Released in February 1963, Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans’ “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” gave Phil Spector’s Philles label its second Top 10 hit, with a cover of the classic Disney song. The Blue Jeans were two members of girl group The Blossoms: Fanita James and future solo star Darlene Love.
“Marshmallow World,” recorded by Darlene Love for the album A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector, is featured in a new Google commercial for Android phones. Listen for it this holiday season!
On April 2, 1970, Phil Spector put the final touches on the Beatles‘ Let It Be album, ending their time as a recording entity until the Anthology project in the mid-’90s.
According to Mark Lewisohn’s The Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Abbey Road Studio Session Notes, 1962 – 1970, Spector and engineers Peter Brown and Roger Ferris were holed up in Room 4 of Abbey Road Studios and made stereo mixes of “The Long and Winding Road” and “Across the Universe.”
… George Harrison‘s “I Me Mine” was, at 1:34, the shortest song on the record. … Spector spooled the tape back to 0:31 (“All through the day“) and let it run until he got back to the original spot. This edit added 51 seconds to the song, increasing its length by roughly 65 percent.
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