Bunny Sigler – Latest Release “Bundino”

Bunny Sigler – Latest Release “Bundino”

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Bunny Sigler – New Release “Bundino”

Four-time Grammy winning producer-singer-songwriter Bunny Sigler releases a new album that will excite past and present fans. The prolific songwriter who produced the “Philly Sound” excites his audience with this highly anticipated new album continuously showcasing his classic R&B sound going back to his roots for something past fans will be excited for.

Bundino, Sigler’s upcoming album out on May 12, is a complete work of romantic R&B, soul ballads with a contemporary sound.

Sigler takes all the right risks that will catch anyone’s ear. Known to many of his fans and peers as “Mr. Emotion”, Sigler still provides his signature smooth sound and romantic lyrics.

This new album showcases Bunny’s undying love for songwriting and producing the most passionate and romantic R&B songs that are laced with soul with every high note and lyric. Bundino is the perfect blend of instant classics with polished production that is current for this new year.

Bunny’s voice transcends all these decades with his voice sounding better than ever. Stand-out tracks include current single “When I Think Of You,” “Buttermilk and Cornbread” and “Lavada.”

“Bunny Sigler is still viable as an R&B singer-songwriter over forty years after his first hit record.”BVS Reviews

Bunny has been known for working with a string of acts over the years such as Patti LaBelle, The O’ Jays, The Spinners, Curtis Mayfield, Barbara Mason, Gamble & Huff, Outkast and even Jay-Z. He continues to evolve as an artist staying in tune to what’s current in order to be a relevant songwriter to continue his long-running career in the music industry.

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He is a four-time Grammy award winner and nominee and we are honored to have him back with us to talk about his latest release “Bundino” and his future projects.

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The Dubber – Cleaning Up The Dirty South

The Dubber – Cleaning Up The Dirty South

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In the tradition of the Mississippi Delta Bluesmen, THE Dubber confronts the world with only a guitar and his words. The self- taught singer/songwriter continues reinventing himself by fusing the styles of a 30 year musical journey. Rock, Jazz and Funk, flavored with the International sounds of Reggae, Middle Eastern Music and Afro Beat, creates the complex stew that helps him express his blues in an innovative and distinct manner.

Since 2005, the Washington DC born/South Carolina based musician has been trailblazing through America with an honest and intimate stage show. His sophisticated one man band guitar style and universal message of ONENESS, keeps THE Dubber booked year round. Always a crowd favorite, he has played such prestigious events as the South by Southwest Music Conference (Austin TX) and the Mid-Atlantic Music Conference (Charlotte NC).

With radio airplay here and abroad, a U.S. and European tour, plus three albums under his belt, “In the Temple of…” 2005, “Global Warning” 2010 and the recently released “Cleaning Up The Dirty South” 2014. THE Dubber is currently touring the American South to promote the latest album now movement under the same title. Partially funded by the South Carolina Art Commission, this project has taken a life of its own due to the candid message he delivers on the status of social and cultural progressions since his 8 years living and touring the South.

Meet The Dubber and embark on a fascinating musical journey. Join us January 25, 2015 at 3p PST/5p CST/6p EST – BlogTalkRadio.com/ColoredPeople

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Carmen Lundy – Soul to Soul

Carmen Lundy – Soul to Soul

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~ Carmen Lundy – Soul to Soul ~

Lundy began her professional career in Miami, FL as a jazz vocalist and composer when there were very few young, gifted and aspiring jazz vocalists on the horizon. Over four decades later, Ms. Lundy is celebrated throughout the world for her vocal artistry and is highly regarded for her jazz innovation.

A native of Miami, Florida, Carmen Lundy’s path to being one of today’s most talented, respected and sophisticated jazz singers began at age six, with her first piano lessons. She was deeply inspired by her mother who was then lead singer in the gospel group, The Apostolic Singers. Ms. Lundy attended The University of Miami as an Opera major, but soon discovered that jazz was where her talent really shone. While working steadily in the Miami Jazz scene, she graduated with a degree in Studio Music and Jazz – one of the first singers to do so. Lundy then moved to New York City in the spring of ’78 and immediately began working in jazz circles throughout the Tri-State area, and from Harlem to Greenwich Village, quickly impressing the notoriously critical jazz cognoscenti and audiences alike. Esteemed critic Gary Giddins stated (in 1983), “Jazz singing stopped regenerating itself about 20 years ago, and it’s not hard to see why, so it’s with some trepidation that I call your attention to an authentic young jazz singer named Carmen Lundy – she’s got it all.” Armed with a devoted following and critical kudos, the uncompromising Ms. Lundy continued to make waves, not just in North America, but in Asia and throughout the UK and Europe.

Currently on the Afrasia Productions label, Carmen will be releasing her 14th album on September 23, 2014. Almost two years in the making, it consists of new original songs by Lundy, and a few very special collaborations. The album features legendary artists – specialists on their respective instruments – including Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen, Randy Brecker, Mayra Casales, Ada Rovatti, Warren Wolf, Bennie Maupin, harpist Carol Robbins, and Simphiwe Dana, a stunning South African vocalist and composer, among others.

“I wrote the music with specific players in mind for each respective instrument,” says Lundy. “My producer and label co-owner Elisabeth Oei encouraged me to reach out to those musicians whose music I have loved and have been inspired by; some of whom I had worked with but never recorded with. I consider these artists specialists on their instruments. These are players who bring a distinctive sound to everything they play and add another layer of individuality to my original music.”

Patrice Rushen, for example, is featured on nearly every track on “Soul To Soul” because of the deep musical connection Carmen felt with her. “I could hear her sound in my music,” says Lundy, “Patrice creates these beautiful sonic palettes from which I could soar freely through the music. This project would not be as special to me if it were not for her incredible contribution.”

Carmen’s core rhythm section members Darryl Hall and Jamison Ross, “Soul To Soul” invites the listener on an intriguing journey. Whether the source of inspiration comes from time spent in Sardinia, Italy (“Soul To Soul” and “Sardegna”) or from her hometown of Miami in the songs “Kindred Spirits” and “Grateful” – “It’s important to acknowledge and remember where you come from and all those who provide unwavering moral support” says Lundy; from the beauty of Mary Lou Williams’ “What’s Your Story, Morning Glory” – “Geri Allen and I have spent many years performing the works of this great pianist,” Lundy remarks, “I could not miss the chance to have yet another of the great pianists/composers of our time be a part of this musical journey”; to the sexy bossa nova beat of “Everything I Need”, the moods and moments of “Soul To Soul” are genre-bending and traverse many borders, both literally and figuratively.

Of special note is the story of the track “Grace,” the result of a meeting with South African vocalist Simphiwe Dana.  At the time of the meeting – which coincided with tour dates Lundy and Dana had in Johannesburg and Los Angeles – Lundy was in the process of writing the song on guitar and had been haunted by it for months.  She then played the track for Dana who immediately began to sing the melody in her native tongue, and whose contribution to the track on the CD adds yet another dimension to the journey of “Soul To Soul.”

The highly regarded 2012 releaseChanges” (Afrasia Productions) is on several ‘Top 10 Albums of 2012’ lists, and continues to garner both critical and popular acclaim. Said James Nadal of All About Jazz, “With her release of Changes, veteran singer Carmen Lundy rises to that proverbial summit to enjoy the rarefied air of the chosen few.”

Grammy Winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album of 2011 – Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project – features the Carmen Lundy composition “Show Me A Sign”, with Ms. Lundy’s original performance from the album “Solamente” reinvented on the arrangement.

Carmen has had several Top Ten albums on JazzWeek (“Jazz and the New Songbook-Live at The Madrid”, “Come Home”, and “Changes”) and a #3 spot on Billboard’s Jazz Chart for 23 weeks with her debut album “Good Morning Kiss”. Among her other awards and recognitions, especially rewarding was Miami-Dade’s County Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners proclaiming January 25th “Carmen Lundy Day”, along with handing Ms. Lundy the keys to the City of Miami.

Having recorded more than thirteen albums as a leader, Carmen’s far-reaching discography also includes performances and recordings with such musicians as brother and bassist Curtis Lundy, Ray Barretto, Kenny Barron, Bruce Hornsby, Mulgrew Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kip Hanrahan, Courtney Pine, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Cobb, Ron Carter, Marian McPartland, Regina Carter, Steve Turre, Geri Allen, Robert Glasper, Patrice Rushen and the late Kenny Kirkland. Ms. Lundy’s 2005 release, the hugely successful “Jazz and The New Songbook-Live at The Madrid”, features some of the jazz world’s best known musicians paying tribute to Ms. Lundy.

Carmen Lundy’s work as a vocalist and composer has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, Variety, The Washington Post, Jazz Times, Jazziz, Downbeat and Vanity Fair among many others, as well as numerous foreign publications. Christopher Loudon of Jazz Times writes “Carmen Lundy, as beautiful inside as out, has accomplished the near impossible for a jazz singer by maintaining a solid, successful, three-decade career while focusing largely on original, self-penned material.” And Don Heckman of The Los Angeles TimesCarmen Lundy shows off her own, mature songbook. Her performance was the product of talent that has ripened fully. Lundy’s far-ranging, fluidly mobile voice roved through and around the melodies, and her innate sense of theatricality illuminated every layer of drama in her story-driven songs.

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 As a composer, Ms. Lundy’s catalogue numbers over 100 published songs, one of the few jazz vocalists in history to accomplish such a distinction, and has led to the first publication of the Carmen Lundy Songbook (2007). Her songs have been recorded by such artists as Kenny Barron (“Quiet Times”), Ernie Watts (“At The End Of My Rope”), and Straight Ahead (“Never Gonna Let You Go”). Officially endorsed by Neumann microphones, Carmen Lundy continues to compose and expand her vast catalogue.

Her own recordings consist of 1985’s “Good Morning Kiss” (CLR/Afrasia Productions), “Moment To Moment” (Arabesque/Afrasia Productions), “Night And Day” (CBS/SONY and re-issued by Afrasia in 2011), “Old Devil Moon” (JVC), “Self Portrait” (JVC), “Something To Believe In” and “This Is Carmen Lundy” (both for Justin Time), “Jazz and The New Songbook – Live at The Madrid” (2-disc set and DVD, Afrasia Productions), “Come Home” (Afrasia), “Solamente” and the 2012 release “Changes” (Afrasia Productions). Her newest recording “Soul To Soul” is almost 2 years in the making, and will be released in the Fall of 2014 on Afrasia Productions.

Teaching, too, is an important activity for Ms Lundy; she’s given Master Classes in Australia, Denmark, Russia, Japan, Switzerland, New York, Washington, D.C., Northern California, Los Angeles and other cities around the world. Since its inception in 1998, Lundy has and continues to participate in Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as Resident Clinician and guest artist. She has also worked with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz as guest artist and clinician.

Ms. Lundy is also a gifted actress active in theatre. “Acting,” as she told Dr. Billy Taylor in 2006, “helps me to get more comfortable and acquainted with the art of performance.” She performed the lead role as Billie Holiday in the Off-Off Broadway play “They Were All Gardenias” by Lawrence Holder, as well as the lead role in the Broadway show, Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Ladies,” and she made her television debut as the star of the CBS Pilot-Special “Shangri-La Plaza” in the role of Geneva, after which she relocated to Los Angeles, where she currently resides.

In addition to her recordings, Carmen Lundy has also composed and arranged for the Sonoton Music Library, the largest independent production music library in the world. Her music has been featured on such TV shows as “Mad Men”, “The L Word”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Baby Story”, and many others; as well as Feature Films and Documentaries including “9/11 – A Remembrance”.

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Carmen Lundy is also a celebrated mixed media artist and painter, and her works have been exhibited in New York at The Jazz Gallery in Soho, at The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, and at a month-long exhibition at the Madrid Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.  Special thank you to Chip Schutzman at Miles High Productions for collaborating with us and making this interview possible. www.carmenlundy.com

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Thelma Houston – Grammy Award Singer & Motown Legend

Thelma Houston – Grammy Award Singer & Motown Legend

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Houston is well-known to the world of Disco, R&B and Motown. One of her most notable singles during that period was “You’ve Been Doing Wrong for So Long” which secured her a Grammy nomination for a Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Houston released her third album Any Way You Like It in 1976 and the first single released was her version of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes’ 1975 song “Don’t Leave Me This Way”. In February 1977 the track hit Number 1 in the U.S. on the R&B and Club Play Singles charts and in April 1977 on the Hot 100 Charts.

“Don’t Leave Me This Way” won Houston the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the Grammys for 1977.

Thelma’s Grammy-honored career spans four decades of American musical history, yet her vocals have never sounded richer than today.

Thelma Houston & JANITOR met in 2012 while performing at a benefit concert in Northern California. He played cello. She sang. Despite the 42 years between them, a musical bond was clear. Writing and recording music since 2012, Thelma & JANITOR are pleased to release their debut EP, “fortytwo” ­named for the difference in their ages ­ on September 17, 2013. The five-song EP maps a journey of success and struggle in Thelma’s words and a genre-defying tapestry of contemporary and vintage sounds in JANITOR’s beats.

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When You Are In Love at Christmas Time

When You Are In Love at Christmas Time

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We are delighted to have Mr. Emotion back with us during this special time of the year!

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A time to celebrate our blessings, the love in our lives and the beautiful music of Bunny Sigler.

He is a pop and R&B songwriter and record producer who has done extensive work with the team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, and who was instrumental in creating the “Philly Sound” in the early 1970s.

Few songwriters have influenced a genre like Bunny Sigler. 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. Instant Funk’s “I Got My Mind Made Up”, Patti Labelle’s “Somebody Loves You Baby”, The Whispers’ “Bingo”, Jackie Moore’s “Sweet Charlie Babe” and The O’Jays “Sunshine” all came from the pen of Bunny Sigler.

He has been sampled by The Roots, Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, and Outkast and co-wrote “The Ruler’s Back,” the opening song on Jay-Z’s album, The Blueprint, and “Dilemma,” the 5-times platinum hit on Nelly’s album, Nellyville.

Bunny has released The Lord’s Prayer, which is a collection of gospel songs near and dear to Bunny’s heart and a beautiful single, “You’ll Never Know,” which is from his album From Bunny, With Love feature on our show earlier this year.

During his career, Bunny has amassed more than 35 million units as a producer artist and songwriter.

His newest album is “When You Are In Love at Christmas Time” – featuring 12 Christmas songs –

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We trust it will last beyond the holiday season…

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Kathy Yolanda Rice – Flesh of My Flesh

Kathy Yolanda Rice – Flesh of My Flesh

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Kathy Yolanda Rice has blessed us with her music in our “The Colors of music” shows along with other talented ColoredPeople.net artists. Now we are elated to dedicate a show featuring Kathy’s life and projects.

Kathy Yolanda Rice was born and raised in the cosmopolitan city of Huntsville, Alabama, where her passion for music and art was recognized at an early age. Kathy writes her own lyrics and musical compositions. Most of her original tunes are based on real life experiences and emotions, from childhood throughout her adult years.

Kathy began piano lessons at age 6, but knew that she always wanted to focus on singing. She took formal voice training at age 12 and continued throughout college, graduating from Alabama A & M University with a major in Music. Kathy embarked on a recording project with Hit Record Producer, Kelvin Wooten, formerly of Toni! Tony! Tone! Kelvin and Kathy created the magic that made her music so classy and unique. Wooten has produced hit songs for Anthony Hamilton, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Kelly Price, to name a few.

Kathy is a gifted vocalist with a style of her own while she captures the hearts of many with her precious voice and original compositions. Kathy’s latest 2013 release is a collaborative smooth jazz project with songwriter Gary Swann. The tune, Love is Like a Sunny Day, features Kelley O’Neal on Saxophone. Rice joined several other women musicians on the Bobby Pin Diaries movie soundtrack, which features her up-tempo tune, I’ve Gotta Find a Love for the February 2013 release.

August 2012 marked the release of a beautiful gospel project…the recording of the Walter Hawkins remake of Jesus Christ is the Way, by Nuove Mystique. Rice is the lyric soprano in the group. The jazzy rendition was released on Audio State 55 and is distributed by the Warner Music Group.

Through her networking with other women musicians, Rice was a featured artist on the Women in Jazz South Florida Volume III compilation CD, released in December 2012. Her classic jazz piece, Cloak and Dagger Affair, heads the lineup of this eclectic mix of jazzy tunes. In 2011, Rice performed her mellow vocals on Marc Lacy’s Narcoleptic CD on the track entitled, “Exodus.” In December 2010, Rice collaborated on a Soulful House project entitled, “Feeling the Heat” with world renown Dance/House music record producers Fabio Tosti and Francesco Tarantini on Music Plan Records out of Bari, Italy.

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Her recent release is a soulful and anointed Gospel Jazz duet with internationally renowned Television (Miami Vice) and film actor, Broadway performer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist Philip Michael Thomas.Kathy Yolanda Rice and Philip Michael Thomas capture the essence of true love with the magical blending of their voices. Accompanied by Kelvin Wooten’s Cool Jazz/Gospel/R&B track, their unique sound excites the soul and spirit!
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This anointed love song will cause you to fall in love over and over again, and renew your vows and keep your commitment to your significant other.
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Walter “Bunny” Sigler – From Bunny With Love

Walter “Bunny” Sigler – From Bunny With Love

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The legendary Walter “Bunny” Sigler is a four-time Grammy award winner and nominee who has been a writer, producer or recording artist on over thirty-six million CDs.  He has over four decades of multi-gold and platinum recordings both as a recording artist and producer.  The twelve original songs on this newest CD “From Bunny With Love” are evidence that Bunny remains a musical and creative powerhouse.

Bunny released on March 1, 2012 a new CD “From Bunny With Love.”
The new radio release single is “Nobody Else For Me.”

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The singer was born Walter Sigler in Philadelphia on 27th March 1941. Bunny recalls, “They called me Bunny right off because I was born two days before Easter. The first singing I did was in church – Sunday school. I wouldn’t say it was very funky, just straight. . . ‘Our Father which art in Heaven.’ But then I started going to my mother’s church, that was a Baptist Church, the Emmanuel Baptist. Now THAT was funky. I really dug the way people got down in church. I sang in school, all the kids did, you know the group kinda thing. I would get home at six in the morning and have to get up in a couple of hours and go to school. I had a little group called the Opals, me and my brother and two other guys. One was called Murphy who looked just like Nat Cole. We did quite a few shows,  but a couple of times the group didn’t show up so I had to do the show all by myself.

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A disc jockey called “Cannonball” heard me and got me to leave the group and sign a contract.  I recorded a thing called ‘Come On Home’, a Junior Parker song, for a company called Craig.”  “They called me Bunny ‘Mr Emotions’ Sigler, that a name I had given to me when I first started singing supper clubs.  I used to get on stage and start crying with my songs and going down on my knees and so on. I’m still that way, I guess.  But now I don’t cry on stage.”

Bunny recorded some more sides. But it was one summer, after performing at Atlantic City’s Ambassador Hotel that his big break came. Bunny was singing and improvising on the piano, searching for ideas, when he was brought to the attention of independent producers John Madara and Dave White (Len Barry’s “123”) by Leon Huff who suggested they check out Sigler’s performance at the Red Hill Inn. Impressed, they signed him to a deal that led to the release on Cameo of “Let The Good Times Roll”/”Feels So Good”, a soulification of two old R&B hits by Shirley & Lee. It’s irresistible groove saw it reach 12 in the US R&B Billboard charts.

When Cameo Parkway folded, Sigler began hanging around the hallways of Gamble Huff Productions, singing, strumming guitar and practising his newly acquired martial arts skills with wall punches and kicks. The latter proved unsettling to visiting clients leading Kenny Gamble to suggest that Sigler go into a room with Eugene Dozier and try to write some songs. Up to that point, Sigler hadn’t even thought about becoming a songwriter.
Around 1970, Gamble Huff Productions became Philadelphia International Records. When Eugene Dozier left the label, Sigler inherited his office. Sigler’s songwriting break came when a tune he co-wrote with Phil Hurtt, “(You Are My) Sunshine”, was released as a followup single to the O’Jays’ million selling ‘Back Stabbers’. Other Sigler/Hurtt tunes included on the ‘Back Stabbers’ album were “When The World Is At Peace” and “Who Am I”. The O’Jays’ followup album, ‘Ship Ahoy’, had Sigler’s first solo written song, “You Got Your Hooks In Me”, and the Sigler/Gamble tune “Don’t You Call Me Brother”. Sigler’s songs, productions, piano and background vocals are sprinkled throughout the Philadelphia International Records catalogue.

Sigler began to look for a group to develop, and through Jackie Ellis he met the TNJs (T for Trenton, NJ for New Jersey), a vocal group that built up a strong reputation around the Tristate area. Backing the TNJs were a band called Instant Funk. The nucleus of the band was bassist Raymond Earl and the Miller brothers, guitarist Kim Miller and drummer Scotty Miller. In 1972, Sigler was given the go ahead by PIR to record tracks for a his own album and he brought Instant Funk and the TNJs into the studio.

A single, a remake of Bobby Lewis’ “Tossin’ And Turnin”, gave Sigler his first chart hit (number 38 R&B) since “Let The Good Times Roll.”
In 1974, PIR issued two albums by Sigler, ‘That’s How Long I’ll Be Loving You’ and ‘Keep Smilin”. Though most tracks on Sigler’s PIR albums have backing tracks by MFSB, a significant number (including the whole ‘My Music’ album) feature the Instant Funk rhythm section. The section were also heard on hits by the O’Jays, Archie Bell the Drells, Evelyn “Champagne” King and Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes.

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With the Philly soul sound so hot, Sigler got a chance to work with a number of acts as a writer and/or producer, including the Whispers, Ecstacy, Passion And Pain and Carl Carlton. He cut tracks for artists on Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom label, including Mayfield himself (“Trippin’ Out”), and made a duet album with Barbara Mason. In 1976, Sigler got Instant Funk an album deal with Gamble Huff’s TSOP label.
A year later Bunny recorded an album for Curtom, “Locked In This Position”.

In 1978, Sigler, bringing along Instant Funk, switched to Goldmind, a label started by MFSB guitarist Norman Harris and distributed by Salsoul Records. With his first release for the label, Sigler scored a Top Ten R&B single with “Let Me Party With You (Party, Party, Party)”. The album of the same name was a smash in disco clubs. When Goldmind folded, all of its acts were transferred to Salsoul. About a year after its release and thanks to a Larry Levan remix, “I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)”, went on to be Instant Funk’s breakthrough hit (number one R&B). Both that single and the ‘Instant Funk’ album went gold. Just like at PIR, Sigler and Instant Funk worked with the acts on Salsoul – Loleatta Holloway, Double Exposure and First Choice as well as acts on other labels.

In the early ’80s, after the release of Bunny’s ‘Let It Snow’ album, Salsoul ceased operations. Sigler continued to write and produce, hitting with “Somebody Loves You Baby” (co-written with Eugene “Lambchops” Curry), a million seller for Patti Labelle, and taking Shirley Jones, formerly of Philadelphia International sister act the Jones Girls, to number one R&B with “Do You Get Enough Love” in August of 1986.

During his performing career Bunny had the honor to be invited to the United States Capitol where he sang the “23rd Psalm” at the investiture ceremony held at the Congressional Gold Medal to honor the Tuskegee Airmen on March 29, 2007. Bunny has been asked many times to sing the United States National Anthem at serveral major sporting events. Bunny has performed all over the world  and has entertained millions with his high energy show.  You won’t find anyone sitting down at a Bunny Sigler show !!

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Creating serveral hits over the span of his career that today’s generation keep sampling , Bunny continues to write, produce and Record new material. He is the co-writer of the song,  The Ruler’s Back which was an opening song for the Jay Z’s album, “Blueprint”.

He’s a living legend alright and a huge part of muisc history. Whether it’s performing, writing or producing he gives it his all….

It’s no wonder why the Industry has nicknamed him “Mr. Emotion” ~ BunnySigler.net

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