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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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Toots and the Maytals – Sunny

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:
Master controlled by Notable Music Co. / contact: info@notablemusic.net, http://notablemusic.net/licensing
Written by Bobby Hebb, Published by Portable Music Inc. (BMI), administered by BMG Rights Management / contact: Wendy.Griffiths@bmgchrysalis.com

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