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Dream a Little Dream of Me
by The Mamas and the Papas
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I've been listening to this a lot lately because it gives me the warmest feeling inside and that's hard to come by right now. Cass Elliot sounds marvelous here - I mean, she always does but there is something extra dreamy and magical about this particular performance.

From our trusty Wikipedia:

"'Dream a Little Dream of Me' was recorded for the Mamas & the Papas April 1968 album release The Papas & The Mamas. The group had often sung the song for fun, having been familiarized with it by member Michelle Phillips, whose father had been friends with the song's co-writer, Fabian Andre, in Mexico City where Michelle Phillips' family had resided when she was a young girl. 'Mama' Cass Elliot suggested to group leader John Phillips that the group record 'Dream a Little Dream of Me.' According to him she was unhappy while recording the song, objecting to its campiness. However, Elliot herself would later tell Melody Maker: 'I tried to sing it like it was 1943 and somebody had just come in and said, 'Here's a new song.' I tried to sing it as if it were the first time.'

In the album version, recorded with the Mamas and the Papas, a spoken introduction from an engineer is heard mentioning a drink, and then concluding with the words: 'And now introducing: Mama Cass.' Only the last part was heard on the single version of the song. Cass did her own whistling, which is heard before the song's fade."

Thank you @CatCalzone for jamming this on August 14th, it is delightful. :)
1968 - Dunhill
Posted: 16th December 2016
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TIMJ refugee, CA native, world's okayest mom. Into New Wave, Indie Pop, pre Grunge, Neo Psychedelia, all things Beatles. Also on GJ as PsychoDelia, jamming all the far out tunes I can find.
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