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The Best Beatles Covers: The Mamas & The Papas, ‘I Call Your Name’

What happened what Mama Cass Elliott got hold of a Beatles album cut?

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February 15, 2014 - 9:00 pm

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Over the past few days we’ve been looking at some of the best Beatles cover tunes. That’s because 50 years ago this week, the Beatles first appeared in New York City, ushering Beatlemania in the USA.

Some covers of Beatles songs actually came out while the Beatles were at the height of their career. The Mamas & The Papas recorded their version of “I Call Your Name” on their seminal debut, If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears. While the Beatles’ version was a ska-influenced rocker, Mama Cass and company gave the song a Vaudeville treatment. Here’s a recording from the Monterrey Pop Festival.

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With this feature we get to play DJ and share some of our favorite music. Hopefully PJ Lifestyle readers will gain some new favorite songs and artists as a result. Current DJ starting 2/8/2014: Chris Queen. Image courtesy shutterstock.com/hxdbzxy
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I'm expecting to see Emmylou Harris' "For No One" on this list.
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