Martin Scorsese has used so many excerpts of girl group doo-wop songs in his gangster films that I’ve lost count. I’m not even sure if Darlene Love‘s “Wait Til’ My Bobby Gets Home” is heard in Goodfellas or Mean Streets or The Irishman or Who’s That Knocking On My Door?. But I know that when I look at that Philles Records label, it seems only right and fitting that the authorship credits should read (P. Spector-E. Greenwich-J. Barry-M. Scorsese).
I don’t even like this song all that much, but I can’t get it out of my head. It’s ear-bugging me.
“Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home” was recorded at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles in May 1963. Vocals by Love and her sister Edna Wright. Arranged by Jack Nitzsche, engineered by Larry Levine. Spector’s Wall of Sound was played by The Wrecking Crew.
On 5.29.09 Spector was sentenced to 19 years to life for second degree murder. Now 80, he’s currently at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton, California.