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Jan & Dean The Little Old Lady From Pasadena + Filet of Soul (1964)
This Compilation Originally Released June 1996\n'The Little Old Lady From Pasadena' Originally Released 1964\n'Filet Of Soul' Originally Released 1966\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: (This Compilation) Two of the more idiosyncratic LPs from Jan & Dean are reissued on this One Way two-fer. The first includes a few of the surf tracks they were known for, but the concept of the title track is extended to absurd novelty tracks like "Horace, the Swingin' School-Bus Driver," "The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review & Timing Association," and the instrumental "Old Ladies Seldom Power Shift." Smack dab in the middle comes "When It's Over," a surprisingly solid track that stands as one of Jan Berry's first attempts to produce a beach ballad the likes of "Surfer Girl" or "Don't Worry Baby." The second, released in 1966, presents covers of a slew of blue-eyed soul favorites with an appropriately brassy swing to the accompaniments. Though Jan & Dean versions of "Norwegian Wood," "Lightnin' Strikes," and "Hang on Sloopy" are all fine and good, the brass section completely overpowers their thin, reedy voices on the choruses of the more powerful songs. -- John Bush\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: ('The Little Old Lady From Pasadena') Having moved on from their late-'50s doo wop style, Jan & Dean rode out the first half of the '60s as a surf and hot rod group influenced by both Dick Dale and the Beach Boys. In fact, Jan & Dean left their own mark on Beach Boy Brian Wilson with their similarly sophisticated take on surf harmonies and subtly complex pop material. The duo certainly didn't equal the Beach Boys' rich and sustained output, but as this fairly solid release shows, they came up with enough strong material to make many of their albums more than just slim collections with a few strong cuts and plenty of filler. Beyond the classic title track, honorable mention goes to the nicely textured pop ballad "When It's Over," the very original Motown-cum-Bacharach side "It's as Easy as 1,2, 3," and traditional surf tracks like "Sidewalk Surfin'" and "Move Out, Little Mustang" (both co-written by Wilson). And rounding things out, there's a decent cover of Chuck Berry's "Memphis" and the band's unexpected and daring use of harps, horns, and drag and surf sounds, among other touches. More attuned to the Beach Boys' own trailblazing work from the Pet Sounds era than some might expect, Jan & Dean's The Little Old Lady From Pasadena will please both fans hooked on the group's harmonious innocence and those looking for a little more in the way of Phil Spector-like studio savvy. -- Stephen Cook\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: ('Filet Of Soul') N/A\n\nHalf.com Album Notes\nThis CD contains 2 LPs, THE LITTLE OLD LADY FROM PASADENA and FILET OF SOUL, as well as 1 additional track, "Your Heart Has Changed It's Mind."Originally released as 2 separate LPs.
This rock cd contains 25 tracks and runs 61min 12sec.
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  1. Jan & Dean - The Little Old Lady From Pasadana (02:25)
  2. Jan & Dean - Memphis (02:34)
  3. Jan & Dean - When It's Over (02:21)
  4. Jan & Dean - Horace, The Swingin' School-Bus Driver (02:31)
  5. Jan & Dean - Old Ladies Seldom Power Shift (02:03)
  6. Jan & Dean - Sidewalk Surfin' (02:20)
  7. Jan & Dean - The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review & Timing Association (02:30)
  8. Jan & Dean - Summer Means Fun (01:54)
  9. Jan & Dean - It's As Easy As 1, 2, 3 (02:26)
  10. Jan & Dean - Move Out Little Mustang (01:48)
  11. Jan & Dean - Skateboarding - Part II (02:14)
  12. Jan & Dean - One-Piece Topless Bathing Suit (02:28)
  13. Jan & Dean - Your Heart Has Changed Its Mind (Bonus Track) (02:36)
  14. Jan & Dean - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (02:14)
  15. Jan & Dean - 1-2-3 (02:14)
  16. Jan & Dean - Lightnin' Strikes (03:05)
  17. Jan & Dean - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (02:08)
  18. Jan & Dean - Let's Hang On (03:05)
  19. Jan & Dean - Hang On Sloopy (My Girl Sloopy) (03:02)
  20. Jan & Dean - Honolulu Lulu (02:13)
  21. Jan & Dean - Gonna Hustle You (02:20)
  22. Jan & Dean - Dead Man's Curve (02:52)
  23. Jan & Dean - Michelle (02:34)
  24. Jan & Dean - I Found A Girl (02:39)
  25. Jan & Dean - Everybody Loves A Clown (02:22)

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