Post Tagged with: "The Mamas and the Papas"

Winter Wanderlust from Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Yes + others: Odd Couples

Winter Wanderlust from Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Yes + others: Odd Couples

The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Yes and a host of others have written winter-themed songs over the years. But which was best?

Diana Krall, “California Dreamin'” from Wallflower (2014): One Track Mind

Diana Krall, “California Dreamin'” from Wallflower (2014): One Track Mind

Diana Krall’s new take on “California Dreamin'” gives the Mamas and the Papas hit a much-needed makeover.

Half Notes: Meat Loaf – Hell in a Handbasket (2012)

Meat Loaf returns, but this time without Bat series co-creator Jim Steinman, promising a more personal collection of songs.

Half Notes: Eddie Hazel – Game, Dames and Guitar Thangs (1977; 2012 reissue)

A lost gem by the late, great lead guitarist for Parliament-Funkadelic, Hazel’s 1977 debut album features a trio of well-selected covers set amidst of series of thunderously groovy originals featuring many of his fellow P-Funk All Stars. Highlights include the trippy reverie of Hazel’s take on the Mamas and the Papa’s “California Dreamin,’” then the darkly funky update of JohnRead More

'Legends of Folk' to feature vintage performances by Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Joan Baez, others

A restored and remastered DVD release of Legends of Folk: The Village Scene will feature many of the folk era’s biggest, most influential stars — from Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel, to Peter Paul and Mary to Joan Baez.

Mamas and Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (1966; 2010 reissue)

If there was ever a group that sang in perfect harmony, it was the Mamas and the Papas. Featuring Cass Elliott, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips and Denny Doherty, the Los Angeles based quartet gleaned phenomenal success in the 1960s

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