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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Question about Little Old Lady from Pasadena
« on: March 29, 2010, 02:52:17 PM »
Mark, if you could answer this. 
I was on Ebay, checking out Jan & Dean, and the 45  Little Old Lady was on there. When I enlarged the picture, it said Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry and Lou Adler. On the discography on the website, it is Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry. Did Jan collaborate with Lou on that one?

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Carnival of Sound / Track 29
« on: March 26, 2010, 06:20:20 AM »
Carnival of Sound has been blasting out of my car for 2 weeks now. I love this album. Out of all the great songs and productions, my favorite is Track 29. It's just a background track, but if you jam it up and really listen, Jan's genious really comes through. I can't see how anyone can hear tracks like that and not consider Jan one of the best producers to come out of the 60's.

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Carnival of Sound / Re: Jan, You're Blowing My Mind
« on: March 25, 2010, 04:46:20 AM »
Bitman, I have to disagree a little bit. Although I agree with the comments on Fan Tan and Hawaii,great productions, I also think the covers were very good.Louisiana Man on the Rhino CD is far better than the Dean version. Stay and In the Still of the Night are 2 of my favorites as well. In fact, the 2 reviews Mark posted praised In the Still of the Night as the best track on the whole CD.
I don't know about that, but the covers are very strong in my opinion.

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Carnival of Sound / Re: Beach Boys Fan Site
« on: March 23, 2010, 05:03:04 AM »
I notice that on YouTube. You can always tell when a Beach Boy fanatic makes a comment on Jan & Dean. It's always very negative and misinformed. It's almost as if they think Jan & Dean are trying to take over the Beach Boys, which is crazy. I think they know that J&D were first and that it may be possible that Jan actually helped Brian a little bit,not just the other way around. It also must be horifying that "Surfin", the BBs first hit, had some J&D influence!!!
Why can't we all just get along?lol  For me, I'm glad Jan and Brian met. Rock and Roll is better because of it.

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The TAMI Show / Re: The TAMI Show Hosted by Jan & Dean
« on: March 20, 2010, 09:07:53 AM »
Yeah, I don't know why Jan chose that arrangement for From All Over the World. Music City was better. After watching the show, there were a few pitchie moments outside of Jan & Dean. I think the worst vocal was Mickey's Monkey by the Miracles. The Beach Boys had a couple of vocal hickups, but they were playing so fast, it's hard to hear. Brian was great on Surfer Girl. J&D certainly wasn't the worst live vocal on the show. Mickeys Monkey had to be the worst. Best vocal, to me, was Leslie and best performance was James Brown. Funniest moment was the Flames introduction by Jan & Dean. I think the show flowed very well. And I think Jan & Dean were great hosts.
Hopefully this release helps J&D get into the Hall of Fame. I sure hope it doesn't hurt there chances.

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The TAMI Show / Re: The TAMI Show Hosted by Jan & Dean
« on: March 19, 2010, 09:32:55 PM »
I got mine in today. It's great. Jan & Dean perform pretty well. Their vocals aren't terrible. There are other acts that struggled vocally as well. J&D did fine. The comments about Jan & Dean being trend riders didn't bother me too much because they kept up with what was going on, just like almost every other act in the world. The comment really didn't need to be made. The skateboard thing was original, and if they would have included production in the comments, Jan was very innovative and original. But I get what the guy was saying, as far as that performance, Jan & Dean wasn't quite up to par with James Brown and Leslie Gore. Great video!

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Carnival of Sound / Re: received my copy of carnival
« on: March 17, 2010, 05:26:34 AM »
Brian and Tony both double with Jan on Surf City. Their mikes are set back from Jan's. There is definitely more Jan leads on Surf City. Brian said he hears more Jan, so I'll trust Brian. Tony sings falsetto and Brian does the falsetto on the part Surf City Here we Come.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's how it went down.

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Dean
« on: March 10, 2010, 07:13:19 AM »
Happy Birthday Dean-O!!!

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Carnival of Sound / Re: received my copy of carnival
« on: March 09, 2010, 10:08:49 AM »
Just got mine. This is the most exciting release for Jan & Dean. I had no idea how good Jan still was as a producer after the accident. I know he had help, but it was still his production. Complete Liberty Singles and the Tribute were exciting as well, but this one takes the cake. For the first time, I actually like the stereo versions better than the mono.
I wonder why the version of Girl that was on the Tribute is not on this package.
Fantastic Album and CD!!! Thanks to Mark,Domenic, and Andrew for your hard work. Thanks to Dean for the art as well!!
Hey Mark, I guess you can tell Dom that you were right. Hawaii and Fan Tan were not started pre-accdent.

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: The 1977 Re-recordings.
« on: March 01, 2010, 06:45:55 AM »
I agree Surferbee.It's always good to hear other versions. I just wish those other versions were not credited to Jan & Dean. Dean's versions are good if they were credited to Dean Torrence or Papa Do run run, but not Jan & Dean.
I love the Ramones' version of Surf City and Blink 182 doing Dead Man's Curve.

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The TAMI Show / Re: TAMI Show
« on: February 19, 2010, 02:29:32 AM »
I'm looking forward to the TAMI release. I looked at the cover on Amazon. There's no Jan & Dean. It just includes the grooups like Rolling Stones,Beach Boys,Supremes, etc. I know Jan & Dean are on the video, but the cover is not historically accurate. Jan & Dean were the hosts of that show. They were the hot shots at the time. I knew they would just promote the groups that ended up being legends and hall of famers, but I wish the hosts of the show would get a little cover action.

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Schlock Rod Pt1 & Pt2
« on: February 19, 2010, 02:24:12 AM »
Is that true? 2dean2?  It does sound similar,but did Steve Martin admit that?

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / who dat?
« on: February 08, 2010, 05:20:08 AM »
I know this isn't the place, but Who Dat????

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Why do you enjoy Jan & Dean?
« on: February 03, 2010, 12:34:40 PM »
Thanks Surferbee. I enjoyed your story. I didn't know DMC got played in the UK.

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The TAMI Show / Re: Jan's comments at TAMI concert.
« on: February 02, 2010, 07:10:22 PM »
Yes, that comment was on the Command Performance album. it is a little eerie.

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