Friday, May 1, 2009

California Dreaming

Actually, even though it's kind of rainy and cloudy in the n'east, I can't say I'm really California dreaming these days. But I'll always have an enduring fondness for the the great California pop music of The Bangles and The Mamas and Papas, especially in the spring and summer - must be the harmonies. So here's a couple of mixtapes for those hazy late afternoons in the summer. (Oh, I should warn folks - some of the songs are from vinyl rips. So there's a few crackles and pops - just like the old days.)

Hero Takes A Fall The Bangles
I Can't Wait The Mamas and the Papas
Straight Shooter The Mamas & The Papas
Mary Street The Bangles
Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon) The Mamas and the Papas
James The Bangles
September Gurls The Bangles
Words of Love The Mamas and the Papas
In Your Room The Bangles
Go Where You Wanna Go The Mamas & The Papas
Live The Bangles
Angels Don't Fall in Love The Bangles
I Saw Her Again The Mamas and the Papas
How Is The Air Up There? The Bangles
Even If I Could The Mamas and the Papas
Got A Feelin' The Mamas & The Papas
Where Were You When I Needed You The Bangles
Creeque Alley The Mamas and the Papas

Dedicated to the One I Love The Mamas and the Papas
Return Post The Bangles
Somebody Groovy The Mamas & The Papas
For the Love of Ivy The Mamas and the Papas
More Than Meets The Eye The Bangles
Dream a Little Dream of Me The Mamas and the Papas
The Real World The Bangles
Call on Me The Bangles
Trip, Stumble, and Fall The Mamas and the Papas
He's Got A Secret The Bangles
My Heart Stood Still The Mamas and the Papas
California Dreamin' The Mamas & The Papas
Dover Beach The Bangles
Want You The Bangles
I Call Your Name The Mamas & The Papas
If She Knew What She Wants The Bangles
Do You Wanna Dance The Mamas & The Papas
Going Down To Liverpool The Bangles


Richard said...

This is a long overdue concept & it's a great one! Both these bands mesh perfectly together. I always thought they did anyway & I'm justified that someone else felt the same. Thanks for this post. It's appreciated. Call me insane, but I always thought Husker Du would have done a sizzling version of "Hero Takes A Fall."

Ishkabibliophile said...

Glad you like it. And I definitely like the idea of Husker Du covering "Hero Takes a Fall" - maybe the B-side could be the Bangles covering Don't Want to Know if You're Lonely.