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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".
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.
He is a four-time Grammy award winner 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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Legendary writer, producer and recording artist, Walter “Bunny” Sigler has been in the music business for over four decades. As a four-time Grammy award winner and nominee with more than 35 million units sold, Bunny continues to awe his audience with his classic sound.
“Bunny Sigler IS Philadelphia music.”
“…Bunny Sigler proves himself as some sort of mad scientist songwriter, who mixes together ingredients of many genres and warps them into something unique that he can call his own.”
“… Bunny Sigler is still viable as an R & B singer / songwriter over forty years after his first hit record. With this new album, Bunny is sure to delight some old fans and pick up quite a few new ones.”
“As I listened to Walter “Bunny” Sigler’s music I thought of it sounding like the suave appearance of Billy Dee Williams set to music.”
“…Bunny bestows upon us his infinite knowledge of R&B, soul and the true sound of funk with ‘Face the Music.’”
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes singer/songwriter Bunny Sigler to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his musical journey and his new single BUTTERMILK AND CORNBREAD.
Walter "Bunny" Sigler is a product of Philadelphia. He is a legendary 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” genre of music in the early 70’s.
He has worked with most of the artists associated with Philadelphia International like 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 album The Blueprint by Jay-Z. Originally a performer, Sigler first recorded for V-Tone Records in 1959. He has also recorded for Decca, Parkway, Gamble, Philadelphia International and Gold Mind labels. In 1967, he had a hit record on Parkway: a cover of Let the Good Times roll/Feel so Good.” He also charted another hit with “That’s How Long I’ll Be Loving You.”
Bunny Sigler is a legend in soul music songwriting.
Welcome to the an awesome Friday Night Dance Party! In Hour 1: Four-time Grammy winning producer-singer-songwriter Bunny Sigler's new album 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 latest, 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.
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Known to fans as 'Mr Emotion', Bunny Sigler, the legendary 4-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter and producer, chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about his new album BUNDINO that releases on May 12, 2015. Bundino is a complete work of romantic R&B, soul ballads with a contemporary sound.
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.
This interview originally aired on May 3, 2015, on Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays variety show, that streamed live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.
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 was the force behind some of the greatest hits from the 1960s and 1970s, including Instant Funk’s “I Got My Mind Made Up” and Patti Labelle’s “Somebody Loves You Baby.” Bunny was also instrumental in creating the “Philly Sound” in the early 1970s. He did extensive work with the team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, and has worked with most of the artists associated with the Philadelphia stable including The O’Jays, Jackie Moore, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Barbara Mason, Billy Paul, Lou Rawls, Patti LaBelle and Stephanie Mills. With the proliferation of the rap and hip-hop genres, Bunny’s songwriting has been utilized by the world’s top artists including The Roots, Outkast, Mary J. Blige, The Notorious B.I.G., and Nelly, whose 2002 smash hit “Dilemma,” was co-written by Bunny and spent a number of weeks at number 1 on the charts throughout the world. He also co-wrote “The Ruler’s Back”, the opening song on the widely respected and critically acclaimed album The Blueprint by Jay-Z. He stops by to chat about his successful career and his latest projects in Tuesday, January 15, at 8:30pm EST.
Few songwriters have influenced a genre like Bunny Sigler. Bunny has worked with most of the artists associated with the Philadelphia stable including The O'Jays, Jackie Moore, The Roots, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Lou Rawls, Barbara Mason, Billy Paul, 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.