Monday, February 25, 2013

The Mamas And The Papas - Voice Your Choice

The Mamas and the Papas, an American and Canadian vocal group, formed in Los Angeles as the result of two other folk groups breaking up, The Mugwumps and The Journeymen. Bandmates Denny Doherty (from Halifax, Nova Scotia) and John Phillips formed a new group that included John's wife, Michelle. Cass Elliott was the last member to join. While their debut single, Go Where You Wanna Go, failed to leap to success, their follow-up more than made up for lost time. California Dreamin' became a smash and an all-time classic to this day. 

Between 1966 and 1972, they appeared on the Hot 100 charts a total of 17 times. They included two Gold Records and six Top Ten smashes.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents the Mamas and the Papas. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either I Saw Her Again or Twelve-Thirty. I'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.