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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Rush jobs
« on: February 15, 2011, 04:20:07 AM »
A question for Mark or anyone willing to answer. I know that Jan would sometimes take a track from someone and put his voice on top. Mainly because he needed a filler song and he didn't have time to produce it. I think "Tell em Im Surfin and Eve of Destruction" are examples of this. Was "Restless Surfer" one as well? Were there a few others?

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / cool clip
« on: January 31, 2011, 07:16:42 AM »
From the movie The Wanderers. Sounds like a combination of the Stranger Girl by the Slapbacks, Ding a ling a ling ding dong by Dicky Dell, and Baby Talk by Jan & Dean. Cool Doo Wop.

The Wanderers- Car Song: Stranger Girl

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / DMC/New Girl in School
« on: December 01, 2010, 02:32:39 PM »
I just downloaded the Dead Man's Curve I-tunes album. Of course, I already had it on vinyl. The liner notes are great!! Mark did a great job of giving Jan the credit he deserves and at the same time, recognizing the other people that helped. Some historians tend to diminish Jan's talent and give too much credit to Brian(who certainly deserves ample credit). On an interesting note, Dead Man's Curve originally lists Brian first on the writing credit, then Jan. However, Mark lists Jan first and Brian last(behind Roger and Artie). Also, Jan is listed first on NGIS originally and with Mark, but I always thought that was more of a Brian song and Jan just helped finish it. Any insight here????

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / I tunes
« on: October 04, 2010, 09:32:07 AM »
What's going on with I-Tunes? Now, the only Jan & Dean available are the BS Dean versions. The original versions have been taken off!!! What happened?

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / RRHOF
« on: September 29, 2010, 06:08:18 AM »
I just saw that Darlene Love(He's a Rebel) and Dr John are being considered for the Rock Hall of Fame. How can these artists go before Jan Berry and Jan & Dean? Darlene Love didn't write or produce anything that I know of and Dr John is famous down here in Louisiana, but do any of you know about him??
Is Jan & Dean even being looked at??

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Popsicle
« on: June 12, 2010, 10:03:45 AM »
ザ・ヴィーナス/恋のしあげはPOPSICLE

Check this band out from Japan( I think)

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / killradio.org
« on: April 21, 2010, 06:15:12 AM »
Good morning, fellow Jan & Dean fans. Last night Domenic Priore and Becky put on a great radio show from 7 to 9 west coast time. It was a show about grannies that drive fast. They played 3 songs from J&D Little Old Lady LP.
The TItle, Anaheim, and One-Piece Topless Bathing Suit. The interesting thing is how many groups did granny songs after that. Jan & Dean influenced a lot of groups to sing about fast grannies. It was funny. Some of those songs were really good.

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Question about Little Old Lady from Pasadena
« on: March 29, 2010, 02:52:17 PM »
Mark, if you could answer this. 
I was on Ebay, checking out Jan & Dean, and the 45  Little Old Lady was on there. When I enlarged the picture, it said Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry and Lou Adler. On the discography on the website, it is Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry. Did Jan collaborate with Lou on that one?

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CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Track 29
« on: March 26, 2010, 06:20:20 AM »
Carnival of Sound has been blasting out of my car for 2 weeks now. I love this album. Out of all the great songs and productions, my favorite is Track 29. It's just a background track, but if you jam it up and really listen, Jan's genious really comes through. I can't see how anyone can hear tracks like that and not consider Jan one of the best producers to come out of the 60's.

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / who dat?
« on: February 08, 2010, 05:20:08 AM »
I know this isn't the place, but Who Dat????

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / favorite Dean vocal
« on: January 17, 2010, 09:21:18 AM »
I think some of my comments about Dean on earlier threads may have been misinterpreted. I know that without Dean, there was no Jan & Dean. His humor was a major contibution to the act, but also his vocal.I'd like to submit my favorite songs with some Dean vocal leads. Baby Talk, There's a Girl, Linda, The Restless Surfer, Summer Means Fun, Yesterday, Yellow Balloon, and Like a Summer Rain.

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Legacy
« on: January 09, 2010, 07:54:21 AM »
I've heard several interviews with Gary Usher,P.F. Sloan, Gary Zeckley, and Brian Wilson. The one thing in common with all these interviews is that they all say that Jan Berry was one of the first producers they learned from. They all(even Brian)watched Jan work and learned from him.Yet, when I read articles not written by Mark, Jan never seems to get the credit he deserves. It seems that most surf articles are written from the perspective that Brian Wilson did everything and everyone copied him.Of course, there is no doubt that Brian started vocal surf music and all these guys(included Jan) got a lot from him. But when listening to all these great producers, Jan's name comes up as being in the forefront and inspiring them to record better records.Hal Blaine should be included as another one that states Jan's influence on music.But, again, I don't get that feeling when reading most of the music historians.
Not only was Jan very influencial during the production years, but Jan & Dean(&Arnie) influenced the California sound in the early years as well. Mike Love admits The song Surfin was a rip off of the early Jan & Dean records. Al Jardine and Bruce Johnson stated that the Beach Boys were big Jan & Arnie and Dean Fans in 1958-1961.Lets not forget the picture sleeve on We Go Together. That was Jan & Dean on the beach before "Beach Music"started. I hope you are still working on the Jan Berry biography Mark, because these things should be brought up.

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