Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans
Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans (Los Angeles)
1962 - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah / Flip & Nitty (Philles 107)
1963 - Why Do Lovers Break Each Others' Hearts? / Dr. Kaplan's Office (Philles 110)
1963 - Not Too Young to Get Married / Annette (Philles 113)
1963 - Christmas EP (Philles EP 4005)
The Bells of St. Mary's
1963 - Zip-A-De-Doo-Dah (Philles LP 4002)
Zip-A-De-Doo-Dah / Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Heart / Let The Good Times Roll / My Heart Beat A Little Bit Faster / Jimmy Baby / Baby (I Love You) / The White Cliffs Of Dover / This Land Is Your Land / Dear (Here Comes My Baby) / I Shook The World / Everything's Gonna Be All Right / Dr. Kaplan's Office
1963 - A Christmas Gift for You from (Philles LP 4005)
Here Comes Santa Claus / The Bells of St. Mary's
Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans was an early 1960s vocal group produced by Phil Spector, and was initially conceived as a vehicle for the lead vocals of Bobby Sheen, who took the stage name Bob B. Soxx. The Blue Jeans were backing vocalists, Darlene Love and Fanita James, both of whom were also members of the then girl group The Blossoms.
Despite Sheen's status as group leader, by the time the trio entered the recording studio, Spector was often using Love as the group's primary vocalist. Sheen sang lead on the group's first hit, 1962's "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" (originally from the 1946 Disney movie, Song of the South).
Love, meanwhile, handled the lead vocals on Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans' two follow-up singles, 1963's "Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts?" and "Not Too Young to Get Married". Sheen and Love shared vocal duties on the only album the group ever recorded, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (1963).
Sheen can be heard as lead vocalist on the group's final recordings, "The Bells of St. Mary's" and "Here Comes Santa Claus," two tracks on the Spector-produced album, A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector (1963), on which Love also appears as a solo artist. On the cover of this album, a group portrait shows Sheen with two Blue Jeans vocalists, who have been identified as James and yet another Blossoms member, Gloria Jones.
Bobby Sheen & Phil Spector Phil Spector & Darlene Love
After 1963 the group was dropped by Philles Records and effectively ceased to exist. Sheen went back to using his real name, recorded some tracks for Capitol Records in the mid 1960s, and later joined a later touring version of The Coasters. Sheen had previously been a member of The Robins, joining in 1957.
Faneta James, Bobby Sheen, Gloria Jones
Love recorded a few solo hits, but, more memorably, was the lead vocalist on at least two hit records by The Crystals. It is also established that Sheen, Love and Wright were the voices on The Crystals' hit, "He's a Rebel".
(Update By Hans-Joachim)
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Flip & Nitty Why Do Lovers Break Each Others' Hearts?
Dr. Kaplan's Office Not Too Young to Get Married My Heart Beat A Little Bit Faster
Baby (I Love You) Here Comes Santa Claus The Bells of St. Mary's
This Land Is Your Land The White Cliffs Of Dover Jimmy Baby
I Shook The World Dear (Here Comes My Baby) Annette
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