Surf City And Other Swinging Cities (studio album) by Jan & Dean

Surf City And Other Swinging Cities by Jan & Dean
Year: 1963
Overall rank: 15,048th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 1963 (53rd)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (1,006th)
Award Best albums of all time (15,048th)
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Jan & Dean "Surf City & Other Swingin' Cities" vinyl LP Liberty records LST 7314
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Jan & Dean bestography

Surf City And Other Swinging Cities is ranked 2nd best out of 8 albums by Jan & Dean on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Jan & Dean is Drag City which is ranked number 14494 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 75.

Jan & Dean album bestography « Higher ranked (14,494th) This album (15,048th) Lower ranked (46,586th) »
Drag CitySurf City And Other Swinging CitiesDead Man's Curve / The New Girl In School

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This Album is Squaresville, Daddy-O

Imagine if you took a pre-pube Frankie Avalon, gave him a head cold, multiplied him by two, and then sicked the less-than-dynamic duo on a bunch of songs about cities (as if no one had ever thought of that tired concept before). Berry and Torrence's singing style is so nasally and whitebread it makes Mike Love sound like Howlin' Wolf. And they manage to out PatBoonify Pat Boone on stiff-as-a-surfboard desecrations of Chuck Berry, Bobby Bare, and Wilbert Harrison tunes.

Not everything these guys did was bad. They had a handful of decent singles, and Save for a Rainy Day was a mildly interesting foray into Baroque Pop. But if you even know who Jan & Dean are, then you already know the Brian Wilson-penned #1 hit that leads off this album. So you can safely give the rest of this crap a wide berth.
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Best Albums of 1963
1. The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus
2. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
3. Please Please Me by The Beatles
4. Live At The Apollo by James Brown
5. With The Beatles by The Beatles
6. Night Beat by Sam Cooke
7. Monk's Dream by The Thelonious Monk Quartet
8. A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector by Various Artists
9. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane by Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
10. Samba Esquema Novo by Jorge Ben
11. Money Jungle by Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach
12. Night Train by The Oscar Peterson Trio
13. Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell
14. In Dreams by Roy Orbison
15. Surfer Girl by The Beach Boys
16. Ballads by John Coltrane Quartet
17. Beethoven: Symphonien No. 9 by Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
18. John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman by John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
19. Back At The Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith
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