Dedicated to the
Ones They Love:
Liner Notes from the M&P Albums
Below are liner notes, photos, and cover art for the albums of the Mamas and Papas. Of interest is the history of the group as portrayed under If You Can Believe and the lyrical prose under Mamas and Papas.
If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
To say The Mamas and The Papas defy vocal and visual description has to be the biggest understatement of the year and, for that matter, of the next year as well.
There are four of them, and they come in all shapes and sizes. They live in a nutty world of semi-existentialism, of cuckoo-clocks and antique lampshades, of beat-up old cars and Indian boots, of longish hair of folk-singers and not-so-folk singers, of Lou Adlers and Lovin’ Spoonfuls, and primarily of Mamas and Papas, which in point of fact they are not.
John is the acknowledged leader, a tall thin, guant person who
takes everything very seriously and would probably perpetrate a rather bewildered executive image were it not for his mildly dignified, but perennially poverty-stricken appearance. He has played and sung his way around Greenwich Village and other significant musical areas with and without his three partners. He has an unusually creative mind which has been evident on the many songs he has written, several of which are featured in this album. His fellow Papa is Denny, an insolently handsome young Canadian, who is noncomformist in that he orginally entered our offices clean-shaven, but wearing black leather, and has since take to wearing expensive sports clothes, only with a beard. His philosphies conform to the standard folk dreams in many ways, the main difference being that they are neither idealistic nor illogical. If we were talking in terms of sex-symbols and full-page color pin-ups and potential Marlon Brandos and John Lennons, we would select Denny to play the role. But we’re not. So we won’t. It would be hard to say which of the two Mamas is the more striking. Michelle is certainly the more mysterious of the two. She is a lissome, blond, vision-with-a-voice who doesn’t say very much, but just looks at you waif-like or what-ever-adjective-you-care-to-dream-up-like. She was once a model, and in her own way is still a model. And you haven’t seen anything until you have seen her smile.
To end up with, there is Cass. You couldn’t really end up with anything else. She collects antiques, talks freely about art and Bob Dylan, loves Whispering Paul McDowell, has travelled the land in satirical revues, wears cute little gold-rimmed glasses, and like the others lives for today, buddy, ‘cos tomorrow may never happen. She is large and lovely, benevolent and broadminded, cynical and maybe sinful…who knows? Ask her.
The Mamas and The Papas are all descendants of Traditonal Authentic Folk Groups. One was in the Big Three, which for a long time ruled the folk scene in New York. Another was in the Halifax Three. A third or perhaps it was a fourth were in a very big group called The Journeymen.
They have travelled all over the States in their various capacities, and they recently returned from a trip to the Virgin Islands. Here they spent their time as one should spend one’s time if one is a Mama or a Papa. Cass became a waitress for a short while and finally joined the others who had set up camp in the foliage, and were passing the time lounging around on the beach enlightening the natives to American pop culture. When the governor of the islands decided that they were not contributing too much to the
everyday problems of running an island, he suggested that they move on to conquer fresh pastures and this they are doing.
Their first record, CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’, waxed prosperous on the bullet-riddled charts. Their highly unusual contrapuntal harmonies which is flannel for different vocal lines sung on top of each other plus John’s unique vocal arrangements, plus the unusal approach of the whole bunch, provided a healthy filling for a gap on the musical landscape which had remained void even in these enlightened days.
Some of the songs in this album are new; others will be familiar. All are good. They become great when perfored by The Mamas and The Papas.
Denny’s poignant lead vocal on MONDAY, MONDAY transforms a clever song of many intricacies to a work of beauty which becomes disarmingly simple. The bawdy, vaudeville analysis which Cass inflicts upon I CALL YOUR NAME projects the Beatles song in an entirely new light. John and Paul, one feels, would approve. To describe the gentle harmony obtained by Michelle and Cass on the extraordinary GOT A FEELING as “soft and silky” would not only be inadequate but also slightly inaccurate. “Feathery” would be a better word. And on the swinging swaying YOU BABY, you have that old “Good Time Music” feel as if it was born to be felt.
In short, The Mamas and The Papas emerge as one of the more stimulating groups of this era. They experiment, they create; they construct; and most of all they communicate.
A liner can only stand so many superlatives and hyperbolies without becoming trite. This one has already utilized more than its fair share. It only remains for you to extract the record carefully from the sleeve, play it and then see if you believe what you have just read. And if you can believe your eyes and your ears, the you’re not only going to believe this album—you’re going to be saving your nickels for the next one.
(John Phillips) Trousdale Music BMI Time 3:03
(John Phillips) Trousdale Music BMI Time 2:55
GOT A FEELIN’
(Doherty & Phillips) Trousdale Music BMI Time 2:44
I CALL YOUR NAME
(Lennon & McCartney) Maclen Music BMI Time 2:32
DO YOU WANNA DANCE
(B. Freeman) Clockus Music BMI Time 2:58
GO WHERE YOU WANNA GO
(John Phillips) Trousdale Music BMI Time 2:32
(J. & M. Phillips) Trousdale Music BMI Time 2:32
(J. Leiber/ P. Spector) Progressive Music
BMI Time 3:22
(John Phillips) Trousdale Music BMI Time 3:06
(J. & M. Phillips) Trousdale Music BMI Time 3:10
(P. F. Sloan & Steve Barri) Trousdale Music BMI Time 2:21
(Billy Page) American Music BMI Time 3:10
Producer: LOU ADLER
Engineer: Bones Howe
Photos: Guy Webster
Musicians Include: P. F. Sloan, Hal Blaine,
Larry Knechtel, Joe Osborn
Electric violin: Peter Pilafian
The Mamas and the Papas
DUCK-EGG BLUE WAS THE SKY
AND THE TREES FLARED
TAIL IN LAUREL CANYON:
OUT SIDE WAS THE HEAVENLY FUNK-BRIDGE
SMILING IN THE SUNSHINE
SPRAWLING IN THE GRASS
SNIFFING THE BUTTERCUPS WITH TENDRIL NOSTRILS,
AND SOFTLY SAVOURING LES NUAGES;
LONG BLONDE HAIR AND MINI-MINI-SKIRTS
PATTERNED HIDE BOOTS AND SHABBY DENIM
UNSHAVEN CHINS AND UNSPRAYED HAIR
GOO-GOO EGGS AND CHUBBY THIGHS
AND DISTANT MEMORIES OF THE OCEAN AT MONTEREY.
AND INSIDE WAS PAPA JOHN,
TALL, THIN AND PERPLEXED LIKE A RAG DOLL,
WITH MAMA CASS
LARGE AS LIFE AND TWICE AS NICE,
AND MAMA MICHELLE,
WHO IS BLONDE AND BEAUTIFUL
AND ANGELIC WHEN SHE WANTS TO BE.
INSIDE WAS THE STUDIO,
COLD AND CLINICAL, WITH WALLS OF WHITE
AND HALLS OF YELLOW
AND A BROKEN COFFEE MACHINE.
CRASH ON, SAID MAMA CASS
SCREAM ON, SAID PAPA DENNY
SING ON, SAID MAMA MICHELLE
AND WE ALL FALL DOWN SAID, PAPA JOHN
WHICH MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE TITLE
THEY WERE MAKING RECORDS AND IT ISN’T EASY
TO PLACE FEELINGS AND DREAMS
SOFT AND POETIC
ON HARD BLACK SHELLAC
SOLID AND SALEABLE
AND YOU SHOULDN’T SELL EMOTIONS
UNLESS THEY’RE HONEST.
HONEST PEOPLE DON’T BOLT DOORS
BUT THEY DID
AND THEY’RE HONEST PEOPLE
THEIR DOOR WAS BARRED, BOLTED AND RAMPARTED
TO KEEP OUT THE BAD VIBRATIONS OF COURSE;
AND BEYOND THEIR DOOR WAS A MORASS OF
AND LOU ADLER.
NOBODY OUTSIDE KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING
BECAUSE NO BODY OUTSIDE WAS ABLE TO GET INSIDE.
PAPA JOHN, MUMBLING AND STUMBLING LIKE A
PALM TREE IN A THUNDERSTORM,
WAS HEARD TO SHOUT SOMETHING ABOUT
“A CLOSED MIND”
WHATEVER THAT IS,
AND THE BILLING AND COOING OF MAMA CASS
SPASMODICALLY WAFTED OUT ONTO THE CONCRETE DESERT CALLED SUNSET BOULEVARD
ON WHICH THE PULCHRITUDE OF THE SETTING SUN
IS SURELY WASTED.
MAMA MICHELLE SMILED GRACEFULLY
AND DULY RECEIVED THE APPROVAL SHE SOLICITED,
FOR WHO COULD NOT APPROVE OF ONE SO LONG OF LEG.
SURE OF SMILE, BLUE OF EYE AND BLONDE OF HAIR?
PAPA DENNY WAS EATING CHEESE-PUFFS
AND SAYING NOTHING
AND THE WHOLE THING SWIRLED AND SWAM
LIKE A BRAKHAGE MOVIE.
EVERY DAY OR MONTH OR HOWEVER LONG IT TOOK,
LOU ADLER WOULD EMERGE, BEARDED AND SUNKEN-EYED,
CLUTCHING A SHINY BLACK DEMONSTRATION RECORD,
HAILED ON ALL SIDES BY ENTHUSIASTIC CATERWAULING
SUCH AS WAS NEVER HEARD AT CHAVEZ RAVINE,
AND JUBILANT CRIES IN UNISON OF:
“THE NEW SINGLE?”
“UNNNH!” HE GRUNTED AS HE ALWAYS DOES
WITH A RUB OF THE EYES
AND A STROKING OF THE SIX WEEKS GROWTH
WHICH WAS BLACK AND SINSTER.
AND ON THE TWELFTH DAY
IT BECAME OBVIOUS TO EVERYONE CONCERNED
AND EVEN TO THOSE WHO WEREN’T
THAT IT WOULD BE IMPRACTICAL
TO RELEASE TWELVE THINGS SIMULTANEOUSLY
AND SO THE PHONE WIRES CRACKLED TO NEW YORK
AND AN ABUNDANCE OF MEMOS FLUTTERED ONTO AN
ABUNDANCE OF POLISHED MAHOGANY DESKS,
AND WHILE MAMA CASS WAS BEING PANEGYRIZED
BY MORT SAHL ON HIS LOCAL TELEVISION SHOW
AND EVERYBODY ELSE WAS CONGRATULATING
THE LOGICAL ALTERNATIVE WAS ADOPTED.
HERE ARE TWELVE THINGS
ALL ON ONE RECORD
THANKS BE TO GOD.ANDY WICKHAM.
NO SALT ON HER TAIL
J. Phillips Pub. by Trousdale Music Inc BMI 2:35
TRIP STUMBLE AND FALL
J. Phillips-M. Gilliam
J. Phillips Pub. by Trousdale Music Inc BMI 4:08
WORDS OF LOVE
J. Phillips Pub. by Trousdale Music Inc BMI 2:13
MY HEART STOOD STILL
Rodgers & Hart
Laurence Harms Inc…ASCAP 1:43
DANCING IN THE STREET
Stevenson & Gaye Pub. Jobete Music…BMI 3:00
I SAW HER AGAIN LAST NIGHT
J. Phillips-D. Doherty
Pub. by Trousdale Music Inc… BMI 2:50
STRANGE YOUNG GIRLS
J. Phillips Pub. by Trousdale Music Inc BMI 2:45
I CAN’T WAIT
J. Phillips Pub. by Trousdale Music Inc BMI 2:40
EVEN IF I COULD
J. Phillips Pub. by Trousdale Music Inc BMI 2:40
THAT KIND OF GIRL
J. Phillips Pub. by Trousdale Music Inc BMI 2:20
ONCE WAS A TIME I THOUGHT
J. Phillips Pub. by Trousdale Music Inc BMI 0:58
Musical sounds were made by Hal Blaines drums – Larry Knectels organ and piano – Joe Osborns bass – The guitar sounds by the Doctor Eric Hord, Tommy Tedesco, and John Phillips, the acknowledged leader. Among the strange instruments used—one was the electric violin of Peter Palafain. The fantastic engineer on this album was Bones Howe. Henry Lewy more than helped electronically. Both were assisted by Bowen David. The cover and liner photos were of course by Guy Webster. Taken at 5:00 am in the desert. The art work was done by George Whiteman. Arrangements are done by head (impromptu) on the session with contributions by everyone—
Lou Adler producer
(A Subsidiary of ABC Records)
New York/Beverly Hills
The Mamas and the Papas Deliver
Sun in Virgo
You are dominated and motivated by your intellectual interests. You are loyal, affectionate, sentimental rather than romantic, and can develop a great interest in domestic matters. But the lodestar of your life is the mind, its products, achievements, and possibilities. Your high sense of discrimination, amounting to an intellectual snobbery, protects you from getting involved with intellectual inferiors, for you have a very finicky taste in matters of people, dress, food and house furnishings and can be extremely critical when your sense of good taste is offended. This sense of discrimination keeps you pretty conventional for no matter how intellectual ideas may appeal to you on the radical and daring side, an innate dislike for offending society keeps you pretty much on the straight and narrow, and when human weakness gets the better of you and you simply have to step off the beaten track you do it with such infinite care and consideration for the feelings of society, that society probably doesn’t even know about it. You are something of a moralist, but your morals sense is social rather than abstract. Your are a great preserver of law and order, and when you do arrive at the conclusion that things ought to be changed, you want to see them changed gradually according to the rules of the game. You are no fire-and-sword revolutionary. Peace is important to you; no principle is worth fighting for, except in a polite and well-bred way. This position generally accompanies a good deal of breeding and family background, whence the reverence for tradition. Your creations are marked by care, precision, and flawlessness, sound to the core, admirable in taste and execution.
Sun in Sagittarius
Nervous energy is your strength–and your weakness. Relaxation is your need. You have a philosophical mind, jumping from the particular to the general as if by second nature, and seeing things, people, problems, in large, rather than specific terms. The devotional motif is strong in your nature, and you tend to ritualistic acceptance of some religion, code, or basic set of beliefs to which you relate the threads of your philosophy and make a working ideology for you life. Your thought, though perhaps revolutionary, will be patterned and constructive, tending toward Utopias rather than to anarchy. The need fro classification is strong in you; you put things into pigeonholes and categories and organize your information. You are very sensitive and temperamental, capable of extremes of happiness and despair, all in the space of a few seconds. Harshness and unkindness distress and bewilder you, and you can be governed only through your affections and through reason, for despite your sensitive nature, you won’t give in to unfairness, unkindness or illogical argument. You are a good deal of a reformer, believing the word should live on you principles, your codes, your moral standards. Thus preachers, lawyers, judges are often found here and being eloquent, logical , and persuasive, you are likely to achieve a good deal of influence. You love travel, and much of your nervous energy can be used up in physical motion. It is not at all unlikely that you will live and achieve your greatest success somewhere far removed from your birthplace. You are at home anywhere, settling down gypsy-like where night finds you.
Sun in Gemini
You are romantic, charming, alluring—and impressionable. You are idealistic, always looking for perfection in your sweethearts and in the world, and blissfully certain that even thou it may elude you, it’s there and well be found eventually. You are more trusting than erring mankind deserves. You can be fooled by one person and, in the twinkling of an eye, trust someone else who may be even less trustworthy. You are attracted to out-of-the-way people—waifs and strays, down-and-outers, and can get yourself into a lot of trouble by believing in crooks, frauds, sensationalists and adventurers. You love speed and will drive a car, run and aeroplane or a speed a boat at breakneck pace. You are a gambler with safety as well as with finances and ideas and will stake your all on a scheme or plan the success of which you are convinced. You have marked personal magnetism. Opportunities open up to you readily. You have a somewhat mystical, spiritual, or religious nature—a degree of superstition, and a belief in you internal powers. This frequently accompanies belief in Christian Science, Unity, or cults that deal in mind power. It isn’t a very important aspect in itself but it lends color to your personality and sharpens your aesthetic and artistic sense. You control people by charming them. A mildly hypnotic power of which you many not be conscious assists all human relationships. You rely a good deal on hunches, especially about people. If this aspect is accompanied by strong and reasonable mental tendencies. you may not even be conscious of its action, but rest assured it is responsible for the quickness of your insight, reasoning powers, and general mental astuteness. It eases the course of emotional matters somewhat; it is a passive rather than an active ally to accomplishment in all fields.
Sun in Virgo
You are full of vitality, good spirits, and fun. You are likely to waste your energies and your money in having a good time, for this is a happy-go-lucky position and adds a life an verve even to a pretty sober nature. You have a great deal of pride, but you are still genial and humane, and will gladly help people in distress, for a goodly amount of charity accompanies this aspect. You love food and drink and tend to overindulge. Your lavish with you expenditures not only of money, but of affection, passion, and friendship. This is a sort of Falstaffian position. You are markedly convivial the best of companions, but through flaunting the precepts of moderation, you can cause yourself a good deal of unhappiness. You are gracious an no doubt easy to look at. You are probably a social leader. You can make a little go a long way if you have to, but if you don’t have to, your patrician taste can prove expensive in matters of dress, house furnishing, and personal adornments. You have had a high temper in you day, and if you’ve controlled it the credit goes to your good sense. You are rebellious, headstrong, abrupt in speech, quick on the draw—a sot of hair-trigger person—full of fire and dash that need the control of a vigorous intellect. You are ardent in you loves, idealistic and impulsive and capable of deep loyalties through which, however, you can see the faults of the beloved—and say so in no uncertain terms. Tact is something you have to learn, for your uncomporomising truthfulness and honesty make tact seem wasted time to you. You are sensitive of the feelings of others, and once your high-spiritedness is reined you are the most sympathetic and understanding of friend
LOOK THROUGH MY WINDOW (J. Phillips) Trousdale Music Pub., Inc….BMI 3:05
BOYS & GIRLS TOGETHER (J. Phillips) Trousdale Music Pub., Inc….BMI 3:15
STRING MAN (J. Phillips/M. Gilliam) Trousdale Music Pub., Inc….BMI 2:59
FRUSTRATION (J. Phillips) Trousdale Music Pub., Inc….BMI 2:50
DID YOU EVER WANT TO CRY (J. Phillips) Trousdale Music Pub., Inc….BMI 2:53*
JOHN’S MUSIC BOX (J. Phillips) Trousdale Music Pub., Inc….BMI 1:00
*Adaptation by John Phillips
DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE (Pauling/Bass) Trousdale Music Pub, Inc…..BMI 2:56
MY GIRL (S. Robinson/R. White) Jobete Music….BMI 3:35
CREEQUE ALLEY (J. Phillips/M. Gilliam) Trousdale Music Pub, Inc….BMI 3:45
SING FOR YOUR SUPPER (Rogers & Hart) Chappell & Co., Inc….ASCAP 2:46
TWIST AND SHOUT (B. Russell/P. Medley) Robert Mellin, Inc./Progressive Music, Inc….BMI 2:45
FREE ADVICE (J. Phillips/M. Gilliam) Trousdale Music Pub., Inc….BMI 3:15
MUSICIANS INCLUDE: Hal Blaine, Drums & Percussion; Larry Knechtel, Keyboard instruments; Jim Horn, Flute and Saxophone; Joe Osborne, Bass; “Doctor” Eric Hord, Guitar; P. F. Sloan, Guitar; Gary Coleman, Percussion, Bells & Mirimba; John Phillips, Guitar.CONSULTING PHYSICIANS: DR. DON ALTFELD/DR. WILBURN SCHWARTZ/DR. LEON KROHNCOVER PHOTO: GUY WEBSTER
LINER PHOTOS: TAD DILTZPRODUCED BY LOU ADLER (Sagittarian)
(Horoscope data on the Mamas & Papas is reproduced from the book HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT by Grant Lewi with permission from the publishers, Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101.)
DUNHILL RECORDS INC./NEW YORK-BEVERLY HILLS/A SUBSIDIARY OF ABC RECORDS, INC. 1330 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, N.Y./MADE IN THE U.S.A.
Farewell to the First Golden Era
“All the leaves are brown…and the sky is gray…”
…The opening words of “California Dreamin’” speak of a Summer past and it’s sad that the high Summer of the wonderful Mamas and Papas is over; it’s melancholy that we may not see them again for a long time.
Michelle and John, Cass and Denny are leaving America soon and will pass through London on their way to the Islands which punctuate the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas where they will seek to rediscover the unity, the sense of fun and the inner-strength which took them from a cheerful valley of poverty and struggle to the broad, sunlit uplands of fame and success, of world -wide recognition and widespread acceptance as incomparable contemporary minstrels.
It was in the Virgin Islands, sunworshipping and lazing around in the early 1960’s that the four of them planned how it would be when someone gave them the key to unlock the musical treasure chest which, their experience and instinct told them, they surely possessed.
The key came in Los Angeles from Lou Adler, the producer who recalls being introduced to them by Barry McGuire and who, when he first saw them, couldn’t believe his eyes and who the, when he heard them sing, couldn’t believe his ears. Nor, could any of use believe our eyes and ears, forit seemed too much of a bonus in 1965, that exciting bountiful year, to realize that on top al all the other musical adventures and explosions were the Mamas and papas. Looking back from now, it’s unbelievable that in pop-terms there was ever a time when there wasn’t a Mamas and Papas.
The group feel that by leaving America for a time and by traveling through Europe—and who knows how far beyond—together, the four of them will be able to find each other again. By remaining a unit and yet by separating themselves from familiar environments, they
feel they may—now being now and then being then—rather than recapture the old magic, fall into a new alchemy.
It’s impossible to accept that we will no again enjoy the lovely line-up–honest, happy, hippy Cass in an enormous dress, billowing, feathering and soft-shoeing across the stage in her boots…lovely Michelle enraptured by John, her lean and long husband, group leader and composer of the music. And Denny with the cheerful, hooded, wicked eyes, owner of that light baritone—or maybe tenor, depending on your ear for pitch—which has threaded its way through so many songs. While they’re away, we will miss them.
Through “California Dreamin’” to “Monday, Monday,” “Words of Love,” “Look Through My Window,” “I Saw Her Again Last Night,” “Dedicated to the One I Love,” “Creeque Alley” to”Twelve-Thirty,” (the story of the journey from the streets of New York to the California canyons—a record which went into the top ten) through the marvelous Monterey International Pop Festival, through countless magazine articles, numberless television appearances and through a continuing involvement in the local Los Angeles “scene,” we have grown to prize them highly and love them dearly.
It is two years since “California Dreamin’” became a reality and The Mamas and Papas, owners of a brand new recording studio built in the Bel Air home of John and Michelle—a home once owned by Jeanette MacDonald—and their is no reason, beyond sentiment, to mention it—were to have recorder their fourth album of original songs. Three album songs were already finished, but they have found they can no longer carry on without the search for peace and new artistic expressions as a group. Eras are only eras; they are not the end of time.
DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE BMI 2:56
GO WHERE YOU WANNA GO ASCAP 2:32
WORDS OF LOVE ASCAP 2:13
LOOK THROUGH MY WINDOW ASCAP 3:05
DANCING IN THE STREET BMI 3:00
MONDAY, MONDAY ASCAP 3:03side two:
CREEQUE ALLEY ASCAP 3:45
GOT A FEELIN’ ASCAP 2:44
TWELVE-THIRTY ASCAP 3:20
(Young Girls are Coming to the Canyon)
I CALL YOUR NAME BMI2:32
I SAW HER AGAIN LAST NIGHT ASCAP 2:50
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ ASCAP 2:32PRODUCED BY LOU ADLER
Dream A Little Dream of Me
Meditation Mama (Transcendental Women Travels)
Nothing’s Too Good for My Little Girl
Safe in My Garden
The Right Somebody to Love
Producer: LOU ADLER
Musicians and Friends Include: HAL BLAINE, Percussion;
LARRY KNECHTEL, Keyboard;
JOE OSBORN, Bass
And sometimes: DR. ERIC HORD (traditionally with
his back to the booth
Recorded at: HONEST JOHN STUDIOS
Engineering Service: F TROOP
Engineer and Mystic: COUNT PILAFF
Mixing: UNCLE LOU and PAPA JOHN
Album Photos: TAD DILTZ
Art Direction/ Package Design:
[In addition to the above, one of the releases of this album possesses a split-cover design which allows
you to “exchange” the faces of the Mamas and the Papas. ]
People Like Us/Step Out/Grasshopper/
No Dough/Pacific Coast Highway/Snowqueen of Texas
Blueberries for Breakfast/European Blueboy/Shooting Star/
Lady Genevieve/Pearl/I Wanna Be a Star*
Bass: TONY NEWTON / Drums: ED GREENE / EARL PALMER / Guitars: DAVID T. WALKER* / LOUIE SHELTON / DON PEAKE / Conga, Tambourine, Shakers and Cabasa: MISS BOBBUE HALL / Vibes, Steel Drums, Bells, Tambourine, Shakers: GARY COLEMAN / Keyboard: JOE SAMPLE / CLARENCE McDONALD / JOHN PHILLIPS / Flute & Saxaphone: JIM HORN** / Medical Aid: NURSE REGINA / EVERYTHING ELSE: BILL CLEARY / Orchestra Arrangements: GENE PAGE / Produced by: JOHN PHILLIPS / Recorded at: THE SOUND FACTORY / Engineered by: DAVE HASSENGER / Assisted by: VAL GARAY / RICK HEENAN / Music and Lyrics By: JOHN PHILLIPS / “I WANNA BE A STAR”*Composed By: MICHELLE PHILLIPS / Cover Photography By: HENRY DILTZ / Liner Photography By: BOB JENKINS / Designed By: MARTIN DONALD / Art Direction: PETER WHORF *Courtesy of Ode Records **Courtesy of Shelter Records, Inc.