History Music / JanAndDean

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the choruses of "Bucket T", they can clearly be heard singing [[ClusterFBomb something else that rhymes with "bucket"]].

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the choruses of "Bucket T", they can clearly be heard singing [[ClusterFBomb something else that rhymes with "bucket"]]. The cover by Ronny and the Daytonas (of "G.T.O." fame) makes it even more obvious.
20th Aug '16 5:35:01 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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Their full names were William Jan Berry (19412004) and Dean [[EmbarrassingMiddleName Ormsby]] Torrence (1940 ). Berry first came onto the pop scene with 1958's "Jennie Lee", recorded with Arnie Ginsberg as "Jan and Arnie" due to Torrance getting drafted into the U.S. Army Reserve. Berry and Torrance scored their first hit as a duo with "BabyTalk" in 1959, and kept singing while going through college at UCLA (unlike the Beach Boys) until Jan was badly injured wrecking his Corvette in 1966, suffering brain damage but retaining his genius-level intelligence, but had a comeback in the early 1970s. Berry died in 2004, but Torrence continues to tour and give interviews. Note: Discography covers only the pre-accident years.

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Their full names were William Jan Berry (19412004) and Dean [[EmbarrassingMiddleName Ormsby]] Torrence (1940 ). Berry first came onto the pop scene with 1958's "Jennie Lee", recorded with Arnie Ginsberg as "Jan and Arnie" due to Torrance getting drafted into the U.S. Army Reserve. Berry and Torrance scored their first hit as a duo with "BabyTalk" in 1959, and kept singing while going through college at UCLA (unlike the Beach Boys) until Jan was badly injured wrecking his Corvette in 1966, suffering brain damage but retaining his genius-level intelligence, but had a comeback in the early 1970s. Berry died in 2004, but Torrence continues to tour and give interviews. Note: Discography covers only the pre-accident years.
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* ''Jan & Dean'' (1960)
* ''Jan & Dean's Golden Hits'' (1962)
* ''Jan & Dean Take Linda Surfin' '' (1963)
* ''Surf City (and Other Swingin' Cities)'' (1963)
* ''Drag City'' (1963)
* ''Dead Man's Curve/The New Girl in School'' (1964)
* ''Ride the Wild Surf'' (1964)
* ''The Little Old Lady from Pasadena'' (1964)
* ''Command Performance: Live in Person'' (1965)
* ''Pop Symphony No. 1 (in 12 Hit Movements)'' (1965)
* ''Golden Hits Volume 2'' (1965)
* ''Folk & Roll'' (1965)
* ''Jan & Dean [[XMeetsY Meet]] Franchise/{{Batman}}'' (1966)

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* 1960 - ''Jan & Dean'' (1960)
[[note]]Some discographies list it as ''The Jan & Dean Sound'', the title given on the back cover.[[/note]]
* 1962 - ''Jan & Dean's Golden Hits'' (1962)
[[note]]Despite the title, the album includes newly recorded songs.[[/note]]
* 1963 - ''Jan & Dean Take Linda Surfin' '' (1963)
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* 1963 - ''Surf City (and Other Swingin' Cities)'' (1963)
Cities)''
* 1963 - ''Drag City'' (1963)
City''
* 1964 - ''Dead Man's Curve/The New Girl in School'' (1964)
School''
* 1964 - ''Ride the Wild Surf'' (1964)
Surf''
* 1964 - ''The Little Old Lady from Pasadena'' (1964)
Pasadena''
* 1965 - ''Command Performance: Live in Person'' (1965)
Person''
* 1965 - ''Pop Symphony No. 1 (in 12 Hit Movements)'' (1965)
[[note]]Orchestral covers of previous Jan & Dean hits by the Bel-Aire Pops Orchestra, conducted by Jan Berry and George Tipton.[[/note]]
* 1965 - ''Golden Hits Volume 2'' (1965)
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* 1965 - ''Folk & Roll'' (1965)
Roll''
* 1966 - ''Jan & Dean [[XMeetsY Meet]] Franchise/{{Batman}}'' (1966)
[[note]]The last album released prior to Jan's accident.[[/note]]
* 1966 - ''Filet of Soul: A "Live" One'' [[note]]Only a few of the tracks are live; the rest is studio material.[[/note]]
* 1967 - ''Save for a Rainy Day'' [[note]]Was only released as a limited private pressing. A wider release on Columbia for 1967 was cancelled, but an acetate for the stereo version survives (the private pressing was mono-only).[[/note]]
* 1968 - ''Carnival of Sound'' (unreleased until 2010)

!!Non-LP Singles:
* 1960 - "Gee"/"Such a Good Night for Dreaming"
* 1961 - "Judy's an Angel" [[note]]Otherwise available on ''Jan & Dean''[[/note]]/"Baggy Pants"
* 1961 - "Heart and Soul", otherwise available on ''Jan & Dean's Golden Hits'', has two different non-LP B-sides depending on the pressing: "Those Words" and "Midsummer Night's Dream".
* 1961 - "Wanted: One Girl"/"Something a Little Bit Different"
* 1962 - "Tennessee" [[note]]Otherwise available on ''Jan & Dean'' [[/note]]/"Your Heart Has Changed It's Mind"
* 1962 - "My Favorite Dream"/"Who Put the Bomp" [[note]]Otherwise available on ''Jan & Dean'' [[/note]]
* 1962 - "Frosty the Snowman"/"She's Still Talking Baby Talk"
* 1963 - "Honolulu Lulu" [[note]]Otherwise available on ''Surf City (and Other Swingin' Cities)''.[[/note]]/"Someday (You'll Go Walking By)"
* 1965 - "Here They Come (from All Over the World) [[note]]Otherwise available on ''Command Performance: Live in Person''.[[/note]]/"Freeway Flyer"
* 1966 - "Fiddle Around"/"A Summer's Dream" [[note]]Otherwise available on ''Ride the Wild Surf''.[[/note]]
* 1966 - "Summertime, Summertime"/"California Lullaby"
* 1967 - "Hawaii" [[note]]Was to be included in ''Carnival of Sound''[[/note]]/"Tijuana"
* 1967 - "[[Music/{{Smile}} Vegetables]]"/"Snow Flakes on Laughing Gravy's Whiskers" (credited to "The Laughing Gravy")
20th May '16 12:03:00 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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Discography:

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!!Two tropes for every boy!
20th May '16 11:41:59 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* {{Instrumentals}}: A few albums include an instrumental or two as filler. Of interest is "Skateboarding", a two-part instrumental which can be best described as "Frère Jacques goes skateboarding": each part was on a separate album!

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* {{Instrumentals}}: A few albums include an instrumental or two as filler. Of interest is "Skateboarding", a two-part instrumental which can be best described as "Frère Jacques "''Frère Jacques'' goes skateboarding": each part was on a separate album!
13th Apr '16 6:59:16 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''Surf City (And Other Swingin' Cities)'' (1963)

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* ''Surf City (And (and Other Swingin' Cities)'' (1963)



* ''Dead Man's Curve/The New Girl In School'' (1964)

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* ''Dead Man's Curve/The New Girl In in School'' (1964)



* ''The Little Old Lady From Pasadena'' (1964)
* ''Command Performance: Live In Person'' (1965)
* ''Pop Symphony No. 1 (In 12 Hit Movements)'' (1965)

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* ''The Little Old Lady From from Pasadena'' (1964)
* ''Command Performance: Live In in Person'' (1965)
* ''Pop Symphony No. 1 (In (in 12 Hit Movements)'' (1965)


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** ''Surf City (and Other Swingin' Cities)'' is an even earlier example, with each song being named after a city.
13th Apr '16 6:35:27 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: It took a while before Jan and Dean found their trademark California sound. They first started out with a style closer to {{Doowop}} than surf pop and their first couple of "surf" albums only included a few actual surf songs alongside covers of regular pop songs.


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* {{Instrumentals}}: A few albums include an instrumental or two as filler. Of interest is "Skateboarding", a two-part instrumental which can be best described as "Frère Jacques goes skateboarding": each part was on a separate album!
13th Apr '16 6:09:55 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* CoolOldLady: "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" and its various followups ("[[LongTitle The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review and Timing Association]]", "One-Piece Topless Bathing Suit", and the [[{{instrumentals}} instrumental]] "Old Ladies Seldom Power Shift".

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* CoolOldLady: "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" and its various followups ("[[LongTitle The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review and Timing Association]]", "One-Piece Topless Bathing Suit", and the [[{{instrumentals}} instrumental]] "Old Ladies Seldom Power Shift".)
13th Apr '16 6:09:14 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* CoolOldLady: "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" and its various followups ("[[LongTitle The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review And Timing Association]]", "One-Piece Topless Bathing Suit", and the [[{{instrumentals}} instrumental]] "Old Ladies Seldom Power Shift".

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* CoolOldLady: "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" and its various followups ("[[LongTitle The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review And and Timing Association]]", "One-Piece Topless Bathing Suit", and the [[{{instrumentals}} instrumental]] "Old Ladies Seldom Power Shift".


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* LongTitle: "The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review and Timing Association" probably set a [[{{Pun}} record]] for one of the longest titles to be printed on a 45rpm record label.
9th Apr '16 9:36:01 PM YellowYoshi398
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* CarSong: "Bucket T", "Dead Man's Curve", "Drag City", and "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena", among countless others.


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* DrugsAreGood: Seems to be the message of "Tijuana", a marijuana-themed rewrite of "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" about a figurative woman who's "the terror of everyone that is a square". Appropriately, it was released as a single in the midst of the PsychedelicRock craze in 1967, and later included on ''Carnival of Sound'', Jan and Dean's own [[{{Vaporware}} long-lost]] flirtation with the psychedelic genre, when it was finally released in 2010.
9th Apr '16 9:03:18 PM YellowYoshi398
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* TheAllegedCar: "Bucket T".


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* OvershadowedByAwesome: Despite being one of the preeminent surf rock artists in their time, they're nowadays remembered mostly as a footnote in the history of the Beach Boys, [[MisattributedSong for whom they are often confused]]. It should be noted that while Jan and Dean (Jan in particular) were talented songwriters in their own right, many of their biggest hits were written at least in part by Brian Wilson - meaning someone trying to acquaint themselves with Wilson's surf music songwriting repertoire would have to listen to a lot of Jan and Dean!
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