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The Best Of The Mamas And The Papas CD

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  • Audio CD (23 Oct. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Spectrum
  • ASIN: B00003ZACD
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 845 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. California Dreamin'
  2. Monday Monday
  3. I Saw Her Again Last Night
  4. Words Of Love
  5. Dedicated To The One I Love
  6. Creque Alley
  7. Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Mama Cass
  8. It's Getting Better - Mama Cass
  9. Make Your Own Kind Of Music - Mama Cass
  10. Look Through My Window
  11. Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)
  12. Glad To Be Unhappy
  13. Straight Shooter
  14. For The Love Of Ivy
  15. Do You Wanna Dance
  16. Go Where You Wanna Go
  17. Somebody Groovy
  18. Shooting Star
  19. People Like Us
  20. I Can Dream Can't I - Mama Cass

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Best Of The Mamas & The Papas The

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The Mamas and the Papas blazed across the '60s folk-rock scene, scoring nine Top 40 hits in less than two years. So bright was their brief run that it earned them a berth in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This set shows at least some of the reason why--there's the era-defining hit "California Dreamin'," plus other triumphs such as "Monday, Monday," "Words of Love," "Dedicated to the One I Love," and the autobiographical "Creeque Alley." --Daniel Durchholz

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Format: Audio CD
The Mamas and Papas were formed after the break-up of a little-known short-lived group called the Mugwumps. Other members of that group formed the Lovin' spoonful. This compilation contains all the essential hits of the Mamas and Papas while they were together.
The classic Mamas and Papas songs are all here including California Dreaming, Go where you wanna go, Monday Monday, I saw her again, Words of love and Creeque alley. These are classic slices of sixties folk-rock, some of which at least you must be already familiar with.
Also in this collection are their great covers including Dedicated to the one I love (Shirelles) Do you wanna dance, which was originally an American hit for Bobby Freeman but later became a British hit for Cliff Richard and an American hit for the Beach Boys. Dream a little dream of me was over forty years old when the Mamas and Papas recorded it - this song was actually the first Mama Cass solo recording though the group was still united at this stage. Some of these covers were also hits for the Mamas and Papas.
You can also hear Mama Cass singing It's getting better, Make your own kind of music and other songs recorded after the break-up.
If you just want a single CD of Mamas and Papas music, this is a good one to choose. If you are thinking that a single CD may not be enough, I recommend the double CD, Singles plus.
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The best of the Mamas and the Papa compilation album is one compliation album that truely lives up to its title. Not only is it a great mix of their best songs, but it is interesting to see how much these harmonies have influenced and shaped modern music as we know it. The four singers create some fantastic sing along harmonies in songs such as Monday Monday, and California dreaming, Also Mama Cass shows great depth of talent when she sings Dream a little dream. There is a song for every mood on this album. All well sung and produced in a natural way, which even includes false starts and noticeable errors every now and again. It makes for fantastic listening and I thoroughly recommend it
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Oh, this one will take you back to those sunny summer days, sitting outside on the grass on campus, wearing a long granny dress and wire-rimmed spectacles (hey, those are back in style!) and sipping some wine while listening to the Mamas and the Papas on the transistor. Funny, though, this music is still appealing though nothing like it is being played today.
The smooth harmonizing of the group, highlighted by the clear, flexible and gorgeous voice of the late Mama Cass is surprisingly cheerful even today. The laid-back tone is great for weekend play, whilst cleaning the house or writing checks to pay bills. It makes me nostalgic--I guess I still love the same music I played in the 60's. Sigh.
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By Ryan Price VINE VOICE on 4 Dec. 2003
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Its just one of those albums you just love to love. An impressive collection of all those hits we all know, and enjoy singing along to! The album highlights the strengths of this group collectively, but also singles out Cass Elliot's fantastic voice. As i am able to listen from beginning to end without skipping, i advise anyone to pick up a copy. You don't know what you're missing!
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These songs are as uplifting and fresh now as they were nearly 50 years ago so rest assured this is classic and will probably be around 50 years from now and almost certainly longer. For the price of a pint, jesus christ this is a bargain.
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This indeed is probably the best selection of 'The Mamas And The Papas'. It was thoroughly enjoyable listening. Mamas Cass sings beautifully those lyrics 'Dream A Little Dream Of Me' and 'I Can Dream Can't I' and so can I. It's such a pity that she's lost to us and at such an early age too.
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A Kid's Review on 11 Sept. 2008
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Listening to the Mammas and the Papas was a real nostalgia trip but how I hate CD's with tracks that fade out before they finish, it totally spoils the experience. I have a vision of a man behind the stage at a live performance turning a big volume control down leaving the group playing and singing silently to a bemused audience. Had the tracks all been full length I would have given this CD 4 stars.
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By A Customer on 27 Mar. 2004
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Cass, Michelle, Denny, and John together led the Mamas and Papas into the rock'n'roll hall of fame. And, deservedly so!!
Cass's voice soars. I close my eyes and float among the clouds when she sings. Mama Cass's voice is legendary. These songs are classics.
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