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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Jan & Dean Playlists/Personal CDs
« on: July 04, 2014, 02:41:20 PM »
I have been thinking about compiling three Jan & Dean CDs for the player in my car.   The themes I envision are:

(1) California Doo-Wop (The Early Years)  -- This would start with "There In The Night" and continue through "The New Girl In School"

(2) The Clown Princes of Summer (Surf / Drag / Summer)--"Surf City", "Drag City", "Deadman's Curve", "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena"...

(3) Changing Times (Folk Rock and Beyond...) -- "When It's Over", "You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy",...all the way through "Save For A Rainy Day" and "Carnival Of Sound" 

I would like the opinion of others for about 20 good songs for each list.  So dig out those albums (CDs) and let me know what you think should be on each...

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Jan & Dean Coca-Cola Commercials
« on: June 07, 2014, 08:38:47 AM »
In the mid 60s  Jan & Dean, along with many other artists, recorded commercials for Coca-Cola.  The commercials would reflect the artist's "sound", but would segue into the standard "Things Go Better With Coca-Cola..." slogan.

I always enjoyed Jan & Dean's commercial, which seemed to be adapted from "Surfin WIld".  Does anyone (i.e., Mark A Moore) know anything about these spots?  Specifically:

(1) Approximately when were they recorded? 

(2) It sounds very much like a Jan Berry production.  Is that true?

(3) Did Jan (perhaps with some help from his cadre of cowriters) write the lyrics?

(4) Who does the voiceover on the intro?  It sounds like Gary Owens.

In any event, it's a neat little jingle and a nice addition to Jan & Dean's recorded legacy.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Audio Magazine
« on: May 27, 2012, 08:50:19 PM »
In this recent release to promote the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary tour, David Marks claims that he played guitar on Jan & Dean's recording of "Surf City".

First I've heard of that one...

Mark, is there any documentation to either support or refute this claim?

I do recall , according to Dean's liner notes for the Anthology Album, that the Beach Boys provided some uncredited assistance on "Surfin", "Surfin' Safari", and "Little Deuce Coupe".

Any thoughts, anyone?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Question about original Liberty LPs
« on: February 10, 2012, 07:15:39 AM »
I had a great day as a Jan & Dean record collector yesterday!  I found a picture sleeve for "Deadman's Curve/The New Girl In School", a nice 45 of "Heart & Soul", and an original stereo "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" LP.  I hadn't been so excited since I found my original copy of "Folk & Roll" way back in 1979.

This is a question for the fans who bought the original LPs.  Were the records in a clear plastic inner sleeve?  The LP I bought yesterday, along with my original "Folk & Roll" LP, were packaged that way.

Any recollections/thoughts on this?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / What Happened to the old board?
« on: January 04, 2010, 08:35:54 PM »
And will the posts from the old board be archived for reference? 

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