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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: single that should have been released.
« on: September 15, 2016, 09:46:09 AM »
I will go for Three Window Coupe backed with Hot Stocker.

Three Window Coupe is one of my favourite J&D car songs  ;D

Cheers
owen

TWC is no good choice as it had been released as a 45 by the Rip Chords

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You looked like Brian Wilson  ;D

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan & Dean Print
« on: September 03, 2015, 10:50:05 AM »



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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Batman theme single? Any history
« on: December 15, 2014, 08:26:21 PM »
Bam Caruso was a well know British label run by music journalist Phil Smee who, in the Batman craze back then, re-released the Batman album and did 7" and 12" single release containing a long and short version of the remix of Jan & Dean's "Batman" song

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Batman theme single? Any history
« on: December 15, 2014, 10:25:04 AM »
Prove?

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Batman theme single? Any history
« on: December 15, 2014, 09:34:48 AM »

They are bootlegs.

Bam Caruso releases are definitely NO BOOTLEGS

Bad research on your side, buddy


http://www.discogs.com/label/140158-Bam-Caruso-Records

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan Berry - Wax Writing
« on: August 17, 2014, 01:11:10 AM »
Does anyone have a list of the 45's that says what Jan wrote in the wax?  I know one of them has Barons West LA.

There you go ...

    

JAN & DEAN ETCHINGS 

by Frank Kisko

The etchings I'm referring to are the wax etchings in the run-out grooves of Jan & Dean records, other than the usual matrix numbers and delta numbers. These etchings or printings usually can be found mostly on 45 rpm records but a few do exist on Jan & Dean albums, too.

Unfortunately, these etchings do not always appear on every of the same record, most appear on first pressings only or on audition records as opposed to regular stock copy pressings or vice versa. So if you do not see these etchings on your records, you probably have a later pressing or a reproduction. So now you can add these particular records to your Jan & Dean want list, there's no need to thank me. My Jan & Dean want list keeps getting bigger, too.

Being a serious Jan & Dean collector, I've often wondered what some of those puzzling etchings really mean. What, you too ? So I attempted to find out and this article is the result of my efforts. However, there are still a few meanings that have eluded me. So if any of you Jan & Dean trivia fanatics know the missing meanings, please email us and we'll include them, ok ? Also, any additions, corrections and comments are welcome. So without any further ado, "wanna see my etchings ?"

ARWIN MM-108-45 - JENNIE LEE / GOTTA GETTA DATE - JAN & ARNIE - 4/1958

Has "Jenny Lee" on A-side and "Gotta get a Date" on B-side. Only on first pressings and promotional copies

DORE 531 - THERE'S A GIRL / MY HEART SINGS - JAN & DEAN - 10/1959

Has "Barons WLA" in bold fancy print and "A is P" on A-side. Has "FIJIS" on B-side. The Barons was the name of Jan & Arnie's football team and also Jan & Dean & Arnie's plus a few friends singing group in University high school in West Los Angeles. "A is P" stood for Adler is a Pimp" (Jan & Dean's manager Lou Adler). FIJIS was the name of Jan's fraternity at UCLA and was later the name of Jan's publishing company on Ode and A&M. Etchings appeared on both audition and stock copies.

 

LIBERTY 55641 - DRAG CITY / SCHLOCK ROD PART 1 - JAN & DEAN - 10/1963

Has "JILL & JAN" on B-side. Jill was Jill Gibson, Jan's girlfriend at the time

 

LIBERTY 55792 - YOU REALLY KNOW HOW TO HURT A GUY / IT'S AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3 - JAN & DEAN - 4/1965

This record was released with at least three different pressings.

A.) one pressing has nothing but matrix numbers in the wax, identified by A-side being "You really know" on one line and "how to hurt a Guy" on the next line. Also B-side title is all listed in one line. Regular and audition copies.

B.) Another pressing has matrix and delta numbers plus "JANO & JILLY" on A-side, identified by A-side title being in bold dark print with "You really" on first line and "know how to" on second line and "hurt a Guy" on third line. Also, B-side title has "It's as easy" on first line and "as 1, 2, 3" on second line. Both lines in bold dark print. Audition record only

C.) still another pressing has matrix and delta numbers plus "DEAN & JACKIE" on A-side. Same title arrangements as B.). Regular stock copy only. Jackie was Jackie Miller, Dean's girlfriend at the time.

 

BRER BIRD BB-001 - SUMMERTIME SUMMERTIME / THEME FROM LEON'S GARAGE - OUR GANG - 8/1966

This record was sung and produced by Dean and arranged by Gary Zekley. The B-side instrumental was written by Dean and Gary. Its subtitle is "Hal Records scab dates there" probably referring to Hal Blaine, Jan & Dean's drummer. The time was listed as 10:13 PM.

Has "stop copying us Beachboys", "JB dresses funny", "Brer Bird likes Worms", and "To the good Doctor N", all on B-side. JB is obviously Jan Berry and Doctor N is unknown. Regarding Doctor N, Dean said: "I didn't write that one, Gary Zekley did, he passed away sometime ago"

 

J&D RECORD CO J&D 402 - LIKE A SUMMER RAIN / LOUISIANA MAN - JAN & DEAN - 11/1966

At least three different versions of this 45 are known to exist.

A.)L.A.S.R (2:17) / L.M. (No timing listed) with "quacks". No etchings except matrix numbers

B.)L.A.S.R (2:35) / L.M. (2:31) with "quacks". Has matrix number plus "A.B.S.M <heart-shape>" on A-side. A.B.S.M. = ????

C.)L.A.S.R (2:35) (clearer mix)/ L.M. (2:31) without "quacks". Has matrix number plus "Thanx DZ" on A-side and has matrix number plus "DOT + SJM <heart-shape>" plus "Thanx DZ" on B-side. DZ= Don Zacaglini, promotion head of J&D Records. DOT = Dean O. Torrence. SJM = Sonnie J. Morrow, Dean's girlfriend at the time. We asked Dean, what the "J" stood for, he replied, "I'll have to ask Sonnie"

 

WHITE WHALE WW261 - VEGETABLES / SNOW FLAKES ON LAUGHING GRAVY'S WHISKERS - LAUGHING GRAVY - 11/1967

This record was released as by the Laughing Gravy who were really Dean Torrence, Brian Wilson, and American Spring. Laughing Gravy was the name of Laurel & Hardy's dog in Hal Roach's two-reeler titled "The Chimp", released on 4/4/1931. This record was released with three different label designs and color shades.

A.) DJ copies only have dark blue label with no concentric circles on the label and released as by THE Laughing Gravy. Has "Vegetables" on both sides and has "LG + BW" in plastic which obviously stands for Laughing Gravy (Dean) and Brian Wilson.

B.) Regular copies - light blue label - no concentric circles and released as by Laughing Gravy. B-side is instrumental. No etchings.

C.) Regular copies - light blue label - with concentric circles and released as by THE Laughing Gravy. Word "whiskers" on B-side is misspelled as "wiskers. No etchings.

 

UNITED ARTISTS UA-XW 270-W - GONNA HUSTLE YOU / SUMMER MEANS FUN -LEGENDARY MASKED SURFERS - 7/1973

Released as by the Legendary Masked Surfers whose members included Jan, Dean, Bruce Johnston, Terry Melcher, Brian Wilson, Larry Knechtal, Leon Russell and Glen Campbell. Released in mono with a picture sleeve. Two pressings of this disc exist.

A.) First pressing has "Summer means Fun" mix by Jan & Dean from the "Little old Lady from Pasadena" (9/1964) LP, while the second pressing has a remixed Legendary Masked Surfers version of the song in mono. Both pressings have the A-side "Gonna hustle you" in mono by the Legendary Masked Surfers (second mix). The second pressing can be identified by "BJ/TM/DT" etching in plastic on B-side. The initials are of Bruce Johnston / Terry Melcher / Dean Torrence. On A-side are initials "GG/ILY/DOT <heart.shape>" which stand for "Greysha Gordon / I love you / Dean Ormsby Torrence". Greysha was Dean's new girlfriend. Promotional copies of this disc contained a note from Dean

 

LIBERTY 54549 - YOU REALLY KNOW HOW TO HURT A GUY / IT'S AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3 - JAN & DEAN

Liberty All-Time Hit Series re-issue. Has "JANO & JILLY" on A-side (Jan Berry and Jill Gibson)

 

UNITED ARTISTS UA-LA 341-H2 - GOTTA TAKE THAT ONE LAST RIDE - JAN & DEAN - 11/1974

2-LP set with poster in "quasi-moto monaural"

Side 1 : "SURFERS RULE ! THANKS BRIAN <heart-shape>"

Side 2 : "DOT + CLM <heart-shape>". Dean O. Torrence + Cathy Lee McCarthy

Side 3 : "BARONS WLA". See Dore 531 for explanation

Side 4 : "1 JAN 1" used by Jan for his Ode 66050-S release 8/1974

 

RHINO RECORDS RNDA 1498 - ONE SUMMER NIGHT / LIVE - JAN & DEAN AND THE BELAIR BANDITS

2-LP set

Side 1 : "SEE SIDE TWO"

Side 2 : "KAMANA WANA LEI U"

Side 3 : "PARTICIPATE WITH PARTY HATS"

Side 4 : "WHERE ARE SIDES FIVE AND SIX"

Cover design by Dean for Kittyhawk Graphics and additional photos for inside covers supplied by Dean. So we can safely assume Dean had a hand in the writing of the etchings on this set. Even though it is not an original Dore or Liberty or UA album

 

Th-th-th-that's all, Folks ! As I've said previously, these are all the Jan & Dean etching records (etching, not retching) that I know of, There could be other pressings or DJ copies having etchings that I am unaware of, so if any of you good readers know of any additional ones, please let us know.

I hope this article cleared up some of the nagging questions you all had in your minds about those mysterious scratchings on your prized Jan & Dean records. For those of you who were unaware of these etchings, here's your chance to check through your Jan & Dean collection to see if you do have some of these records in your possession. Happy hunting !

I also hope you found this article informative and enjoyable as much as I had enjoyed writing it. Bust your buns !!   -  Frank

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Gentleman
« on: May 08, 2014, 03:44:10 AM »
Dennis WIlson is correct  :)

It's from this site: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/dead-rock-stars-today/

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Gentleman
« on: May 07, 2014, 01:05:50 PM »
No, but obviously he's got some sort of Jan & Dean relation

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Gentleman
« on: May 07, 2014, 11:10:21 AM »
Anybody know who this nice gentleman is?


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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: My Old Bel Air
« on: April 20, 2014, 10:15:24 PM »
Well, actually it sounds more like one of the Gary Usher productions ...


... which isn't a bad thing either

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan Berry Uni High
« on: April 04, 2014, 10:44:36 AM »
...  Dean hes always gonna come out on top because hes always going to be one half of Jan and Dean
So very true

And without him, an act like Jan & Dean would not have happened, e.g. "Jan & Phil" (Sloan) wouldn't have worked because, apart from the great production work done by Jan, it was Dean who brought the other element on all those albums - the humour, and that's what made Jan & Dean different. Stuff like "Schlock Rod", "Submarine Races" or even their version of "Hang on Sloopy" are unique and priceless and made the difference to all the other artists. Brian did great songs too, but their albums were missing the punch and kick that Jan & Dean had

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I dont think Zenker is Garys correct surname
'course it is

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan & Dean Archives Volume 1 and 2 on amazon
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:24:54 PM »
Stardom at last!!!

I finally made it to a book


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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Arnie Ginsburg Interview
« on: February 17, 2014, 09:29:03 PM »
:)   ....Nice Surfin Again!!
Thanks

Still everything in my vaults   :)

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