Sunny (Bob Hebb)
Composer : Bob Hebb
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Famous pop standard by Bobby Hebb (and not Boney M) dating from 1963, Sunny is a simple structure (16 bars) on a basic harmonic progression in A minor (I / III / VI / II / V) with a few accidents: C7 instead of Cmaj7 bar 2, Bb7 substitution of E7 bar 12.
The left hand pattern sets the harmony (the two upper notes) with a “dotted quarter / eighth note” rock groove and the right hand is free to play the melody and solos.
Sunny is the ideal song for Jam sessions: simple, effective and the whole world has it in its ear.