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Kentucky Surfer

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Jan & Dean Playlists/Personal CDs
« on: July 04, 2014, 02:41:20 PM »
I have been thinking about compiling three Jan & Dean CDs for the player in my car.   The themes I envision are:

(1) California Doo-Wop (The Early Years)  -- This would start with "There In The Night" and continue through "The New Girl In School"

(2) The Clown Princes of Summer (Surf / Drag / Summer)--"Surf City", "Drag City", "Deadman's Curve", "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena"...

(3) Changing Times (Folk Rock and Beyond...) -- "When It's Over", "You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy",...all the way through "Save For A Rainy Day" and "Carnival Of Sound" 

I would like the opinion of others for about 20 good songs for each list.  So dig out those albums (CDs) and let me know what you think should be on each...

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Re: Jan & Dean Playlists/Personal CDs
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 12:04:35 PM »
  I've been trying to come up with the definitive Jan & Dean "box" for the last two months or so, spanning "Jennie Lee" to SECOND WAVE. I'm thinking 2 CDs maybe about 45 songs. Still a work in progress.

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Re: Jan & Dean Playlists/Personal CDs
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2014, 01:17:23 PM »
It would be difficult for me to span the years from 1958 to 2004 with just two CDs.  The three playlists / CDs I envision just go through 1967-68, and that will still be a challenge.

I think a box set is the right answer, but I don't know if it will ever happen...

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Re: Jan & Dean Playlists/Personal CDs
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2014, 02:02:24 PM »
  I'm thinking maybe 32 songs spanning 1958-66, then perhaps two tracks each from RAINY DAY and CARNIVAL, perhaps 10 from the seventies-eighties, then concluding with maybe 3 from SECOND WAVE, and a live track or two. That's about 50 songs on 2 CDs.

  My title is THE LEGEND OF JAN & DEAN. Once finished, I'm going to send a copy to the Rock & Roll Hall of Shame, attn. Jann Wenner.