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THE BEST OF PHILLY SOUL VOL. 2

Bunny Sigler

 

This CD features 16 songs by the great, soulful artist, Bunny Sigler.  Recorded between 1965 and 1967, they show Bunny's amazing versatility in the dynamic way he offers up his different vocal techniques on each song.

 

Bunny Sigler found national success with the record producing/songwriting team of John Madara & Dave White.  John came up with the idea to combine together and rework two Shirley Goodman and Lee Leonard standards, "Let The Good Times Roll" and "Feel So Good."  "Let The Good Times Roll" was a huge success, reaching 22 on the national charts in June of 1967.  Bunny continued recording with Madara & White, including a rework of Clyde McPhatter's "Lovey Dovey," combined with The Falcons' "You're So Fine."   "Lovey Dovey" also made the charts in 1967.  Bunny would later find success as a prolific songwriter, working with artists such as Billy Paul, Patti LaBelle, Shirley Jones, Lou Rawls, Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes and many others.  He also recorded several solo albums for Philadelphia International Records.

 

This historical CD contains valuable information, when available, on the musicians who played on each song as well as the date the song was recorded and the studio where it was recorded.

 

Along with Madara & White, the other songwriters and/or producers featured on the CD include Lennon & McCartney, Leon Huff,* Cindy Scott, Shirley Goodman and Lee Leonard, Carole King & Jerry Goffen, Ray Gilmore, Sonny Thompson, Curtis/Nuggy and Finnie/Scofield.

 

*Leon Huff, who was discovered by John Madara, produced and played keyboards on several of the songs.  This was before he hooked up with Kenny Gamble to become one of the most successful writing/producing teams in the music business with a huge catalog of #1 records.

 

This one-of-a-kind CD is presented by John Madara.  Along with partner, Dave White, he wrote and produced such timeless classics as AT THE HOP (Danny And The Juniors), THE FLY (Chubby Checker), YOU DON'T OWN ME (Leslie Gore) and 1-2-3 (Len Barry, who also co-wrote the song with Madara & White).  These and countless other hits by Madara & White helped to create "The Sound of Philadelphia."

 

All songs have been digitally restored and digitally mastered.

 

Make this historical CD a part of your oldies record collection!

 

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  Let The Good Times Roll.  Super release, so nice to be able to have Bunny's Parkway and Decca releases all on one CD.  For crying out loud why did it take so long, just perfect music for a Sunny Sunday, Follow your Heart, Can you dig it, Comparatively speaking of course, it's time to Let the good times roll, and I know she still love me tomorrow, just like yesterday.

 

Reviewer:  Funkyfeet - CD Baby

 

 

 

 

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