2010 was my big Phil Spector Rediscovery year. Last summer I saw Vikram Jayanti‘s The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector, and it put the hook in and turned on the switch. A week or so ago I bought a Spector retrospective set called “Back To Mono.” Here are two of my favorite cuts — Zippity-Doo-Dah and the RonettesWalking In The Rain . (Here’s a stereo version without the storm clouds.)

Jayanti’s doc was paid the ultimate compliment — imitation — when Barry Levinson, David Mamet and Al Pacino announced intentions on or about 10.8 to make an HBO drama about Spector with Pacino in the title role. ¬†