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Welcome to the news site for Bobby Hebb, an extension of Check here for news updates about the recording artist who wrote and performed "Sunny", who co-wrote "A Natural Man", and who had hits with "Love, Love, Love" and "A Satisfied Mind." Bobby Hebb was one of the most gifted men of the 20th Century. His music is immortal and we will continue to bring the world information about this incredible man's work. Contact Editor Joe Viglione at hebb_project [@] yahoo.combobbyhebb
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Ringo Starr Interview on WZLX

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:37

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Ringo Starr doesn’t actually like being interviewed. He will cut the interview short if he doesn’t like the line of questioning, which especially includes asking too many Beatles questions. He’s much happier just having a conversation. Alas, on a day off from his latest All-Starr Band tour, he’s at the Soho Contemporary Art Gallery in New York City to talk about his computer generated artwork, which he’s been working on since about 2005. His art promotes his all-but trademarked message of — you guessed it — peace and love.

In fact, his mantra of “peace and love” is so well-known at this point, that when he saunters into the gallery he asks the group of journalists setting up, “What do you say?” and  everyone answers back with — you guessed it — “peace and love.”

EXCLUSIVE: Peter White Interview

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:42


    Sunny The has conducted a series of interviews with legends and personalities who have been involved with Bobby Hebb or who have recorded "Sunny"  or other Hebb tunes.  Those interviews include but are not limited to: producer Jerry Ross, producer James Fleming Rasmussen, band leader Jimmy Church, drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, U.K. artist Sophie, jazz guitarist Pat Martino, New Kids on the Block keyboardist and Bobby Hebb musician Yasko Kubota, Nat Simpkins and many others.

Peter's website and touring schedule are here:

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Purchase the CD Playin' Favorites with "Sunny"

JULY 15, 2014 

Sunny The Song: When did you get the idea to record "Sunny" and who is performing with you on the rendition on "Playin Favorites?"

Peter White: It was actually producer Paul Brown's idea for me to record Sunny. Our friend Jeff Carruthers recorded the track at his studio and we later added Jerry Hey and his horn section at Paul's studio.  

Sunny The Song:  Have you played "Sunny" live over the years and, if so, when did you add the song to your repertoire? 

Peter White:  I have played Sunny live on many occasions after the Playin' Favorites CD was released (2006), adding vocals in the last verse from my keyboard player David Sparkman, which I thought was a nice touch and kicked everything up a notch.

Sunny The Song:  In your touring did you ever meet or play on the same bill with Bobby Hebb? 

Peter White: Never did meet Bobby unfortunately. 

Joe Viglione/Sunny The Song:Was there a "demo that got the deal" for your 1990 album Reveillez-Vous on Chase Music ?

Peter White: There was a demo but it never got me a deal. I was turned down by every record company that I met with. I eventually financed the CD myself and got the deal with Chase Music Group through my relationship with Cliff Gorov from All That Jazz Inc. who was a radio promoter. He convinced CMG that he would get my songs played on the radio and he was as good as his word! 

Joe Viglione/Sunny The Song: You have an extensive tour - Honolulu, California, U.K. and U.S.A. East Coast, do you have a specific set for each region or does an audience in one region want different tracks from your career?

Peter White: It's impossible to know what each person wants from a concert, let alone an entire audience, so I just make the best show that I can at the time. I don't change the set from one region to the next, but I might change it slightly depending on if it's a small audience or a large festival. The more intimate songs will work best in intimate settings of course.

Joe Viglione: Your bio says you are a Beatles fan, what was it like when you walked into the studio to have Alan Parsons recording you and Al Stewart for "Year of the Cat" ? 

Peter White: Going to work at Abbey Road Studios was like walking into Shangri-La for me. This was the studio where the Beatles recorded most of their music, including my favorite- Sgt. Pepper's. I later saw a pic of the lads recording there and I realized that where I sat with my guitar was right in the middle of where they had set up to record the first Beatles album. I was sitting right between where John, Paul, George and Ringo had played when they were recording!

Joe Viglione/Sunny The Song: Bobby Hebb performed "Sunny" backed up by Emmy Lou Harris guitarist Barry Tashian and his Remains on the final Beatles tour in 1966 - it was interesting because while Bobby's song was #1 in Cashbox and #2 in Billboard in the summer of 1966 with that sterling Jerry Ross production, onstage he and the Remains did a rave-up that went on for about 5 minutes plus. Though it was first released in 1965 by vibraphonist David Pike, jazz musicians around the world have embraced the song, as have so many other genres. Why do you think the chord changes lend themselves so well to so many jazz artists (a) and why is the song attractive to you (b)

Peter White: (a) I think it's a great song and that's why people love to play it. You would have to ask a real jazz musician why it appeals to jazz musicians ha ha! 7(b) I just love the song- that's why I like to play it!

Joe Viglione/Sunny The you for your time and insight, Peter, and thank you for recording "Sunny."


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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:44
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Hear Cosby's brilliant rendition of "Sunny" on Hooray for the Salvation Army Band LP

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The imposing sight of the merged super-choir was matched in sound, new depth paving the way for a Gallic twist on Queen’s Bicycle Race and a winning rendition of Pharrell Williams’s Happy. Bobby Hebb’s Sunny drew together a wonderfully varied programme, its thread deftly illuminated by compère Neil Foster.


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Bobby Hebb's 2008 TOUR OF JAPAN

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 07:15

This Story originally ran in the N.E. Informer Magazine, 2009

You can get "Sunny" from the 2008 tour, Bobby's final tour,


Bobby Hebb Tours Japan

By Joe Viglione

After many years in the Boston area legendary songwriter/singer Bobby Hebb returned to Nashville, where he lived as a child.  The co-author of Lou Rawls' Grammy winning song, "A Natural Man", and the vocalist/composer of the classic "Sunny" (thank you for the sunshine bouquet) performed at Billboard's Nightclubs in Osaka and Tokyo in October of 2008 and is scheduled to go back to Japan in April of 2009...after a few dates in England and Germany.  2009 is shaping up to be a big year for Hebb, Rosetta Swain, a cousin of his, has arranged and recorded a Gospel version of "Sunny" entitled "Jesus," set to debut in New York.  Hebb is thinking of performing at that debut. There is talk of a new album, "Bobby Hebb Live" tentatively planned to contain "unplugged" versions of "Sunny", Frank Sinatra's exquisite "Nancy" (With The Laughing Face), "Take The "A" Train", "When Sunny Gets Blue" and other songs the man who toured with The Beatles and Jimmy Page's Yardbirds has in the vault from recordings made over the years.

New England Informer spoke with Bobby about his recent trip to Japan:

NE Informer: You last toured Japan in the 1990s, how were you received in the new millennium?

Bobby Hebb:  "The people liked it very much - maybe I'm too critical (of my own work) - the shows went over very well in Osaka and Tokyo; the thing I like about Osaka is everything is underground - stores and things of that nature.  Osaka had a very nice crowd - I was surprised, really.  I think that I was really surprised because the band did such a fine job.  The musicians were superb."

NE Informer: You performed "Sunny", of course, what about other songs in the set?

Bobby Hebb: "I was surprised of how tight the group was on "That's The Way I Like It", our cover of the K.C. & The Sunshine Band hit. We opened up with the disco version of Sunny, "Sunny '76", into "Cold Cold Night (Bobby co-wrote "Cold, Cold Night" with Phil Medley, the fellow who wrote "Twist & Shout"), and "You Want To Change Me".

NE Informer: "You Want To Change Me" sometimes sells for about a hundred dollars on eBay!  You've never performed that in concert before - what a treat for Northern Soul fans.

Hebb: "It was the same show in both cities except that in Tokyo I added a song I didn't expect, on this particular encore...the band went out and I came back and it was time for me to play the spoons.  I really hadn't prepared anything so the band just started playing (the Cream/Willie Dixon song) "Spoonful" giving me a standing ovation on those encores."

Ever the perfectionist Mr. Hebb added "I still want to know what I can do to make this better."

Here's the set list from Bobby's shows in Japan:

Main "Sunny" theme
Cold Cold Nights
You Want To Change Me
That's All I Wanna Know
That's The Way I Like It
Nigerian Market Place (Instrumental written by Oscar Peterson)
A Natural Man
the original Sunny
Directly From My Heart (a song by Little Richard)
You Send Me (the Sam Cooke song)

Encores: Mustang Sally, In The Midnight Hour, main theme and Sunny disco.

 Hear Oscar Peterson perform "Nigerian Marketplace"

Version 1

Version 2

Little Richard's "Directly From My Heart To You"

The band featured:

Tadahiro Fusahara - trumpet
Hisatsugu Suzuki - tenor sax
Katsuki Nakajima - bass
Osamu Soda - piano
Rikiya Higashihara - drums
Bobby Hebb - guitar, vocals

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Pastor Rosetta Swain  "Jesus" sung to "Sunny"

Bobby Hebb appeared in the studio when his cousin, Pastor Rosetta Swain, cut the authorized Gospel version of "Sunny" and retitled the new performance "Jesus". 

Tadahiro Fusahara - trumpet

 Osamu Soda (Pianist Composer)
     In 1988, during his junior year at Osaka University of Arts,
Osamu Sam Soda was invited as a scholarship student to participate
in the 1988 “Jazz in July” Workshop at the University of Massachusetts
in Amherst, MA. He studied piano performance with Dr. Billy Tailor,
composition and arrangement with Mr.Usef Latief, and ensemble performance
with Mr. Max Roach.


James Brown covered "SUNNY" many times, Biopic GET ON UP this summer

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 05:42


Watch: Chadwick Boseman Channel James Brown In 'Get On Up' Trailer VIBE Posted March 13, 2014
     The first look at Tate Taylor's Get On Up promises a lot of yells, singing, and epic dance moves. But how does Chadwick Boseman stack up as the Godfather of Soul?

     Universal's Get On Up is the long awaited James Brown biopic, which finds 42 star Chadwick Boseman getting on the good foot as the lead funketeer.
    The picture is slated to recount the "rags-to-riches" story of the hardest working man in show business, from his impoverished childhood, time in prison and ascendancy to superstardom. A sub-plot also involves Brown's mother, whom will be played by Viola Davis, who abandoned him at age 6, and his aunt (played by Octavia Spencer), who raised him in a brothel.

Night Train To Nashville featuring "SUNNY" won Grammy in 2005

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 23:03

SUNNY - YouTube Videos - Editor Chooses Somg Good ones for July 6, 2014

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:46


#1  Peter White
Sunny "Sexy Groove"

Tremendous version with an accompanying video

Uploaded on Mar 20, 2011 Peter White (Sunny) Sexy Groove

Here's a rocking one!  The group is Green Tea live at theElixar Bar
Green Tea is an instrumental 4 - piece band of professional musicians performing jazz - funk covers. 


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Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:28
Joe Viglione, Editor of Bobby and Sunny the back in 1960
Copyright (C)2014 all rights reserved
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Play along to "Sunny" with guitarist Greg HoweDec 23, 2012

2 new Bobby Hebb lists of Sunny CoversJun 2, 2013

Some Kind Of Magic - the Magic of Bobby Hebb 45'sJun 28, 2014

Paul Mauriat - SUNNYJun 24, 2014

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Visit Bobby's iTunes page frequently!

Bobby Hebb's Facebook Page


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Send your CDs for possible review to:
P.O. Box 2392
Woburn, MA 01888 U.S.A.

Beatles Suffolk Downs Copy of Ticket

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 20:38

"The Beatles 1966 Concert Ticket" - Suffolk Downs - East Boston, Massachusetts August 18, 1966This is a quality Reproduction Unused Concert Ticket. The full, unused ticket measures 1.8" x 4.9" and is for the Suffolk Downs (East Boston, MA), August 18, 1966 show at 8:30pm. The ticket cost was $4.75 in 1966 and is for Grandstand Terrace Seating. This ticket is laminated and the back of this ticket is black.

Live: Suffolk Downs Racetrack, Boston8:00pm, Thursday 18 August 1966
The seventh date of The Beatles' final tour took place at the Suffolk Downs Racetrack in Boston, Massachusetts, where they gave once concert before 25,000 people.
The concert began at 8pm. The Beatles had previously played in Boston on 12 September 1964 at the Boston Garden. This time they were in the middle of a horse racing course.
The support acts during The Beatles' final tour were The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes. The group's standard set 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 and their entourage stayed at a Boston hotel. They left the city at 11:30am the following morning and flew to Memphis, Tennessee.

23. Sunny Bobby Hebb
24. Batman Theme Neal Hefti And His Orchestra
25. Bread And Butter The Newbeats
26. The Little

Barbara Mason
performs "Sunny"  4:14

Album Tracks

1. Yes, I'm Ready
2. If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want To Be Right)
3. Feel Like Makin' Love
4. Stranger
5. From His Woman To You
6. People Make The World Go Round
7. Sunny
8. Baby What You Want Me To Do
9. (For) Your Precious Love
10. I Feel The Earth Move

VARIOUS Sixties Flashback - 1980 French pressed vinyl LP compilation,  EYETV3
The Herd - I Don’t Want Our Loving To DieEsther & Abi Ofarim - Cinderella RockafellaJet Harris & Tony Meehan - Diamonds The Merseybeats - Wishin’ And Hopin’ Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Legend Of Xanadu Carole King - It Might As Well Rain Until September The Tornados - Telstar The Mindbenders - Groovy King Of Love The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack The Zombies - She’s Not ThereThunderclap Newman - Something In The Air Los Bravos - Black Is Black Bobby Hebb - Sunny Cat Stevens - Matthew And SonThe Small Faces - All Or NothingThe Walker Brothers - Make It Easy On Yourself Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - This Wheel’s On Fire Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - Do You Love Me The Pretty Things - Don’t Bring Me Down 
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze


Bobby Hebb's

Re-Released by KENT RECORDS 2013

UPC:029667239523Artist:Various ArtistsFormat:CDRelease Year:2013Record Label:KentGenre:R&B, Southern Soul, Stax   
Track Listing
1. But You Know I Love You - The Sweet Inspirations
2. Please Help Me, I'm Falling - William Bell (mono)
3. Bad News - Clarence Carter
4. Sunday Morning Coming Down - Hank Ballard
5. Sometimes - Facts of Life
6. Only Mama That'll Walk the Line - Pat Lundy (mono)
7. Tennessee Waltz - Otis Redding (mono)
8. Satisfied Mind, A - Bobby Hebb
9. Don't Let Me Cross Over - Ralph Lamar (mono)

Rare Sunny from Yugoslavia

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 19:16


Bisera Veletanlic - Decak Taj , (SUNNY Bobby Hebb RARE Serbian cover) Yugoslavia
 letanlić ‎–  Dečak Taj, Ne Želim Takvu Ljubav, Sunny, Volim Ceo Svet
YugoslaviaVery RARE Serbian Bobby Hebb cover.Vinyl: EX-Cover: EX- (See photos)Shipping to worldwide $5

Track #8, Bobby Hebb's "SUNNY"
30$ on eBay

Hebb Compilation from Brasil  (Brazil)




 CD #4
  1. Baby I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops
  2. Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots
  3. My Cherie Amour- Stevie Wonder
  4. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) - Marvin Gaye
  5. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  6. My Guy - Mary Wells
  7. The Tracks of My Tears - The Miracles
  8. Sunny - Bobby Hebb
  9. Baby Now That I’ve Found You - The Foundations
  10. Sealed with a Kiss - Brian Hyland
  11. 1, 2, 3 - Len Barry
  12. Love Is All Around - The Troggs
  13. Wishin’ and Hopin’ - Dusty Springfield
  14. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ - The Righteous Brothers
  15. Go Now! - The Moody Blues
  16. Hey Paula - Paul & Paula _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  coming this  August 12 - 29th -The 48th anniversary of Hebb / Beatles tour!
Details about  WCFL Chicago Top 40 Radio Music Survey 8-18-66 Beatles #19 Yellow Sub + pictures WCFL and WLS were the legendary Top 40 stations for Chicago back in the 60's and 70's. This Radio 10 WCFL Sound 10 Survey is from 8-18-66 and has pictures of the Beatles inside along with the August 1966 Beatles US Concert Tour Schedule. #1 song was Summer In The City - Lovin' Spoonful. Jammed up at #2, Bus Stop - The Hollies. Jumping to #3 from #14, Say I Am (What I Am) - Tommy James & The Shondells. Jumping to #4 from #9, Sunny - Bobby Hebb. Up to #5 from #7, I Couldn't Live Without Your Love - Petula Clark. Dropping to #6 from #3, Lil' Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs. Jumping to #7 from #16, See You In September - The Happenings. Jumping to #8 from #18, Sunshine Superman - Donovan. Slipping to #9 from #6, Wild Thing - The Troggs. Debuting at #14, Wouldn't It Be Nice/God Only Knows - The Beach Boys. Debuting at #18, Summertime - Billy Stewart. Debuting at #19, Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles. Survey is in good condition; measures 2-1/2  5-1/2 when closed.

Buyer to add $2.50 shipping at auction’s end (US addresses) __________________________________________
Maple Leaf Gardens ShowDuplicate poster on sale at eBay

The Beatles
3rd (Last) North American Tour
Toronto 1966
  The Beatles
  The Ronettes
  The Cyrkle
  Bobby Hebb
  The Remains
  Maple Leaf Gardens
  Toronto, Canada
  Tues., August 17, 1966

In the summer of 1966 the Beatles were on their third and ultimately last tour of North America. The concert held at Maple Leaf Gardens was jammed to the rafters with over 16,000 fans. The tour coincided with their just released seventh album "Revolver".

The Beatles opened the show with "Rock & Roll Music" and "She's A Woman". The balance of the set was made up of "If I Needed Someone", "Day Tripper", "Baby's In Black", "I Feel Fine", "Yesterday", "I Wanna Be Your Man" before concluding with "Nowhere Man" and "Paperback Writer".

NOTE: Although "Revolver" was released just before the Beatles' tour, they did not perform any songs from the album live. Their reasoning for this was that many of the tracks on the album were too complex to perform with live instruments. 

*image created for 17/08/66
*public domain 17/08/94
Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" concludes disc 1
Track Listing
1. Shop Around - The Miracles
2. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
3. Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
4. Sealed with a Kiss - Brian Hyland
5. It's My Party - Lesley Gore
6. My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels
7. Dancing in the Street - Martha Reeves
8. Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-Las
9. Baby Love - Diana Ross & the Supremes
10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers
11. Game of Love - Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders
12. Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
13. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops
14. Eye of Destruction - Barry McGuire
15. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
16. 1-2-3 - Len Barry
17. I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
18. Lightnin' Strikes - Lou Christie
19. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas
20. Sunny - Bobby Hebb  Track Listing
1. Devil With A Blue Dress On / Good Golly Miss Molly - Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
2. Sunny - Bobby Hebb
3. Wipe Out - The Surfaris
4. Soul & Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers
5. Psychotic Reaction - The Count Five
6. Born a Woman - Sandy Posey
7. Hanky-Panky - Tommy James & the Shondells
8. L'il Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
9. See You in September - The Hapenings
10. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas
11. Sweet Pea - Tommy Roe
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    Some Kind Of Magic - the Magic of Bobby Hebb 45's

    Sun, 06/29/2014 - 04:47
    Did you know that Some Kind of Magic was also released with "Good, Good Lovin'"  on a 45 RPM?

    Here's my theory on this.   "Love Love Love" became a big hit in 1972 - 6 years after its first release on the 1966 "Sunny" lp, and that's thanks to Northern Soul.

    So it appears the Artie "The Rain The Park & Other Things' Kornfeld/Jerry Ross/Joe Renzetti 45 RPM from 1967, "Some Kind of Magic" was paired up with "Good, Good Lovin'  - the Barry Mann / Cynthia Weil tune from the Sunny album, in 1972 or so in the U.K.  

    Anyone with info, please send it along.
    Bobby Hebb ‎– Some Kind Of Magic / Good Good Lovin' Label:Philips ‎– 6051 025 Format:Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
    Tracklist Hide Credits A Some Kind Of Magic
    Written-By – A. Kornfeld*, J. Ross*, J. Renzetti* B Good Good Lovin'
    Written-By – Mann/Weil* Credits
    Jerry Butler singing "Some Kind of Magic"
    on Mercury Records
    BOBBY HEBB singing "Some Kind of Magic"

    You tube of British Pressing 

    Artist:Jerry Butler  » MORELabel:  Mercury  » MORECountry:USACatalogue:72648Date:Dec 1966

    Jerry Butler's version also produced by
    Jerry Ross with Joe Renzetti arranging

    Released in the U.K.  November 17, 1972

    TrackArtistTitleComposerProducerArrangerRatingABobby HebbSome Kind Of MagicRoss, Renzetti, KornfeldJerry RossJoe RenzettiRateBBobby HebbGood Good Lovin'Mann, WeilJerry RossJoe RenzettiRate

    BOBBY HEBB and JERRY BUTLER were teamed up with each other on a 45 RPM - Bobby singing "Sunny" and Butler singing "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" which we have 2 versions of Bobby performing, none released yet.

    So Butler and Hebb both recorded "Some Kind of Magic" and "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" and were paired up on a 45 in Asia - and both artists
    were produced by Jerry Ross with Joe Renzetti
    as arranger.



    Format: 7 INCH (VINYL)

    Country: UK

    Label: -

    Year: 0


    Original Philips U.S. 45

    A fan writes:
    What a great record this is! I discovered it on the B side of his non-charting "I Love Everything About You," which was his 5th of 7 singles released on the Philips label. 9 of the 14 songs that made it to Philips label singles were never part of Bobby's only LP for the label, this tune included. It certainly deserved more of a chance, in my opinion. Jerry Butler first recorded the song on his 1966 lp called Soul Artistry, but it's very possible that Bobby's had been recorded first, and held off as being a single release, finally making it out in 1967.If you dig this record, go out and find a copy or six of it, send emails to Universal music and demand that they finally put it out on cd, and if it ever gets a legitimate reissue, go pick up a copy of whatever it appears on, and buy copies for all of your friends. This one is too good to pass up. If you dig this tune as much as I do, you may find yourself playing it over and over many times (which is not really all that good for a polystyrene 45...).

    Not to be confused with the Mersey Beats song of the same name

    How about this for a rarity. A U.K. label of Cadet's WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

    BOBBY HEBB  ~  SOME KIND OF MAGIC  ~  c/w  Good Good Lovin'

    Philips 6051 025
    RRPG Grading System  :  Very Good ++Collector's Opinion        :  Very good ++    (  a few faint hairlines either side and a light skatemark on the flip,but plays very well throughout, and very little detraction from sound quality )Labels both sides are perfect.

    Here's a website playing our music for free.  Not very nice of them.


    Visit Bobby's iTunes page frequently!

    Bobby Hebb's Facebook Page


    And check out: 
    and our Facebook page 
    Send your CDs for possible review to:
    P.O. Box 2392
    Woburn, MA 01888 U.S.A.

    I'll Be Anything For You TAMIKO JONES

    Sun, 06/29/2014 - 04:13

    Hear   TAMIKO JONES on YouTube


    ‘I'LL BE ANYTHING FOR YOU’C/W.....'Lost Summer'

    Lost Summer (flip side)
    Description:  Rare Original 1967 UK Pressed 7” Featuring Pre 'Procol Harum' And 'Freedom' MembersLabel:  CBSMatrix Number: 202551Release Date:  1967Record Condition: Near Mint
    You can hear the songs here as well

    special thanks to 

    Original 7" Emidisc Demo acetate  on 45 rpm (around 1969)

    written and sung by BOBBY HEBB
    Song is one of Bobby Hebb's original demos (acoustic guitar and voice) of this song that was assigned from
    Hebb's publisher Notable Music Inc., to the UK Licensee Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd. in Denmark Street (Tin Pan Alley) London.  
    This demo came from the UK publisher.    This is an uptempo version which has that "Elusive Butterfly" feel.

    Good + condition and still playable.

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    Along with the British band POWERPACK performing a Bobby Hebb song, the group       THE PIRATES famous for "Shakin' All Over" backed up Bobby Hebb on a European tour


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    Bobby Hebb in Google News - Radio Station for Nashville?

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 21:56

    Melba Moore, The Tennessean in Google News!

    The Tennessean  June 20th article
    6-25-14 on Google news

    Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny” would be ideal for 

    a Nashville-centric radio station.(Photo: 

    Ricky Rogers / File / The Tennessean)

    Black Keys doing "Lonely Boy" followed by Duane Eddy doing "Rebel Rouser," followed by Bobby Hebb doing "Sunny," followed by Jimi Hendrix (with Billy Cox on bass) at Woodstock, followed by The Everly Brothers doing "Nashville Blues" followed by Tom T. Hall doing "Nashville Is a Groovy Little Town."


    GOOGLE NEWS:  Bobby Hebb Sunny

    Paul Mauriat - SUNNY

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 03:25

    1 dimonds are ffrever - Shirley Bassey
    2 runaway - Del Shannon
    3 burning love - Elvis Presley 
    4 love is a many splendortd thing - Nat King Cole
    5 SIXTEEN TONS - Tennessee Ernie Ford
    6 HONKY TONK WOMEN - The Rolling Stones
    7 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN - Carpenters
    8 GOOD VIBRATIONS - The Beach Boys
    9 YELLOW SUBMARINE - The Beatles
    10 the sound of silence - Simon & Garfunkel
    11 GIMME SHELTER - The Rolling Stones
    12 I WENT TO YOUR WEDDING - Patti Page
    13 sunny - Bobby Hebb

    14 PENELOPE - Paul Mauriat
    15 OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA - The Beatles
    16 STUCK ON YOU - Elvis Presley
    17 WHAT IS LIFE - George Harrison
    18 diamond head - The Ventures



    Paul MauriatThe famous composer, conductor and arranger Paul Mauriat was born on March 4, 1925 in French city Marseille in a family of two musicians. When Paul was 4, his father began teaching him piano and introduced him to classical and pop music. The boy started working in a variety show, but he stopped making performances in a few months in order to attend a music academy 

    Paul Mauriat  "SUNNY"

    Jennifer Lopez
    "Be Mine" utilizing some of Paul Mauriat's

    Collector's Item Label face from forthcoming Bobby Hebb Boxed set

    Tue, 06/24/2014 - 14:18

    We're changing some of the titles, but here's the original work in progress.

    Herb Alpert - Foursider, The Brass Are Coming, both featuring "Sunny"

    Tue, 06/24/2014 - 14:08

    "Best of" package FOURSIDER
    by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

    "Taste of Honey," the Allen Toussaint-penned "Whipped Cream," "Tijuana Taxi," and "This Guy's in Love with You" are all classic chart hits that are worthy of their respective inclusions. There is also a fair sampling of show tunes from the stage ("Hello, Dolly!" and "If I Were a Rich Man") to the screen ("Casino Royale" and "Last Tango in Paris"), plus the pop standards "More," "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Sunny," and Harry Nilsson's "Without Her." While the digital revolution has yielded longer and equally thorough Alpert collections, few (if any) have captured the purity of the artist's progression or the sheer sense of sonic panache that has all but defined him as clearly as Four Sider

    Track Listing

    Title/Composer Performer Time Stream

    1 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass feat: Herb Alpert SpotifyRdio

    2 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass feat: Herb Alpert SpotifyRdio

    3 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass feat: Herb Alpert SpotifyRdio

    4 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass feat: Herb Alpert SpotifyRdio

    5 Henry Mancini / Johnny Mercer Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass feat: Herb Alpert SpotifyRdio

    6 Bert Kaempfert / Herbert Rehbein Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass feat: Herb Alpert SpotifyRdio

    7 Bobby Hebb Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass feat: Herb Alpert SpotifyRdio

    8 Johnny Mercer Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass feat: Herb Alpert SpotifyRdio

    9 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass feat: Herb Alpert SpotifyRdio

    10 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass feat: Herb Alpert SpotifyRdio

    11 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass feat: Herb Alpert SpotifyRdio

    12 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass feat: Herb Alpert