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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Wheel of Fail!
« on: June 05, 2014, 09:09:12 AM »
Jan & Dean made it to Wheel of Fortune this case you missed it here's a is kind of muddy, but you'll get the idea...

Wheel of Fortune Fail Funny!!

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Hit Parade Hall of Fame
« on: October 17, 2013, 01:47:34 PM »
I found this article on a radio news website...either I missed it, forgot about it (ahh...old age creeping in) or we all missed it. I sure hope it wasn't 'forgot about it'...but it may well be!

Vocal harmony aces THE LETTERMEN had 16 Top 10 singles, including a #1 song, in their heyday, the 1960s, but the act endures, and the current group was on hand in LAS VEGAS this past weekend for enshrinement into the HIT PARADE HALL OF FAME.

The current members of the trio were joined by the Hall's director RON ALEXENBERG for the honor, which coincided with the annual LETTERMEN SOCIETY Convention.  THE LETTERMEN and JAN AND DEAN were the Hall's Class of 2012.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Freeway Flyer
« on: February 01, 2013, 11:01:23 AM »
I was just purusing my Joel Whitburn Billboard chart book and noticed that the flip side of the Quicksilver Messenger Service's 1970 hit Fresh Air was a song called Freeway Flyer.  Anyone know if this is the Jan & Dean tune?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Yellow Balloon
« on: May 18, 2011, 03:14:52 PM »
It's been so long since I've heard the original Columbia 45...can someone tell me which of the three versions of Yellow Balloon on the Save For a Rainy Day CD is the single version?



CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Jan, You're Blowing My Mind
« on: March 24, 2010, 11:19:37 PM »
Before Carnival of Sound finally officially came out we had the bootlegs.  I just assumed the 'fat' sounding tracks like Fan Tan, Hawaii, Girl You're Blowing My Mind and Dean's Louisiana Man were cut before the accident and the 'thinner' sounding cuts like Stay, Mullholland, the latter Louisiana Man and In The Still of the Night were done post accident after Jan's abilities had diminished.  Ah, but thanks to Mark's notes, we know what happens when you assume!  I was stunned to find that Fan Tan and Hawaii in partiuclar were all done post accident.  My first thoughts were 'Why didn't the whole album sound that good?'  I suppose that the vocals had something to do with it as on the thinner sounding cuts the singers aren't even making an effort to sound like Jan as they seem to be doing on the other songs like Fan Tan.  Knowing Jan could still produce songs like Fan Tan and Hawaii post accident makes me appreciate his talent all the more.  I understand there's a bootleg that contains nothing but about 20 versions of Girl You're Blowing My Mind!  The boot I have has four versions, including what it says is the 45 version (WB 7240).  According to the notes it says there are only two known promo copies in existence.   However, what they claim is the WB 7240 version isn't on the Rhino CD.  Anyone (Mark) know which is the correct 45 version?  Bottom line it is great to hear this stuff off the master tapes.  I agree it would be great if Rhino sells a ton of copies so someone will do some more digging into the J & D vaults.

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