Golden Hits

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Golden Hits Vol. 1CAPITOL RECORDS DIGITAL REISSUE

1962 — Jan & Dean's second album overall, and their first for Liberty Records. (Their first album was released on the Dore label in 1960).

By the time Golden Hits came out, Jan & Dean had been in the music business for four years, dating back to Jan & Arnie's success in 1958.

While the Dore album in 1960 had featured three chart singles and six original compositions (co-written by Jan Berry), Golden Hits included five chart singles, one original composition, and a series of covers.

The album marked the duo's move to Libery Records, coinciding with Jan Berry's new contracts with Nevins-Kirshner and Aldon Music.

HIT SINGLES: Baby Talk, Heart & Soul, We Go Together, A Sunday Kind of Love, Tennessee

Arranged by Jan Berry. Produced by Lou Adler for Nevins-Kirshner.

JAN & DEAN'S (AND JAN & ARNIE'S) CHART SINGLES, 1958-1962, LEADING UP TO THE RELEASE OF GOLDEN HITS: Jennie Lee (#3 Cash Box, #4 R&B, #8 Billboard); Gas Money (#81 Billboard); Baby Talk (#7 Cash Box, #10 Billboard, #28 R&B); There's A Girl (#80 Cash Box, #97 Billboard); Clementine (#65 Billboard, #88 Cash Box); We Go Together (#39 Cash Box, #53 Billboard); Gee (#81 Billboard); Heart & Soul (#16 Cash Box, #25 Billboard); A Sunday Kind of Love (#95 Billboard); Tennessee (#69 Billboard, #83 Cash Box)

DIGITAL LINER NOTES: Beginnings and background, 1958-1962. Jan & Dean begin to transition from raw R&B to smooth ballads and Brill Building compositions, all while using the best studio musicians in Hollywood. They find a style that will be developed further.

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