Author Topic: Jan Berry and Brian Wilson - Chopsticks Boogie (Unreleased song)  (Read 4901 times)

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Anyone know the history of this song and when recording sessions this was at? Chopsticks Boogie was recorded in 1963 by Jan Berry and Brian Wilson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5vadQB6u7Y

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Re: Jan Berry and Brian Wilson - Chopsticks Boogie (Unreleased song)
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 10:37:20 PM »
Anything's possible . . . but there's no record of it on Jan's end. It would be up to the "Beach Boys People" to prove Jan's involvement.

Is that supposed to be Brian Wilson on piano and organ? . . . Brian wasn't using the Wrecking Crew in 1963. The music dates from 1877, so anyone could put their name on it. So again, it's possible.

"Chopsticks Boogie" was not a new concept. Check out this amazing video from 1960: https://youtu.be/8_CxNRgkMgg


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Re: Jan Berry and Brian Wilson - Chopsticks Boogie (Unreleased song)
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 04:58:48 PM »

Wikipedia is meaningless.

I don't think they have any proof of Jan Berry's involvement. It's just speculation . . . But it's certainly possible. The spring of 1963 was the beginning of the one-year period when Jan and Brian wrote songs together.

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Re: Jan Berry and Brian Wilson - Chopsticks Boogie (Unreleased song)
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 05:54:16 PM »
I found this web site. http://esquarterly.com/bellagio/vaults.html talks about all the unreleassed songs from the beach boys and has a short stint about the song. That is the time like you said Jan and Brian got together and right before work started Surf City! Maybe it was just Brain and Jan having fun in the studio one day when they were just beginning their partnership together! I wish their was somewhere I could find proof!

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Re: Jan Berry and Brian Wilson - Chopsticks Boogie (Unreleased song)
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2015, 05:55:00 AM »
I didn't know that either.  Perhaps that would be a good question for Brian, next time he has his Q&A on Smiley board. 

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Re: Jan Berry and Brian Wilson - Chopsticks Boogie (Unreleased song)
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2015, 09:18:01 AM »
Thats a good idea! I tried joining the board tho twice and it said you need aproval from the admin there to help cut back on spam! Anyone eles a member of that board to ask the question? I would love to know more about the history of this version with Brian and posilbly Jan!

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