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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jeanette Get Your Hair Done
« Last post by jdman on February 15, 2019, 06:44:35 AM »
It's really no big deal. Dean always had good ideas and a great sense of humor. The reason I was curious is because I just recently realized that this was written during the Jan & Arnie phase. When you really listen, it sounds like a Jan & Arnie song(except for Dean's vocal of course) Listening to that 8 minute video really shows how talented Jan was very early on. For people to discredit his writing ability shows their ignorance of all the early songs he wrote before Surf City.

I guess Jan wanted to include Dean as writer in the beginning so it would be like he and Arnie. I'm sure Dean shared ideas and Jan credited him. But eventually, Jan attached himself to songwriters like Don, Artie, Brian, Roger, etc. Jan always gave credit to songwriters. He was very generous with that. Maybe to the point of diminishing his own songwriting legacy. But I digress lol
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jeanette Get Your Hair Done
« Last post by Surfermike on February 14, 2019, 09:50:26 AM »
I was going to mention the same thing 1Jay1 wrote. This was when Dean first entered the picture and probably thought he had some ideas for Janís new song. Even if it was a word or two or proper grammar. Just a way of showing that he was the new partner now. I guess Deanís the one who can answer that for us.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jeanette Get Your Hair Done
« Last post by 1Jay1 on February 14, 2019, 05:59:10 AM »
promo of baby talk at first was issued as jan and arnie, and jeanette was the bside, maybe jan and dean updated what jan and arnie were working on. Also don altfeld may have more info on deans part,as he also have writing credits.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Jeanette Get Your Hair Done
« Last post by jdman on February 13, 2019, 06:33:26 AM »
Another question and attempt to keep this board active. LOL In the video below, Jan Berry has clearly written Jeanette in 1958 for (I would assume) Jan and Arnie. It appears that Jan pretty much had this thing written before Dean came into the picture. So why did Dean get writers credit?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kXHO4h6aPU
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Clementine
« Last post by 1Jay1 on February 10, 2019, 08:50:08 AM »
its a great arrangment,and production,
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Clementine
« Last post by jdman on February 05, 2019, 11:19:21 AM »
Thanks Mark. I just noticed that Bobby Darin's version(which does not resemble Jan and Dean's) was credited to Woody Harris as writer.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Clementine
« Last post by Admin on February 05, 2019, 10:18:54 AM »
I'm curious as to why Jan & Dean got writers credit for Clementine. I know they may have changed some lyrics. But the music seems different too. It's the only rocking version of that song that I've heard.
Were they getting credit for changing the music too?

It was an old standard that was in the public domain, so they could legally put their names on it for their version. The vocals pretty much used the classic melody with a rock 'n roll arrangement. The lyrical tweaks were minimal.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Clementine
« Last post by jdman on February 05, 2019, 04:46:55 AM »
I'm curious as to why Jan & Dean got writers credit for Clementine. I know they may have changed some lyrics. But the music seems different too. It's the only rocking version of that song that I've heard.
Were they getting credit for changing the music too?
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Next release
« Last post by Surfermike on January 29, 2019, 09:24:27 AM »
Here's something I think we would all enjoy. A new movie about Jan & Dean released in the theaters. This time make it more accurate, including historical and visual. A few years before The Jan & Dean Record came out, I heard Mark Moore being interviewed on Sirius radio by a gentleman whose name I forgot. At the end of the interview, the subject of a movie was brought up once the new book came out. Maybe Mark's forthcoming new book on Jan will open some Hollywood producer's eyes. Keep your fingers crossed.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Next release
« Last post by 1Jay1 on January 29, 2019, 01:29:01 AM »
I d like to see a new Dean album, or Mike and Dean album.
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