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Mamas and Papas at the Chanel

PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:20 pm
by glennc
Has anyone heard much about a documentary called The Mamas and the Papas at the Chanel (a club in Boston) or does anyone own a copy? How does one get a copy? etc. Thanks.

Re: Mamas and Papas at The Channel

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:54 am
by Rbcsoup
I don't know anything about the documentary but I talked to Mackenzie about The New Group playing The Channel and she remembered it and recalled that they were likely recorded there with Dinky Dawson (who did a lot of the sound there) being their sound guy. What more can you tell us about what you've heard about it?

Re: Mamas and Papas at the Chanel

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:40 pm
by glennc
Thanks Richard. There is a description of the documentary directed by Mark Apostolon at http://www.imdv.com/title/tt0183484/ or google mamas and papas at the chanel and there is a link.

Re: Mamas and Papas at the Chanel

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:40 pm
by Ars_Nova_Chris
Thanks for the heads up on this.

Here's the correct link - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183484/

Very interesting review of it over there - sounds like something I'd really like to get a hold of...

Re: Mamas and Papas at the Chanel

PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:28 pm
by pauliewood
would love to see also..have written to Mark Apostolon..no reply. I do wish there was more excitement on this site for the "Many Mamas Many Papas" release. I'm kind of surprise that folks here seem to be dismissing it overall. Sad, it's a great collection. Amazon only has 4 reviews.

Re: Mamas and Papas at the Chanel

PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:02 pm
by Dark Horse 77
I think it might be cause they itunes bonus tracks weren't included on the second disc when they could have easily put them there. Overall, it's still a good release, imo.

Re: Mamas and Papas at the Chanel

PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:56 pm
by Ars_Nova_Chris
pauliewood wrote:I do wish there was more excitement on this site for the "Many Mamas Many Papas" release. I'm kind of surprise that folks here seem to be dismissing it overall.


Well, I'm pretty much in love with it!

Re: Mamas and Papas at the Chanel

PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:16 am
by Rbcsoup
I spoke to Mark Apostolon about the documentary. He sold it before it was finalized and is unsure if any copies still exist as even he did not keep a copy. Given the review that has been unearthed and Mr. Apostolon's own memory of some friends' reactions to it, I think it was finished but whether it survives is another question....

Re: Mamas and Papas at the Chanel

PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:04 am
by glennc
Thanks Richard and re comments about the CD- I love the Many Mamas Many Papas CD, Can't stop playing it. It is so good. Great performances and arrangements of great John Phillips songs. Love the cover of the Moody Blues "GO Now" also. Spanky was in fine voice and Mackenzie was great- I wish she would get in the recording studio- what a talent! Then there is the version of Kokomo with Denny and Scott- beautiful and John! Love this CD!!!!

Re: Mamas and Papas at the Chanel

PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:16 pm
by pauliewood
hey glennc...can you post what you wrote in a review of the cd on Amazon? It would really help. Not much promotion has been done for this cd..which is a shame, but probably no resources to do so...but we can write reviews, and it does help.