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David Beard

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Favorite Jan vocal
« on: January 22, 2010, 08:19:59 AM »
What about Jan? My favorites are the upbeat tunes where Jan has that — for lack of better term — vocal twang working…

For me, "One Piece Topless Bathing Suit," "Summer Means Fun," "Hang On Sloopy" and… "It Ain't Me Babe"

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Re: Favorite Jan vocal
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 10:27:53 AM »
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"Ride The Wild Surf"

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Re: Favorite Jan vocal
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 10:56:14 AM »
"Popsicle" is one of Jan's best leads.

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Re: Favorite Jan vocal
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 12:05:15 PM »
Jan's solo part on We Go Together is one of his best. I like Jan's voice on just about all of them

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Re: Favorite Jan vocal
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 04:22:34 AM »
Probably "Ride The Wild Surf" and "Time & Space"

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Re: Favorite Jan vocal
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 12:32:55 PM »
This is hard! I agree that Ride the Wild Surf is a great vocal but can I add another rather unusual thought? Folk 'n' Roll has an uneasy reputation but includes some of Jan's best vocals - showing that he was capable of different styles. It Aint Me Babe is a real favourite - a great arrangement - a really tight rhythm, great drumming and great vocals. Unusual I know!

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Re: Favorite Jan vocal
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 02:48:16 PM »
I'm gonna go with "Tomorrow's Teardrops". I just like that song. I think Jan had a bit of an older tone and he was trying to sing too.

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Re: Favorite Jan vocal
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 01:18:03 PM »
Mine has to be Ocean Park angel,one of my fav jan and dean records,real great vocals by both jan and dean,

Had this been released i m sure this wold have put jan and dean back on the charts again

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Re: Favorite Jan vocal
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2010, 06:08:20 PM »
I agree with Surferbee that Folk & Roll is a showcase for Jan's singing talent.  It covers all the bases: gentle ballads, rock & roll, and protest songs with mock angst. (I will also note that Dean does a great job on Yesterday and the duo sings great on Turn Turn Turn.)

Out of Jan & Dean's Top 40 era, I like "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" and "Popsicle". 

From the albums, Jan sings great on "Summer Means Fun" and "I Gotta Drive".