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« on: March 11, 2019, 05:06:30 PM »
Hal Blaine Tribute Video Courtesy of Denny Tedesco, Director of the Documentary Film The Wrecking Crew:

« on: March 11, 2019, 05:03:15 PM »
HAL BLAINE — Legendary drummer and Wrecking Crew member Hal Blaine has passed away at age 90. He was one of the most popular, and most recorded, drummers of all time. What a legacy, and what a life. This one hits close to home. Hal—along with the great Earl Palmer—played on most of Jan Berry’s sessions for Jan & Dean in the ‘60s. He also served as contractor for Jan’s sessions, and had a role—both speaking and playing—in Jan & Dean’s 1966 television pilot “On the Run.” Hal and Jan were close personal friends who socialized together outside of the studio. Hal was 12 years his senior and very much like an older brother to Jan. Hal was devastated by Jan’s 1966 life-changing automobile accident. He spent a lot of time at Jan’s bedside, and played on all of Jan’s post-accident recordings, beginning with the first “Carnival of Sound” related sessions in 1967. I am grateful that I got a chance to interview Hal. He was always gracious and loved to talk about his time with Jan, and Jan’s influence on his career. Hal called me after receiving a copy of my book The Jan & Dean Record, and I was truly thankful for his enthusiastic support of the project. Thanks for the music, Hal. Rest easy, my friend. You had a long and productive life, and we are all the richer for it. “Here we go . . . Top, fellas!” – Mark A. Moore, Author of The Jan & Dean Record

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Clementine
« on: February 05, 2019, 10:18:54 AM »
I'm curious as to why Jan & Dean got writers credit for Clementine. I know they may have changed some lyrics. But the music seems different too. It's the only rocking version of that song that I've heard.
Were they getting credit for changing the music too?

It was an old standard that was in the public domain, so they could legally put their names on it for their version. The vocals pretty much used the classic melody with a rock 'n roll arrangement. The lyrical tweaks were minimal.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Happy christmas
« on: December 21, 2018, 07:00:29 PM »
Thanks guys. Happy Holidays.

England’s “Shindig!” magazine features a good informative article by Scott Paton about JAN & DEAN’s transitional period following Jan Berry’s life-changing 1966 car accident, covering the duo’s separate album projects “SAVE FOR A RAINY DAY” (Dean) and “CARNIVAL OF SOUND” (Jan), 1966-1968 — (Issue #62, 2017). Scott knew Jan in the late 1970s and worked for Casey Kasem’s "American Top Forty." Scott contributed to, and is quoted in, “THE JAN & DEAN RECORD,” by Mark A. Moore. Check out Scott’s article, and peruse “Shindig!” further to read Pat Curran’s interview with Moore (2010).

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Dean's website
« 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.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Website Upgrade
« on: August 11, 2018, 01:15:46 AM »
The entire site has been upgraded on the back end, on the server end.

It should now load faster and perform better.

Due to a slight change in URLs, several image links had to be updated.

If you see any problems . . . broken image links, etc., please post them here.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jennie lee
« on: July 19, 2018, 06:54:15 AM »
On the Golden hits vol 1, did jan use the jan and arnie backing track and clean it up, and add deans vocals, or was it re recorded?

It was a completely new recording in 1962. The session is detailed in The Jan & Dean Record.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Board Upgrade
« on: July 17, 2018, 12:56:54 AM »
The board has been upgraded to the latest version, with the addition of a new modification to make the board mobile friendly.

You can now easily access and read the board on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: jans merchandise
« on: July 09, 2018, 08:00:42 PM »
As far as I know, Gertie doesn't sell merchandise anymore.

Is the World Wide Discography still available?

Not Currently. It has to be re-entered into the new site, and that will take some time. Not sure when it'll be back up.


JAN BERRY'S SECOND WAVE: A Conversation with Associate Producer Rob Kuropatwa

By Mark A. Moore
Author of The Jan & Dean Record

Behind-the-scenes commentary on Jan's 1997 solo album.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Dean Torrence Interview
« on: May 25, 2018, 04:39:17 PM »

Lights, Camera, Los Angeles: Film Locations from Deadman’s Curve, 1978
By Mark A. Moore, Author of The Jan & Dean Record

ALBUMS / Re: 1997 — Second Wave - (Jan Berry Solo Album)
« on: April 17, 2018, 04:47:23 AM »
Unfortunately the liner notes and photo are the same for this release.  There may be an article about this new reissue in ESQ, talking about the new bonus tracks and other (still) unreleased recordings from that project, stay tuned...

I have many pictures of Jan working in the studio during the time we were putting this project together and maybe I can share some of them here if there's any interest in seeing them.

Hi Rob. Congrats on getting the re-issue out. You're welcome to post the photos here.

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