Discography: 1963-1964

SINGLES

LIBERTY

1963
Linda - When I Learn How to Cry Linda / When I Learn How to Cry -- 55531 - (January)
(Lawrence) / (Berry-Altfeld)
CHARTS: BILLBOARD #28 -- CASH BOX #26

Surf City / She's My Summer Girl -- 55580 - (May)
(Berry-Wilson) / (Berry-Altfeld-Wilson)
BRIAN WILSON DOUBLES LEAD VOCAL ON "SURF CITY"
CHARTS: BILLBOARD #1 -- CASH BOX #1 -- R&B #3 #
'Surf City' Picture Sleeve

Honolulu Lulu / Someday (You'll Go Walking By) -- 55613 - (August)
(Berry-Christian-Adler) / (Berry-Altfeld)
CHARTS: BILLBOARD #11 -- CASH BOX #10 #
'Honolulu Lulu' Picture Sleeve

Drag City / Schlock Rod (Part 1) -- 55641 - (November)
(Berry-Christian-Wilson) / (Berry-Christian-Torrence-Altfeld)
CHARTS: BILLBOARD #10 -- CASH BOX #10 #
'Drag City' Picture Sleeve

 
YEAR-END CHARTS (1963):
Surf City: Billboard - #28 / Cash Box - #26

 

1964
Dead Man's Curve / The New Girl in School -- 55672 - (February)
(Berry-Christian-Wilson-Kornfeld) / (Berry-Christian-Wilson-Norman)
CHARTS: (DMC) BILLBOARD #8 -- CASH BOX #9
(NGIS) BILLBOARD #37 -- CASH BOX #26 # #
'Dead Man's Curve' Picture Sleeve 'New Girl In School' Picture Sleeve

Little Old Lady (from Pasadena) / My Mighty G.T.O. -- 55704 - (June)
(Berry-Altfeld-Christian) / (Berry-Altfeld-Gibson-Christian-Weed)
CHARTS: BILLBOARD #3 -- CASH BOX #5 #
'Little Old Lady' Picture Sleeve

Ride the Wild Surf / The Anaheim, Azusa, & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review and Timing Association -- 55724 - (August)
(Berry-Christian-Wilson) / (Berry-Christian-Altfeld)
CHARTS: (Wild Surf) BILLBOARD #16 -- CASH BOX #23
(Anaheim, Azusa) BILLBOARD #77 -- CASH BOX #50 #
'Ride the Wild Surff' Picture Sleeve

Bach, Jan Berry, and Anaheim, Azusa (64K)

Sidewalk Surfin' / When It's Over -- 55727 - (October)
(Wilson-Christian) / (J. Gibson-D. Altfeld-H. Altfeld)
CHARTS: BILLBOARD #25 -- CASH BOX #28 #
'Sidewalk Surfin'' Picture Sleeve

YEAR-END CHARTS (1964):
Dead Man's Curve: Billboard - #28 / Cash Box - #70
Little Old Lady (from Pasadena): Billboard - #48
Drag City: Cash Box - #98

 

"Linda" Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry for Nevins-Kirshner
All other Liberty sides for 1963-64:
Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry for Screen Gems, Inc.

Consultant/Supervisor: Lou Adler
Principal Engineers: Dayton "Bones" Howe and Harold "Lanky" Linstrot
Principal Contractor: Hal Blaine

# Backing Harmonies (in addition to Jan & Dean) by Tony Minichiello, Vic Diaz, and Manuel Sanchez: (The Matadors)

# Backing Harmonies (in addition to Jan & Dean) by Phil Sloan and Steve Barri: (The Fantastic Baggys)

"THE HONEYS" -- MARILYN WILSON, DIANE ROVELL, and GINGER BLAKE -- CONTRIBUTE BACKING HARMONIES ON "NEW GIRL IN SCHOOL" and "LITTLE OLD LADY" (among others)

Single Listings Reflect Jan Berry's Restored Songwriting Credits, as of January 2002.

 

ALBUMS

LIBERTY


1963
Take Linda Surfin' JAN & DEAN TAKE LINDA SURFIN' -- LRP-3294 (M); LST-7294 (S) (April)

    Linda
    Walk Like A Man -- (Crewe-Gaudio)
    Surfin' -- (Wilson-Love)
    Let's Turkey Trot -- (Goffin-King)
    Rhythm of the Rain -- (Gummoe)
    Mr. Bass Man -- (Cymbal)


    Walk Right In -- (Cannon-Woods)
    The Best Friend I Ever Had -- (Goffin-King)
    The Gypsy Cried -- (Herbert-Sacco)
    My Foolish Heart -- (Washington-Young)
    When I Learn How to Cry
    Surfin' Safari -- (Wilson-Love)

    Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry for Nevins-Kirshner
    Consultant/Supervisor: Lou Adler
    CHARTS: BILLBOARD #71

 

Surf City SURF CITY (and Other Swingin' Cities) -- LRP-3314 (M); LST-7314 (S) (July)

    Surf City
    Memphis Tennessee -- (Chuck Berry)
    Detroit City -- (Dill-Tillis)
    Manhattan -- (Rodgers-Hart)
    Philadelphia, PA. -- (Adler-Berry-Torrence-Altfeld-Howe)
    Way Down Yonder in New Orleans -- (Creamer-Layton)


    Honolulu Lulu
    Kansas City -- (Leiber-Stoller)
    I Left My Heart in San Francisco -- (Cory-Cross)
    You Came a Long Way from St. Louis -- (Russell-Brooks)
    Tallahassee Lassie -- (Slay-Crewe-Picariello)
    Soul City -- (Finiz-Wissert)

    Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry for Screen Gems, Inc.
    Supervision: Don Kirshner
    Album Coordinator: Lou Adler
    Engineers: Bones Howe, Lanky Linstrot, and Dave Wiechman

    BACKING HARMONIES: THE MATADORS (and Jan & Dean)
    Liner Notes: Bill Ballance
    CHARTS: BILLBOARD #32 -- CASH BOX #21

 

Drag City DRAG CITY -- LRP-3339 (M); LST-7339 (S) (November)

    Drag City
    I Gotta Drive -- (Christian-Mann)
    Drag Strip Girl -- (Berry-Kornfeld)
    Surfin' Hearse -- (Berry-Christian)
    Dead Man's Curve
    Schlock Rod (Part 1)


    Schlock Rod (Part 2) -- (Berry-Christian-Torrence)
    Popsicle Truck -- (Cason-Russell)
    Surf Route 101 -- (Berry-Wilson-Christian)
    Sting Ray -- (Howe-Sharp)
    Little Deuce Coupe -- (Wilson-Christian)
    Hot Stocker -- (Berry-Christian-Kornfeld)

    Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry for Screen Gems, Inc.
    Supervision: Don Kirshner and Lou Adler
    Engineers: Bones Howe and Lanky Linstrot

    BACKING HARMONIES: THE MATADORS (and Jan & Dean)
    Liner Notes: Roger Christian
    CHARTS: BILLBOARD #22 -- CASH BOX #17

 

 
1964
Dead Man's Curve DEAD MAN'S CURVE / THE NEW GIRL IN SCHOOL -- LRP-3361 (M); LST-7361 (S) (April)

    "CAR SIDE":
    Dead Man's Curve
    Three Window Coupe -- (Berry-Christian)
    Bucket T -- (Berry-Christian-Altfeld)
    Rockin' Little Roadster -- (Berry-Christian-Altfeld)
    "B" Gas Rickshaw [I] -- (Jan Berry)
    My Mighty G.T.O.


    "SCHOOL SIDE":
    The New Girl in School
    Linda
    Barons, West L.A. [I] -- (Berry-Altfeld)
    School Day -- (Chuck Berry)
    It's as Easy as 1, 2, 3 * -- (Gibson-Altfeld)
    Hey Little Freshman -- (Berry-Christian-Altfeld)

    Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry for Screen Gems, Inc.
    Recording Manager: Lou Adler
    Engineers: Bones Howe and Lanky Linstrot

    [I] -- Instrumental Cut

    * Vocal Duet: Jan Berry and Jill Gibson

    BACKING HARMONIES: PHIL SLOAN & STEVE BARRI (and Jan & Dean)
    Liner Notes: Horace Altfeld
    CHARTS: BILLBOARD #80 -- CASH BOX #42

 

Ride the Wild Surf RIDE THE WILD SURF -- LRP-3368 (M); LST-7368 (S) (August)

    Ride the Wild Surf
    Tell 'Em I'm Surfin' -- (Sloan-Barri)
    Waimea Bay -- (Berry-Gibson-Altfeld-Christian)
    She's My Summer Girl
    The Restless Surfer -- (Zekley)
    Skateboarding - Part 1 [I] -- (Berry-Gibson)


    Sidewalk Surfin'
    Surfin' Wild -- (Berry-Christian-Wilson)
    Down at Malibu Beach -- (Berry-Christian-Altfeld)
    A Surfer's Dream * -- (Gibson-Altfeld)
    Walk on the Wet Side [I] -- (Berry-Gibson)
    The Submarine Races -- (Berry-Christian)

    Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry for Screen Gems, Inc.
    Engineers: Bones Howe, Lanky Linstrot, and Chuck Britz

    [I] -- Instrumental Cut

    * Vocal Duet: Jan Berry and Jill Gibson

    TITLE SONG FROM THE MOVIE RIDE THE WILD SURF (A Columbia Pictures Release)

    BACKING HARMONIES: PHIL SLOAN & STEVE BARRI (and Jan & Dean)
    Liner Notes: Shelley Fabares
    CHARTS: BILLBOARD #66 -- CASH BOX #26

 

Little Old Lady THE LITTLE OLD LADY FROM PASADENA -- LRP-3377 (M); LST-7377 (S) (September)

    The Little Old Lady from Pasadena
    Memphis -- (Chuck Berry)
    When It's Over
    Horace, the Swingin' School-Bus Driver
    -- (Sloan-Barri)
    Old Ladies Seldom Power Shift [I] -- (Berry-Torrence)
    Sidewalk Surfin'


    Anaheim, Azusa . . .
    Summer Means Fun -- (Sloan-Barri)
    It's as Easy as 1, 2, 3 *
    Move Out Little Mustang -- (Berry-Wilson-Christian)
    Skateboarding - Part 2 [I] -- (Berry-Gibson)
    One-Piece Topless Bathing Suit -- (Sloan-Barri-Altfeld)

    Arranged and Produced by Jan Berry for Screen Gems, Inc.
    Engineers: Bones Howe, Lanky Linstrot, and Chuck Britz

    [I] -- Instrumental Cut

    * Vocal Duet: Jan Berry and Jill Gibson

    "LITTLE OLD LADY" COURTESY OF DODGE DEALERS (Kathryn Minner)

    BACKING HARMONIES: PHIL SLOAN & STEVE BARRI (and Jan & Dean)
    Liner Notes: Little Old Grandpa (He's very clean)
    CHARTS: BILLBOARD #40 -- CASH BOX #40

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