Release Date – 14th May 2021
Big Crown Records is proud to present Dear Sunny… a compilation of Sunny & The Sunliners covers by Big Crown artists. Everyone here stepped up to fill very big shoes doing these covers. Bobby Oroza teamed up with Cold Diamond & Mink and made a smashing version of Should I Take You Home. The Shacks took on the anthemic Smile Now, Cry Later while Holy Hive covers If I Could See You Now building off the uptempo dance floor energy of the original. Paul & The Tall Trees bring a crooning vibe to Rain Makes Me Blue and Brainstory turned Runaway into a haunting ballad reminiscent of early Lee Hazelwood productions. Some of these turn out to be covers of covers. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band takes on the funk collector’s holy grail from Sunny, his cover of War’s Get Down while 79.5 take Sunny’s version of My Dream and change the vibe from a floating love song to theme music for the brokenhearted. Mr. Lee Fields does “he One Who’s Hurting Is You and the latest addition to the Big Crown Roster, Lizette and Quevin, do a rendition of the song that brought Sunny to Dick Clark’s American Bandstand in 1963 and catapulted him to fame; his cover of Little Willie John’s Talk To Me. So as the letter begins, “Dear Sunny..” we hope that you enjoy this homage Sir. Thank you for all the music you have given all of us, it has been a pleasure to work with you and to get a chance to know you and your family.