The Jan & Dean Record: A Chronology of Studio Sessions, Live Performances and Chart Positions

The Jan & Dean Record: A Chronology of Studio Sessions, Live Performances and Chart Positions

by Mark A. Moore

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Overview

Jan & Dean were among the most successful artists of the late 1950s through the mid–1960s, with hits including “Baby Talk,” “Surf City,” “Dead Man's Curve” and “The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena).” Slapstick humor and offbeat personas were a big part of their shtick, but Jan Berry was serious when it came to the studio. This book chronicles Jan’s career as a songwriter and arranger—and his tenure as producer for Jan & Dean and other acts—with day-by-day entries detailing recording sessions, single and album releases, concerts and appearances, film and television projects, behind-the-scenes business and legal matters, chart positions and more. Extensive commentary from Berry’s family, friends and colleagues is included. Studio invoices, contract details, tape box notes, copyright information and other particulars shed light on how music was made in the Hollywood studio system of the 1960s.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476622903
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/14/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 336,363
File size: 26 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mark A. Moore is a freelance developmental editor, writer, historian, and cartographer and he has written various articles and album liner notes about Jan & Dean. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments    viii
Foreword by Brian Wilson    1
Introduction    2
Abbreviations and Definitions    5
How to Use This Book    7
Prologue: Rebel Without a Pause    8
1. 1958: Barons and Bomps  23
2. 1959: Pratfalls and Pandemonium  45
3. 1960: Skinny Legs and Ugly Kneecaps  58
4. 1961: Heart and Soul  66
5. 1962: Still Talking Baby Talk  79
6. 1963: Surf, Rods and Honeys  95
7. 1964: Crashes, Skateboards and One Last Ride with Granny  147
8. 1965: Easy Come, Easy Go  213
9. 1966: Beginning from an End  271
10. 1967: Rainy Days in a Carnival of Sound  327
11. 1968: Blowing My Mind  356
12. 1969: Hitch a Ride to Hollywood  369
Epilogue    378
Appendix A. Discography, 1958–1968    413
Appendix B. “Here We Go”: Original Music Charts and Scores from Jan’s Personal Collection, 1961–1969    419
Appendix C. Professional Places Associated with
Jan Berry and Jan & Dean, 1958–1969    430
Appendix D. Jan Berry’s Hollywood Haunts    432
Bibliography    435
Song Index    440
General Index    445

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