Today's Best Song Ever: "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" - Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans

What do you get when you combine Walt Disney and Phil Spector? A thoroughly unlikeable fellow, I'd imagine. A megalomaniacal,gun-toting lunatic who lives in a fantasy land? No wait. That's just Phil Spector.

But musically, the combination is sublime. Slowed way down, the tune is given a cool groove you wouldn't imagine possible. Layers and layers of sound, of course, over which the trio of Darlene Love, Bob B. Soxx (Robert Sheen) and Fanita James put down the infectious vocals of a tune first featured in Disney's 1946 film, "Song of the South."

The Soxx single hit #1 on the U.S. charts in December 1962 and was followed up in 1963 with "Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts?" and "Not Too Young to Get Married".

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Phil Spector Back to Mono 1958-69

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