Walter “Bunny” Sigler (born on 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 “Philly Sound” in the early 1970s. He is nicknamed “Mr. Emotion.”
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… Read more
Recently, Bunny has been sampled by The Roots, Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, and Outkast and co-wrote “The Ruler’s Back,” the opening song on Jay-Z’s album, The Blueprint, and “Dilemma,” the 5-times platinum hit on Nelly’s album, Nellyville.
He also released a new album, The Lord’s Prayer, which is a collection of gospel songs near and dear to Bunny’s heart.
Now he has released a new single, “You’ll Never Know,” which is from his forthcoming album From Bunny, With Love.
During his career, Bunny has amassed more than 35 million units as a producer artist and songwriter.
Lloyd Zane Remick, veteran entertainment attorney with the firm Zane Management, Inc., and long-time friend of Sigler, has partnered with the artist in launching Bun-Z Music & Records, LLC, with this recording as label’s debut. “Music is a universal language. And what song is known more universally than ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ ?” says Remick. “I believe that the music Bunny is singing can help change the world. I know it might sound a little idealistic, but I believe music has the power to unite us.”
Biography courtesy of BunnySigler.com.
01 – Jay-Z – The Ruler’s Back (The Blueprint, 2001) (Snippet)
02 – Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland – Dilemma (Nellyville, 2002) (Snippet)
03 – Patti Labelle – Love, Need And Want You (I’m In Love Again, 1983)
04 – Bunny Sigler – That’s How Long I’ll Be Loving You (Keep Smilin’, 1974)
05 – Shirley Jones – Do You Get Enough Love (Always In The Mood, 1986)
06 – Bunny Sigler – Girl Don’t Make Me Wait (Let The Good Times Roll & (Feel So Good), 1967)
07 – Bunny Sigler – Somebody Loves You (My Music, 1976)
08 – Bunny Sigler – In A Minute (From Bunny With Love & A Little Soul, 2012)
Background music during the interview:
The O’Jays – Sunshine, The O’Jays – Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby, Herman Kelly & Life – Do The Handbone, Bunny Sigler – Things Are Gonna Get Better , The O’Jays – You Got Your Hooks In Me, Bunny Sigler – Lord’s Prayer, Bunny Sigler – Let The Good Times Roll, Bunny Sigler – Let Me Love You Tonight, Bunny Sigler – Lovey Dovey, The O’Jays – Who Am I, Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made, Instant Funk – Bodyshine, Byron Sigler – How Bad Do U Want It