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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2011, 07:31:18 PM »

I heard this version, BARRY McGUIRE'S vocals just ruins the song. The music sounds exactly the same as THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS version. I used to think that this song was a MAMAS AND THE PAPAS song, hear it for yourself.

Scott MacKenzie San Francisco 1967(original)


It is the same music. John and Michelle Phillips originally wrote the song for McGuire and sang backing vocals on his version. Afterwards they decided to take the song back, so they recorded their own lead vocals over the original backing track from McGuire's version. I do like McGuire's version, I think his raw voice works well for the song.
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2011, 11:20:16 PM »

It is the same music. John and Michelle Phillips originally wrote the song for McGuire and sang backing vocals on his version. Afterwards they decided to take the song back, so they recorded their own lead vocals over the original backing track from McGuire's version. I do like McGuire's version, I think his raw voice works well for the song.

I haven't heard McGuire's version in years, THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS version would become the version that everyone is familiar with. I may be wrong but McGuire's version, with the single vocal, doesn't really give the California vibe that is needed. THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS version, with the complete harmonies, gives the California vibe and sound which would become THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS trademark sound.   
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2011, 04:05:05 AM »

I do like McGuire's version, I think his raw voice works well for the song.

I like it too.  Bob Dylan might have sung it like that.  But Barry McGuire beat him to it.   ;)
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2011, 04:15:30 AM »

I like it too.  Bob Dylan might have sung it like that.  But Barry McGuire beat him to it.   ;)

I wish that I could like the McGuire version like you do but it lacks the full harmonies that are in the MAMAS AND THE PAPAS verson.
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2011, 04:17:04 AM »

Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)

The Mamas & The Papas - Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) - 45 RPM - MONO MIX

1967
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2011, 04:20:42 AM »

Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)

The Mamas & The Papas - Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) - 45 RPM - MONO MIX
1967


I love this song Hello Goodbye! The harmonies are so rare and beautiful! The canyon is Laurel Canyon.
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2011, 04:22:39 AM »

I wish that I could like the McGuire version like you do but it lacks the full harmonies that are in the MAMAS AND THE PAPAS verson.

I like The Mamas and The Papas version a whole lot more, BF.  It's Denny Doherty's magnificent tenor voice that makes this song.
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2011, 04:25:24 AM »

I like The Mamas and The Papas version a whole lot more, BF.  It's Denny Doherty's magnificent tenor voice that makes this song.

THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS were known for perfect harmonies, Denny Doherty's tenor voice just complimented the rest of the band perfectly. What more can I say. I think that we should start a MOODY BLUES and 5TH DIMENSION threads, what do you think?
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2011, 04:28:08 AM »

We already have a Moody Blues thread.  A 5th Dimension thread would sure be nice.
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2011, 04:30:38 AM »

We already have a Moody Blues thread.  A 5th Dimension thread would sure be nice.

I have always had the biggest crush on Marilyn McCoo!
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2011, 04:33:35 AM »

Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)

The Mamas & The Papas - Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) -

I never knew this song until just a few years ago. It's really pretty. Some people were just born to sing together.
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2011, 04:34:31 AM »

I have always had the biggest crush on Marilyn McCoo!

Here we go again!
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2011, 04:39:03 AM »

I have always had the biggest crush on Marilyn McCoo!



I started a 5th dimension thread:  http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=12558.0
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2011, 04:40:41 AM »

I started a 5th dimension thread:  http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=12558.0


Right on Hello Goodbye, I just posted a video on THE 5TH DIMENSION thread.
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2011, 03:42:49 AM »

I never knew this song until just a few years ago. It's really pretty. Some people were just born to sing together.


THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS TWELVE THIRTY VIDEO CLIP
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2011, 03:54:23 AM »

Here's a Monday song!

The Mamas & The Papas - Monday Monday
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2011, 04:20:03 AM »

Got A Feelin'

The Mamas & The Papas - Got a Feelin' - Live, 1967

The Hollywood Bowl   1967
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Re: The Mamas and The Papas
« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2011, 04:24:13 AM »

Got A Feelin'

The Mamas & The Papas - Got a Feelin' - Live, 1967
The Hollywood Bowl   1967


WOW, it blows me away of how similar the harmonies are between THE 5TH DIMENSION and THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS!
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