflicts. He and wife Abby (Paula Malcomson) have both had affairs, their two teenaged children (Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby) are in rebellion and Ray’s brothers (played by Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok and Pooch Hall) all alternately depend on and resent their oldest sibling’s take-charge tactics. As for Ray’s ex-con father Mickey (Jon Voight), Ray tried to have the old man killed last season, a move that backfired and put them both high on the radar of the FBI.

    Green Tea U.K. Plus our Top 9 for 9/4/14

    Thu, 09/04/2014 - 18:34


    CD: Live at Elixr   
    artist: Green Tea U.K.

    With some nice liquid guitar that would make the legendary session man Vinnie Bell proud the London based Green Tea - Andrey Novikov on keyboards, guitarist Jake Pashkin, Damien Langkamer on bass and drummer Gaetano di Giacomo generate their jazz-funk with a subtle energy that is compelling and entertaining.

    Song #2 is modernized Billy Preston



    OUR TOP 9

    Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" in new Jennifer Aniston movie...Aug 31, 2014

    2 new Bobby Hebb lists of Sunny CoversJun 2, 2013

    The Marvin Gaye Collection MOTOWN DOES SUNNY!Jul 19, 2013

    Play along to "Sunny" with guitarist Greg HoweDec 23, 2012Bobby Hebb Sheet Music Imagery / GALLERY OF SUNNY ...Feb 16, 2014RINGTONE ! The Sunny Bobby Hebb RINGTONE IS HERE...Aug 9, 2012TV LISTINGS - Ray Donovan "Sunny" airs 9-4-14 @ 11...Sep 3, 2014

    Interesting Bobby Hebb Cover versionsJan 27, 2013

    Elizabeth "Liz" Lands - UNTAMED lp featuring From ...May 4, 2013

    Mos Def, Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins LIFE OF CRIME with "Sunny" in soundtrack!

    Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:46
    These are the songs from the Newton Brothers, not the entire soundtrack

    Life of Crime Soundtrack. Complete List of Songs played in the movie. Music from the Motion Picture, ost, film score list, all songs list, tracklisting
    Music by The Newton Brothers
    Just Keep On Runnin’
    The Plan
    Richard The Nazi
    Just Another Day
    That’s Her?
    The Kidnapping
    What Are You Going To Do To Me?
    Setting The Ransom
    The Escape
    You’ve Changed
    Mickey & Louis
    Let’s Call The Motherfu$$er
    B Sides
    Hearts On Ice (Instrumental) – Jordan Galland

    Synopsis: Based on Elmore Leonard’s novel “The Switch,” LIFE OF CRIME is a dark caper comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher and Tim Robbins. The wife (JENNIFER ANISTON) of a corrupt real estate developer (TIM ROBBINS) is kidnapped by two common criminals (yasiin bey and JOHN HAWKES), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he’d actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard.
    Cast: John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Jennifer Aniston, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, Tim Robbins, Mark Boone, Jr.
    Songs list from the movie Life of Crime Soundtrack ________________________________ 

    SUNNY in new film LIFE OF CRIME

    From Notable Music's page

    Check out the new Tim Robbins & Jennifer Aniston film, Life of Crime, in theaters today. We’re grooving’ on Bobby Hebb‘s soul classic “Sunny” which kicks off a great soundtrack. The film is adapted from Elmore Leonoard’s 1978 novel, The Switch which features characters he brought back in 1992 for Rum Punch, filmed as Jackie Brown by Quentin Tarantino. The film also features great performances by Mos Def, Will Forte, Isla Fisher, and John Hawkes.

    Mos Def, in the film Life of Crime, recorded "Priority" which samples Bobby Hebb's "Flower" from LOVE GAMES

    Bobby Hebb's "SUNNY" is the Song of the Week on Notable Publishing page

    TV LISTINGS - Ray Donovan "Sunny" airs 9-4-14 @ 11:30 PM on Showtime

    Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:21
    Episode 8, Season 2  "SUNNY"

    S2 Ep 8: Sunny - Aired Sunday August 31 on SHOWTIMEUpcoming Airings (All Times ET/PT):Thu, Sep 04, 11:30 PMSHOWTIMEFri, Sep 05, 9:00 PMSHO 2Sat, Sep 06, 12:35 AMSHOWTIMESat, Sep 06, 8:00 PMSHOWTIMESun, Sep 07, 1:20 AMSHOWTIMESun, Sep 07, 8:00 PMSHOWTIMESat, Sep 13, 9:00 PMSHO 2Sun, Sep 28, 3:00 PMSHO 2

    Notable Music report on film "Life of Crime" in theaters

    Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:35

    SUNNY in new film LIFE OF CRIME

    Bobby Hebb's "SUNNY" is the Song of the Week on Notable Publishing page

    Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" in new Jennifer Aniston movie

    Mon, 09/01/2014 - 05:36
     Sunny is featured (first song heard) in the new Tim Robbins, Jennifer Aniston movie, Life of Crime.  Theatrical release 
    August 29, 2014
    Husband of Kidnap Victim: Take My Wife, Please'Life of Crime,' Based on Elmore Leonard’s ‘The Switch’
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    Also, Sunny was also featured in Sunday night's Season finale of Ray Donovan on Showtime.

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    On August 30th, 2014 at Club Bohemia the manager performed "Sunny" before editor Joe Viglione got onstage.

    Mickey Bliss will be performing "Sunny" in September at Club Bohemia.  

    Friday, September 12, 2014 11 PM Mickey is performing at Club Bohemia.  He has his own arrangement of "Sunny."  I'll videotape and have it up on YouTube

    Review references "SUNNY"


    "Thought I Was not Ready" recalls initially at Bobby Hebb's "Sunny", but seems much more sentimental and harmless to. For groovy "END" can be omitted geschwoft. Before the mind's eye see you put in old dance school hours. The appropriate song for Disco Fox would have parquet sure well filled. 


    From an online  magazine:

    1975 Black Music
    During the 70s , black music broke tackles TVE , once removed cargo policy : the ' Black Power ' had gone to the 'black is beautiful ' . In the transition , when the future was unpredictable , dancing was one way to settle in momentary certainty.

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    that year was put into circulation trencapistes Daddy cool and danceable
    version of Sunny , Bobby Hebb wonder that : a song so beautiful that
    even managed to arrange for night Fer- hurt . Another German
    group was the trio of girls called sobremaquillades Silver Convention ,
    danced , sang more , Get up and boogie and Fly, Robin, Fly,
    choreographed song star style with more desire than the bad girls
    dancing in front of the jukebox time.

    Rare Bobby Hebb photo from Yugoslavia Pavilion in MOntreal

    Sat, 08/30/2014 - 00:20 


    Takehiro Honda Trio & Taketoshi Igarashi Quintet / This is CD-4 We love Jazz (LP)

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    Secret Love
    I Can't Get Started
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    August 29, 2014 Candlestick Park - 48 years ago today

    Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:14
    The Beatles Make History With 'All You Need Is Love': A Minute-by-Minute Breakdown (from Rolling Stone Magazine)

    The Beatles did 33 takes on June 14th, picked take 10 as the best, and in the following days, overdubbed vocals, piano (played by producer George Martin) and banjo (Lennon), plus guitar and some orchestral passages. Only on June 24th, the day before the broadcast, did they decide that they would release "All You Need Is Love" as a single – meaning that the world would be watching them cut their next record.

    Bobby Hebb and Beatles Recorded in Toronto August 17, 1966

    Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:48
    48 years ago, August 17, 1966, the Beatles and Bobby Hebb were recorded in Toronto


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    MAPLE LEAF GARDEN Fifty Years Of History , Hardcover, 1981, includes photos, dj IN ROUGH SHAPEj IS TAPE REPAIRED Stan Obodiac, Director of Publicity for Maple Leaf Gardens and the Toronto Maple Leafs, has drawn on over twenty-three years of anecdotes and memories to assemble a book that shines with personalities, showmanship and just plain fun. Remember "He shoots! He scores!" By, i93i, Poster Hewitt's distinctive play-by-play broadcast' of Maple Leaf games had so stirred Toronto's hockey-crazy fans that the Leafs' old rink couldn't hold the crawds. It was the height of the Depres- sion, and it was estimated that a new arena would cost $L5 million. Conn Smythe, the team's en- terprising managing director, 'gambled that he could find the money to build a new sports pal- ace. He found it, construction began on May i, I93h and the Gardens stood completed five months later. The Leafs played their first game on Nov- ember is and carried off their first of many Stan- ley Cups that season. Maple Leaf Gardens takes a fascinating look at the ,personalities and events that have made the Gardens Canada's most famous building. It is~ the interesting story of the building of the Gar- dens and of the hockey greats who have played there. It is also, in many ways, the story of pop- ular entertainment in Canada from i93i to 98i. ,OVer ioo million people have been entertained by ballet, opera, circuses, skating extravaganzas and concerts of all sorts, in addition to almost every kind of sporting event from boxing and tyres- fling tq,. bicycle racing. The arena has also been the site of political and religious rallies, benefits in support of ti e war effort, community events such as Brownie and Boy Scout pageants, and service club fund-raisers. This nostalgic book will remind sports fans of the Leafs' h„~h-scoring Kid Line, of George Chuvalo going the distance with Muhammad Ali or of Vitas Gerulaitas defeating Bjorn Borg. Rock fans will remember attending an Elvis P'resley con- cert, or waiting hours in line for Beatles' tickets. Still others will recall dancing at a Simpson's~ Teen-Town Time dance, or thrilling to a Metro- politan Opera performance of Aida. For those who have not been to the Gardens, it will provide a fun-filled journey down memory lane. Maple Leaf Gardens contains a detailed chronol- ogy of the the history of the Gar• dens for the trivia b~ and is lavishly illustrated with over I75 bl and white, and 22 colours photographs_

    "The Beatles 1966 Concert Ticket" - Maple Leaf Gardens - Toronto, Canada August 17, 1966This is a quality Reproduction Unused Concert Ticket. The full, unused ticket measures 2" x 5" and is for the Maple Leaf Gardens (Toronto, CAN), August 17, 1966 show at 4:00pm. The ticket cost was $4.00 in 1966 and is for East Seating. This ticket is laminated and the back of this ticket is black.

    Live: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada4:00pm, Wednesday 17 August 1966
    The sixth date of The Beatles' final tour took place at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. It was their only Canadian stop on the tour.
    Two concerts took place. The first took place at 4pm and was seen by 15,000 people, and the second began at 8pm and was attended by 17,000. The Beatles had played at Maple Leaf Gardens on two prior occasions, on 7 September 1964 and 17 August 1965.
    Support acts for the tour were The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes. The Beatles' standard set throughout the tour consisted of 11 songs: Rock And Roll Music, She's A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Baby's In Black, I Feel Fine, Yesterday, I Wanna Be Your Man, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer and I'm Down. During the tour they occasionally substituted the final song with Long Tall Sally.

    After the show The Beatles spent the night in Toronto before flying to Boston on 18 August 1966.

    ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW: On August 17th 1966, the Beatles and their entourage flew from Philadelphia to Toronto as the 6th stop along their 1966 North American tour. This was the Beatles' return to Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, appearing for two performances on this day. The following press conference was held at King Edward Sheraton Hotel between the afternoon and evening concerts. At the time of this press conference, the Beatles' Revolver was the #1 album.
    Following their August 17th shows, the Beatles would stay overnight in Toronto, leaving on the afternoon of the 18th for Boston where they would perform for one show at Suffolk Downs.

                                              - Jay Spangler, 

    TONY BARROW: (yelling) "May we please have quiet before we start with questioning!"
    Q: "First question for John. This tremendous enthusiasm of youth, if it were channelled into good causes, would have a tremendous effect. How about the Beatles starting a 'Feed The World's Hungry' fund through the United Nations?"
    JOHN: "Well, you know. It's an idea. We can't just say yes or no now."
    Q: "And the second positive question -- What are some of the positive elements of Christianity at its best that you feel you can support?"
    JOHN: "The basic ideas of Christianity. We suport that."
    Q: "Would you recommend them to young people?"
    JOHN: "I'd recommend them for anybody. Old people as well, you know."
    PAUL: "Especially!"
    JOHN: "Especially, yeah."

    Bobby Hebb's Concert Performance with The Beatles show

    1)Crazy Baby (Bobby Hebb)
    2)For You (Van McCoy)
    3)Good Good Lovin (Mann/Weil)
    4)Got My Mojo Working (Preston Foster, made famous by Muddy Waters)
    5)Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
    backed up by Barry & The Remains on all songs
    The Beatles Set List

    Heroes & Legends created an interesting Beatles collectible concerning the Maple Leaf Gardens show