Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Bobby Hebb's "SUNNY" (Deluxe Edition)


Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" for Hip-O Select webpage
http://www.hiposelect.com/catalogue_hebb.asp


The liner notes to Bobby Hebb's SUNNY: THE DELUXE EDITION are currently being written.

Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" for Hip-O Select webpagehttp://www.hiposelect.com/catalogue_hebb.asp

Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" (Philips 40365) has captivated generations with its immaculate melody and philosophy to always look at the bright side. Though many have speculated that Hebb wrote the song for God or for his brother and mentor, Hal Hebb, the singer has stated many times the tune is about a "sunny disposition." And though this one title loved by millions led to Bobby touring with The Beatles in 1966 and brought the Hebb name to prominence, the eleven other performances on the album are also of great substance and filled with entertainment value.
"Sunny" became a #1 hit in Cashbox Magazine and #2 in Billboard the week of Bobby Hebb's 28th birthday, July 26, 1966. Less than four months later track #7, "A Satisfied Mind", would break the Billboard Top 40. The song was a #1 Country hit for Porter Wagoner eleven years earlier, but more important to Bobby, it was in the repertoire of Roy Acuff, the man called "the king of the hillbillies." It was as a member of Acuff's band that Hebb appeared on the Grand Ole Opry A third hit from the album, "Love Love Love", was co-written by the album's producer, Jerry Ross along with Joe Renzetti, the album's arranger. "Love, Love, Love" (the flip side of "A Satisfied Mind) became a hit recording in England in 1972, six years after its initial release. The "Northern Soul" phenomenon started in Europe has also brought attention to this important work. "Crazy Baby" (Philips 40421) became a third release from the album with a brilliant non-lp B side co-written by the great Kenny Gamble and Jerry Ross, a song entitled "Love Me" which is a kind of second-cousin to "Sunny", if you will.

Kenny Gamble composed "You Don't Know What You Got Until You Lose It" with producer Jerry Ross, as essential as Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil's contribution on the album's shortest track, "Good Good Lovin' ", as vital as the legendary Van McCoy's album closer, the elegant and Drifter's-styled "For You."

Though in the new millenium Mr. Hebb is still the "song a day man", his vast repertoire was not tapped for the dozen tunes that appeared on his debut lp, in fact only "Crazy Baby" along with "Yes Or No Or Maybe Not" joined the classic "Sunny" as ideas from the singer's fountain pen. And though "Love Love Love" and "A Satisfied Mind" have shown up on various compilations and continue to get attention, it is "Sunny" that has maintained classic status being awarded the #25 position on BMI's Top 100 Songs of The Century. That organization credits "Sunny" with at least 5 million performances, wonderful acknowledgment for a composition that crosses genres and keeps finding chart action decade after decade. Cher and Georgie Fame had British hits with "Sunny", while Mieko Hiroto actually charted in Japan with a version prior to Bobby Hebb's rendition. Yambu found fame on the 1970s dance floors with this melody, as did Boney M. who hit #1 in Germany with "Sunny" in 1977. The Boogie Pimps sampled the Boney M. version in 2003 and hit with it in 2004..

Recorded by hundreds of artists from Vibraphonist Dave Pike to Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Pat Martino, Stan Kenton, Herbie Mann, Frankie Valli, Roger Williams and so many others, the song and this album have a secure place in popular culture. Hearing the composition as interpreted by others is fascinating and a treat, but it is Bobby Hebb's original "Sunny" with backing vocals by his friends Melba Moore, Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson that endures.

(C)2004 Joe Viglione http://www.joeviglione.com


DID YOU KNOW? Thirty eight years after the world first discovered "Sunny", Hip-O Select is releasing it the week of the birthday of the creator of this great song (coincidentally, a man born in 1938). Thirty Eight years to the week when Sunny hit #1 in Cashbox.



Here's my review on AMG as posted on MP3.com

http://www.mp3.com/albums/85706/reviews.html


Joe Viglione, All Music Guide

Produced by Jerry Ross and arranged by Joe Renzetti, "Sunny" emerged from a twelve-song disc released on the Phillips label, a division of Mercury records. Although Bobby Hebb is known as "the song a day man," he only composed three of the dozen titles included on this collection. The title track, of course, which was the song of the summer of 1966, "Yes or No or Maybe Not," and "Crazy Baby." The follow-up, "A Satisfied Mind," was also a Top 40 hit that year, but it wasn't until 1971, when Lou Rawls had a Top 20 hit with "Natural Man," did Bobby Hebb get another smash. A pity, and a definite statement about the music industry when a man as prolific and talented as Robert Von Hebb constructs and delivers pop tunes with a voice and feeling that crosses genres and ethnic boundaries. Kal Rudman himself penned the liner notes on the back of the disc (at the time he was R&B Editor of Record World Magazine, a publication still missed by the industry). Rudman reports that "Sunny" hit number one in Detroit and the surrounding area on the R&B, pop, and country & western charts. A monster smash, with covers by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra with Duke Ellington, Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy, there is no doubt this is Bobby Hebb's signature tune, but according to Marty Balin of The Jefferson Airplane he has "a pocketful of Miracles," implying the author/singer who gave us "Sunny" has mountains of songs that the world needs to hear. The producer/arranger team of Ross/Renzetti also penned "Bread," the flip side of the first 45, and "Love Love Love" on this album. Ross and Gamble co-authored "You Don't Know What You've Got Until You Lose It," McCoy's "For You," and there's even Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil's "Good Good Lovin'." All in all, this is a very pleasant pop album that remains an important snapshot of an important artist at the peak of his powers. As Rudman notes in the liners, Bobby Hebb was hired by Roy Acuff at the age of 12 to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Hearing this album again makes one wonder why it isn't mandatory for major labels to sign artists of Bobby Hebb's stature for a minimum of 200 albums.

8 Comments:

Blogger JoJoWentDownOnCocksFasterThanSheWentDownTheStairs said...

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October 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger JoJoWentDownOnCocksFasterThanSheWentDownTheStairs said...

A LIST OF JOE VIGLIONE'S CORPORATIONS
If you are having difficulty locating court documents regarding Mr Viglione's filings,
you may want to check under the names of these corporations.

Phone:
FEIN:
Dates: Aug 31, 1998 - Sep 20, 2011
Name: JOSEPH VIGLIONE
Title: TREASURER
Company: MENTOR MUSIC GROUP, INC.
Address: PO BOX 2392, WOBURN MA 01888-0692

Phone
FEIN:
Dates: Aug 31, 1998 - Sep 20, 2011
Name: JOSEPH A VIGLIONE
Title: SECRETARY
Company: MILLER/VIGLIONE PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Address: 5 STRATHMORE RD, HAVERHILL MA 01832-3731

Phone:
FEIN:
Dates: Jan 4, 1991 - Sep 20, 2011
Name: JOSEPH A VIGLIONE
Title: TREASURER
Company: MILLER/VIGLIONE PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Address: 5 STRATHMORE RD, HAVERHILL MA 01832-3731

Phone:
FEIN:
Dates: Jan 4, 1991 - Sep 20, 2011
Name: JOSEPH VIGLIONE
Title: PRIN
Company: VISUAL RADIO
Address: MEDFORD MA

Phone:
FEIN:
Dates: Oct 26, 2010

Name: JOE VIGLIONE
Title: JOURNALIST
Company: BOBBY HEBB
Address: PO BOX 2392, WOBURN MA 01888-0692

Phone: 617-899-5926 - EST
FEIN:
Dates: Sep 16, 2006 - Jan 8, 2007
Name: JOSEPH VIGLIONE
Company: BOSTON JAZZ ANTHOLOGY
Address: 3 WARREN RD, WOBURN MA 01801-4923

Phone: 000-932-6520 - EST
FEIN:
Dates: Jun 29, 1994 - Aug 21, 2003
Name: JOSPEH VIGLIONE
Company: MENTOR MUSIC GROUP, INC.
Address: PO BOX 2392, WOBURN MA 01888-0692

Phone:
FEIN:
Dates: Jan 1, 1990 - Aug 21, 2003
Name: JOSEPH A VIGLIONE
Title: CLERK
Company: MILLER/VIGLIONE PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Address: 5 STRATHMORE RD, HAVERHILL MA 01832-3731

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October 17, 2012 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger JoJoWentDownOnCocksFasterThanSheWentDownTheStairs said...

Additional Information on MENTOR MUSIC GROUP, INC.
Source URL for below information is
http://www.bizapedia.com/ma/MENTOR-MUSIC-GROUP-INC.html




Company Name: MENTOR MUSIC GROUP, INC.
Status: Unknown Filing Date: 01/09/1990
Entity Type: Domestic Profit Corporation File Number: 000322833
Filing State: Massachusetts (MA) Qualifying State:
Company Age: 23 Years, 7 Months List Due Date: 06/30/2012
Last Event Type: Last Event Date:
Principal Address:
Po Box 2392
Woburn, MA 01801 Lookup Address on Google Maps
Mailing Address:

Registered Agent:
None Listed


TREASURER
Joseph Viglione
3 Warren Rd.,
Woburn, MA Lookup Address on Google Maps

SECRETARY
Paul T. Sheils Esq.
3 Warren Rd.,
Woburn, MA 01801 Lookup Address on Google Maps

October 17, 2012 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger JoJoWentDownOnCocksFasterThanSheWentDownTheStairs said...

Further information on MILLER/VIGLIONE PRODUCTIONS, INC.
The URL for this information is

http://www.bizapedia.com/ma/MILLERVIGLIONE-PRODUCTIONS-INC.html

Company Name: MILLER/VIGLIONE PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Status: Unknown Filing Date: 04/25/1988
Entity Type: Domestic Profit Corporation File Number: 000272144
Filing State: Massachusetts (MA) Qualifying State:
Company Age: 24 Years, 4 Months List Due Date: 12/31/2012
Last Event Type: Last Event Date:
Principal Address:
5 Strathmore Rd.
Haverhill, MA 01830 Lookup Address on Google Maps
Mailing Address:

Registered Agent:
None Listed


PRESIDENT
Alan J. Carlovitch
5 Strathmore Rd.,
Haverhill, MA Lookup Address on Google Maps

SECRETARY
Joseph A. Viglione
30 Dragon Ct.,
Woburn, MA

October 17, 2012 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger JoJoWentDownOnCocksFasterThanSheWentDownTheStairs said...

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October 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger JoJoWentDownOnCocksFasterThanSheWentDownTheStairs said...

* Submitted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
* Last Posting: Friday, August 03, 2012
* Reported By: Boston Artist — Boston Massachusetts United States of America

Joe Viglione
Boston Massachusetts United States of America


* Phone:
* Web: demodeal@yahoo.com
* Category: Producers

Joe Viglione Publicity Machine Exaggerates on what he can accomplish for the artist Boston, Massachusetts
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: This material is incorrect and is in violation of a judgment in Superior Court
___________________________________
For over 30 years this "music producer", promoter, publicist, promises the moon but only takes your cash. When you realized that he is not going to what he says he can do and back out of working with him, you are $$$ in the hole with nothing to show for it. Then he threatens to sue you. There are a trail of bodies under his wheels in the Boston, MA, area. Beware.

October 17, 2012 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger JoJoWentDownOnCocksFasterThanSheWentDownTheStairs said...

Justice For His Victims

http://justiceforhisvictims.blogspot.com/

The purpose of this blog is to be a repository of information central to the bringing to justice of Joe Viglione for his many transgressions against his victims. Here all may come to share information they have about the public figure Joe Viglione. This clearinghouse of information supplied by his victims is for the use of all to avoid becoming future victims. It may also be used by Law Enforcement Agencies in their pursuit to bring justice to the growing list of victims of his transgressions. All with knowledge that may be of help to this end are encouraged to add to the list via the "comments" function. Be sure to include links to your information where possible.

October 17, 2012 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger JoJoWentDownOnCocksFasterThanSheWentDownTheStairs said...

Regarding Mr Viglione's comment (elsewhere) "THEN, when the Solicitor wrote his report, audited the station and hired the retired judge, the Mayor FAILED to be ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE FOURTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS HE SPENT OF TAXPAYER MONIES."

Be it known by all who read this that the aforementioned $14,000.00 was spent to hold an evaluation hearing etc. based on deliberately FALSE information/charges provided by Mr Viglione. A Cambridge Court has determined that Mr Viglione commited Libel (written lies) about MCC. A Woburn court accepted "Under penalties of perjury" Mr Viglione's testimony that all his blog entries regarding MCC were parodies (and hence untrue). These "parodies" which Mr Viglione has now sworn under oath as being untrue, contain the very same "charges" against MCC which he provided to Mayor McGlynn. Mr Viglione therefore admitted in court that the information he gave the Mayor was information that was false. the City WASTED $14,000 BECAUSE of Mr Viglione's LIES. Therefore the City should seek reimbursement in the amount of $14,000 from Mr Viglione. There is a precedent for this - the "balloon" boy incident. When a father perpetrated a hoax that his son had hidden aboard a hot air balloon that got loose, the authorities mounted a very expensive rescue mission based on that false story. When it was discovered to BE false, the authorities billed the entire cost of that rescue mission to the father - and he HAD TO pay it all back! The same should most certainly be done to Mr Viglione. He needs to reimburse the people for all the money he caused the City to expend based on his phantom lies!

October 18, 2012 at 7:43 AM  

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