Chico Mann is the brainchild of Antibalas' guitarist, Marquitos Garcia, who, armed with his childhood Casio keyboards, recorded Manifest Tone Vol. 1. The project, which began as an experiment in spontaneous composition, proved to be a true glimpse into the essence of Garcia's musical passions: the
Released as a single, "Sunny" reached #3 on the R&B charts, #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #12 in the UK. When Hebb toured with The Beatles in 1966 his "Sunny" was as well received as any Beatles tune. BMI rated "Sunny" number 25 in its "Top 100 Songs of the Century".