The Mamas & the Papas were a folk rock vocal group formed in Los Angeles, California, which recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968. The group was a defining force in the music scene of the counterculture of the 1960s. The group consisted of Americans John Phillips, Cass Elliot, and Michelle Phillips and Canadian Denny Doherty. Their sound was based on vocal harmonies arranged by John Phillips, the songwriter, musician, and leader of the group, who adapted folk to the new beat style of the early 1960s.
The Mamas & the Papas released five studio albums and 17 singles over four years, six of which made the Billboard top 10, and have sold close to 40 million records worldwide. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for its contributions to the music industry. The band reunited briefly to record the album People Like Us in 1971 but had ceased touring and performing by that time. Some of their most popular singles include “California Dreamin'”, “Monday, Monday”, and “Dedicated to the One I Love”.
The Mamas & the Papas were a vocal group from Los Angeles, California that was active from 1966 to 1969.
The Mamas and the Papas’ recordings were released on Dunhill Records until 1967, when the company was sold and the label became ABC-Dunhill. Around 1973, ABC-Dunhill discarded all multi-track session recordings and mono masters because they were deemed obsolete and too expensive to store. The original recordings of The Mamas and the Papas, and of labelmates such as Three Dog Night, are therefore lost, and it has been necessary to create digital versions from the stereo album masters, often second- or third-generation tapes. This is why the sound quality of Mamas and Papas’ reissues does not match the best from the 1960s. In 2012, Sundazed Records located a mono master of If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears in the UK and released it on 180-gram vinyl and a limited edition of 500 compact discs.
The singles “California Dreamin'” and “Monday, Monday” have both been certified as gold records by the RIAA. – Wikipedia
Dedicated to the One I Love
Dream a Little Dream of Me
I Saw Her Again
It’s Getting Better (Mama Cass Elliot)
Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)
Glad to Be Unhappy
Look Through My Window
Make Your Own Kind of Music (Mama Cass Elliot)
Mississippi (John Phillips)
Move in a Little Closer, Baby (Mama Cass Elliot)
Dancing in the Street
Safe in My Garden
A Song That Never Comes (Mama Cass Elliot)
New World Coming (Mama Cass Elliot)
Words of Love
Do You Wanna Dance
The Good Times Are Coming (Mama Cass Elliot)
For the Love of Ivy
Don’t Let the Good Life Pass You By (Mama Cass Elliot)
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