Pure voice from the past

  • beaujangle

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    Feb 03, 2014 10:37 AM GMT
    such as Mama Cass & I luv this song!

    Sad that they don't produce music like this any more.

  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 03, 2014 4:22 PM GMT
    Loved her. Mamas and the Papas. She was the first big woman to hit the charts that I recall and it was not only the exquisite and unique tone of her voice but also her positive personality and self-assurance. Early days of flower power and the love generation. For those of you too young to know that that period wasn't what media portrays it but a renaissance of music and liberal political awareness, just listen to this.
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    Feb 03, 2014 4:25 PM GMT
    She really was magnificent. What a loss.
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    Feb 03, 2014 4:27 PM GMT
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    Feb 03, 2014 4:28 PM GMT
    She is the only person I want to hear sing Dream a Little Dream of Me.

    Always amazing.
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    Feb 03, 2014 6:55 PM GMT
    I wanna see her naked swinging on a wrecking ball! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Feb 03, 2014 7:21 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidDid she really die eating a sandwich?

    No, urban legend. It was a heart attack.
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    Feb 03, 2014 7:35 PM GMT
    Cass was also a 'big' Janice fan



    min 3:29 and 5:26

    Joplin electrified the place at Monterey 1967. I missed this one because I was just a wee bit young and it was too far away, but I do think this was Joplin's best ever. Cass enoyed it.
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    Feb 03, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    woodsmen saidDid she really die eating a sandwich?

    No, urban legend. It was a heart attack.


    From fasting several days a week and losing something like 80 pounds over a fairly short period of time, which weakened her heart.
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    Feb 03, 2014 7:51 PM GMT
    This evolved into a gay anthem, one of the few I really love.


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    Feb 03, 2014 7:54 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark said
    woodsmen saidDid she really die eating a sandwich?

    No, urban legend. It was a heart attack.


    From fasting several days a week and losing something like 80 pounds over a fairly short period of time, which weakened her heart.



    She just happened to have a sandwich on her at the time. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Feb 03, 2014 9:14 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark said
    woodsmen saidDid she really die eating a sandwich?

    No, urban legend. It was a heart attack.


    From fasting several days a week and losing something like 80 pounds over a fairly short period of time, which weakened her heart.



    She just happened to have a sandwich on her at the time. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    Death

    At the height of her solo career in 1974, Elliot performed two weeks of sold-out concerts at the London Palladium. She telephoned Michelle Phillips after the final concert on July 28, elated that she had received standing ovations each night. She then retired for the evening, and died in her sleep at age 32. Sources state her death was due to a heart attack.[14][15] Elliot died in a London flat, No. 12 at 9 Curzon Place, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, which was on loan from singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson. Four years later, The Who's drummer Keith Moon died in the same flat at the same age.[16] Elliot was interred in Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.[17]

    An oft-repeated urban legend states that Elliot choked to death on a ham sandwich.[18][19] The story, which started following the discovery of her body, was based on speculation in the initial media coverage. Police had told reporters that a partially eaten sandwich found in her room might have been to blame, though an autopsy had yet to be conducted. Despite the post-mortem examination finding that Elliot had died of a heart attack and no food at all was found in her windpipe,[15] the false story that she choked on a sandwich has persisted in the decades following her death. In fact, Elliot had lost 80 pounds (36 kg) in the eight months before her death by fasting four days a week. Her fatal heart attack was most likely related to this extreme weight loss measure which weakened her heart.[20][21][18]
  • beaujangle

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    Feb 03, 2014 9:49 PM GMT
    Elusium saidThis evolved into a gay anthem, one of the few I really love.





    Wow, I have to agree with you that this is a great song, in fact, an appropriate one for the gay community.
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    Feb 03, 2014 10:19 PM GMT
    My personal fave: "Words Of Love" - The Mamas & Papas. I especially love how she rocks out the "you oughta know" sections and the ending. Classic stuff.
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    Feb 03, 2014 10:25 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    UndercoverMan said
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark said
    woodsmen saidDid she really die eating a sandwich?

    No, urban legend. It was a heart attack.


    From fasting several days a week and losing something like 80 pounds over a fairly short period of time, which weakened her heart.



    She just happened to have a sandwich on her at the time. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    Death

    At the height of her solo career in 1974, Elliot performed two weeks of sold-out concerts at the London Palladium. She telephoned Michelle Phillips after the final concert on July 28, elated that she had received standing ovations each night. She then retired for the evening, and died in her sleep at age 32. Sources state her death was due to a heart attack.[14][15] Elliot died in a London flat, No. 12 at 9 Curzon Place, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, which was on loan from singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson. Four years later, The Who's drummer Keith Moon died in the same flat at the same age.[16] Elliot was interred in Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.[17]

    An oft-repeated urban legend states that Elliot choked to death on a ham sandwich.[18][19] The story, which started following the discovery of her body, was based on speculation in the initial media coverage. Police had told reporters that a partially eaten sandwich found in her room might have been to blame, though an autopsy had yet to be conducted. Despite the post-mortem examination finding that Elliot had died of a heart attack and no food at all was found in her windpipe,[15] the false story that she choked on a sandwich has persisted in the decades following her death. In fact, Elliot had lost 80 pounds (36 kg) in the eight months before her death by fasting four days a week. Her fatal heart attack was most likely related to this extreme weight loss measure which weakened her heart.[20][21][18]


    So you proved my statement.

    She was ever within arms reach of a sandwich.
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    Feb 03, 2014 10:31 PM GMT
    Honey the late 60's and 70's were a clothing atrocity.Too bad Lane Bryant was not around for Mama Cass.That dress!
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    Feb 03, 2014 11:02 PM GMT
    Don't forget Amy Winehouse. Another HUGE voice gone too soon. icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 03, 2014 11:26 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    freedomisntfree said
    UndercoverMan said
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark said
    woodsmen saidDid she really die eating a sandwich?

    No, urban legend. It was a heart attack.


    From fasting several days a week and losing something like 80 pounds over a fairly short period of time, which weakened her heart.



    She just happened to have a sandwich on her at the time. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    Death

    At the height of her solo career in 1974, Elliot performed two weeks of sold-out concerts at the London Palladium. She telephoned Michelle Phillips after the final concert on July 28, elated that she had received standing ovations each night. She then retired for the evening, and died in her sleep at age 32. Sources state her death was due to a heart attack.[14][15] Elliot died in a London flat, No. 12 at 9 Curzon Place, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, which was on loan from singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson. Four years later, The Who's drummer Keith Moon died in the same flat at the same age.[16] Elliot was interred in Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.[17]

    An oft-repeated urban legend states that Elliot choked to death on a ham sandwich.[18][19] The story, which started following the discovery of her body, was based on speculation in the initial media coverage. Police had told reporters that a partially eaten sandwich found in her room might have been to blame, though an autopsy had yet to be conducted. Despite the post-mortem examination finding that Elliot had died of a heart attack and no food at all was found in her windpipe,[15] the false story that she choked on a sandwich has persisted in the decades following her death. In fact, Elliot had lost 80 pounds (36 kg) in the eight months before her death by fasting four days a week. Her fatal heart attack was most likely related to this extreme weight loss measure which weakened her heart.[20][21][18]


    So you proved my statement.

    She was ever within arms reach of a sandwich.


    and no food at all was found in her windpipe
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    Feb 03, 2014 11:48 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    UndercoverMan said
    freedomisntfree said
    UndercoverMan said
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark said
    woodsmen saidDid she really die eating a sandwich?

    No, urban legend. It was a heart attack.


    From fasting several days a week and losing something like 80 pounds over a fairly short period of time, which weakened her heart.



    She just happened to have a sandwich on her at the time. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    Death

    At the height of her solo career in 1974, Elliot performed two weeks of sold-out concerts at the London Palladium. She telephoned Michelle Phillips after the final concert on July 28, elated that she had received standing ovations each night. She then retired for the evening, and died in her sleep at age 32. Sources state her death was due to a heart attack.[14][15] Elliot died in a London flat, No. 12 at 9 Curzon Place, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, which was on loan from singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson. Four years later, The Who's drummer Keith Moon died in the same flat at the same age.[16] Elliot was interred in Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.[17]

    An oft-repeated urban legend states that Elliot choked to death on a ham sandwich.[18][19] The story, which started following the discovery of her body, was based on speculation in the initial media coverage. Police had told reporters that a partially eaten sandwich found in her room might have been to blame, though an autopsy had yet to be conducted. Despite the post-mortem examination finding that Elliot had died of a heart attack and no food at all was found in her windpipe,[15] the false story that she choked on a sandwich has persisted in the decades following her death. In fact, Elliot had lost 80 pounds (36 kg) in the eight months before her death by fasting four days a week. Her fatal heart attack was most likely related to this extreme weight loss measure which weakened her heart.[20][21][18]


    So you proved my statement.

    She was ever within arms reach of a sandwich.


    and no food at all was found in her windpipe


    I said "on her" as in handy, not "in her" as in stomach or throat. There's a difference.
  • BillandChuck

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    Feb 04, 2014 12:06 AM GMT
    TheQuest saidShe is the only person I want to hear sing Dream a Little Dream of Me.

    Always amazing.

    There are three other amazing recordings that we know of which preceded Mama Cass and are all stellar (as is hers):
    Kate Smith c. 1931 (around the time it was published)
    Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong c. 1953
    Doris Day c. 1957
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    Feb 04, 2014 12:26 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    freedomisntfree said
    UndercoverMan said
    freedomisntfree said
    UndercoverMan said
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark said
    woodsmen saidDid she really die eating a sandwich?

    No, urban legend. It was a heart attack.


    From fasting several days a week and losing something like 80 pounds over a fairly short period of time, which weakened her heart.



    She just happened to have a sandwich on her at the time. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    Death

    At the height of her solo career in 1974, Elliot performed two weeks of sold-out concerts at the London Palladium. She telephoned Michelle Phillips after the final concert on July 28, elated that she had received standing ovations each night. She then retired for the evening, and died in her sleep at age 32. Sources state her death was due to a heart attack.[14][15] Elliot died in a London flat, No. 12 at 9 Curzon Place, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, which was on loan from singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson. Four years later, The Who's drummer Keith Moon died in the same flat at the same age.[16] Elliot was interred in Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.[17]

    An oft-repeated urban legend states that Elliot choked to death on a ham sandwich.[18][19] The story, which started following the discovery of her body, was based on speculation in the initial media coverage. Police had told reporters that a partially eaten sandwich found in her room might have been to blame, though an autopsy had yet to be conducted. Despite the post-mortem examination finding that Elliot had died of a heart attack and no food at all was found in her windpipe,[15] the false story that she choked on a sandwich has persisted in the decades following her death. In fact, Elliot had lost 80 pounds (36 kg) in the eight months before her death by fasting four days a week. Her fatal heart attack was most likely related to this extreme weight loss measure which weakened her heart.[20][21][18]


    So you proved my statement.

    She was ever within arms reach of a sandwich.


    and no food at all was found in her windpipe


    I said "on her" as in handy, not "in her" as in stomach or throat. There's a difference.


    "Did she really die eating a sandwich?"
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    Feb 04, 2014 7:43 AM GMT
    "Make Your Own Kind of Music," appearing memorably in Dexter this past year:



  • ATLANTIS7

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    Feb 04, 2014 7:48 AM GMT
    My Era loved the Mammas and Papas!
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    Feb 04, 2014 8:00 AM GMT
  • MikeW

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    Feb 04, 2014 8:04 AM GMT
    "California Dreamin" moved me from my midwest roots to where I've lived the dream ever since.