Jan & Dean: Official Message Board for Jan Berry

JAN & DEAN => DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT => Topic started by: jdman on February 13, 2019, 06:33:26 AM

Title: Jeanette Get Your Hair Done
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
Title: Re: Jeanette Get Your Hair Done
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.
Title: Re: Jeanette Get Your Hair Done
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.
Title: Re: Jeanette Get Your Hair Done
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