Posts Tagged ‘Bobby Hebb’

Mark Ronson feat. Ghostface Killah – Ooh Wee

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Prior to Mark Ronson‘s multi-platinum Grammy-winning production magic with Amy Winehouse, the then NYC-based turntablist/producer had a top 20 UK hit with this weeks Top Tune, “Ooh Wee” featuring Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife, Diesel & Saigon.

Released on Elektra, Ronson’s Here Comes The Fuzz album also featured guest appearances by Jack White, Sean Paul, and Nikka Costa. Ooh Wee samples the string section of Boney M’s 1976 version of Bobby Hebb‘s classic “Sunny” as well as guitarist extraordinaire Dennis Coffey‘s “Scorpio” and also helped get the party started in the 2008 film & soundtrack album to Harold & Kumar Escape From Gauntanamo Bay.

Watch the video HERE.

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Published by Portable Music Co. (BMI)
Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing.
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Published by Universal Music Publishing
Master Controlled by Warner Music Group.

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Toots & the Maytals – Sunny

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This week’s top tune is by 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 blends mento, folk, and gospel influences into a powerful sound that, while rooted in rural traditions, delivers 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 Jeremy Page in Brooklyn, NY.

Check out Sunny Dub by Michael Goldwasser of reggae collective, Easy Star All-Stars! Happy Summer everybody.

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Contact & Licensing info:
Master controlled by Notable Music Co.
Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Written by Bobby Hebb, Published by Portable Music Inc. (BMI).
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com

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Sunny Bridging The Gap

170505 SM GAP 02C Group2 PR 8312 1024x683 Sunny Bridging The Gap“This project is about authenticity and people living their truths.” Iconic American brand Gap is celebrating diversity and championing optimism through a fab new ad styled by British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. The campaign stars Adwoa Aboah, Maria Borges, Christie Brinkley, Miles Chamley-Watson, Priyanka Chopra, Jonathan Groff, Wiz Khalifa, Fernanda Ly, Casil Mcarthur, Lineisy Montero, Ellen Rosa, Jasmine Sanders, Yara Shahidi, and Alek Wek. And they all came together to sing the 1976 Boney M version of Bobby Hebb‘s timeless song “Sunny”. Click HERE to watch.

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Bobby Hebb – I’ll Be Anything For You

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It was Bobby Hebb‘s personal outpouring of grief over his divorce that’s been said to have fueled the beauty, anguish, and wistful hope displayed on his quietly influential 1970 album, Love Games.

“I’ll Be Anything For You” with an incredible arrangement by James Fleming and Dave Roberts, seeks to close that deal. The Love Games album came four years after Bobby Hebb’s monster 8 million selling single multi-format classic, “Sunny”, and a full two years before similar work by Gamble & Huff & The O’Jays. It would provide the template for the direction R&B would take through the late 70′s and early 80′s, music that one keeps for special moods, private times, and most of all, as David Morpheus points out on the original liner notes, for times perhaps when one is not in love at the moment but should be.

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“I’ll Be Anything For You” written by Bobby Hebb and Published by Portable Music Co. Inc. (BMI). Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Sony Music Group.

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