Monday, March 30, 2015

Music Monday - "Do I Love You?" by The Ronettes (1964)

Sometimes I choose a Music Monday song for one reason:  it makes me happy.  "Do I Love You?" by the Ronettes is one of those songs.

This girl group started singing together as teenagers.  The singers consist of Veronica Bennett (a/k/a Ronnie Spector), her sister Estelle Bennet, and their cousin Nedra Talley.  They grew up in Spanish Harlem and originally called their group The Darling Sisters.  They started working with Spector as The Ronettes in 1963.

"Do I Love You?" was a Top 40 song for The Ronettes in 1964.   It features everything that made them great:  Ronnie Spector's amazing voice, terrific instrumentals, and the "wall of sound" that Phil Spector engineered.

I heard this song for the first time in a long while on the radio a few days ago, and had forgotten how much I like it.  I hope you do, too.