Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - Zip-A-Dee Doo Dah (1963)

Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans' funky, modern update of "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" from the Disney feature Song of the South landed the group in the Top Ten in 1962. The Phil Spector-produced group, comprised of Robert Sheen and two-thirds of the Blossoms (Darlene Love & Fanita James), scored two more hits the following year with songs Spector co-wrote: "Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts?" and "Not Too Young to Get Married." All three hits are included on the group's sole album, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, a 12-song platter consisting of a number of high-quality girl group recordings and a few odd departures like the rock & roll instrumental "Dr. Kaplan's Office" and an inexplicable cover of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land." Curiously, Sheen (aka Bob B. Soxx) is the nominal head of the group, but is hardly in evidence except on the bluesy "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" and "Dear (Here Comes My Baby)," the latter of which highlights his vocal resemblance to Clyde McPhatter. "Baby (I Love You)" became a hit for the Ronettes in 1963, and the cover of "The White Cliffs of Dover" is either album filler, a rehash of the "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" formula, or both. Listeners with a pointed interest in girl groups shouldn't be discouraged by the group's name, since Sheen/"Soxx" is mostly inaudible and Spector's production and songwriting contributions dominate.

1963 LP Zip-A-Dee-Doo (US Phillis PHILP-4002)

A1. Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
A2. Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts
A3. Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - Let The Good Times Roll
A4. Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - My Heart Beat A Little Bit Faster
A5. Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - Jimmy Baby
A6. Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - Baby (I Love You)

B1. Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - White Cliffs Of Dover
B2. Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - This Land Is Your Land
B3. Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - Dear (Here Comes My Baby)
B4. Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - I Shook The World
B5. Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - Everything's Gonna Be Allright
B6. Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - Dr. Kaplan's Office

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richmusic said...

Great post, nice blog. Thanks for information. How I could download Bob B Soxx's album, please ?. I'd searching this for long time. Thanks in advance. Rich

Bernardo said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/408805678/BOBBSATBJ-ZADDD.zip.html

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