Mama Cass, Mary Travers, Joni Mitchell: I Shall Be Released

October 28, 2009

Pardon me: I’m having a wave of nostalgia. What a trio!

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thalkowski October 29, 2009 at 7:37 am

Was this performance _before_ or _after_ PP&M released the (to my ears) snarky ‘I dig rock & roll music,’ which takes some mean swipes at the Mamas & Papas?

That being said, it was nice to hear Joni & Cass singing together.

Brad Wood October 31, 2009 at 9:43 pm

This is from 1969 according to the YouTube data, from a Mama Cass TV program. “I Dig…” was from Album 1700, dating from 1967.

FWIW, I never found that tune to be particularly mean towards the Mamas and the Papas. It is far from my favorite song on that album though.

Brad Wood October 31, 2009 at 9:44 pm

PS: Joni sounds so strange, given that it’s from that period of her life, singing someone else’s music.

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