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Mamas and Papas Christmas Album

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:09 pm
by pauliewood
As a kid back in the late 60's, it was something I always hoped for. Imagine the group harmonizing and belting out "Do You Hear What I Hear" and Cass wailing "Joy to the World". I think about this every year. Maybe next lifetime.

Re: Mamas and Papas Christmas Album

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:21 am
by Nicole
Hi pauliewood,
I'vealways thought there should've been a Christmas album, too. Michelle Phillips in interviews, has said she always wanted the group to do a Christmas album, but nothing ever came of it. Imagine their harmonies on classics like Carol of the Bells, Go Tell It on the Mountain, and Do You Hear what I Hear? As you say, perhaps in anothet lifetime.
Take care,
Nicole :mrgreen:

Re: Mamas and Papas Christmas Album

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:43 pm
by CassFanForLife
Now that would've been one heck of an album...oh yes, i can ceratinly hear the vocals eminating from Cass and Denny and Michelle on the classics, adding their own vocal twists/take on them and perhaps John would of written an origianl Christmas number, you know, just to add some flavour to the mix....In another life indeed...but the thought of .." If only..." had actually came true...That would of been a Christmas album to have for a lifetime keeping ! :D

Re: Mamas and Papas Christmas Album

PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:06 am
by Nicole
Hi Cassfan,
That definitley would've been a classic Christmas album, onw I would play all year round. :lol:
Take care,
Nicole :mrgreen:

Re: Mamas and Papas Christmas Album

PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:10 pm
by Sportguynj1
I think that if the group had stayed together a little longer they very well might have recorded a Christmas album that would have certainly become a classic. Michelle has said in several interviews that she was always bringing ideas for songs they could cover - most notably "He's a Rebel" from the Crystals and "Baby I'm a Hog For You" by the Coasters - as well as some ideas for a Christmas album. She always credited John's genius for re-arranging other people's songs and vocal arrangements which often made them even more beautiful than the original - "Dedicated To The One I Love" is a perfect example of that. You would think that recording a Christmas album would have been the next logical step after the beautiful arrangements the group did on the Rodgers and Hart standards like "Sing For Your Supper", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Here in My Arms" and my personal favorite - "My Heart Stood Still"! Unfortunately, it never happened but I sincerely hope that someday a feature film of the story of the Mamas and the Papas does become a reality!

Cheers,

Rob

Re: Mamas and Papas Christmas Album

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:31 pm
by Nicole
Hi Rob,
Thanks for your post. I hope one day a feature film of the group becomes a reality, too. As Cass sang "I can dream can't I"?
Take care,
Nicole :mrgreen: