Walter "Bunny" Sigler (born March 27, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 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 " [1 ] Philly Sound" in the early 1970s. He is nicknamed "Mr. Emotion."
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. He also co-wrote "The Ruler's Back", the opening song on the album by The Blueprint Jay-Z.
Originally a performer, Sigler first
recorded for the V-Tone Records label in 1959. He has also recorded for the Decca, Parkway, Gamble, Philadelphia International and Gold Mind labels. Gold Mind, headed by Philly guitarist/writer/producer/arranger Norman Harris was a subsidiary of Salsoul Records. In 1967, he had a hit record on Parkway: a cover of "Let the Good Times Roll/Feel So Good," which peaked at #22 in August. He also appeared on "Soul Train" where he sang his hit song, "That's How Long I'll Be Loving You." Sigler sang the " 23rd Psalm" at the ceremony awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen on March 29, 2007, at the United States Capitol. [2 ]
Discography [ edit ]
Studio albums [ edit ]
Let The Good Times Roll And Feel So Good (Parkway PS-50,000) 1974:
That's How Long I'll Be Loving You (Philadelphia International) 1975:
Keep Smilin (Philadelphia International) 1976:
My Music (Philadelphia International) 1977:
Locked In This Position (with Barbara Mason) 1977:
Let Me Party With You (Gold Mind) 1979:
I've Always Wanted To Sing...Not Just Write Songs (Gold Mind) 1980:
Let It Snow (Sal-Soul) 2003:
Let Me Love You Tonight (Grapevine Records) 2008:
The Lord's Prayer (101 Distribution) 2012:
From Bunny With Love & a Little Soul (Bun-Z Music & Records) 2012:
"When You're In Love At Christmas Time" (Bun-Z Music & Records)'
Compilation albums [ edit ]
The Best of Bunny Sigler: Sweeter Than the Berry (Sony/Legacy) 1998:
Bunny Sigler (Sony Special Products) 2006:
The Best of Philly Soul — Vol. 2 (That Philly Sound) 2007:
A Soulful Tale of Two Cities (Soul Renaissance Records)
Songs performed by Sigler appear on 53 compilations (according to
Singles [ edit ]
1965 "For Crying Out Loud" US Decca
1966: "Comparatively Speaking" US Decca
1966: "Girl Don't Make Me Wait"
1967: "Let The Good Times Roll And Feel So Good"
1967: "There's No Love Left (In This Old Heart Of Mine)"
1970: "Don't Stop Doing What You're Doing"
1970: "Where Do The Lonely Go"
1972: "Heaven Knows I've Changed"
1973: "Theme For Five Fingers Of Death"
1973: "Tossin' And Turnin"
1974: "Keep Smilin'"
1974: "Love Train (Part 1)"
1975: "Shake Your Booty"
1976: "My Music"
1977: "Let Me Party With You (Party, Party, Party)"
1977: "Locked In This Position"
(with Barbara Mason) 1978: "I Got What You Need"
1978: "Only You"
(with Loleatta Holloway) 1978: "Don't Even Try (Give It Up)"
1979: "By The Way You Dance"
1979: "Glad To Be Your Lover"
1986: "What Would You Do Without Love"
2001: "Are You A Freak (Like Me?)"
(with Prince Dred) 2007: "Got To Give It Up"
References [ edit ]