Monday, September 13, 2010

Bunny Sigler - Let The Good Times Roll

Not unlike the King Curtis record i posted a while back when i put this record on i just listen to the whole thing from start to finsih. It is just that good. So i had a hard time just picking a few. I mean this is just feel good stuff from start to finsih. Even the songs about heartache somehow make you feel good... And that is something i need big time these days as i struggle with some real life shit... This is actually one of the records that took a hit in the car crash as seen by some of the scratches on the cover but the vinyl is in decent enough shape so enjoy!

Anywho, here is the 411 on Bunny:

Walter "Bunny" Sigler (born on March 27, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a pop and R&B songwriter and record producer who has done extensive work with the team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff,[1] and who was instrumental in creating the "Philly Sound" in the early 1970s. He is nicknamed "Mr. Emotion."

Sigler has worked with most of the artists associated with the Philadelphia stable including The O'Jays, The Roots, Jackie Moore, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Barbara Mason, Billy Paul, Lou Rawls, Patti LaBelle and Stephanie Mills. He also co-wrote "The Ruler's Back", the opening song on the widely respected and critically acclaimed album The Blueprint by Jay-Z.

Originally a performer, Sigler first recorded for the V-Tone Records label in 1959. He has also recorded for the Decca, Parkway, Gamble, Philadelphia International and Gold Mind labels. Gold Mind, headed by Philly guitarist/writer/producer/arranger Norman Harris was a subsidiary of Salsoul Records. In 1967, he had a hit record on Parkway: a cover of "Let the Good Times Roll/Feel So Good," which peaked at #22 in August.

Selected Side 1 cuts:
Bunny Sigler - Let The Good Times Roll
Bunny Sigler –Can You Dig It
Bunny Sigler – Follow Your Heart
Bunny Sigler – Girl Don’t Make Me Wait
Bunny Sigler – Sunny Sunday
Bunny Sigler – There’s No Love Left (In This Old Heart Of Mine)

Selected Side 2 cuts:
Bunny Sigler – Its Up To The Woman
Bunny Sigler – Lovey Dovey Youre So Fine


Holly said...

What a great lp! I'm off to find my own copy! :-)

Devlin Thompson said...

His version of "Rockin' Pneumonia" is pretty great, too, if you run across it. I think I've got an interview with him on an episode of THE NOW SOUND. If so, it'll show up sooner or later on the WFMU Rock & Soul Ichiban blog.

Devil Dick said...

many thanks Mr. Thompson! i'll keep an eye out for that!

Glad your digging it Holly!

Anonymous said...

I especially love "Can You Dig It", which I'd never heard before. Thanks so much.