Sonic Gems: The Mamas and the Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears

Performing from 1965 to 1968, the American folk rock group, The Mamas and The Papas became a defining force the counterculture’s music scene.  The group was made up of John Philips, Denny Doherty, Cass Elliott and Michelle Philips.  The group adapted their glossy, folk sound to the new beat of the early 60s based on their vocal harmonies.

During their stint, they released a total of five studio albums and seventeen singles selling close to 40 million records.   The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for their contributions to the music industry.

Their 1966 debut album is If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears.  Even in 2003, Rolling Stone listed this album as number 127 of the 500 greatest albums of all time.  And for good reason, even as I play this album again today, Aloha Promises Forever concedes there is something to their sound and songs that while not quite my cup of tea will live on forever in rock n roll immortality.  This album gets a solid 10 out of 10.

You can listen to If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears here:



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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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