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Great freaken article!!! A few mistakes( like the Beach Boys sang back up on Surf City) and the ones Mark mentioned, but I think articles like this need to be written more. Thanks Mark!

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Post Your Music Here
« on: January 12, 2011, 03:00:16 PM »
This is an old topic but it's the only right place to put this. I released several songs on iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby, etc. It's very exciting to have stuff I did on those sites. Anyway, You may like some of it because the songs are Jan & Dean related, especially Little Old Lady from Catahoula and You Gotta Be Tall to Play Basketball. Just search:
Phil Streva

Thanks
Phil

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Happy Christmas
« on: December 24, 2010, 04:20:57 AM »
Merry Christmas everybody!!

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / DMC/New Girl in School
« on: December 01, 2010, 02:32:39 PM »
I just downloaded the Dead Man's Curve I-tunes album. Of course, I already had it on vinyl. The liner notes are great!! Mark did a great job of giving Jan the credit he deserves and at the same time, recognizing the other people that helped. Some historians tend to diminish Jan's talent and give too much credit to Brian(who certainly deserves ample credit). On an interesting note, Dead Man's Curve originally lists Brian first on the writing credit, then Jan. However, Mark lists Jan first and Brian last(behind Roger and Artie). Also, Jan is listed first on NGIS originally and with Mark, but I always thought that was more of a Brian song and Jan just helped finish it. Any insight here????

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: New Digital Releases
« on: November 22, 2010, 12:51:35 PM »
OK, the top right of this page explains it. You are doing the liner notes. Very Good!!!!

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: New Digital Releases
« on: November 22, 2010, 05:16:17 AM »
The album review at the top of Golden Hits Vol 2.

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: New Digital Releases
« on: November 19, 2010, 12:02:38 PM »
Great job Mark!
The guy that wrote the notes doesn't say anything about Jan being the producer of all that great music. Maybe you can write a review??

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: random thoughts
« on: October 27, 2010, 07:02:50 PM »
I couldn't agree more Burton. I've always said that. Those remakes have done more to put Jan & Dean in the bubble gum catagory than anything else. They shouldn't have been released as "Jan & Dean".

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Just 5 Songs
« on: October 13, 2010, 11:13:57 AM »
I'll go with

Surf City
DMC
Little Old Lady
Gas Money
I Found a Girl

The first three because they were the most commercial. Gas Money-to show the fifties rocker side, and I found a Girl was one of the best productions from post Surf.

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: RRHOF
« on: October 08, 2010, 04:22:52 AM »
Well, the Beach Boys sang about it first. However, surf music had been around in instrumental form before the BB's. I've read one historian who claims the first vocal surf song was actually Baby Talk. Jan & Dean definitely influenced the surf sound but the BB's were the first to write lyrics and sing about surf and drag. Jan & Dean were right behind them. I don't know if Jumping on the bandwagon is accurate because Jan & Dean were a big part of why surf music became so popular. It really wasn't an established style of music until after J*D and The BB's were both riding the wave. That's my opinion, anyway.

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: RRHOF
« on: October 05, 2010, 05:49:11 AM »
Good point Bitman. I just need to not stress about the Hall of Fame. I guess it's just bullshit anyway. The thing is, even if Jan wasn't one of the best producers out of the West Coast, it seems like all significant acts from the first 10 years of rock should be in. Jan & Dean were making top 10 hits when Buddy Holly was still rockin. I think all acts that had top 10 hits in the fifties and sixties should be a no brainer. But I'm done with that now. I guess it really doesn't matter anyway. We know the truth. And we have the music!!

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: I tunes
« on: October 05, 2010, 05:43:17 AM »
Thank You Mark!!!!! Can't wait!

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / I tunes
« on: October 04, 2010, 09:32:07 AM »
What's going on with I-Tunes? Now, the only Jan & Dean available are the BS Dean versions. The original versions have been taken off!!! What happened?

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: RRHOF
« on: September 30, 2010, 12:40:53 PM »
I know Darlene Love did a lot of songs as a session singer. I'm not putting her down.
As far as bandwagon, I think most artists jump on some bandwagon. Elvis copied a lot of songs. The Beach Boys sang about a new subject but took sounds from Jan & Dean and esp Chuck Berry( listen to Surfin USA and Fun Fun Fun and compare to Sweet Little 16 and Roll Over Beetoven). It's hard to be completely original. But Jan's production techniques were largely original. Jennie Lee, I never heard anything like that. Pop Symphony-original. I think the bandwagon thing is over-stated.

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: RRHOF
« on: September 29, 2010, 09:55:53 AM »
Wintersdawn, thanks for the reply. I don't want to compare Jan & Dean's re-issues to that of the Beach Boys. The Beach Boys were much more commercial and will get more attention. I just don't get why these other little artists get more love than a duo that had many more hits, influenced the entire West Coast sound and punk rock. Arranged and produced his own records plus co-wrote most of them. Taught Brian Wilson, Gary Zeckley, Phil Sloan and others how to produce a clean record. Yeah, Dr John and Darlene Love get in before Jan Berry!!!! Are you kidding me??

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