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


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.