Happy New Year from all of us here at Notable! We are so excited to start the year of Top Tunes with arguably one of the best known ska and reggae groups of all time, Toots and the Maytals, and their cover of Bobby Hebb’s iconic R&B/pop tune “Sunny.” The Maytals’ seminal and distinctly Jamaican sound blended mento, folk, and gospel influences into a powerful new sound that, while rooted in rural traditions, delivered a completely modern feeling. Throughout the 1960′s this sound – featuring the inimitable Toots Hibbert on lead vocals – propelled the group to being the biggest selling musical act Jamaica had ever known at that time, and they are still going strong today. “Sunny” was recorded between tours at Toots Hibbert’s family studio in Kingston, Jamaica in October 2011 and arranged and mixed by Notable’s own Jeremy Page in Brooklyn, NY.
“Sunny” has just been released and is available on iTunes, Amazon, and everywhere fine digital music is sold.
This winter, get sunny with Toots…
Contact & Licensing info:
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Written by Bobby Hebb, Published by Portable Music Inc. (BMI), administered by BMG Rights Management / contact: Wendy.Griffiths@bmgchrysalis.com
Jan 12 2012
The Rosanne Cash New York Times bestseller “Composed” is released today in paperback format by Penguin (with a brand new cover shot). Take advantage of Amazon’s limited-time sale pricing of the title HERE!
Jul 26 2011
Happy New Year and welcome to a special Wednesday edition of Notable’s Top Tune of the Week…
We are very exited to let you know that we have just re-released our 2009 tribute album to Cy Coleman digitally through the good people at IODA. So, as of today, you should find the album available wherever fine digital music is sold (iTunes, Amazon, etc). “The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs of Coleman” features performances by a variety of today’s most compelling female vocalists, including Patty Griffin, Sam Phillips, Nikka Costa, Jill Sobule, Madeleine Peyroux, Missy Higgins and more – lovingly produced by the talented Dave Palmer.
“Why Try To Change Me Now” was Cy Coleman’s first major cut and hit… recorded by some crooner named Frank Sinatra. Over the years such diverse luminaries as Sammy Davis Jr with Count Basie, Brook Benton, and Elvin Jones have recorded beautifully unique interpretations of this classic song. Fiona’s recent reading absolutely floors anyone who listens, and she tackles the tune in a way that truly makes it her own. Apple’s vocals, as per usual, are stunning – that mix of vulnerability and confidence that only she can exude. We are honored that she chose to cut this and another Cy classic (“I Walk A Little Faster”) for the tribute project.
Check out Fiona’s incredible live reading of the song, filmed at Los Angeles’ famed Largo at the Coronet, HERE
Read about the project HERE
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Written by Cy Coleman & Joseph A. McCarthy. Published by Notable Music Co. Inc (ASCAP) admin. by BMG Rights Management and Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP) / contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 05 2011