Jan & Dean: Official Message Board for Jan Berry

JAN & DEAN => DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT => Topic started by: Rocker on March 06, 2011, 03:39:39 AM

Title: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Rocker on March 06, 2011, 03:39:39 AM
Hey guys, I think it would be cool if we have a thread that contains youtube (etc.)-links to stuff that Jan produced outside of Jan&Dean. I guess it would be a little too much to post that in the youtube-thread we already have. In this thread we could also post songs that inspired Jan for his work but on which he didn't do anything. For example I think the Angels' "I adore him" inspired his arrangement on "I found a girl" but I never heard it and couldn't find it on youtube. Anyway I guess you understand what this thread is about. Hope to hear some interesting stuff

THE MATADORS

Perfidia / Ace of Hearts — The Matadors — Colpix (1963)
(Leeds - Dominquez) / (Gary Zekley - Vic Diaz - Jan Berry)
Arranged & Produced by Jan Berry


The Matadors - Perfidia  (he also sings on this one)
Matadors - Perfidia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrNFXXmpw4c#)

The Matadors - Ace of hearts
The Matadors - Ace of hearts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu7xAi8DTIs#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 09:45:11 AM

THE ANGELS

I Adore Him — The Angels — Smash (1963)
(Jan Berry - Artie Kornfeld)
#13 R&B, #23 Cash Box, #25 Billboard

Here's a quote from the liner notes I wrote for the Jan Berry Tribute album (referencing "I Found A Girl") . . . "Jan's sunshine folk arrangement for this P. F. Sloan composition features a guitar and percussion motif influenced by an earlier Top-30 hit Jan had co-written with Artie Kornfeld — 'I Adore Him' by the Angels."

I Adore Him (http://vimeo.com/4471538)



Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 09:52:42 AM
DEANE HAWLEY

Queen of the Angels / You Conquered Me — Deane Hawley — Liberty (1962)
(Hawley - Adler) / (Stallman - Jacobson)
Arranged & Conducted by Jan Berry

Deane Hawley - Queen Of The Angels SUPER NICE! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHSjhSGyujk#)

Deane Hawley - You Conquered Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr9LeawA1qc#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 09:55:55 AM

BILLY WARD & HIS DOMINOES

Jennie Lee — Billy Ward & His Dominoes — Liberty (1958)
(Jan Berry - Arnie Ginsburg)
#46 Cash Box, #55 Billboard

Billy Ward & His Dominoes - Jennie Lee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpWCmAHtvHU#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 09:59:25 AM

JUDY & JILL

Come On Baby / Just For Tonight — Judy & Jill — Festoon (1963)
(Chandler) / (Jan Berry - Jerry Fuller)
Arranged & Produced by Jan Berry

Judy & Jill - Come On Baby (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZFj1yHsrrQ#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 10:05:21 AM

SHELLEY FABARES

He Don't Love Me — Shelley Fabares — Colpix (1964)
(Jan Berry - Don Altfeld - Jill Gibson)

Shelley Fabares - He Don't Love Me - 45 rpm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ryp-BvoadA#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 10:08:33 AM

JILL GIBSON

It's As Easy As 1, 2, 3 — Jill Gibson — Imperial (1964)
(Jill Gibson - Don Altfeld)
Arranged & Produced by Jan Berry

Jill Gibson - IT'S AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3 (1964) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJVv0WLfQxI#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 10:15:38 AM

THE RIP CHORDS

Three Window Coupe — The Rip Chords — Columbia (1964)
(Jan Berry - Roger Christian)
#28 Billboard, #29 Cash Box

The Rip Chords - Three Window Coupe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPOzowDv9tY#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 10:19:28 AM

JOHNNY CRAWFORD

Judy Loves Me — Johnny Crawford — Del-Fi (1964)
(Jan Berry - Artie Kornfeld - Don Altfeld)
 #95 Billboard
Produced by Jan Berry & Artie Kornfeld

Johnny Crawford - "Judy Loves Me" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThCTOydbDWc#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 10:23:44 AM

RONNY & THE DAYTONAS

Bucket T — Ronny & the Daytonas — Mala (1965)
(Jan Berry - Roger Christian)
#54 Billboard, #61 Cash Box

bucket t ronny and the daytonas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khNaYqvrzn0#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 10:29:34 AM

THE WHO

Bucket T — Ronny & the Daytonas — (1966)
(Jan Berry - Roger Christian)

Bucket T (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIlBLCwD_Tw#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 10:56:53 AM

THE SINNERS . . . aka THE MATADORS . . . aka TONY, VIC & MANUEL

Tony Minichiello, Vic Diaz, and Manuel Sanchez . . . with Sam Riddle.

The house band for Hollywood A Go Go (KHJ-TV, Los Angeles)

A great look at Jan & Dean's harmony singers for the Surf City and Drag City Lps . . . and part of the Dead Man's Curve LP.

The Sinners - It's Gonna Be Alright (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjeioULhMsQ#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 11:14:09 AM

La Virgen De La Macarena

Traditional bullfighter's theme . . . A different arrangement for the opening of this song served as Jan & Dean's classic play-on for live concerts in the '60s. You can hear it on Command Performance, and on the original version of Filet of Soul.

LA VIRGEN DE LA MACARENA - Banda de la Monumental Plaza Mιxico (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr53o-wbaAw#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 11:22:55 AM

THE FANTASTIC BAGGYS

Tell 'Em I'm Surfin'
(Sloan-Barri)

Phil Sloan and Steve Barri . . . Jan & Dean's harmony singers in '64 and '65.

The Fantastic Baggys (Baggies) - Tell 'Em I'm Surfin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxutcWyn4rM#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Rocker on March 06, 2011, 11:43:59 AM
Thanks ! That's stuff I had hoped for. Some "new" songs for me and very interesting to listen to. I think Jan's role in white Doo-wop is very underrated because the California-sound songs are so heavy.
I hope there will be something like "Pet Projects : The Brian Wilson productions"  for Jan one days. Mark, what do you think would be the chances for this?

BTW, while we're at it, what was the most succesful production Jan did outside Jan & Dean ?
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 12:08:38 PM

Yeah, a collection like that is on the list of projects I'd like to pursue.

The most successful "outside" Jan Berry related song was "I Adore Him" . . . a #13 smash on the R&B charts.

Production-wise, "Judy Loves Me" (Johnny Crawford) cracked the Top 100 and "Come On Let Yourself Go" (Matadors) was featured in the Columbia Pictures film, The New Interns in 1964.
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Rocker on March 06, 2011, 12:12:05 PM
So I guess he was more succesful with his productions than Brian Wilson, right? I think there's alot of good stuff in Wilson's work too. "He's a doll" should've been huge. But along came the Beatles....

BTW there was an answer-song to "I adore him" called "I adore you", by Tommy Regan. Produced by Artie Kornfield. Don't have too much info, sorry

Tommy Regan - I ADORE YOU (1965) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbgon1J_Po8#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 12:26:00 PM
THE GENTS . . . later the MATADORS with Vic Diaz

Jump In the Line / Why Do I Love Her — Liberty (1961)
(Minichiello - Anderson - Sanchez) / (Minichiello - Sanchez)
Arranged and produced by Jan Berry — Production credited to Lou Adler.

Gents - Jump In The Line (1961) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J--fmUnJQeo#)
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 12:45:40 PM
So I guess he was more succesful with his productions than Brian Wilson, right?

I don't think any of Brian Wilson's outside productions charted.
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Doc Smiley on March 06, 2011, 08:43:18 PM
I Adore Him by the Angels..

a bit of a steal from Please Mr Postman isn't it ?    :o
Title: Re: Jan Berry productions on youtube
Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 09:37:08 PM
I Adore Him by the Angels..

a bit of a steal from Please Mr Postman isn't it ?    :o

It's definitely in the same "girl group" genre, and the Marvelettes came first. But the Angels' "I Adore Him" is a more complex arrangement and production.

Saying that the Angels "stole" from the Marvellettes is like saying that Brian Wilson "stole" from the Four Freshmen . . . which is to say, duh, of course he did. :)