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Dean Torrence’s The Teammates: Twenty Years Of Making Music 1965-1985 is available now and is a curated collection that traverses the decades of the various musical teams Torrence has captained. Whether it was in the producer’s chair, behind the microphone, or putting together musical entities, Dean has done it all. This collection includes many of Dean’s rare collaborations with the likes of Mike Love, Jan Berry, Bruce Johnston, Harry Nilsson, and Leon Russell.

“Dean has always been a really upbeat, positive, fun-seeking, and joy-projecting person on stage. He’s always about pleasing the audience, and I’ve always been very sympathetic to that as well. I think we had a commonality in our philosophy in performing and having a good time.” — Mike Love

Teaming with The Beach Boys/Jan & Dean historian David Beard (also editor/publisher of Endless Summer Quarterly), Torrence raided his vaults and discovered previously unreleased recordings from 1965–1985. Beginning with the ultra-rare single “Summertime, Summertime” by Our Gang (never available on CD), this collection is a treasure trove of rarities and previously unheard music. There are alternate recordings by Jan & Dean, never before heard music from 1973 by Terry Melcher, Bruce Johnston, and Torrence, and a slew of rare tracks by Mike Love & Torrence from the early ’80s that have never been made available on CD or digitally until now!

Omnivore Recordings is proud to continue its association with Dean Torrence on this exciting and rare compilation of historical music from one of the early progenitors of rock ’n’ roll. The Teammates: Twenty Years Of Making Music 1965-1985 also offers liner notes by Dean Torrence and an extensive Q&A with Dean conducted by Beach Boys/Jan & Dean historian, David Beard on the album’s contents and a forward by longtime Jan & Dean associate, and entertainment executive Winston Simone.

“It was important to us that we offer the fan something different and special, and Dean dug right in. This collection is about friendship, buddies... teammates. This was a true team effort.” — David Beard

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Filet Of Soul Redux — Fill It With Shit
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:10:30 PM »
Check out this video —

Acetate Side 1 (in Jan's handwriting)
Speed: 68+1

Acetate Side 2 (in Jan's handwriting)
Speed: 69

The Bamboo Trading Company is: Gary Griffin (Beach Boys band, Jan & Dean band, Brian Wilson band, Surf City Allstars), Matt Jardine (Beach Boys band, California Saga, Surf City Allstars), Randell Kirsch (Jan & Dean band, Beach Boys band), Philip Bardowell (Jan & Dean band, Surf City Allstars), Chris English and Miami Dan Yoe.  The group's debut CD features 13 tracks.

Dean appears on five songs, and sings lead on "Tweet (Don't Talk Anymore)."

Here's the first music video from the Bamboo Trading Company's CD! "Shrewd Awakening" is track #7 on the new album, and it stars Dean, Katie & Jillian Torrence, Gary & Elizabeth Griffin and actor Bruce Davison (who portrayed Torrence in 1978's "Deadman's Curve" TV movie).  "Shrewd Awakening" music video

The group's official page —

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Jan & Dean Examiner
« on: May 28, 2011, 03:01:33 AM »
Be sure and subscribe online to Jan & Dean Examiner for exclusive interviews and content.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Favorite Jan vocal
« on: January 22, 2010, 08:19:59 AM »
What about Jan? My favorites are the upbeat tunes where Jan has that — for lack of better term — vocal twang working…

For me, "One Piece Topless Bathing Suit," "Summer Means Fun," "Hang On Sloopy" and… "It Ain't Me Babe"

« on: January 04, 2010, 07:10:56 PM »
Who doesn't have the Dean Torrence DVD/CD J&D 50th Anniversary set? It's totally awesome!!  Stan & Ollie did a great job with it.  ;)

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