Dean of Jan and Dean Looks Back 50 Years, New Album

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Dean of Jan and Dean Looks Back 50 Years with New 5 star Album

In this interview, that appears in current issue of GOLDMINE, Dean Torrance talks about the glory days and working with  two studio geniuses – not only his partner Jan Berry but how Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys would come in to help to the finishing ‘icing’on many of their songs. Jan is especially proud of one of those, ‘Surf City,’their biggest hit.  Dean also talks about his current group and the new ‘5 star’ album just out.  MORE

Of course, Dean’s longtime partner,Jan, passed away a near decade ago from a life of side effects of the infamous Sunset Blvd. ‘Drag City’ accident Today Dean continues to make music, now with a group made up of former Jan and Dean band mates along with the Surf City All Stars of more recent years.They call it the ‘Bamboo Trading Co.’ and have out a new self-titled album. It gets a 5 star rating on Amazon , which is a half point higher than Brian Wilson’s new ‘Made in California.’  Definitely a winner, combining the best elements of surf with impressive,rich Martin Denny exotica and other music genres. Check out some free listens here and then buy the CD. Dean isn’t crazy about current social and music technology and would probably have released vinyl if he hasn’t already.  There’s even the song ‘Tweet -Don’t Talk anymore, ‘ a knock at social media and some excellent nostalgic cuts, ‘I’ve Always Loved the Ocean ‘and ‘Don’t Say It’s Over.’

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CD cover, no doubt designed by Dean, an accomplished graphic designer

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While we’re at it, here’s Brian Wilson’s new one, also highly recommended, a full box set with lots of interesting new ones, old ones and updated ones along with other artist cover versions(!)  – enough listening to last you well into the fall, maybe winter,.We’ve yet to hear the whole thing but know it’s good


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New Oldies Store Three Pronged CD-Record Shop, MP3 Picks to Click, Bookstore


WELCOME TO OLDIES COUNTRY STORE ! We’ve tried to come up with a nice selection of some of the best CDs, videos and even vinyl featuring the best of the music, TV shows and movies form the Golden Era 1950s and early 60s. Of course, there’s much too much to get it all in here right now, but check back early and often as we’ll add and change the selection. In the meantime you can also  search   on Uncle Amazon for just about anything you want . ENJOY! 🙂 -JB

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TONY BENNETT Full Historical Collection Now On Itunes

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TONY BENNETT Full Historical

Collection Now On Itunes

Tony Bennett’s career has enjoyed three distinct phases, each of them very successful. In the early ’50s, he scored a series of major hits that made him one of the most popular recording artists of the time. In the early ’60s, he mounted a comeback as more of an adult-album seller. And from the mid-’80s on, he achieved renewed popularity with generations of listeners who hadn’t been born when he first appeared. This, however, defines Bennett more in terms of marketing than music. He himself probably would say that, in each phase of his career, he has remained largely constant to his goals of singing the best available songs the best way he knows how. Popular taste may have caused his level of recognition to increase or decrease, but he continued to sing popular standards in a warm, husky tenor, varying his timing and phrasing with a jazz fan’s sense of spontaneity to bring out the melodies and lyrics of the songs effectively. By the start of the 21st century, Bennett seemed like the last of a breed, but he remained as popular as ever. MORE


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