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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan's crash site
« on: August 12, 2010, 01:14:06 AM »
Does anyone know if Jan had the Corvette serviced prior to the accident?  Change/rotate/patch tires perhaps?  Sometimes a failure is just a failure.

Wow!  Now that's a story - worthy of a movie I would think.  Has Dean said anything more about the trial in recent years/recently,  or has it stayed firmly in the past?

ALBUMS / Re: 1966 Popsicle
« on: July 29, 2010, 11:37:49 PM »
Still available at Sundazed (barely) on CD for a super low price -- it must be a closeout.  Great mastering -- a treat to listen to even if you have all the other songs on other CDs.  This mastering captures the thunderous bass on "One Piece Topless Bathing Suit" that other CDs seem to lack.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan's crash site
« on: July 29, 2010, 10:45:01 PM »
The accounts indicate Whittier and/or the Sunset/Whittier intersection.  If one looks for a curved area on Whittier where an accident might happen, I would guess around here:,-118.419957&sspn=0.01301,0.029182&ie=UTF8&om=1&ll=34.080495,-118.419957&spn=0.013009,0.029182&z=15&iwloc=addr

Go to street view and look towards the south and see the upcoming curve  (note the truck eerily parked on the side of the road).  While an automobile accident can happen anywhere, this area would seem to be a logical place.

Again, just a guess.

How about Japan?  Japan managed to release one of the rarest of Jan & Dean's LPs.  There must have been some lasting demand as  J&D LPs were being repressed in Japan during the early 1980s.

Guitar groups were the "next big thing",  Brian Wilson went in the attitude: "We have to take on the Beatles" (and more than held their own)  and the singing was undeniably beautiful.  The girls could scream at Denny.  The Beach Boys reinvented themselves with the changing times and represented all things California (for awhile) while the Beatles represented all things England.

I'm not saying that Jan & Dean didn't and were probably more "California" than The Beach Boys during 1963-1964 but April 1966 got in the way and the music was already changing *rapidly*.  Even many of the British "beat" groups were being weeded out by that time and a whole new crew was moving in.

With a few changes and some consistent production, "Save For A Rainy Day" could have been "the one" to weather the storm but for reasons well known it was not to be.

Just my opinion.

It's the original LP stereo mix: instruments far left (with a few exceptions), vocals far right.  Again, the BGO sounds much better than the One Way mastering, in my view.


Just acquired the BGO Ride The Wild Surf/Folk 'n Roll.  Nice outer sleeve, decent notes (no full reproductions of the covers :( )  The stereo mastering of Folk n' Roll on the BGO is much better than One Way (my opinion).  The stereo mix is wide, has nice dynamic range and some sparkle the One Way was missing.

Nice to have the mono mix of "Ride The Wild Surf" LP.  Who knows if these mono LP mixes will be released again.


Does anyone have or know of a site that has large (500x500 or better), high quality scans of Jan & Dean's Liberty LPs?
("...visual sound STEREO" covers would be nice, but mono is OK)

Thank you!

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Getty Images: Nice pictures!
« on: May 12, 2010, 08:58:05 PM »

Getty Images has some very interesting Jan & Dean photos -- alternates of commonly seen pictures, color versions, some I've never seen.

See here:

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Your favourite Jan & Dean Collection?
« on: May 12, 2010, 07:19:50 PM »
"All The Hits: From Surf City To Drag City"

Wonderful stereo sound, first time stereo, remixes, unreleased material, studio chat (Hostility City, take...), radio promos -- It's packed with great material.

« on: May 12, 2010, 07:14:12 PM »
I wonder if the UK had it available all the time and were stumped why it wasn't selling?  Then someone at Rhino UK looked at the website...    :o

Thank you for the reply!

I don't seem to hear his name much (in relation to Jan & Dean) and wondered about him.  He appears to play a sizable role role in the later Jan & Dean recordings yet not much seems to be written (or I'm looking in the wrong places).  In addition to Nilsson Mr. Tipton composed a lot of TV music.

George Tipton, perhaps best known as producer, arranger, conductor for Harry Nilsson, worked with Jan Berry and Dean Torrance.  Mr. Tipton assisted with "Pop Symphony No. 1" and also with "Folk & Roll" getting some songwriting credits as well.

How was Mr. Tipton introduced to the duo and to what extent did he contribute to Jan & Dean?

Dean even created a cover for an album by George Tipton on Warner:

Is there an untold story here?

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