“Creeque Alley” — Mamas and Papas
The sun is out in the UK today. After a grey winter, the first day of warm sunshine always makes me think about summery songs by the Mamas and Papas. If ever there was a group that signified “summer” to me, it’s them.
Although my favourite Mamas and Papas track is “California Dreaming”…and I’m a big fan of Mama Cass’s solo work…today I’m writing about a very unusual, and fiendishly clever, Mamas and Papas song from 1967, which reached number 5 in the Billboard Hot 100 and number 9 in the UK singles charts.