Five on Friday Set 31

Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 by Travis Cody in

There's always been something about the sound of The Mamas and the Papas for me.  The harmonies sound perfect to my untrained ear.  

Mama Cass Elliot (1941-1974) was taken much too young, dead from a heart attack at 32.  John Phillips (1935-2001) died of heart failure only days after finishing a new album called Phillips 66.  Denny Doherty (1940-2007) died from an abdominal aneurysm.

Michelle Phillips is the last surviving member of the group.

So Set 31...The Mamas and the Papas.

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As always, if you'd like to join us in the musical fun, the guidelines are basic and simple.

1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.
2. Go to to make your play list of five songs. You may choose a particular theme to share with us, or post random tunes if that's your vibe for the day. You can simply post the play list, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.
2a. Don't feel restricted by the tracks listed on And don't be discouraged if the Embed code won't work. You're welcome to use any type of media to share your Sets.
3. Be sure to sign Mr Linky so everyone can visit your Set.
4. No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.

Go forth and enjoy music!


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  1. Mama Cass will always live in our hearts!

  1. Hey - what's my sister's name doing on your blog? LOL! My sister's name is Michelle Phillips. But only for a few more weeks - she's getting married. And she sings, too.

    Lovely set, Travis - I especially love Words of Love, Dream a Little Dream and I Saw Her Again. I think my favorite Mamas & Papas song is Dream a Little Dream.

  1. Jamie says:

    Love, love, love The Mamas and Papas. My absolute favorite is California Dreaming which you didn't grab with Creeque Alley as number two. Excellent choice for this Friday.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great choice, Trav! I actually recognized all of those songs this time! As for me, I had a Paul Robeson day for myself yesterday.

  1. Great set for this week.I chose to do 1 hit wonders.

  1. I like MOnday monday a lot. Takes me back.

  1. Excellent five choices from a band that made the most of their short time together

  1. Linda says:

    Who could possibly NOT love the harmonies of The Mamas and The Papas? Believe it or not, Amanda really likes "Dream A Little Dream of Me" but that's because she relates it to Repo-Men. My favorite is the same as Jamie's but I thoroughly enjoyed all of your choices for this week!

  1. JohnH985 says:

    Always been a big fan of the Mamas and Papas. A great choice.

  1. Jay says:

    Whoa, now this is some middle-of-the-night, stuck-at-work stuff!

  1. Akelamalu says:

    The Mamas and the Papas bring back so many memories for me. :)

  1. jennifer says:

    My oldest kid and I love the Mamas and the Papas. She has them on her ipod and her favorite is Make Your Own Kind of Music. I just like it all.

    Great set Trav!

  1. Travis I was just bemoaning the fact that the summer had to end...Thanks for commenting though, I appreciate it! :)