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SINGLES / Re: 1981 Ocean Park Angel (Demo)
« on: August 30, 2016, 10:48:20 AM »
I don't think this had much potential for a hit. And I also don't think it would've been one.

Mark, or whoever knows this: is the author the same James Lott who played drums on one of Elvis' Sun recordings (I believe "I'm left you're right, she's gone")?

ALBUMS / Re: 1974 Gotta Take That One Last Ride
« on: August 29, 2016, 12:51:14 PM »
So, this album has the original mono mixes? I saw a copy at a second hand store for 10 Euros and was thinking about getting it, especially if it has the mono mixes

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan & Dean Boxed Set
« on: August 27, 2016, 03:54:46 AM »
Thank you!

Naturally you could always do something different. My goal was to not need more than 5 CDs the most and not duplicate too much with the "Original Liberty Singles" two-disc release. And since the stereo versions we have are those terrible left-musictrack right-singing-track mixes, I think it would be a good idea to add some really good stereo mixes on such a boxset.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan & Dean Boxed Set
« on: August 21, 2016, 10:16:14 AM »
I'm into a little Jan&Dean- phase right now and I thought about what could be on a boxset. Just a couple of ideas, over time I might have other thoughts:

One CD has to focus on the hits of course, maybe including some lesser known stuff from the early stage. All in their original mono mixes. And some studio dialogues etc. to show Jan (and Dean) working with the musicians.

Another CD could feature new stereo mixes and interesting backing tracks, acapella mixes and - if possible - recordings of just the orchestration of certain songs (like for example the string parts of "Ride the wild surf").

CD 3 could be dedicated to live performances. Mark just mentioned a couple of weeks back on the Smiley Smile messageboard the November '65 San Diego show (partly seen in "On the run") and the Hullabaloo Night Club recordings (later found on Filet Of Soul) that imo were perfect candidates for this. Maybe even something like the '63 Hollywood Bowl performance ( ).

On CD 4 you could have the original "Filet Of Soul" if it was ever finished or, if not, selected parts of it, including the one side on Dean's anthology. Added to that the original Batman & Robin monologues could find a place here.

CD 5 I'd love to feature the recordings that show Dean's work while Jan was in the hospital plus Jan's work after he was out of hospital. That means all the originally released singles like "Summertime, summertime" (which I really don't like) and "California lullaby", Dean's version of "Louisiana man", certain highlights from "Save for a rainy day" and "Vege-tables". Then of course the originally released songs from the "Carnival of sound" project.
Added to that some of the best stuff from later years by both guys. "How, how I love her", "Don't you just know it" (Brian Wilson's name will surely get some more attention for this set), "Mother earth" etc. (I don't know if there is also some stuff from Dean).

Apart from an essay by Mark Moore the booklet could include memorabilia, maybe even a facsimile of a arrangement chart written by Jan. If there are good interviews of Jan and Dean maybe those could be printed. Or some radio interviews from the 60s (if there exist some useful ones) could be put onto one of the first CDs on this boxset.

Give that set a cool title (unfortunatley "Gotta take that one last ride" has been taken already) and hope that Dean can come up with a similar fantastic design as he did for "Carnival of sound"

FILM & TELEVISION / Sam Riddle, Jan & Dean "Aloha a Go Go" (1965)
« on: August 20, 2016, 12:12:09 PM »



Man, I love Dean's version of Louisiana Man. So great!

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« on: August 13, 2016, 01:20:10 AM »
Thanks! I'm looking forward to this book

MISCELLANEOUS / Entertainment Tonight - 1992
« on: June 03, 2014, 12:29:45 PM »

MISCELLANEOUS / Honululu Lulu - 1987 Spring Break Reunion special
« on: March 30, 2013, 02:51:52 PM »

Jan & Dean - "The Penguin" Part 1

Jan and Dean - The Penguin - Part 2

Jan & Dean with the Bel-Air Bandits - The Joker

Jan & Dean with the Bel-Air Bandits - The Riddler

MISCELLANEOUS / 1986 Summer concert
« on: March 26, 2013, 01:48:30 PM »

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Sessionography Preview "Freeway Flyer"
« on: January 28, 2012, 04:43:51 AM »
Good song with great production and lyrics that don't deserve to be on the same record as this otherwise great work

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