b. Walter Sigler (a.k.a. Bundino Siggalucci), 27th March 1941, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
d. 6th October 2017, U.S.A.
Bunny Sigler is a songwriter and producer who hails from Philadelphia.
He became a mainstay at the Philadelphia International Records imprint throughout the Seventies.
Bunny was born in Philadelphia in 1941, and was given the nickname 'Bunny', suggested by his mother, who said he looked like an 'Easter Bunny'.
He was also known as 'Mr Emotions' during his early career.
His parents were Henry and Susie May Sigler, who took a young Walter along to the Roman Emanuel Baptist Church as a child.
Bunny's early aspirations were in basketball playing, prior to becoming a singer and songwriter.
At times he varied his surname as a solo performing artist, performing under the names O’Sigler, Sligowitz, Bundino Siggalucci and De Siglio.
family dance b/w hold on - 1959 / come on home b/w i won't cry - 1961 / comparatively speaking b/w will you love me tomorrow - 1966 / let them talk b/w will you love me tomorrow - 1967
Bunny first recorded for the Philadelphia based V-Tone Records label in 1959 as part of a doo-wop group called the Opals (who featured: Bunny Sigler, James Sigler, Ritchie Rome And Jack Faith.
He also worked with several Philly Doo-Wop group's including the Cruisers, who comprised of: Gene Williams, Randy Hamilton, Paul Long and McKinley Anthony.
let the good times roll - 1967 / that's how long i'll be loving you - 1974
Bunny later made a name for himself singing a medley of R & B hits, finding success in 1967 with 'Let The Good Times Roll' & 'Feel So Good' (number 20 R & B and number 22 pop) and 'Lovey Dovey' & 'You're So Fine'.
In the 70's, he set aside his recording career in order to concentrate on songwriting.
For a short period, Bunny joined Phil Hurtt, Jackie Moore, LeBaron Taylor, and Tony Bell as a member of the group The Young Professionals, who released the single 'Let's Get It On' for the Atco imprint (a version of the Marvin Gaye evergreen).
In 1973, Sigler returned to the charts on Philadelphia International Records with a remake of the old Bobby Lewis's hit 'Tossin' And Turnin' (number 38 R & B).
keep smilin' - 1975 / my music - 1976
His 1975 album, 'Keep Smilin' featured the popular Soul song 'Things Are Going To Get Better', however, it was the title track of the album, which saw further success in 1976, as a result of the cover version by Jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo.
By the late 70's Bunny had embraced the Disco genre, recording for the Gold Mind label.
locked in this position - 1977 / let me party with you - 1978 / i've always wanted to sing..not just write the songs - 1979 / let it snow - 1980
In 1978 he achieved his biggest hits with 'Let Me Party With You' (reaching number 8 R & B and number 43 pop) and 'Only You' (reaching number 11 R & B and number 87 pop), the latter recorded with Loleatta Holloway.
By 1979, Bunny was writing and producing for the Salsoul Soul group Instant Funk, who were his backing group across this period.
Bunny, himself, was a member of the Salsoul Orchestra.
what would you do without love? b/w 'juvenile - 1986 / count on me b/w/ lam slam'n - 1991
In 1986 he recorded 'What Would You Do Without Love?' b/w 'Juvenile' on the Star Island label.
In 1991, he re-surfaced on an independent label, recording under the unusual name of 'Lambchops' for the ballad, 'Count On Me' b/w 'Lam Slam'n' for the Quan-Yaa QY imprint.
let me love you tonight - 2003 / the lords prayer - 2008 / with love and a little soul - 2012 / when you're in love at christmas time - 2012
In 2003, 'Let Me Love You Tonight' was released on the Grapevine imprint.
Bunny sang the '23rd Psalm' at the ceremony awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen on the 29th of March 2007, at the United States Capitol.
A year later, Bunny sang the United States National Anthem before the Kelly Pavlik vs. Bernard Hopkins boxing match.
That year also saw the release of a Gospel album entitled 'The Lords Prayer', for the 101 Distribution imprint.
In 2009, he penned a single and performed a number of concerts with the Israeli hip hop jazz fusion group Coolooloosh.
In 2012, two albums were released for Bunny's own Bunzmusic imprint, namely 'With Love and a Little Soul' and 'When You're In Love At Christmas Time'.
As a writer, he penned 'The Ruler's Back', the opening track on the album The Blueprint by Jay-Z.
In 2015, Bunny released the album 'Bundino' on Bunz Music & Records.
He passed away from a heart attack in October 2017.
Let The Good Times Roll (Parkway Records 1967)
That's How Long I'll Be Loving You (Philadelphia International Records 1974)
Keep Smilin' (Philadelphia International Records 1975)
My Music (Philadelphia International Records 1976)
with Barbara Mason:
Locked In This Position (Curtom Records 1977)
Let Me Party With You (Gold Mind Records 1978)
I've Always Wanted To Sing ... Not Just Write Songs (Gold Mind Records 1979)
Let It Snow (Salsoul Records 1980)
The Best Of Bunny Sigler (Sony Records 1996)
Let Me Love You Tonight (Grapevine GVCD 3005 2003)
The Lord's Prayer (101 Distribution Records 2008)
With Love and a Little Soul (Bunzmusic Records 2012)
When You're In Love At Christmas Time (Bunzmusic Records 2012)
Bundino (Bunz Music & Records 2015))