“California Dreamin” Song of the Week by Maddy Domek

Courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mamas_%26_the_Papas_(album)

Courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mamas_%26_the_Papas_(album)

Riley Murphy

“California Dreamin’” by the Mamas and Papas, released in 1966, is a throwback completely appropriate for this year’s brisk autumn. Opening lyrics, ”All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray,” captures the scene outside perfectly. The song is catchy and mellow with lovely harmonies from the group of two women and two men. Something unique about this song is that there is an alto flute solo which is larger than a regular flute and plays at a lower register. Give it a listen on Spotify, iTunes, or YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-aK6JnyFmk

 

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