ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH * BOB B. SOXX AND THE BLUE JEANS * LONDON 9646 * UK
Released in the USA on Philles 107 the unlikely titled but nether the less great Soul cut Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah was the first of three fine releases by singer Bobby Sheen and Darlene (Love) Wright, and Fanita James, recorded by high school classmate Phil Spector, who likened Sheen's voice to Clyde McPhatter. It is unfortunate that such a vocal talent as Sheen was not given better exposure by Spector under his own name as he could well have had a much higher profile than he does.
Bobby Sheen was born in in St. Louis in 1942, and began his recording career singing with the Robins and Marvin and Johnny, and a single released on Liberty in 1961, before recording for Philles. After leaving Spector he recorded for Dimension, Capitol, Warner Brothers, and Chelsea. Bobby Sheen died in November 2000 aged just 59.
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