Jun 242018
 

from TRACKS OF MY YEARS
Written by Bobby Hebb

“Sunny” is an evergreen written by the late American r&b singer/songwriter Bobby Hebb (1938-2010). The song was written in 1963 right after Hebb suffered the loss of his older brother, Harold, who was stabbed to death the same day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. “Sunny,” with its optimistic lyrics, came as a reaction to those sad events. Hebb recorded the song in 1966 and that single skyrocketed to the top of Billboard’s Pop and R&B charts reaching #2 and #3 respectively. “Sunny” has had hundreds of cover versions to this day.

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Jun 172018
 

from ULTIMATE DUETS
Written by Al Jarreau, David Foster & Jay Graydon

Legendary Cuban/American trumpeter Arturo Sandoval recently released his new cd titled Ultimate Duets. The ten-time Grammy winner paired with producer/drummer Gregg Field to deliver a beautiful collection of special duets with some of the world’s most important music stars.

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Jun 102018
 

from GROOVIN’ YOU
Written by Harvey Mason & Onaje Allan Gumbs

Between the seventies and the eighties, legendary soul/jazz drummer Harvey Mason was one of the most sought-after session players as well as a successful R&B/fusion solo artist. In those glorious days, Mason played drums on many seminal records including George Benson’s “Breezin,’” Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man,” Bill Withers’ “Hello Like Before” and Kenny Loggins’ “Celebrate Me Home.” The revered drummer often crossed paths with fellow super session guy David Foster who co-wrote songs and played keyboards on his albums.

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