Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Bobby Hebb, R. I. P.

Bobby Hebb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Robert Von Hebb (July 26, 1938, Nashville – August 3, 2010) was an African American singer and songwriter, best known for his writing and recording of 'Sunny'.

Hebb's parents, William and Ovalla Hebb, were both blind musicians.[1] Hebb and his older brother Harold performed as a song-and-dance team in Nashville, beginning when Bobby was three and Harold was nine. Hebb performed on a TV show hosted by country music record producer Owen Bradley, which earned him a place with Grand Ole Opry star Roy Acuff.[1] Hebb played spoons and other instruments in Acuff's band. Harold later became a member of Johnny Bragg and the Marigolds. Bobby Hebb sang backup on Bo Diddley's 'Diddley Daddy'. Hebb played 'West-coast-style' trumpet in a United States Navy jazz band, and replaced Mickey Baker in Mickey and Sylvia."

Hat tipa to Jeff Meyerson and Scott Cupp.

1 comment:

Jerry House said...

I saw him when he opened for the Beatles in Boston too many years ago. He accidently dropped his mike and danced once around the stage and then swooped down to pick up the mike. A great recovery.