JAN & DEAN - aka Jan Berry and Dean Torrence - would famously become mainstays of the 1960s U.S. West Coast Surfing/Dragster music scene, alongside The Beach Boys.
But long before then, they'd been cutting Doo Wop hits since 1958, their first three 45rpm releases credited to JAN & ARNIE (i.e. Berry and Arnie Ginsberg), while Torrence was away in the U.S. Army.
As Jan & Arnie they registered with the million-selling 'Jennie Lee' and 'Gas Money', and as Jan & Dean with sides like 'Baby Talk', 'There's A Girl', 'Clementine', 'We Go Together', 'Gee', 'Heart And Soul', 'Wanted, One Girl', 'A Sunday Kind Of Love', 'Tennessee', 'Linda', etc.
This compilation presents the very best of Jan & Arnie/Jan & Dean between 1958-62, recorded across five different record labels, and features a dozen U.S. chart entries, the first time that this body of work has been comprehensively compiled.
Included are a couple of collectors' rarities which are notoriously difficult to find elsewhere on CD.
1. JENNIE LEE (Jan & Arnie)
2. GOTTA GET A DATE (Jan & Arnie)
3. GAS MONEY (Jan & Arnie)
4. BONNIE LOU (Jan & Arnie)
5. THE BEAT THAT CAN'T BE BEAT (Jan & Arnie)
6. I LOVE LINDA (Jan & Arnie)
7. BABY TALK
8. JEANETTE, GET YOUR HAIR DONE
9. THERE'S A GIRL
11. WHITE TENNIS SNEAKERS
13. WE GO TOGETHER
14. ROSIE LANE
16. SUCH A GOOD NIGHT FOR DREAMING
17. BAGGY PANTS
18. JUDY'S AN ANGEL
19. TOMORROW'S TEARDROPS (Jan Barry)
20. HEART AND SOUL
21. MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
22. DON'T FLY AWAY
24. WANTED, ONE GIRL
25. A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE
26. POOR LITTLE PUPPET
28. YOUR HEART HAS CHANGED ITS MIND
29. MY FAVORITE DREAM
30. WHO PUT THE BOMP
31. BARBARA ANN
32. FROSTY (The Snow Man)
33. SHE'S STILL TALKIN' BABY TALK
|Release Date||July 10th, 2020|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 10682 4|
JAN & DEAN - Ba-Ba-B-B-Ba-Ba
- Product Code: JASCD 1068
- Availability: In Stock