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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: fun question about the movie "Christine"
« on: March 19, 2019, 05:04:32 AM »
Fantastic!! Well I guess that answers my question. No doubt about it in my mind. There is a connection to Jan and Arnie(Dean) by using the main characters names as a Jan & Arnie / Jenny Lee reference. Thanks for sharing that Mark!

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / fun question about the movie "Christine"
« on: March 18, 2019, 12:31:14 PM »
I've watched this movie several times. But this weekend it played and I caught something I've never noticed before. For those of you who don't know, Christine is about a car that possesses it's owner. Whenever a 50's song plays, it commences killing someone or whatever. lol

It never plays a Jan and Arnie or Jan & Dean song, but the lead character's name is Arnie and he is dating Leigh (pronounced Lee).

Could that be the director or writers way of including Jan and Arnie (Jenny Lee)???

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jans production
« on: February 27, 2019, 05:00:39 AM »
Damn! How'd I miss that. okay, thanks

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jans production
« on: February 26, 2019, 05:02:15 AM »
I need help. What is (HTC) FAOTW

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jans production
« on: February 21, 2019, 05:30:21 AM »
I think Jan had a reputation for doing it over and over again. With DMC, he went back and re-did the vocals for the hit version. Does that count?
it's funny you should use John Lennon. Hal Blaine said that Lennon used Jan's dual drum method in his recordings.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jeanette Get Your Hair Done
« 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

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Jeanette Get Your Hair Done
« 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?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Clementine
« 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.

« 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?

« on: January 03, 2019, 04:22:20 AM »
I'd love to see a release of all that stuff. and if those tapes from 1965 live exist, that would be great as well.
just so you know, most of the albums are available digitally. But there's not enough Jan & Arnie and early Jan and Dean. There's some, but we need more.

« on: December 21, 2018, 11:06:15 AM »
how do you do a box set now? I think those days are over. Everybody streams.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Dean Torrence - Album Cover Hall of Fame
« on: December 03, 2018, 04:30:46 AM »

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: what is the deal with Sidewalk Surfin
« on: November 21, 2018, 09:55:29 AM »
I think Honolulu Lulu was very deserving of a top 10 hit. The production is really strong. Of course, Sidewalk Surfin was strong as well

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / what is the deal with Sidewalk Surfin
« on: November 19, 2018, 07:54:46 AM »
First of all, I love what Jan did with this song. It's a great production and an improvement on the BB album cut. But with that said, it was barely a Top 25 record and it plays on oldies stations about as much as Surf City and Little Old Lady. It plays more than DMC. which is crazy! It plays much more than Drag City and Honolulu lulu, which are Top 10 songs.

So what's the deal? Why so much attention for a song that was barely top 25 and Jan and Dean's 10th biggest hit?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Altfield-gibson
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:51:14 AM »
I agree with you 100%. The lyrics needed help in 1965. Jan's music was great! But the lyrics just didn't get it to the next level.

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