Bobby Hebb ‎– Sunny / Bread

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Sunny 2:39
Bread 2:21

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
304 103 BF Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Mono) Philips 304 103 BF Germany 1966 Sell This Version
3725, 304 103 BF Bobby Hebb Bread / Sunny(7") Philips, Philips 3725, 304 103 BF Greece 1966 Sell This Version
BF 304 103 Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Mono) Philips BF 304 103 Scandinavia 1966 Sell This Version
304 103 BF Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Mono) Philips 304 103 BF Germany 1966 Sell This Version
304103 BF Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Mono) Philips 304103 BF Norway 1966 Sell This Version
BF 1503 Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Mono, M/Print) Philips BF 1503 UK 1966 Sell This Version
304 103 BF Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Mono, Promo) Philips 304 103 BF Germany 1966 Sell This Version
BF-304103 Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Single) Philips BF-304103 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
BF-269 Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Single) Philips BF-269 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
40365 Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Single) Philips 40365 US 1966 Sell This Version
SSP 930 Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Single) Philips SSP 930 South Africa 1966 Sell This Version
SM-1022 Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Single) Mercury SM-1022 Japan 1966 Sell This Version
40365 Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Single) Philips 40365 US 1966 Sell This Version
CS 139.001 Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Single, Mono) Philips CS 139.001 Brazil 1966 Sell This Version
40365 Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Single, Mono) Philips 40365 US 1966 Sell This Version
40365 Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Single, Promo) Philips 40365 US 1966 Sell This Version
BF 1503, 304103 BF Bobby Hebb Sunny(7", Mono) Philips, Philips BF 1503, 304103 BF UK 1966 Sell This Version
304 103 BF Bobby Hebb Sunny(7", Mono) Philips 304 103 BF Italy 1966 Sell This Version
40365 Bobby Hebb Sunny(7", Single) Philips 40365 US 1966 Sell This Version
40365 Bobby Hebb Sunny(7", Single) Philips 40365 US 1966 Sell This Version
40365 Bobby Hebb Sunny(7", Single) Philips 40365 US 1966 Sell This Version
PH.40365 Bobby Hebb Sunny(7", Single, Mono) Philips PH.40365 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
304 103 BF Bobby Hebb Sunny(7", Single, Mono) Philips 304 103 BF Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
40365 Bobby Hebb Sunny(7", Single, Promo, Styrene) Philips 40365 US 1966 Sell This Version
874 248-7 Bobby Hebb Sunny(7", RE) Philips 874 248-7 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
TR 20673 Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7") Trocadero Records TR 20673 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
304 103 BF Bobby Hebb Sunny / Bread(7", Mono) Philips 304 103 BF Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
40365 Bobby Hebb Sunny(7", Single) Philips 40365 US Unknown Sell This Version
40365 Bobby Hebb Sunny(7", Single) Philips 40365 US Unknown Sell This Version

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mcr1

mcr1

January 22, 2016
referencing Sunny / Bread, 7", Mono, 304 103 BF
From an interview on Spectropop by Artie Wayne with Jerry Ross:
JR: The first artist he assigned me to produce was Bobby Hebb. Although I sat and listened to about a dozen songs Bobby had written, there was only one with the charisma, the poetry, the style. It was "Sunny". We went into the studio, Joe Renzetti added his magic. With the assistance of Kal Rudman, I promoted it through "our network". Bill Curtis broke it in Detroit on WCHB, Mercury brought it home, and the rest is history - one of BMI's most programmed songs.
AW: Don't I hear Ashford & Simpson singing background?
JR: Funny you should ask. Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson and Melba Moore sang background on "Sunny", [...] They were always my "go to" backgrounds.
streetmouse

streetmouse

July 4, 2015
referencing Sunny / Bread, 7", Mono, 304 103 BF
Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny” hit me like a ton of bricks during the air condition-less summer of 1966, standing in sharp contrast to the psychedelic wonders of The Beatles, The Doors, and of course Bob Dylan. Yet it wasn’t the only sunny cloudless induced classic from that year, which included The Kinks “Sunny Afternoon,” The Beach Boy’s “God Only Knows,” The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Summer In The City,” The Sandpipers’ "Guantanamera," along with a host of others. But it was “Sunny,” in much the same manner as the song “Spooky” by The Classic IV the following year, that laid me back, and wasted my soul.

At a mere two minutes and forty-four seconds of R&B splendor, recorded as an almost afterthought at the end of a session, laced with an unheard of and irresistible bass line, an unforgettable three second snare drum roll, along with a dueling guitar and hi-hat backbeat that stood for an endless moment, anticipating the delicious buttery soft tight toned voice of Bobby Hebb as he sang that first word, “Sunny,” followed by a horn section that purred like a new Ford Mustang, complete with bouncing kick drums and cooing vocals that all came together like a gift handed down from on high.

I couldn’t win that summer, my skirts were always too short, my bikini too small, my hair too long ... but just hearing the song “Sunny” put me right with the world, and I certainly had more better days than not. I had the privilege of seeing Hebb that summer as a member of one of the endless black artist reviews that were in New York one weekend and Washington DC on the other, meaning Philadelphia got the shows on a Wednesday night, and I [?], catching the man standing in the balcony of a South Street theater watching the other acts, just had to ask him who Sunny was. He put his hand on my shoulder, his silver sharkskin suit wet from preforming and said, “Darlin’, Sunny ain’t a person, it’s a state of mind, a disposition that will never let you down, long as you and ol’ Mr. Sun are on the same page.” Then he laughed, saying, “Yeah, Sunny could sure be a person, male or female. And how old are you?”

Needless to say, at 15, he signed my program and wished me well ... so call me shallow if you will, but hearing Bobby Hebb singing “Sunny,” still puts me right with the world.

Review by Jenell Kesler
changepace

changepace

April 20, 2014
referencing Sunny, 7", Single, 40365
Possibly suffers from a pressing or mixing issue. My copy is visually pristine/flawless, but the vocals become extremely distorted as Bobby Hebb sings louder through either track. (This is not an issue with ANY of my hundreds of other records).

Can anyone comment if they've experienced the same with this exact release?