I presented this song when I had celebrated the second anniversary of my website. But today I will show you more details about this project. I want to thank Gary Curtis Culpepper for all his info and for his help to me.
Sugar was an obscure studio group which worked this project along with the producer, arranger, songwriter and singer Gary Curtis Culpepper (born 1954). Gary Curtis Culpepper has written songs for the famous group Kool & The Gang in the 80s.
I think that this particular song called "Happy Birthday" deserved more recognition. Most of the people know another song "Happy Birthday" by Stevie Wonder. However I believe that this song is as nice as Stevie Wonder's. I hope from today some radios in Europe or USA will learn this song and will play it on the radios.
The lead singer of the group was Terry Day Rogers (sadly has died). Larry Conley on saxophone (played sax for the group Townsend, Townsend, Townsend & Rogers and Surface), Reggie Rogers on drums, David Townsend of the group Surface and son of singer/songwriter Ed Townsend on guitar (sadly has died), Glen Merryweather on bass and Gary Curtis Culpepper on all keyboards. Backing vocals by Terry Day Rogers, Fonda Lewis Simmons, and Gary Curtis Culpepper.
This song was written by Gary Curtis Culpepper. Produced and arranged by Gary Curtis Culpepper. Executive produced by David Casey and Walt Gollender. It was released on Da-Wal Records.
Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full.