I rather liked People Like Us. A good album but nothing like the first Mamas & Papas album!
Have to admit...out of all the Mamas & Papas songs I don't remember that one...
But this thread has made it to 50,000 views!!!
Always nice to set a goal and see it achieved, isn't it...now, since I've had Crabby Appleton's "Go Back" in my head since reading Bob's post a couple days back...I'm linking it here, just because:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEn6UGDmT6U
Besides, it peaked at #36 in Billboard, summer 1970, I think.
If that isn't stiff enough, here's the original version of a song everyone knows by the Four Tops. I heard this - once - on the tiny hole-in-the-wall AM in the southern Vermont town where I went to high school...
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - "Ain't No Woman" (Like The One I've Got)
This one will require a little patience, but it's the only version of it on You Tube. The clip's a medley of ABC-era tunes, and "Ain't No Woman" comes on at 1:57. Gotta be familiar with the lyrics though, because the refrain is a different melody (same lyrics), but at 2:23 the first verse begins - using the melody we're all familiar with.
So Lambert & Potter extensively reworked it for the Four Tops...even the lyric "I would kiss the ground she walks on, I'd be happy to obey" became "I would kiss the ground she walks on, because my words, my words she'll obey"...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jUJXwF92ho
It segues to something else at 3:47, but from 5:47 to 7:31 is a snippet of "One Good Woman"...which didn't fare much better than "Ain't No Woman". Both singles came from an album called Hallway Symphony
, released to the sound of crickets chirping in 1972, after which ABC said buh-bye.
Later hits such as "Fallin' In Love" and "Winners & Losers" were on the Playboy imprint.