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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Brian Wilson remembers Jan Berry
« on: February 06, 2013, 11:24:52 PM »
I love "Honolulu Lulu" as well.  It's just a fun song with the surf effects, vocals, subject.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Coke jingles
« on: February 06, 2013, 11:19:36 PM »
I would *LOVE* to hear the complete Coke Jingles in stereo.  Do the multitracks exist?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan & Dean in the RNR HOF
« on: February 06, 2013, 11:17:27 PM »
It's a shame really.  The RnR HOF induction process is truly a mess.  They've overlooked artists that have had members that died but later inducted such as the Dave Clark Five, Jan & Dean, The Monkees (yes).  Classic artists are dying off faster than the RnR HOF can induct them while other less listenable (let alone worthy) artists get their foot in with big fanfare at the first year of eligibility.

Someone in the HOF should sit down, make a list of those remotely worthy, sort it out by age and medical condition and proceed.  Quickly.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Best versions?
« on: February 06, 2013, 11:05:41 PM »
Just my opinions: I think the current Japan-market CDs are the best remasters of those albums.  Popsicle on Sundazed is great.  The recent-ish UK issue of "Folk And Roll" is the best.  The remaining (by default) would be the One Way.  I don't have the Bam-Caruso of "Batman".

Before the Japan versions I would the older C5 versions.

The remixes on the EMI two-fer "Ride.." and "Little 'ol..." are very revealing and quiet.  The "From Surf City..." 2 CD set on EMI is a real treasure trove of remixes, extended mixes, alternates, etc.

FILM & TELEVISION / Re: 1964 One-Piece Topless Bathing Suit
« on: February 06, 2013, 10:45:45 PM »
Cute clip!  Hearing and seeing "The Little 'ol Lady" in action  is also a blast.  I remember listening to this song an a Japan pressing in the early 80's.  The bass is just thundering on that record.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Japanese Reissues coming in May!
« on: July 17, 2012, 01:31:39 PM »
These appear to be the original, wide stereo mixes.

The remixes done for the 2 on 1, Legendary, From Surf City... is another discussion.

One Way releases narrowed some of the ultra-wide mixes and sounded if the highs were rolled off and the overall mastering sounded very flat.   One Way has the advantage of almost being a complete set.  The C5 releases were pretty good, overall slightly rolled off but decent.  BGO are OK -- some original mono mixes which are nice.

The Toshiba-EMI has crisp, dynamic sound with some punch.  Being old tapes, all of the original mixes have the occasional sonic flaw -- momentary dropout, etc., flaws that original pressings may not have.  With some work to fix the effects of age and use, I suspect these Toshiba-EMI CDs would make a great starting point to get "definitive" versions of the original mixes.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Japanese Reissues coming in May!
« on: July 16, 2012, 03:52:40 PM »
The best J&D CDs of these original stereo mixes.

Full front and back stereo album art, faithfully and carefully reproduced.  Jewel Box. Great price: 999 yen each. Color Liberty label reproduction on disc.  Notes, discography (Japanese), lyrics (English).  Outstanding.  I can only hope that Japan releases the rest of the J&D catalog.  The Fantastic Baggys are part of this series (Surfin' & Hot Rod Part 1).

Get 'em while you can.

ALBUMS / Re: 1965 Folk 'n Roll
« on: December 29, 2011, 07:16:18 PM »
And if Dean was standing on political principal in that case, he certainly turned right around and sang on "Only A Boy" in early '66. And Dean is definitely singing on that record. You can clearly hear him, but the session tapes remove all doubt.

A bit late to the topic but somehow I missed this back then:  Since "Only A Boy" exists in mono only (as far as I know) and the version on "Carnival Of Sound" is, I think, a dub off a 45 -- what session tapes....?   :)

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: New Jan & Dean Studio Gallery
« on: July 16, 2011, 09:37:40 PM »
Notice the song listing for the "Drag City" LP at the bottom of the lyrics.  Does NOT match the released LP.  Were some of these suggestions, works-in-progress, alternate titles... unreleased songs?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Top 5 songs that should have been hits
« on: April 30, 2011, 10:46:20 AM »
Yeah they nailed Detroit City. As good as Bobby Bares hit version.

Yeah, there are some good covers on the Surf City LP.

Definitely a fun album:  "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", "You've Come A Long Way From St. Louis" (Sting Rays and Caddies!)

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Top 5 songs that should have been hits
« on: April 30, 2011, 10:43:05 AM »
In the early seventies a British music paper did a survey of the top ten favourite Jan and Dean tracks. Stupidly I don't have a copy but the only non single in the top ten (compiled from readers; votes) was Bucket T. By the way Dead Man's Curve was number 1. So Bucket T has to be up there.

Probably helped in the UK by The Who's cover of the song.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan & Dean on "Hollywood Palace"
« on: April 30, 2011, 10:39:16 AM »
Nice clip.  Is the ending of the song slightly different from other versions or just edited to eliminate the fade?

Jan and Dean Unplugged!

Great stuff!

One Way now Capitol.

It appears that even Capitol can't get the rights to publish the "... Meet Batman" cover.

Nice Amazon samples.  The bonus track listed on "The Little Old Lady..." does not play the alternate of "The Little Old Lady..."

Maybe EMI in the UK can release a complete set of the Liberty albums.  EMI seem to be releasing huge sets of UK artists for little money (see The Hollies).

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: stereo versions
« on: February 15, 2011, 03:14:42 PM »
Note that the stereo backing track presented does not match the mono version.  Perhaps the stereo backing with Jan's vocal  is all that survives,  I think there is twin-track mixdown of the released vocal one channel and and mixed instruments on the other.  Perhaps the backing is missing essential overdubs found only on the mono version.

I would like to hear the other songs with Jan's "La, La La..." vocals.

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