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Re: M&P's TV appearances

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:33 am
by Nicole
Hi Chris,
I'm with you on that!
Take care,
Nicole :mrgreen:

Re: M&P's TV appearances

PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:53 am
by John Sands
As I recall the version of 'Somebody Groovy' on 'Shindig' was lip sync as opposed to live to a backing track. I remember IMB saying that the group was on 'Where the Action Is' about 3 times. I know of only 2 different clips.

I'm sure I was not the only fan who was stunned at the live acoustic version of 'I Call Your Name' on 'Shindig' with John and Denny doing Cass' lead. I wonder if the recoed was recorded before or after this show's taping. (??)

Re: M&P's TV appearances

PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:36 am
by Nicole
Hi John,
Good qusetion!
Take care,
Nicole :mrgreen:

Re: M&P's TV appearances

PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:49 am
by John Sands
Yes Nicole it would be nice to have an answer. John and Denny's harmonizing was great and rarely used like it was on 'Hey Girl' and "Straight Shooter'.

The list on this thread says that the group was on 'Where the Action Is' on 9/66 so surely they were on earlier, before Michelle's firing. Actually, I find it hard to believe that they were on that show at that late a date but I would love to be proven wrong since I did not see the show in it's entirety when the group was on. If I remember right it was a show that was on during the day when kids were in school and if I'm right then duh!!!. Of course I could be wrong on that too!

Re: M&P's TV appearances

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:45 am
by Tri.Moon
Christopher60s wrote:I know that someone has all those footages, Michelle Phillips of cause has them, She used a lot of rare videos in "California Dreamin: The Songs of the mamas and papas" video released in 2004. I think She could make Her official channel on youtube.


Well I don't think that Michelle Phillips owns those footages because after they were just on some TV shows, she or anybody else don't have right to access in some TV show's videolibrary, only the owner has the rights. If you want some videoclip from (for example) Hollywood Palace's videolibrary, you have to buy the rights from the current owner of the videolibrary to use that clip in your DVD. Another example would be that you are a star and you visit on Conan O'Brien, of course they don't give some DVD after the show where you are in. You just get paid that you visited there. So shortly: if you want some clip from the videolibrary, you have to pay.

Anyway, I have a question: does anybody know where this California Dreamin' video is from or when it was shown:
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Because you can find few clips from Straight Shooter DVD. I would love to get that video in full length.

Re: M&P's TV appearances

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:58 am
by John Sands
the picture is from 'Where the Action Is'.

Re: M&P's TV appearances

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:12 am
by Nicole
Hi John,
Thanks for the info! I always wondered where that came from.
Take care,
Nicole :mrgreen:

Re: M&P's TV appearances

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:44 pm
by davidasix
Richard,

Thanks for the info. Good to have it. I would mention that on Hullabaloo when Dionne Warwick and Noel Harrison are singing "Homeward Bound," the Mamas and Papas are very clearly heard singing backup. That whole medley is pure magic, including the beautiful "Nowhere Man" exclusively by the M&Ps.

Dave

Re: M&P's TV appearances

PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:48 pm
by John Sands
I'd again like to thank Gary for giving us the full 'Shindig' show with Barry McGuire, before I only had 'California Dreamn'' from that, and the elusive 'Shivaree'. What a find that was.

Now, can anyone come up with a full list of the groups concerts, starting with the Hollywood Bowl show? I read in a Cher bio that the group appreared at that show witn Otis Redding, Sony and Cher and Bob Lind (anyone remember 'Elusive Butterfly'?)

Re: M&P's TV appearances

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:39 pm
by Ars_Nova_Chris
John Sands wrote:As I recall the version of 'Somebody Groovy' on 'Shindig' was lip sync as opposed to live to a backing track. I remember IMB saying that the group was on 'Where the Action Is' about 3 times. I know of only 2 different clips.

I'm sure I was not the only fan who was stunned at the live acoustic version of 'I Call Your Name' on 'Shindig' with John and Denny doing Cass' lead. I wonder if the recoed was recorded before or after this show's taping. (??)


Nope, "Somebody Groovy" on Shindig! is a live vocal. Just got the full ep. One need only listen to the "Yeah's" and "No's" between the main lines to hear the difference.

As for "I Call Your Name", I'd assume that this was recorded before the studio version, as it's closer to the original Beatles version (implying that the group had not yet finalized it's own arrangement). Also, the Shindig! version was taped before "We Can Work It Out" and "Michelle" were recorded in the studio, which I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess were both recorded before "I Call Your Name".

Need the session sheets to know for sure though...