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THE TAMI SHOW / Re: BBC News piece on TAMI Show
« on: April 28, 2010, 11:12:54 AM »
Fair enough Mark. I know those BB guys are tough to deal with. I do like what you said about Mike Love and 5 of him would have been like J&D.ha ha
One note about Dennis Wilson.He was not very talented, but he was sure exciting to watch on the TAMI show. But there is no doubt, Brian made the BB's,just like Jan made J&D(at least in the studio)

Thanks Mark

THE TAMI SHOW / Re: BBC News piece on TAMI Show
« on: April 28, 2010, 06:15:15 AM »
Mark, it seems like you are apologizing for J&D's performance on TAMI. I don't think that's necessary. They did what they had to do. The show was great, and Jan & Dean did nothing to make it bad. Dean was skateboarding around, they sang two of their big hits, the crowd seemed to like it, it wasn't that bad!! Like I've said before, Smokey's vocals were worst than Dean's, but nobody's talking about that because he's Smokey Robinson.
Jan & Dean were a major part of the biggest Rock and Roll event in the first 10 years of rock and roll.One of the biggest ever. I don't think you have to apologize for J&D. It makes them look worse than they were.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: From Paul Morantz
« on: April 26, 2010, 06:23:27 AM »
Great article! I'm glad I was able to contribute a little. The video of the last 7 minutes of the movie was the one I put on YouTube. I converted it from a VHS tape I had in 1978.
The movie wasn't accurate, but I'm glad it came out. We wouldn't be here on this site if not for that movie and article by Paul.

« on: April 21, 2010, 06:15:12 AM »
Good morning, fellow Jan & Dean fans. Last night Domenic Priore and Becky put on a great radio show from 7 to 9 west coast time. It was a show about grannies that drive fast. They played 3 songs from J&D Little Old Lady LP.
The TItle, Anaheim, and One-Piece Topless Bathing Suit. The interesting thing is how many groups did granny songs after that. Jan & Dean influenced a lot of groups to sing about fast grannies. It was funny. Some of those songs were really good.

« on: April 02, 2010, 06:00:42 AM »
Wow!! It's a great album and all, but that's a little high.

ALBUMS / Re: 1966 Popsicle
« on: March 30, 2010, 03:00:31 PM »
THanks Rocker

that was a great review by Domenic.!!

Thank you for clearing that up, Mark. The CD Surf City to Drag City also listed it as Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry and Lou Adler. So I appreciate the information. Of course, Surf City to Drag City also mistakenly listed George Tipton as co-arranger on the song Surf City. Thanks for keeping us straight Mark.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Question about Little Old Lady from Pasadena
« on: March 29, 2010, 02:52:17 PM »
Mark, if you could answer this. 
I was on Ebay, checking out Jan & Dean, and the 45  Little Old Lady was on there. When I enlarged the picture, it said Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry and Lou Adler. On the discography on the website, it is Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry. Did Jan collaborate with Lou on that one?

« on: March 26, 2010, 06:20:20 AM »
Carnival of Sound has been blasting out of my car for 2 weeks now. I love this album. Out of all the great songs and productions, my favorite is Track 29. It's just a background track, but if you jam it up and really listen, Jan's genious really comes through. I can't see how anyone can hear tracks like that and not consider Jan one of the best producers to come out of the 60's.

CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Re: Jan, You're Blowing My Mind
« on: March 25, 2010, 04:46:20 AM »
Bitman, I have to disagree a little bit. Although I agree with the comments on Fan Tan and Hawaii,great productions, I also think the covers were very good.Louisiana Man on the Rhino CD is far better than the Dean version. Stay and In the Still of the Night are 2 of my favorites as well. In fact, the 2 reviews Mark posted praised In the Still of the Night as the best track on the whole CD.
I don't know about that, but the covers are very strong in my opinion.

CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Re: Beach Boys Fan Site
« on: March 23, 2010, 05:03:04 AM »
I notice that on YouTube. You can always tell when a Beach Boy fanatic makes a comment on Jan & Dean. It's always very negative and misinformed. It's almost as if they think Jan & Dean are trying to take over the Beach Boys, which is crazy. I think they know that J&D were first and that it may be possible that Jan actually helped Brian a little bit,not just the other way around. It also must be horifying that "Surfin", the BBs first hit, had some J&D influence!!!
Why can't we all just get along?lol  For me, I'm glad Jan and Brian met. Rock and Roll is better because of it.

THE TAMI SHOW / Re: The TAMI Show Hosted by Jan & Dean
« on: March 20, 2010, 09:07:53 AM »
Yeah, I don't know why Jan chose that arrangement for From All Over the World. Music City was better. After watching the show, there were a few pitchie moments outside of Jan & Dean. I think the worst vocal was Mickey's Monkey by the Miracles. The Beach Boys had a couple of vocal hickups, but they were playing so fast, it's hard to hear. Brian was great on Surfer Girl. J&D certainly wasn't the worst live vocal on the show. Mickeys Monkey had to be the worst. Best vocal, to me, was Leslie and best performance was James Brown. Funniest moment was the Flames introduction by Jan & Dean. I think the show flowed very well. And I think Jan & Dean were great hosts.
Hopefully this release helps J&D get into the Hall of Fame. I sure hope it doesn't hurt there chances.

THE TAMI SHOW / Re: The TAMI Show Hosted by Jan & Dean
« on: March 19, 2010, 09:32:55 PM »
I got mine in today. It's great. Jan & Dean perform pretty well. Their vocals aren't terrible. There are other acts that struggled vocally as well. J&D did fine. The comments about Jan & Dean being trend riders didn't bother me too much because they kept up with what was going on, just like almost every other act in the world. The comment really didn't need to be made. The skateboard thing was original, and if they would have included production in the comments, Jan was very innovative and original. But I get what the guy was saying, as far as that performance, Jan & Dean wasn't quite up to par with James Brown and Leslie Gore. Great video!

CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Re: received my copy of carnival
« on: March 17, 2010, 05:26:34 AM »
Brian and Tony both double with Jan on Surf City. Their mikes are set back from Jan's. There is definitely more Jan leads on Surf City. Brian said he hears more Jan, so I'll trust Brian. Tony sings falsetto and Brian does the falsetto on the part Surf City Here we Come.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's how it went down.

« on: March 10, 2010, 07:13:19 AM »
Happy Birthday Dean-O!!!

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