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The Mamas & The Papas: California Deamin'- The Very Best Of The Mamas & The Papas (CD)

(MCA/1995) 24 tracks (72:24) original master 1967-1969

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  • Interpret: The Mamas & The Papas

  • Album titlle: California Deamin'- The Very Best Of The Mamas & The Papas (CD)

  • Label Collectables

  • Genre Beat

  • Year of publication 1995
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0008813305428

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Mamas & The Papas, The - California Deamin'- The Very Best Of The Mamas & The Papas (CD) CD 1
01 - California Dreamin' The Mamas & The Papas
02 - Dedicated To The One I Love The Mamas & The Papas
03 - Monday Monday The Mamas & The Papas
04 - Dream a Little Dream of Me The Mamas & The Papas
05 - Creeque Alley The Mamas & The Papas
06 - I Saw Her Again Last Night The Mamas & The Papas
07 - It's Getting Better The Mamas & The Papas
08 - Words of Love The Mamas & The Papas
09 - The In Crowd The Mamas & The Papas
10 - Dancing In The Street The Mamas & The Papas
11 - Spanish Harlem The Mamas & The Papas
12 - Twist & Shout The Mamas & The Papas
13 - Do You Wanna Dance The Mamas & The Papas
14 - Go Where You Wanna Go The Mamas & The Papas
15 - Look Through My Window The Mamas & The Papas
16 - You Baby The Mamas & The Papas
17 - For the Love of Ivy The Mamas & The Papas
18 - Make Your Own Kind of Music The Mamas & The Papas
19 - Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon) The Mamas & The Papas
20 - I Call Your Name The Mamas & The Papas
21 - My Girl The Mamas & The Papas
22 - California Earthquake The Mamas & The Papas
23 - Straight Shooter The Mamas & The Papas
24 - Glad to be Unhappy The Mamas & The Papas
The Mamas and Papas produced music that, for some, was the epitome of high-class folk rock, a... more
"The Mamas & The Papas"

The Mamas and Papas produced music that, for some, was the epitome of high-class folk rock, a perfect merging of California beat and Greenwich Village melody. But despite their beginnings in the New York folk club scene of the early Sixties and their close association with the Lovin' Spoonful, the Mamas and Papas' musical style owed little to the American folk and blues tradition and was more a contrived product of shrewd pop thinking on the part of producer-manager Lou Adler.

His policy , was to match their sweet vocal sound with a rock backing and to market them in terms of their hippy image, which, though fairly common among solo performers, was almost unheard-of in groups. Most of the Mamas and Papas' material was written by leader John Phillips (born in Parris Island, South Carolina, on Aug. 30, 1941) and his wife Michelle (née Gilliam, born in California in 1944), who harmonized neatly with Cass Elliott (Alexandria, Virginia, Sept. 19, 1943) and Denny Doherty (Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1941). Their first hit was `California Dreamin' ' (Dunhill, 1966) which rivalled Scott McKenzie's 'San Francisco' as a popularizer of the flower-power philosophy.

A dozen more hits followed in the next two years, including 'Monday Monday', 'I Saw Her Again', `Creeque Alley' and a revival of 'Dedicated To The One I Love'. But the group did not progress and after a while their records began to sound pedestrian, too much like the Ray Conniff cover versions of their songs. In 1968, they finally split. Cass Elliott and Denny Doherty went solo, with vary-ing degrees of success. John made the intriguing solo album, The Wolfking of LA, then with Michelle joined the rock jet-set.

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Tracklist
Mamas & The Papas, The - California Deamin'- The Very Best Of The Mamas & The Papas (CD) CD 1
01 - California Dreamin'
02 - Dedicated To The One I Love
03 - Monday Monday
04 - Dream a Little Dream of Me
05 - Creeque Alley
06 - I Saw Her Again Last Night
07 - It's Getting Better
08 - Words of Love
09 - The In Crowd
10 - Dancing In The Street
11 - Spanish Harlem
12 - Twist & Shout
13 - Do You Wanna Dance
14 - Go Where You Wanna Go
15 - Look Through My Window
16 - You Baby
17 - For the Love of Ivy
18 - Make Your Own Kind of Music
19 - Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)
20 - I Call Your Name
21 - My Girl
22 - California Earthquake
23 - Straight Shooter
24 - Glad to be Unhappy