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DISCOGRAPHY => SINGLES => Topic started by: Admin on April 08, 2010, 05:34:26 PM

Title: 1981 — Ocean Park Angel — (Demo)
Post by: Admin on April 08, 2010, 05:34:26 PM
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Ocean Park Angel
(James Lott)

Acetate Demo for Proposed Single
July 27, 1981

Arranged by Jan Berry

Produced by Don Altfeld and Alan Miles
Executive Producer — Robert Morgan

Finished version released on Port to Paradise, 1986.
Title: Re: 1981 — Ocean Park Angel — (Demo)
Post by: Moon Dawg on May 27, 2014, 01:52:56 PM
  This would have been a hit. Do we know why it didn't come out on a 45 1981-82?
Title: Re: 1981 — Ocean Park Angel — (Demo)
Post by: Kann on May 28, 2014, 09:40:32 AM
Everyday the sun comes, she goes to play.
She rides a bike then to the beach where she lay.
Watching surfers, waiting for waves.
Hey hey hey

She looks so good, 
she looks so fine.
That little ocean park angel of mine.
She looks so good,
she’s so divine.
That little ocean park angel of mine.

It’s a kind of day, nothing can spoil,
the smell of palm trees and coconut oil.
Watching the surfers, waiting for waves.
Hey hey hey

She looks so good, 
she looks so fine.
That little ocean park angel of mine.
She looks so good,
she’s so divine.
That little ocean park angel of mine.

She looks so good, 
she looks so fine.
That little ocean park angel of mine.
She looks so good,
she’s so divine.
That little ocean park angel of mine.
Title: Re: 1981 — Ocean Park Angel — (Demo)
Post by: 1Jay1 on July 26, 2015, 10:25:18 AM
it's shocking this song was never released, a sure hit and would have put Jan and Dean back in the charts.
Title: Re: 1981 — Ocean Park Angel — (Demo)
Post by: Rocker on August 30, 2016, 10:48:20 AM
I don't think this had much potential for a hit. And I also don't think it would've been one.

Mark, or whoever knows this: is the author the same James Lott who played drums on one of Elvis' Sun recordings (I believe "I'm left you're right, she's gone")?
Title: Re: 1981 — Ocean Park Angel — (Demo)
Post by: Mark A. Moore on August 31, 2016, 01:06:27 PM
Mark, or whoever knows this: is the author the same James Lott who played drums on one of Elvis' Sun recordings (I believe "I'm left you're right, she's gone")?

The songwriter is James Rodgers Lott.
Title: Re: 1981 — Ocean Park Angel — (Demo)
Post by: Surf Route 101 on June 17, 2017, 12:27:58 PM
I don't think this had much potential for a hit. And I also don't think it would've been one.

Mark, or whoever knows this: is the author the same James Lott who played drums on one of Elvis' Sun recordings (I believe "I'm left you're right, she's gone")?

  There's always an intangible element in whether a song becomes a hit, but anyone with ears should hear this song's potential.
Title: Re: 1981 — Ocean Park Angel — (Demo)
Post by: Moon Dawg on June 26, 2017, 05:09:35 PM
I don't think this had much potential for a hit. And I also don't think it would've been one.

Mark, or whoever knows this: is the author the same James Lott who played drums on one of Elvis' Sun recordings (I believe "I'm left you're right, she's gone")?

  There's always an intangible element in whether a song becomes a hit, but anyone with ears should hear this song's potential.

  Agreed. Something about this one just says "hit" to me. I can just see Jan & Dean doing this on Solid Gold circa 1982. Alas, it was not to be.