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BOB B SOXX AND THE BLUEJEANS

BOB B SOXX AND THE BLUEJEANS ARE BOBBY SHEEN, DARLENE LOVE AND FANITA JAMES. ORIGINALLY TO BE NAMED BOBBY AND THE HOLIDAYS. THEIR FIRST SPECTOR PRODUCED EFFORT WAS A REWORKING OF THE DISNEY CLASSIC "ZIP- A- DE -DOO- DAH" FROM THE MOVIE "SONG OF THE SOUTH". WHILE RECORDING THE SONG, GUITARIST BILLY STRANGE ACCIDENTILLY HAD HIS MIKE CUT OFF AND HIS OVERPOWERING LEAD GUITAR WAS ONLY HEARD THROUGH OTHER STUDIO MIKES. THIS UNEXPECTED ACCIDENTAL SOUND WAS DESCRIBED BY ROB FINNIS IN "THE PHIL SPECTOR STORY" AS..."A MONSTEROUS - CLANKING SCI -FI RIFF LIGHT YEARS AHEAD OF IT`S ERA". THE SINGLE WENT TO #8 IN LATE 1962. THE SUCCESS OF THIS SOUND WAS IMITADED BY OTHER ARTISTS SUCH AS "SWINGING ON A STAR " BY BIG DEE IRWIN AND LITTLE EVA AND "MOCKINGBIRD" BY INEZ AND CHARLIE FOXX.

PHIL SPECTOR RELEASED TWO MORE SINGLES WITH THE GROUP BEFORE HE LOST INTEREST. "NOT TOO YOUNG TO GET MARRIED" AND "WHY DO LOVERS BREAK EACH OTHERS HEARTS". RIGHT ABOUT THIS TIME, PHIL SPECTOR TRIED THE SAME SOUND WITH A MALE GROUP CALLED THE ALLEY CATS AND THEIR SONG WAS CALLED "PUDDIN N` TAIN (ASK ME AGAIN AND I`LL TELL YOU THE SAME)", REACHING # 43 ON THE CHARTS. PHIL RELEASED ONE LP WITH BOB B SOXX AND THE BLUEJEANS BEFORE MOVING ON TO CREATE HIS MOST CROWNING ACHIEVEMENTS.

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