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Honolulu Lulu — In Honor of the Great Glen Campbell
« on: June 30, 2015, 08:42:09 AM »
Honolulu Lulu

“Honolulu Lulu” — In honor of the great Glen Campbell, who played guitar on this session at Western Recorders in Hollywood on June 13, 1963. Co-written, arranged, and produced by Jan Berry (for Jan & Dean). This is the raw track without the “Hawaiian guitar” overdubs, from Jan Berry’s personal collection—lots of great guitar riffs happening. Other studio musicians on this date included Hal Blaine and Earl “the Pearl” Palmer (playing drums together in unison); Leon Russell (keyboards); Billy Strange (guitar); Bill Pitman (Danelectro six-string bass guitar); and Ray Pohlman (bass). This and many other sessions are chronicled in my forthcoming book.

If you Haven't seen it yet, be sure to watch this documentary: Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 01:05:47 PM »
This is fantastic. Shows Jan's tight arrangements and use of rhythm guitars to punctuate the beat. Incredible stuff.

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Re: In Honor of the Great Glen Campbell
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 12:40:12 AM »
This is fantastic. Shows Jan's tight arrangements and use of rhythm guitars to punctuate the beat. Incredible stuff.

Thanks

Now you know why I stated that the instrumental backing track was far superior to "Surf City."
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Re: Honolulu Lulu — In Honor of the Great Glen Campbell
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2015, 06:24:14 AM »
Brian Wilson was blown away by this track, and he had nothing to do with it. Jan Berry belongs in the Hall of Fame!

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Re: Honolulu Lulu — In Honor of the Great Glen Campbell
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2015, 04:33:35 PM »
Is it me or do I hear all kinds of Jan & Dean songs in that track?

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Re: Honolulu Lulu — In Honor of the Great Glen Campbell
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2015, 05:30:56 PM »
Is it me or do I hear all kinds of Jan & Dean songs in that track?
I think there are similarities but it's different. I think most producers have certain tendencies. Phil Spector produced several songs that sounded similar. Chuck Berry- I have to hear him sing different lyrics to know its not the same song.

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Re: Honolulu Lulu — In Honor of the Great Glen Campbell
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2015, 09:25:55 AM »
Of course the finished product was a masterpiece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF2lqI_gvww

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Re: Honolulu Lulu — In Honor of the Great Glen Campbell
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2015, 10:38:44 AM »
I just have to say i really dig this backing track. So clear and your can hear the sliding of the hand up and down the fret board.. Thanks for sharing Mark.. This made me smile for a few days. b

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Re: Honolulu Lulu — In Honor of the Great Glen Campbell
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2015, 12:24:39 PM »

Glad you enjoyed it, Burton. The track is from a reference dub (acetate), the label for which will appear as an illustration in my book.