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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jans production
« Last post by surferbee on February 24, 2019, 11:49:17 AM »
Listening to some of Jan's recording studio outtakes - he was a perfectionist. I love the 3 Window Coupe outtake when he is dieting with himself. Very different from the final version. Dead Man's Curve s the obvious rework but Gonna Hustle You et al morphing into the very different New Girl is another.
I just wish we had more of Jan  in the studio - and, as I've said before, so few photos of him working. The Pop Symphony pictures - there's not much else.

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Jan & Arnie / Re: Bonnie Lou ó B-Side of Gas Money (1958)
« Last post by angeles71 on February 21, 2019, 05:54:16 PM »
love this just found my old copy
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jans production
« Last post by 1Jay1 on February 21, 2019, 08:46:51 AM »
Good reply. That does count, maybe new girl in school was gonna be the single, and deadmans curve was an album track, and then somebody suggested deadmans curve as a single. So jan re worked the track.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jans production
« Last post by jdman 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.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Jans production
« Last post by 1Jay1 on February 20, 2019, 10:37:53 AM »
Back in 1967, john lennon was not happy with strawberry fields. It was recorded and put together first part of one version and the 2nd part from another version to give john the closest to what he wanted, but was never happy with the finish. Does any know if jan wanted to rework any of his productions? Maybe wasnt happy with what he done. 
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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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