That's All I Wanna Know

TR 20691LP TR 20691LP

LP version. Includes CD. Trocadero present a reissue of the third and final Bobby Hebb album That's All I Wanna Know, originally released in 2005. Bobby was living in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2000 when Rüdiger Ladwig found him. The pair subsequently worked together on compiling two volumes of A Collection Of Various Interpretations Of Sunny for the Trocadero label, released in 2012. The two CD anthologies contained 33 vintage versions of "Sunny", including Bobby's own, that underscored the incredible wealth of contrasting renditions of Hebb's signature theme. Soul (James Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops), jazz (Stan Kenton, Herbie Mann, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Smith), pop (Dusty Springfield, Jose Feliciano, Shirley Bassey), rock (Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Ventures) -"Sunny" was truly universal. Hebb recorded his third and final studio album, That's All I Wanna Know with the producer team Konstantin Wienstroer, Veit Lange and Jürgen Dahmen with Rüdiger Ladwig as executive producer at Black Sheep Studio in Düsseldorf, Germany, proving conclusively that his unique sound was as relevant and bracing as ever. Released in 2005, the disc contained soul-steeped revivals of Syl Johnson's "Different Strokes", Little Milton's "We're Gonna Make It", and James Carr's title cut as well as remakes of gems from Bobby's heyday ("Love Love Love", "Bound By Love", and "Cold Cold Night" a Hebb/Phil Medley composition that Philips never issued). Bobby tipped his hat to Hank Williams with a brisk "Cold Cold Heart", and the set featured a lovely treatment of "Sunny" that paired Bobby with Astrid North, former lead singer of the German band Cultured Pearls. It marked the only time Hebb cut his trademark theme as a duet. Bobby Hebb passed away August 3, 2010 in his hometown of Nashville. Although he'll always be remembered for "Sunny", his recorded legacy is a lot richer and fuller than one certified 20th Century classic.