The Mamas & The Papas

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John Phillips, Michelle Phillips and Denny Doherty performed in the New Journeymen, a temporary group put together to fulfill contractual obligations after the original trio’s breakup. In 1965, the three of them headed to St. Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands, to write and to rehearse. They were joined by the alto-voiced Cass Elliot. The foursome relocated to Los Angeles, where they signed to Lou Adler’s Dunhill label. After briefly calling themselves the Magic Circle, they took the name The Mamas and The Papas.

They broke up in 1968 and reunited briefly in 1971. In 1982, the group was reformed, including founding member Denny Doherty and two new “Mamas”: Mackenzie Phillips (daughter of John) and Elaine “Spanky” McFarlane, a longtime friend who had sung with Spanky and Our Gang. Another version of the band, including only John Phillips from the original line-up, released the live album 'Californa Dreamin: Live in Concert' in 1995.
Owners of Honest John Studios, built in John & Michelle Phillips' home at Bel Air, California.

The Mamas and The Papas were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (Performer).
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DS-50010, 50010 The Mamas & The Papas — The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas & The Papas (Album, EP) Dunhill, Dunhill, Dunhill DS-50010, 50010 US 1966 Sell This Version
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L 101715 If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears — The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas & The Papas If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (Album) Dunhill L 101715 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
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MIL-4028 Deliver — The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas & The Papas Deliver (Album, EP) Dunhill, Dunhill MIL-4028 Mexico 1967 Sell This Version
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AVL-3800 The Papas & The Mamas — The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas And The Papas* The Papas & The Mamas (Album) Dunhill, Dunhill AVL-3800 Uruguay 1968 Sell This Version
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DSX 50100 Historic Performances At The Monterey International Pop Festival — The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas & The Papas Historic Performances At The Monterey International Pop Festival (Album) ABC/Dunhill Records DSX 50100 US 1970 Sell This Version
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SLEM 337 People Like Us — The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas & The Papas People Like Us (Album) Dunhill, ABC Records, Dunhill, ABC Records SLEM 337 Mexico 1971 Sell This Version
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2170CD Live in 1982 — The Mamas & The Papas The Mama's And The Papa's* Live in 1982 (Album, Comp) Object Enterprises 2170CD Europe 1989 Sell This Version
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PLATCD 274 California Dreamin' — The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas & The Papas California Dreamin' (Album) Prism Leisure Corporation PLATCD 274 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

D-4020 California Dreamin' / Somebody Groovy — The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas & The Papas California Dreamin' / Somebody Groovy (Single) Dunhill D-4020 US 1965 Sell This Version
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JB 45N 1472 California Dreamin' / Go Where You Wanna Go — The Mamas & The Papas Mama's And Papa's* California Dreamin' / Go Where You Wanna Go RCA Victor, RCA JB 45N 1472 Italy 1965 Sell This Version
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D 4018 Go Where You Wanna Go — The Mamas & The Papas The Mama's & The Papa's* Go Where You Wanna Go(7", Single) Dunhill D 4018 US 1965 Sell This Version
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SCP 1263 California Dreamin' — The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas & The Papas, Barry McGuire, Shelley Fabares, Willie Hutch The Mamas & The Papas, Barry McGuire, Shelley Fabares, Willie Hutch - California Dreamin'(7", EP) Victor Company Of Japan, Ltd. SCP 1263 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
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IPP-4550 夢のカリフォルニア (California Dreamin') / アイソーハー・アゲイン (I Saw Her Again Last Night) / マンデーマンデー (Monday, Monday) / 青空を探せ (Go Where You Wanna Go)  — The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas & The Papas 夢のカリフォルニア (California Dreamin') / アイソーハー・アゲイン (I Saw Her Again Last Night) / マンデーマンデー (Monday, Monday) / 青空を探せ (Go Where You Wanna Go) (EP) Stateside IPP-4550 Japan 1966 Sell This Version
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ISC-0007 California Dreamin' / Straight Shooter / Words Of Love / Dancing Bear — The Mamas & The Papas The Mama's & The Papa's* California Dreamin' / Straight Shooter / Words Of Love / Dancing Bear (EP) RCA Victor ISC-0007 Israel 1966 Sell This Version
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86.907 M, 86.907 The Mama's And The Papa's — The Mamas & The Papas The Mama's And The Papa's* The Mama's And The Papa's (EP) RCA Victor, RCA Victor 86.907 M, 86.907 France 1966 Sell This Version
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86.902 M, 86.902 California Dreamin' — The Mamas & The Papas The Papa's And The Mama's* California Dreamin' (EP) RCA Victor 86.902 M, 86.902 France 1966 Sell This Version
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ISC 0006 Monday Monday / Somebody Groovy / I Saw Her Again / Dancing In The Street — The Mamas & The Papas The Mama's & The Papa's* Monday Monday / Somebody Groovy / I Saw Her Again / Dancing In The Street (EP) RCA Victor ISC 0006 Israel 1966 Sell This Version
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3-10178 I Saw Her Again / Go Where You Wanna Go — The Mamas & The Papas The Mama's & The Papa's* I Saw Her Again / Go Where You Wanna Go (Single) RCA Victor 3-10178 Spain 1966 Sell This Version
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45N 1479 Monday Monday / Somebody Groovy — The Mamas & The Papas Mama's & Papa's* Monday Monday / Somebody Groovy RCA Victor 45N 1479 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
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45-D-4050 Look Through My Window / Once Was A Time I Thought — The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas & The Papas Look Through My Window / Once Was A Time I Thought (Single) Dunhill 45-D-4050 US 1966 Sell This Version
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D-4057 Words Of Love / Dancing In The Street — The Mamas & The Papas The Mama's And The Papa's* Words Of Love / Dancing In The Street (Single) Dunhill D-4057 El Salvador 1966 Sell This Version
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45.908 I Saw Her Again / Even If I Could — The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas And The Papas* I Saw Her Again / Even If I Could (Single) Dunhill 45.908 France 1966 Sell This Version
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HR-2179 Monday, Monday / California Dreamin' — The Mamas & The Papas ママス・アンド・パパス* Monday, Monday / California Dreamin' (Single) RCA Victor HR-2179 Japan 1966 Sell This Version
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20 055, 45-9698 Monday, Monday / Got A Feelin' — The Mamas & The Papas The Mama's And The Papa's* Monday, Monday / Got A Feelin' (Single) Dunhill 20 055, 45-9698 Switzerland 1966 Sell This Version
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86.905 M, 86.905 Monday, Monday — The Mamas & The Papas The Mama's And The Papa's* Monday, Monday (EP) RCA Victor, RCA Victor 86.905 M, 86.905 France 1966 Sell This Version

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mattifury

mattifury

October 27, 2021
Victor SCP-1301
Japan
A1 Look Through My Window
A2 Trip, Stumble & Fall
B1 Dancing Bear
B2 That Kind Of Girl
The photo on the front sleeve looks a lot like RCA Victor – 86.911.
trashcanasian

trashcanasian

October 20, 2009
The Mamas and the Papas were the royal family of American rock-not because their music kept growing and progressing to plateau after plateau of greatness (it didn't), but because they were the first, with the Spoonful, of the big American groups, the first, that is, since the Beatles. Besides, they looked regal. John Phillips, tall and stately, looked like Everyking, Cass Elliot, majestic earth mother, like Everyqueen, and Michelle and Denny the essence of princehood and princeshood. they came to us, that dreary winter of 1965-66, singing that all the leaves were brown and the sky was grey and that it was a good time to dream of California. Until then, everything new and interesting and commercially successful (all those things can go hand in hand) was English and had been since 1964 and the Beatles. Then, with the Mamas and the Papas, the spotlight that had been fixed so firmly on Liverpool and London suddenly swiveled over to America (and caught the Spoonful's Daydream as well). America had had dylan, of course, but not a group scene with any sort of style, and nothing like those first three singles the Mamas and the Papas brought out in less than a year.
The story of the group was new then, though by 1968 there must have been a thousand groups that told variants of it. They came out of the Village folk scene that had developed around Dylan and those who followed him. Cass had been with groups before (the Mugwumps and the Big Three), but these were not particularly successful. As the Mamas and the Papas told it, the four had met in the Virgin Islands, where there was not too much more to do than sing, but still the blend was not quite perfect till a piece of piping fell on Cass and changed her voice. Back in California the sound impressed people in the business who, having made one adjustment already to English moptops, found it difficult to readjust their vision to this motley quartet. The word "hippie" was not then in common use, but the concept existed. Groups in beards and boots and funny hats and strange drag were still new at the end of 1966 and not the cliché they became in 1968. The way this group looked, once the music business got over the shock of it all, was a novelty and very promotable. And the Mamas and the Papas were a sensation musically, visually and commercially. And what was really exciting was that they managed to establish the fact there was an American scene. This was America's answer to the British invasion. Because of all this, it's quite incidental that the Mamas and the Papas never did live up to the glorious promise of their first year and that although every album they did sold, by the time they got their fourth, in 1967, they just couldn't do it, couldn't put out another bland, predictable, salable, repetitive product. So in the middle of it all, in the middle of the taping, they just cut out, splitting to England and Europe to clear their heads and rethink their music and their lives, and give themselves a rest. It was a case of too much too soon-too much work, too much touring, too much freshness expected of them and too much too think about. No one really minded. Everyone understood. By 1968 Cass decided she wanted to sing solo. They had never intended to stay together any longer anyway, they all said. John Phillips, particularly, wanted to be so much a performer as a writer, producer and discoverer of talent. Always there was much more to say about the Mamas and the Papas than the sweet-sad harmonies and the number one hits. They really were the first hippies to make it big and strike it rich, living in luxury in Bel Air and setting a bad example for the neighbors. Later, when other hippie groups made it, it no longer seemed unusual. But it was the Mamas and the Papas who established the precedent.
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