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« on: September 29, 2010, 06:08:18 AM »
I just saw that Darlene Love(He's a Rebel) and Dr John are being considered for the Rock Hall of Fame. How can these artists go before Jan Berry and Jan & Dean? Darlene Love didn't write or produce anything that I know of and Dr John is famous down here in Louisiana, but do any of you know about him??
Is Jan & Dean even being looked at??

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Youtube-thread
« on: September 23, 2010, 05:32:01 AM »
I enjoyed the interview with Mike and Dean, but at times it was aggrevating too. Dean never seemed to give a straight answer. I've always enjoyed Dean's sense of humor, but sometimes it would be nice for him to answer the question.
There was a moment when Tush was asking who was first and when it started.Mike was actually answering for Dean by saying the Beach Boys listened to J&D while in high school. I wish Dean would have ellaborated on Jennie Lee and Baby Talk and how that phase really kicked off the West Coast Sound. Later, Tush asked Dean about Jan, Dean just went off on something else. Lost oppurtunities. One other interesting note. Mike, in this interview, gave Brian all the credit for the music. Later years, he seemed to change his tune a little. Something must have happened later on that hurt Mike and Brian's relationship.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan's voice, post-accident
« on: August 18, 2010, 05:41:05 PM »
Vocally, I noticed that as well. He sounded pretty good on those mid 70s songs. I'm sure they did some touching up in the studio. His live performances were on and off in my opinion. He had his good days and bad days. Maybe that had to do with drugs.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Post Your Music Here
« on: August 03, 2010, 08:56:56 AM »
Thanks a lot 1jay1. That's nice of you to say. It was fun. That was 28 years  Time flies

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Post Your Music Here
« on: August 02, 2010, 06:55:22 PM »
OK one more. This is a video of me lip syncing to my own record. I wrote this song after I saw the movie Dead Man's Curve. The bomps are from Jennie Lee. I changed them a little. I wanted to be the next Jan Berry. It didn't work  This is from 1982.

You Gotta Be Tall to Play Basketball

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Post Your Music Here
« on: July 29, 2010, 06:18:16 PM »

Pick the song "Catahoula"   I'm sure you'll recognize it. lol   It's the best I could do.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Dean's vocals
« on: July 11, 2010, 05:11:30 PM »
I think Dean was on a lot of significant Liberty songs. Certainly Linda, Honolulu Lulu, Drag City, DMC, NGIS, Ride the Wild Surf, Popsicle, Summer Means Fun, etc. Not bad. He certainly missed out on the 2 biggest hits, but I guess it really didn't matter. As long as Jan did the producing, it was always a Jan & Dean record. But Dean was on a lot of those hits.

Surf City was not their only appearance in the UK top 40. Heart and Soul was actually their biggest UK hit at # 24.

yes, I believe Heart and Soul was # 24 and Surf City # 26.

« on: June 12, 2010, 10:03:45 AM »

Check this band out from Japan( I think)

First of all, Jan & Dean did OK. 26 hits. 16 top 40. 7 top 10. A lot of bands would have loved that success. I think 2dean2 is right. Capital did a great job of marketing their acts. During the 63-64 years, Jan & Dean were neck and neck with the BB's. However, the BB's albums( which at the time were inferior to what Jan was doing) would still sell more than J&D's. That was marketing.
Of course, the Beach Boys were a great band and had a great producer(learned a lot from Jan). I don't think Jan & Dean could've kept up with them anyway.Their harmonies were really good.

That's great Rockngrann. I did the same. I especially love the Jan & Arnie stuff.

That covers the early stuff pretty good. The live Linda on Murrey the K is not really live. It's the recording of Linda with an audience in the background. But that's a good collection.

THere is another aspect to this that has not been posted.That is Jan & Dean's potential to continue being chart toppers in 1966-1968. There is a reason that I Found a Girl and Batman didn't do as well as they should have. The productions are great! The sound is great! However, I think the public was tired of them, just like the Beach Boys in the late 60's and Leslie Gore in the mid-60's. People just weren't looking for Jan & Dean any more. The TV show could've changed that. A Carnival of Sound release and /or SFRD release in the early 70's could have changed that as well. But I really believe that Jan & Dean were temporarily out of the cool scene at that time. Jan's accident put the icing on the cake, but I really think they would have struggled anyway. Remember, it was Endless Summer that brought the Beach Boys back in the early to mid 70's. Maybe there would have been a break from hits even if Jan wasn't hurt. Now, I think Jan could have produced some great music in the late 60's, but I hesitate to think the hits would have been labled Jan & Dean.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan & Dean's reunion concert
« on: May 01, 2010, 02:28:50 PM »
it's hard to say. Most of the details like that seem to be made up.
I bought a double DVD: The Buddy Holly Story and La Bamba. How about a double release of Dead Man's Curve and the Beach Boys  An American Band. That might sell.

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