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On July 5, 1969.

On July 5, 1969, “Dunhill” label released “Bubblegum, Lemonade and… Something for Mama”, the second Cass Elliot album under the billing “Mama Cass”. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Steve Barri.

Personnel:

  • Mama Cass – vocals
  • Mike Deasy– guitar
  • Red Rhodes– steel guitar
  • Hal Blaine– drums, percussion
  • Steve Barri– percussion
  • Ben Benay – guitar, harmonica
  • Jimmie Haskell– accordion, arranger, conductor
  • Phil Kaye – percussion, engineer
  • Larry Knechtel– organ, piano
  • Joe Osborn– bass
  • Gary Burden- art direction, design
  • Henry Diltz- photography

Track listing

  1. It’s Getting Better – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  2. Blow Me a Kiss – Jack Carone
  3. Sour Grapes -Tom Ghent
  4. Easy Come, Easy Go – Diane Hildebrand, Jack Keller
  5. I Can Dream, Can’t I? – Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal
  6. Welcome To the World – Martin Eagle Siegel, Scott English
  7. Lady Love – Delaney Bramlett
  8. He’s a Runner – Laura Nyro
  9. Move in a Little Closer, Baby – Robert O’Connor, Arnold Jay Capitanelli
  10. When I Just Wear My Smile – Tom V. Lane, Sharyn Pulley
  11. Who’s To Blame – Leah Kunkel
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In March 1966.

In March 1966, “Dunhill” label released “If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears”, the debut Mamas & the Papas album. It was recorded 1965 – 1966, and was produce by Lou Adler. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 127 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Denny Doherty– vocals
  • Cass Elliot– vocals
  • John Phillips– vocals, guitar
  • Michelle Phillips– vocals
  • F. Sloan– guitars, additional vocals
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards
  • Hal Blaine– drums
  • Joe Osborn– bass guitar
  • Bud Shank– flute
  • Peter Pilafian – electric violin
  • Bones Howe– engineer
  • Guy Webster – photography

Track listing:

  1. Monday, Monday – John Phillips
  2. Straight Shooter – John Phillips
  3. Got a Feelin’ – John Phillips, Denny Doherty
  4. I Call Your Name – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. Do You Wanna Dance – Bobby Freeman
  6. Go Where You Wanna Go – John Phillips
  7. California Dreamin’ – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  8. Spanish Harlem – Jerry Leiber, Phil Spector
  9. Somebody Groovy – John Phillips
  10. Hey Girl – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  11. You Baby – Steve Barri,  F. Sloan
  12. The ‘In’ Crowd – Billy Page

In February 1967.

In February 1967, “Dunhill” label released “The Mamas & The Papas Deliver”, the third Mamas & the Papas album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Denny Doherty- vocals
  • Cass Elliot- vocals
  • John Phillips- vocals, guitar
  • Michelle Phillips- vocals
  • Hal Blaine- drums, percussion
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards
  • Jim Horn- flute, saxophone
  • Joe Osborn- bass guitar
  • “Doctor” Eric Hord – guitar
  • F. Sloan- guitar
  • Gary Coleman – percussion, bells, marimba

Track listing:

All tracks by John Phillips except where noted.

  1. Dedicated to the One I Love – Ralph Bass, Lowman Pauling
  2. My Girl – Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
  3. Creeque Alley – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  4. Sing for Your Supper – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  5. Twist and Shout – Phil Medley, Bert Russell
  6. Free Advice – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  7. Look Through My Window
  8. Boys and Girls Together
  9. String Man – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  10. Frustration
  11. Did You Ever Want to Cry
  12. John’s Music Box

 

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Dunhill” label released “People Like Us”, the fifth and the final  Mamas & the Papas studio album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by John Philips.

Personnel:

  • John Phillips– vocals, guitar
  • Michelle Phillips– vocals
  • Denny Doherty– vocals
  • Cass Elliot– vocals
  • Gary Coleman – drums, tambourine, bells, vibraphone, shaker
  • Ed Greene– drums
  • Bobbye Hall– conga, tambourine, shaker, cabasa
  • Jim Horn– flute, saxophone
  • Clarence McDonald– keyboards
  • Tony Newton– bass guitar
  • Earl Palmer– drums
  • Donald Peake, Louie Shelton, David T. Walker– guitar
  • Joe Sample– keyboards
  • Gene Page- orchestral arrangement
  • Dave Hassinger– engineer
  • Rick Heenan, Val Garay- assistant engineer
  • Henry Diltz- cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Phillips, except where noted.

  1. People Like Us
  2. Pacific Coast Highway
  3. Snowqueen of Texas
  4. Shooting Star
  5. Step Out
  6. Lady Genevieve
  7. No Dough
  8. European Blueboy
  9. Pearl
  10. I Wanna Be a Star – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  11. Grasshopper
  12. Blueberries for Breakfast

 

In May 1968.

In May 1968, “Dunhill” label released “The Papas & the Mamas”, the fourth The Mamas & the Papas album. It was recorded 1967-1968, at the home of John  and Michelle Phillips, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Denny Doherty- lead and background vocals
  • Cass Elliot- lead and background vocals
  • John Phillips- guitar, lead anbackground vocals
  • Michelle Phillips- lead and background vocals
  • “Doctor” Eric Hord – guitar
  • Hal Blaine- percussions
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards
  • Joe Osborn- bass guitar
  • Paul Downing – guitar
  • John York- bass guitar
  • Peter Pilafian -engineer
  • Tad Diltz- album photos
  • Gary Burden- art direction, package design

Track listing:

All tracks by John Phillips, except where noted.

  1. The Right Somebody to Love – Jack Yellen,Lew Pollack
  2. Safe in My Garden
  3. Meditation Mama (Transcendental Woman Travels) – John Phillips,Lou Adler –
  4. For the Love of Ivy – John Phillips,Denny Doherty
  5. Dream a Little Dream of Me – Fabian Andre,Wilbur Schwandt, Gus Kahn
  6. Mansions
  7. Gemini Childe
  8. Nothing’s Too Good for My Little Girl – Ned Wynn
  9. Too Late
  10. Twelve Thirty
  11. Rooms
  12. Midnight Voyage

In March 1971.

mason-elliot

In March 1971, “Blue Thumb Records” label released “Dave Mason & Cass Elliot”, the only mutual album by Dave Mason and Cass Elliot. It was recorded in1970 at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Dave Mason and Cass Elliot.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Garo – bass
  • Russ Kunkel- drums
  • Paul Harris- keyboards, strings
  • Gary Kellgren- engineer

Track listing:

  1. Walk to the Point – Dave Mason
  2. On and On – Ned Doheny
  3. To Be Free – Dave Mason
  4. Here We Go Again – Cass Elliot, Bryan Garo
  5. Pleasing You – Dave Mason, M. Juster
  6. Sit and Wonder – Dave Mason
  7. Something to Make You Happy – Dave Mason, Cass Elliot
  8. Too Much Truth, Too Much Love – Dave Mason
  9. Net to You – Bryan Garo
  10. Glittering façade – Dave Mason

In March 1968.

long-time-comin

In March 1968, “Columbia” label released “A Long Time Comin’”, the debut Electric Flag album. It was recorded June 1967 – January 1968, and was produced by John Court and Joe Church.

Personnel:

  • Mike Bloomfield– lead guitar, vocals
  • Buddy Miles– drums, vocals
  • Barry Goldberg– keyboards
  • Harvey Brooks– bass
  • Nick Gravenites– vocals, guitar
  • Herb Rich –organ, vocals, baritone saxophone, guitar
  • Michael Fonfara– keyboards
  • Marcus Doubleday –trumpet
  • Peter Strazza –tenor saxophone
  • Stemsy Hunter– alto saxophone
  • Richie Havens– percussion, sitar
  • Sivuca– guitar, percussion
  • Paul Beaver– keyboards, Moog synthesizer
  • Leo Daruczek – strings
  • Charles McCracken – strings
  • Bobby Notkoff– strings
  • Julius Held – strings
  • Roy Segal – engineer
  • Jim Marshall– cover photo
  • Joe Church – percussion, producer
  • John Court – percussion, vocals, producer
  • Cass Elliot- vocal

Track listing:

  1. Killing Floor – Chester “Howlin’ Wolf” Burnett
  2. Groovin’ Is Easy – Nick Gravenites
  3. Over-Lovin’ You – Mike Bloomfield,Barry Goldberg
  4. She Should Have Just – Ron Polte
  5. Wine – Traditional
  6. Texas – Mike Bloomfield,Buddy Miles
  7. Sittin’ in Circles – Barry Goldberg
  8. You Don’t Realize – Mike Bloomfield
  9. Another Country – Ron Polte
  10. Easy Rider – Mike Bloomfield