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Track Line-up: Track-Infos RealAudio-Sample Lyrics Sheet Additional Infos
Don´t Worry Baby

Little Deuce Coupe


Long Tall Texan

I Get Around

Be True To Your School

Fun, Fun, Fun

Help Me Rhonda

The Warmth Of The Sun

Sloop John B.

I Can Hear Music

Caroline, No

Album Information Cover concept by Mike Love
Rec. by Rick Fritz, Larry Greenhill, Roger Nichols, Peter Doell
Assistant Engineers: David Foster, Mike Lavin, Melanie Jones, John Kunz, Keith Gilliam, Boo MacLeod
Mixed by Rick Fritz
Mastered by Roger Nichols
Executive Producer: Mike Love
Produced by Brian Wilson & Joe Thomas

A cassingle of I Can Hear Music (Kathy Trocolli) was released.

A cassingle of Little Deuce Coupe (James House) was released.

Don´t Worry Baby (BB with Lorrie Morgan) was released but it seems just as a promo cd.

A promo cd (including 6 songs) of Stars & Stripes was released.

"Stars And Stripes Vol. 1" peaked at #101 in 1996.

The story of Stars & Stripes:
Brian had trouble getting cooperation about doing the "Paley/Wilson" material. Melinda loved Willie Nelson's voice and was a fan of his. She suggested to Brian that perhaps Willie would do a good job on the song Warmth Of The Sun. David Leaf was asked or volunteered to make the deal with Willie's people and pave the way. He did so, with Brian to do production and backing vocal work. Mike Love caught wind of the proposed collaboration. He approached Bri and Mel through BRI about the BBs doing a whole album, and using an MOR/AC co producer named Joe Thomas, who had, had some success, reviving old rock n rollers, fading careers. The idea was to use BB songs and various c/w/ac artists with the "boys" on backing vocals. The deals were "cut" and so was the cd. The rest is history.

The Don Was stuff and the first country session happened around the same time, fall of 1995 or so ("Baywatch Nights" was a few months earlier). It jumped pretty quickly from Don Was sessions to Joe Thomas sessions.

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