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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Altfield-gibson
« Last post by Spazzatron on November 09, 2018, 01:07:06 PM »
Don & Jill wrote some nice songs that were used on The Yellow Balloon's album that are very "Jan & Dean in late '66."  They both worked with Jan on his Carnival of Sound project, but I think their professional partnership was already coming to an end even before the accident.  Obviously afterwards it was a very different dynamic and they'd both moved in other professional directions.

Roger Christian's car lyrics are great, other-subject material is another matter.  I find most of it lyrically cumbersome and ham-fisted.  I Can't Wait to Love You is a fantastic track, one of Jan's best from '65 but it suffers from Roger's mediocre lyrics.  They don't do anything to make the recording pop and there are a couple of lines that are downright embarrassing.  They just don't work.  The same is true for A Beginning From an End.  Great track, corny lyrics.  I think if Jan had more time to work on them or had a different lyricist on that material he might have gotten a hit record.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Altfield-gibson
« Last post by 1Jay1 on November 08, 2018, 08:11:27 AM »
Its a shame Don altfield and jill gibson, along with roger christian, didnt carry on as a team with jan, on a professonal level,in the 70s, as together they wrote some great songs,
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Dean's website
« Last post by Admin on November 01, 2018, 02:11:10 PM »
Dean's website seems to be down. Anyone know what's happening?

He's probably upgrading it.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Dean's website
« Last post by surferbee on November 01, 2018, 11:11:50 AM »
Dean's website seems to be down. Anyone know what's happening?
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: The girls on the cover of Mark's book
« Last post by Mark A. Moore on October 30, 2018, 02:04:36 PM »
Does anyone know the identities of the 3 girls that are on the cover of Mark's book, The Jan & Dean Record?  According to Dean in his latest book, it seems that photo by his sister took place at Columbia Recording Studio in April 1966. Possibly on the 6th. Mark also confirms that date but there is no mention of the 3. The only vocalist listed were Jan & Dean.

When I asked Dean about it, he said he didn't remember the girls' names. He originally told me he thought the photo was taken by Kathy at Liberty Studios, and that one of the girls was possibly the daughter of someone affiliated with the studio. But after my book came out, Dean identified the studio as Columbia Square when he put the photo in his memoir, plus the one of Jan at the piano in the same studio.

It makes sense. It's 1966 and matches a known session at Columbia.


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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / The girls on the cover of Mark's book
« Last post by Surfermike on October 30, 2018, 09:51:16 AM »
Does anyone know the identities of the 3 girls that are on the cover of Mark's book, The Jan & Dean Record?  According to Dean in his latest book, it seems that photo by his sister took place at Columbia Recording Studio in April 1966. Possibly on the 6th. Mark also confirms that date but there is no mention of the 3. The only vocalist listed were Jan & Dean.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Favorite Jan solo's
« Last post by NateRuvin on October 25, 2018, 07:56:30 AM »
Definitely "Love Her Tonight"
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Favorite Jan solo's
« Last post by jdman on October 22, 2018, 05:00:43 AM »
Yes, I agree with Tomorrow's Teardrops, pre-accident and Sing Sang a Song post accident. Also, the flip side of Tomorrow's Teardrops is Jan's Midsummer Nights Dream in it's original form. The vocals aren't his best and it's under produced but there is something about it that I love.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Favorite Jan solo's
« Last post by Surfermike on October 21, 2018, 12:58:06 PM »
I've always liked Sing Sang A Song that he did back in 1976. Crazy lyrics but a catchy tune anyway. Skateboard Surfin' USA is another great Jan Berry song with input from Dean. I like it much better than Sidewalk Surfing.  Tomorrows Teardrops has a nice Jan vocal also. I found the original 45 of that song back in the 80's.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Favorite Jan solo's
« Last post by suee56 on October 20, 2018, 10:36:35 AM »
Which are your favourite Jan solo's, pre and post accident, and which do you find the most haunting, these can also include songs which Dean paticipates on as well.

Mine are: Dead Man's Curve, Tomorrow's Teardrops, Poor Little Puppet, Those Words   (pre accident)   That's The Way It Is, How, How I Love Her, Ocean Park Angel (post accident)

I think the last 3 particularly haunting, given what he went through to perform again
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