Sharon Redd
Morgana King
United States Army
Paul Simon
United Artists
(Media and Entertainment)
Phil Spector

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Bobby Susser

Knowledge Identifier: +Bobby_Susser


Bobby Susser

Multi-award winning, American songwriter, record producer, and performer, best known for his young children's music add

Category: Music

Born in 1942.

Countries: United States (67%), (27%), New York (7%)

Main connections: Children's music, Sharon Redd, Morgana King

Linked to: Jamaica High School, Queens College, City University of New York,, Daily News




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Bobby Susser was born in 1942 add something


He was a baseball pitcher and was honored by New York City as its "Most Valuable Player" within The New York City Baseball Federation League, 1957 add something


After producing four singles in 1961, and 1962 with his childhood friend Paul Simon, for the group Tico and The Triumphs, which included Susser's first Billboard Hot 100 chart record "Motorcycle," on Amy Records, he concentrated on writing and producing rhythm and blues songs add something


In 1961 he received an honorable discharge for serving in the United States Army add something


In 1963, he wrote, produced, and sold the master recording of the song "Kiss Me Now", sung by Florence DeVore, to Phil Spector add something


From 1965 through 1973, he continued to write and produce songs for Florence DeVore, as well as for, Sharon Redd, Lily Fields, Mamie Lee, Morgana King, Robert John, and Trini Lopez add something


Sharon Redd - She began her recording career with four singles in 1968 for the United Artists label, three written and all four produced by songwriter and record producer Bobby Susser


Titles from the early 1970s include "Learning Basic Awareness Through Music," "Pre-Physical Education Through Music," "Pre-Square Dance," "Let's Act As Consumers," and his series for young pre-readers, "Doctor Alphabet" add something


In 1971 he wrote and produced the controversial song "Once You Understand" on Laurie Records, sung by his own studio group, Think add something


During the 1980s, he visited schools with his young children's songs add something


Children's music - In the early 1990s, songwriter, record producer, and performer Bobby Susser, emerged strongly with his easy-to-learn, *award winning young children's songs and series, "Bobby Susser Songs For Children" that exemplified the use of children's music to educate young children in schools and at home


In 1992, he formed a new record company, "'New Hope Records"', in order to administer the distribution, sales, and license rights of his recordings add something


He wrote and produced songs for thematic albums, and by 1996 they had become some of the most popular young children's songs and recordings ever used in day care centers, schools, churches, synagogues, and homes add something


By 1998, Susser broadened his guest list of vocalists, and began working with a greater variety of adult and children singers who joined him, and made guest appearances on his song series for young children add something


Four decades later, in 1998, Ben E. King, lead singer of the Drifters, recorded an entire award winning collection of Susser's children's songs titled, "I Have Songs In My Pocket" add something


Billboard Magazine, July 18, 1998, page 96 add something


In the year of 1999, he went back to visit young children's classrooms and lectured on the subject of young children's songs add something


Educational Dealer magazine, April, 2009, Industry news section add something


" By December, the new album received Dr.Toy's Best Audio-Video-CD Product Award for 2009, and was cited as "An American Treasure Of Songs add something


In February 2009, Susser's children's series surpassed 5 million albums sold add something


Children's music - The use of children's music, to educate, as well as entertain, continued to grow, as evidenced in February 2009, when Bobby Susser's young children's series surpassed 5 million CD sales


It was stated that, "He will be starting in the northeast, in the spring of 2011 add something


In January 2011, it was announced, in a magazine of the school supply industry, that Susser will embark on a library tour add something


But, in an interview with eplay, he stated, that as of July 2011, he had to cancel touring indefinitely, due to a neck injury add something


He returned to the recording studio, and at the end of December 2011, in a career spanning 5 decades, that produced some of the best collections of children's songs, Susser completed his 25th album for children of all ages add something


On February 8, 2013, it was announced, that Susser will be a recipient of the prestigious, Teachers College, Columbia University, "2013 Distinguished Alumni Award", for his work, as a renowned, American songwriter, performer, and record producer, joining notables, and previous recipients, of Columbia's Distinguished and Service awards, global economist, Jeffrey Sachs, and congresswoman, Shirley Chisolm add something


On April 13, 2013, at Teachers College, Columbia University, Susser was honored and introduced by, Professor of History and Education, and scholar, Robbie McClintock, Ph.D, and President of the College, Dr. Susan Fuhrman add something


In May 2013, Susser was invited, by Grammy award winning producer, Kevin Mackie, to join a production team, to produce the fundraising album, "Action Moves People" and benefit "Move This World:" The global non-profit that uses creative movement to address and transform conflict and violence in communities across 22 cities, and 4 continents add something


The album was released on August 27, 2013 add something


In June 2014, Susser, along with producers Kevin Mackie and Krista Wallinger, won the 13th annual Independent Music awards in the Best Spoken Word Category for "ACTION MOVES PEOPLE." The album's proceeds go to benefit MOVE THIS WORLD charity, which is a global nonprofit that uses creative movement to address and transform conflict and violence in communities worldwide add something


On June 12, 2015 Susser was honored at the Josephine Foundation's annual gala dinner, for his lifetime of work add something


Children's music - In September 2016 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label acquired the Bobby Susser series, to further the exposure of children's music that teaches as well as entertains, throughout the world


On July 18, 2017, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings celebrated Bobby Susser's 75th birthday, and announced that they will be running a campaign sale on all of Bobby's music add something


On June 19, 2018, Susser released his 27th album for children of all ages, titled, "Green Light add something


On September 20, 2018, it was announced that "Green Light" received the Parents' Choice award add something


In May of 2019, Susser was ready to start recording a collection of songs that he kept to himself for six years add something