Tag Archives: John Phillips

California Dreamin’: Barry McGuire; The Mamas and the Papas; Bobby Womack

Hello there! This week’s blog post entry is California Dreamin’, a great pop song with a fascinating history. We will first discuss the first recorded version with Barry McGuire on lead vocals, backed by The Mamas & the Papas. We … Continue reading

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My Girl: The Temptations, The Mamas and the Papas, Otis Redding

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider My Girl, one of the greatest pop songs of all time. We will review the original by The Temptations, and covers of that song by The Mamas and the Papas and Otis … Continue reading

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