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Creeque Alley
     

Creeque Alley

by The Mamas & the Papas
 
They weren't the most important folk-rock group of the mid-'60s; the Byrds and others produced more enduring music. Yet the Mamas & the Papas were undoubtedly the most commercially successful folk-rock group of their time, racking up an astonishing nine Top 30 hits in little more than a year and a half. This 43-song double CD is by far the

Overview

They weren't the most important folk-rock group of the mid-'60s; the Byrds and others produced more enduring music. Yet the Mamas & the Papas were undoubtedly the most commercially successful folk-rock group of their time, racking up an astonishing nine Top 30 hits in little more than a year and a half. This 43-song double CD is by far the most comprehensive document of their legacy. It draws most heavily from their two 1966 albums (nine songs originate from their debut album, If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, alone), when John Phillips' songwriting talent had yet to exhaust itself. Beyond the hits, the material is variable. Quite a few album tracks -- especially "Got a Feelin'," "Straight Shooter," "Go Where You Wanna Go," "Once Was a Time I Thought," and their cover of Lennon/McCartney's "I Call Your Name" -- were strong enough to have been hits under their own steam. Their slowed-down, California-ized versions of rock oldies were more problematic. And there's no doubt that their later material is less spirited and memorable than their initial burst of glory. The set includes various late-'60s and '70s solo recordings by each of the group's members (including small hit singles by John Phillips and Cass Elliott). Perhaps the most intriguing rarities are from the members' pre-Mamas days. These include commercial folk by the Big Three (featuring Cass Elliott) and primitive pop-folk-rock by the Mugwumps (including Elliott, Denny Doherty, and future Lovin' Spoonful member Zal Yanovsky).

Product Details

Release Date:
03/12/1991
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811019525
catalogNumber:
10195

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mamas & the Papas   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Mama Cass   Alto (Vocal),Track Performer
Denny Doherty   Tenor (Vocal),Track Performer
Barry McGuire   Vocals,Track Performer
Mugwumps   Track Performer
John Phillips   Guitar,Vocals
Michelle Phillips   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Alan Lorber   Producer
Mugwumps   Contributor
Jack Nitzsche   Producer
Tim Rose   Contributor
Big 3   Contributor
John Simon   Producer
Jim Hendricks   Contributor
Lou Adler   Producer
Steve Barri   Producer
Bill Szymczyk   Producer,Engineer
Zal Yanovsky   Contributor
Roy Silver   Producer
Lee Young   Producer

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