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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / what is the deal with Sidewalk Surfin
« Last post by jdman 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?
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan's stand alone biography
« Last post by 1Jay1 on November 13, 2018, 04:07:07 AM »
Hey surferbee, is that the name of jan book? I d like to see, Don altfield and jill gibson work on jan biography, as they worked with jan.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Altfield-gibson
« Last post by jdman 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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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Jan's stand alone biography
« Last post by surferbee on November 12, 2018, 03:08:59 AM »
Hi Mark

I just wondered how the biography was going?

All the best as always from the UK.
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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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