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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: ....Happy Birthday Dean!!.... March 10th
« on: March 10, 2011, 01:13:44 PM »
Happy Birthday Deano!!!

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Rush jobs
« on: March 09, 2011, 03:28:33 AM »
I understand Owen. What Mark said surprised me. I sure thought Jill's solo version was first and Jan just sang on top of it after. Oh well, we live and learn.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Rush jobs
« on: March 07, 2011, 08:40:15 PM »
And of course, Easy as 123 was a Jan Berry production. That would not be considered a rush job. Jan produced and arranged that one. However, Jan did put that song on DMC and Little Old Lady albums.Again, I guess he just didn't have time to write,arrange and produce 12 full songs for every album so he used older songs that he produced to fill in the album. Same thing for Linda and She's My Summer Girl which all appeared on later albums. But the 8 or 9 new songs that Jan did produce on those original albums were freaken bad ass. I guess we can forgive him for using 2 or 3 fillers per album since he was also a full time student!!lol I just can't imagine accomplishing as much as he did by the time he was 25.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Rush jobs
« on: March 02, 2011, 04:34:27 AM »
Thanks for the responses. Summer Means Fun is an awesome song. I always thought Jan & Dean's version was better than the others(not just because I'm a Jan & Dean fan). It also appears that Jan added a little bit to Where Were You When I Needed You.

Phil Sloan spent a lot of time with Jan back then. Phil learned from the master(Jan) and then PF Sloan became one of the great producers in his own right.
Phil & Steve were a couple of very talented young people, glad Jan found them.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Rush jobs
« on: March 01, 2011, 03:04:02 PM »
Mark, do you know a short list of songs that Jan did that with? The list I come up with is:
Tell em I'm Surfin
Eve of Destruction
Restless Surfer
Summer Means Fun??
Where were You When I Needed You

Is that about it? It's not that I don't respect Jan & Dean's performance on those songs, I just want to know so I can have a different kind of appreciation for them vs the Jan Berry productions(which certainly make up most of them)

« on: February 20, 2011, 04:03:01 PM »
Very nice Mary! Thank you. Pop Symphony was a nice touch, too. Good Job.

« on: February 15, 2011, 04:20:07 AM »
A question for Mark or anyone willing to answer. I know that Jan would sometimes take a track from someone and put his voice on top. Mainly because he needed a filler song and he didn't have time to produce it. I think "Tell em Im Surfin and Eve of Destruction" are examples of this. Was "Restless Surfer" one as well? Were there a few others?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: How many songs?
« on: February 07, 2011, 08:39:57 AM »
Looks like this includes 17 hits and 11 top 40 smashes. Not to shabby!!!

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Youtube-thread
« on: February 03, 2011, 05:53:19 AM »
It sounds like the backing track for Skateboarding 1 and 2. Not sure though.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: cool clip
« on: February 01, 2011, 06:06:35 AM »
One more clip. The first minute may interest you the most, but this was one of the best stupid movie's ever. Great Music!!

The Hollywood Knights part 3

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: cool clip
« on: February 01, 2011, 04:17:24 AM »
It was a motion picture in the 80's. Not that long after DMC. The music is great. Mostly Four Seasons and Dion. 1962/63 is the setting. It played on TV but was a movie before. I rented the video this weekend. Brought back some great memories. Pretty cool. Check it out. They are on the east coast, so not much surf music. But we get a little taste of Jan & Dean's early work.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / cool clip
« on: January 31, 2011, 07:16:42 AM »
From the movie The Wanderers. Sounds like a combination of the Stranger Girl by the Slapbacks, Ding a ling a ling ding dong by Dicky Dell, and Baby Talk by Jan & Dean. Cool Doo Wop.

The Wanderers- Car Song: Stranger Girl

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Youtube-thread
« on: January 31, 2011, 05:15:37 AM »
The background track for Restless Surfer is great! I wasn't sure if that was Jan. I heard it may have been Gary Zeckley. Sure sounds like Jan's work to me. Thanks for posting.

I agree Mary. I hope they do release the original Filet of Soul. Dean would be perfect for the liner notes. Maybe they can release a 2 CD set of Jan & Dean humor. Batman, Filet of Soul, and all the other humor songs like Submarine Races and Schlock Rod. That would be an entertaining album, for sure.

although I would love an official release of the original Filet of Soul, I have to say that I like the one that was released. 123, Hide Your Love Away, Hang on Sloopy, Honolulu lulu(live), I Found A Girl, Michelle,and Clown are great live performances with the Wrecking Crew. Some of the other live stuff is a little weaker on the vocal end. But overall, I enjoy that album. Most people disagree with me there, but it sold better than any other J&D album that year,so it's pretty good. From a business stand point, it made more sense than the Jan Berry concept. If I were the president of Liberty records, I'd done the same thing. Jan's concept would not have sold-see Batman. By the way, I like Batman. I'm just saying "from a business standpoint", the Filet of Soul album that was released made more  money than the other concept would have.

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