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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / fun question about the movie "Christine"
« on: March 18, 2019, 12:31:14 PM »
I've watched this movie several times. But this weekend it played and I caught something I've never noticed before. For those of you who don't know, Christine is about a car that possesses it's owner. Whenever a 50's song plays, it commences killing someone or whatever. lol

It never plays a Jan and Arnie or Jan & Dean song, but the lead character's name is Arnie and he is dating Leigh (pronounced Lee).

Could that be the director or writers way of including Jan and Arnie (Jenny Lee)???

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Jeanette Get Your Hair Done
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:33:26 AM »
Another question and attempt to keep this board active. LOL In the video below, Jan Berry has clearly written Jeanette in 1958 for (I would assume) Jan and Arnie. It appears that Jan pretty much had this thing written before Dean came into the picture. So why did Dean get writers credit?

« on: February 05, 2019, 04:46:55 AM »
I'm curious as to why Jan & Dean got writers credit for Clementine. I know they may have changed some lyrics. But the music seems different too. It's the only rocking version of that song that I've heard.
Were they getting credit for changing the music too?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / what is the deal with Sidewalk Surfin
« on: November 19, 2018, 07:54:46 AM »
First of all, I love what Jan did with this song. It's a great production and an improvement on the BB album cut. But with that said, it was barely a Top 25 record and it plays on oldies stations about as much as Surf City and Little Old Lady. It plays more than DMC. which is crazy! It plays much more than Drag City and Honolulu lulu, which are Top 10 songs.

So what's the deal? Why so much attention for a song that was barely top 25 and Jan and Dean's 10th biggest hit?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Little Old Lady from Catahoula-new video
« on: August 14, 2018, 11:03:03 AM »
I wanted to share my new video of this Jan and Dean parody.
Notice at the very end before the credits. You may recognize what we do is very similar to the end of the Jan and Dean Surf City video from 1963. lol

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Jan and Dean on Beach Boys Sirius XM station
« on: July 18, 2018, 04:58:27 AM »
Recently, the BB station has played Mighty GTO and Freeway Flyer. They usually just play the songs with Wilson involvement. Any idea why they played those 2 songs?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Top 100 artists of the 1960's
« on: June 05, 2018, 11:23:22 AM »
Thought you'd like to see this ranking. Jan & Dean in the top 50.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / New Beach Boys release
« on: May 18, 2018, 05:59:59 AM »
I can't wait for the new Capital release of the Philharmonic Orchestra backing the Beach Boys hits. But don't forget who came up with this concept in 1965!!

« on: May 15, 2018, 06:57:17 AM »
I know I shouldn't over think this, but Deadman's Curve is starting to get air time on a couple of classic rock XM stations. Deep Tracks and Tom Petty radio. Other artists are Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, etc.
Not bad!

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Lookin for Boys
« on: April 20, 2018, 04:55:37 AM »
I just ordered my copy. This CD has released the Pixie song "I'm Dying to Give my Love to you". I'm as excited as I was for Filet of Soul. I think this song shows Jan's talents as writer, arranger, and producer before he met Brian. Aspects of Jan's production of this song show up on later Jan & Dean recordings. It also gives insight into what Jan wrote on Deadman's Curve. The intro for sure, but also the background girls singing is similar to the chorus on DMC.

« on: April 12, 2018, 06:35:14 AM »
52 years ago! Jan crashed his car into a parked truck. Although it ended Jan & Dean as hit making artists, his music was still heard in the Mamas and the Papas, The Turtles, the Grass Roots, etc.

Deadman's Curve forever!


DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Best Jan and Dean songs
« on: March 22, 2018, 11:26:45 AM »
this board needs to liven up! lol
I'd like to know your favorite Jan and Dean Top 40 hit that wasn't a top 10

I'll go with Ride the Wild Surf. ( had this one come out a year earlier, it would have been top 10)

Favorite Jan and Dean Top 100 that wasn't Top 40

I'm going to say Tennessee (but this changes frequently)

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / New Release on Spotify-Horrible
« on: March 16, 2018, 04:26:15 AM »
Jan and Dean Help Me Rhonda is a new release on Spotify. Just the Dean remakes with Heart and Soul. Pitiful

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Rare and scratchy records
« on: January 17, 2018, 06:56:52 AM »
I listened to a podcast about Jan and Dean on this site. It was actually very good but he said a couple of things that i question. He said Brian Wilson co produced Surf City uncredited and that he sang background on Little Old Lady. I see no evidence of those claims.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Little Steven's Underground Garage
« on: October 04, 2017, 04:58:18 AM »

Listen to 5:40 to 10:50. Really nice segment on Jan & Dean

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