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The Songs of John Phillips

Postby Ars_Nova_Chris » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:47 pm

A list of all known songs written by John, both released and unreleased.

(*list updated 5/15/09)


16MM Baby (w/ Matthew Reich)
2001

Act 1 Prologue (from 'Man On the Moon')
All the Pretty Little Horses (trad, new arr. by, w/ Scott McKenzie and Richard Weissman)
Aloha Louie (w/ Michelle Phillips)
American Man On the Moon
April Anne
Average Man

Babies
Bay of Mexico (trad, new arr. by, w/ Scott McKenzie and Richard Weissman)
Ben and Me (w/ Richard Weissman)
Benny (w/ Scott McKenzie and Richard Weissman)
Bethlehem
Biting My Nails (w/ Genevieve Waite)
Black Broadway
Black Girl (trad, new arr. by, w/ Richard Weissman)
Blueberries for Breakfast
Bluegrass Breakdown
Born In Bethlehem
Boys and Girls Together
Boys From the South

California Dreamin' (w/ Michelle Phillips)
Campy California
Canis Minor Bolero Waltz
Captain
Champagne and Kisses
Chase the Rising Sun (w/ Richard Weissman)
Chilly Winds (w/ John Stewart)
Chinaman
Chinatown
Cotton Mill Girls (w/ Hedy West)
Country Blues (trad, new arr. by, w/ Scott McKenzie and Richard Weissman)
Creeque Alley (w/ Michelle Phillips)
Cryin' In the Shower (w/ Mackenzie Phillips and Dennis Doherty)
Cumberland Mountain Deer Chase (trad, new arr. by, w/ Richard Weissman)
Cup of Tea (Skyjacked)

Dancing Bear
Danny (w/ Genevieve Waite)
Devil's On the Loose
Did You Ever Want to Cry
Don't Feed the Monkey (w/Keith Richards and Richard Weissman)
Don't Turn Around (w/ John Stewart)
Down the Beach
Dunya (w/ Richard Weissman)
Drum

European Blueboy
Ex Con
Even If I Could (w/ Dennis Doherty)

Fairytale Girl
Family of Man
Fantastic Four
Feather Your Nest
Fenario (trad, new arr. by, w/ Richard Weissman)
Flawless Space
Flowers (w/ Genevieve Waite)
For the Love of Ivy (w/Dennis Doherty)
Frankie
Free Advice (w/ Michelle Phillips)
Frenchman
Frustration

Gemini Childe
Gilgara Mountain (trad, new arr. by, w/ Dick Weissman)
Girls
Goin' Away for to Leave You
Go Now
Got a Feeling (w/ Dennis Doherty)
Go Where You Wanna Go
Gram's Song
Grasshopper
Greenland Whale Fisheries (w/ John Stewart)
Gypsy Rover (trad, new arr. by, w/ Scott McKenzie and Richard Weissman)
Hey Girl (w/ Michelle Phillips)

Holland Tunnel/First and Last Thing That You Do
Hollywood is a Honky Tonk Town
Holy Man
Hush Now Sally (w/ Richard Weissman)

I Am a Poor and a Ramblin' Boy (w/ Scott McKenzie and Dick Weissman)
I Can't Wait
If
I'm the Little Boy
I Saw Her Again Last Night (w/ Dennis Doherty)
I Wished

Jack the Sailor (trad, new arr. by, w/ Scott McKenzie and Richard Weissman)
Johnny Booker (trad, new arr. by)

Lady Genevieve
Let It Bleed, Genevieve
Like An Old Time Movie
Love Song (Disillusioned With Love) (w/ Mackenzie Phillips)

Kokomo (w/ Scott McKenzie, changes made by Terry Melcher and Mike Love)
Kumbaya (trad, new arr. by, w/ Scott McKenzie and Dick Weissman)

Larry, Joe Hal and Me
Last Of The Unnatural Acts
Liar, Liar
Lonely Boy and Pretty Girl (w/ Scott McKenzie)
Lonely Children
Look Through My Window
Love Is Coming Back (w/ Genevieve Waite)

Malibu People
Make Me a Pallet (w/ Richard Weissman)
Mansions
Marooned (Double Parked)
Me and My Uncle (Jack of Diamonds)
Meditation Mama (Transcendental Woman Travels) (w/ Lou Adler)
Michael Row the Boat Ashore (trad, new arr. by)
Midnight Deadline Blastoff
Midnight Voyage
Mission Control
Mississippi
Mixed Up Media Kid
Monday Monday
Mr. Blue
My Name Is Can

No Dough
Nor Too Cool
No Salt On Her Tail

Oh, Miss Mary (w/ John Stewart)
Oh, Sail Away (Marni) (w/ Richard Weissman)
Oh, Virginia
Old Joe Clarke's Blues (trad, new arr. by, w/ Scott McKenzie and Richard Weissman)
Once Was a Time I Thought
One Quick Martini

Pacific Coast Highway
Pearl
People Like Us
Pink Gin and Lime
Promise Not To Tell
Pussycat

Rag Mama (w/ Scott McKenzie, Richard Weissman and Arthur Roy Traum)
Rambling Round (w/ Richard Weissman)
Remember
Rhumba Boogie
Ride, Ride, Ride
River Come Down (trad, new arr. by, w/ Richard Weissman)
Rock Island Line (trad, new arr. by, w/ Dick Weissman)
Rock Me Lord (trad, new arr. by, w/ Richard Weissman)
Rooms

Safe In My Garden
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)
Saying Goodbye
Secret Place
Shady
She Got She
She's Just 14
Slow Starter (w/ Mackenzie Phillips)
Soft Blow the Summer Winds
Softly
Somebody Groovy
Someone's Sleeping
Somewhere Near Japan (w/ Terry Melcher, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston)
Snowqueen of Texas
Speed of Light
Stackolee (trad, new arr. by, w/ Scott McKenzie and Dick Weissman)
Starburst
Star Stepping Stranger/Convent
Step Out
Stepping to the Stars/Penthouse of Your Mind
Straight Shooter
Strange Young Girls
String Man (w/ Michelle Phillips)
Sunny, Sunny Moon
Sunset Boulevard
Susan, Susan

Tell Ole Bill (trad, new arr. by, w/ Scott McKenzie and Richard Weissman)
That Kind of Girl
There Is a Place (Space)
Though I'm a Little Angel
Time Machine (Cutting Ahead)
Times of Love
Too Bad
Too Late
Topanga Canyon
Transient Friends
Trashy Rumors
Trip, Stumble and Fall (w/ Michelle Phillips)
Trust In Me
Truth Cannot Be Treason
Twelve-thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)

Very Dread
Virgin Mary (trad, new arr. by, w/ Scott McKenzie and Richard Weissman)

Waggoner's Lad (trad, new arr. by, w/ Scott McKenzie and Dick Weissman)
Welcome to the Moon
We've Been Asking Questions (w/ Scott McKenzie)
When You Find Your Love
When You're Not Around
Whiskey, Wine and Champagne
White Cadillac (w/ Genevieve Waite)
White Feather Wings/Funeral
Wilderness of Love
Willie's Song: Some Men Will Rob, Steal & Gamble
Words of Love

Yachts
Yesterday I Left the Earth
You Can Rattle My Cage (w/ John Stewart)
You Took My Heart From Me

Zulu Warrior




Additionally, John wrote various commercial jingles for:
*Armstrong Tile
*Canada Dry
*San Francisco Bread Company
*Schlitz Beer

Also, he composed incidental music for both The David Frost Show and The Dick Cavett Show

John and Michelle wrote music for the 1980 film Hide In Plain Sight



????
*Western World (listed on BMI site, credited as John and Dick Weissman. Dick Weissman does not know what this song is, perhaps it's mis-titled on the BMI site?)


The US Copyright office lists a co-writing credit to Denny for "Even If I Could". Does anyone know if this is accurate?
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Re: The Songs of John Phillips

Postby dunhill » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:29 pm

Hi Chris,

You may want to include these:

Secret Place - Myra Breckinridge Soundtrack

Funeral - Brewster McCloud Soundtrack
White Feather Wings - Brewster McCloud Soundtrack

Fairytale Girl - Written for Romance Is On The Rise (unreleased)

Bluegrass Breakdown - The Man Who Fell To Earth Soundtrack
Rhumba Boogie - The Man Who Fell To Earth Soundtrack

I'm sure there are more. I'll keep digging.

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Re: The Songs of John Phillips

Postby Ars_Nova_Chris » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:52 pm

Thanks much for the info! Any more would be greatly appreciated :D
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Re: The Songs of John Phillips

Postby Ars_Nova_Chris » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:10 pm

Ok, three more for the list -

*Don't Feed the Monkey (w/Keith Richards and Richard Weissman)
*Frankie
*Mixed Up Media Kid


The source is-
"John Phillips: A Case Study In Creativity, Popularity and Long-Term Careers In Popular Music"
from the book Navigating the Music Industry: Current Issues and Business Models
written by...


Dick Weissman!

Pretty sure we can consider him a reliable source! :mrgreen:

(By the way, it's an incredibly interesting and informative article, check it out!)
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Re: The Songs of John Phillips

Postby John Sands » Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:32 am

gee, what divine intervention has brought u guys to the forum? Thanks for that extensive list that shows just how prolific our Papa John really was. His talent with both words and voices has no equal.
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Re: The Songs of John Phillips

Postby Ars_Nova_Chris » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:48 am

Lol, I've been around forever, since back when we were all on the Creeque Alley Yahoo Group back in 2000! :mrgreen:

I talked to Mike Boran the other day and he verified the Michael Row the Boat Ashore thing (also spoken of subsequently by Richard in the Smoothies post). I've also updated the list with a couple other additions and corrections.
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Re: The Songs of John Phillips

Postby Ars_Nova_Chris » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:53 am

Two more for the list and some info about commercial jingles thanks to a couple e-mails from Dick Weissman.

You Can Rattle My Cage (w/ John Stewart)

Willie's Song: Some Men Will Rob, Steal & Gamble


Additionally, John wrote various commercial jingles for:
*Armstrong Tile
*Canada Dry
*San Francisco Bread Company
*Schlitz Beer
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Re: The Songs of John Phillips

Postby Rbcsoup » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:17 am

Yes, there's actually an album (!) of the Schlitz commercials. I have one and I think Charles does too. Great songs. So typical of the era. My understanding is that the Canada Dry and San Francisco Bread jingles were never recorded. I've searched for the Canada Dry one over the years. That's more likely to have been recorded.

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Re: The Songs of John Phillips

Postby Ars_Nova_Chris » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:20 pm

Here's what Dick said regarding the commercials...

"There were only a couple. There was also a Canada Dry Commercial, the
first thing the three of us ever did (the voice is America, the choice is
Canada Dry!) Lots of Schlitz beer commercials, and a commercial for a San
Francisco bread company. John wrote all of them."
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Re: The Songs of John Phillips

Postby davidasix » Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:17 pm

How about "I Wished" from the Stones Sessions? I'm not positive that John wrote it, but I think so.

I wonder if Scott McKenzie ever registered "What's the Difference, Chapter IV" which John wrote the finale verse for. I love Scott's voice and collaboration with John. There are some rareties from their time together.

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