Monday, 2 December 2019

Day 2 - Here Comes Santa Claus - Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans

Bob B. Soxx was the pseudonym of Bobby Sheen and together with the Blue Jeans -  Darlene Love and Fanita James - they cut this Christmas classic in 1963 as part of Phil Spector's 'A Christmas Gift For You' album. 

Back when this calendar was in its infancy, this might have been considered a bit mainstream but radio airing of Spector's album has dropped off a lot since the producer's incarceration for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson who was found dead from a bullet wound in Spector's home in 2003. After two trials, Spector was found guilty of second-degree murder in 2009 and is serving a 19 years to life sentence, but will be eligible for parole in 2025.

This and the other Sox track on the album 'The Bells of St Mary' are effectively Sheen's total career in music.




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