Creeque Alley by PCSongman

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PCSongman 27 (harmony)


Creeque Alley


The Mamas and The Papas




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PCSongmanLEVEL 27

Recording information by PCSongmanGOLD


This recording is a collaborative effort, originated by Heather (Torchie72), and added to by Roberta (RLSSOPKO), and myself. I could not have selected two better partners for this project. Thank you both for your outstanding vocals.

This is for the...
Everyone's A Winner Music Festival Challenge/Showcase Thingy LIX
Please join us. No judging, just a great way to be heard on SingSnap.

For this production I worked with MP3 copies of each incremental recording and used software (Sound Forge 9.0) for noise reduction, volume adjustment, EQ and reverb. Quite a project, but one many of you have encouraged us to complete over the last day or so. We hope you like the finished product. Here are links to the first three successive recordings...

Original by Heather
Duet by Heather & Howard
Trio by Heather, Howard & Roberta

*Song Trivia
"Creeque Alley" is an autobiographical song written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas in 1967, narrating the story about how the group was formed. The title of the song is derived from the road Creeque Alley, home to a club in the Virgin Islands where the Mamas and the Papas spent time. The third song on the album The Mamas and the Papas Deliver, the song charted #5 on Billboard Pop Singles.

The lyrics of the song mention, directly or indirectly, many artists and bands who were part of the music scene at the time including Zal Yanovsky, John Sebastian, Roger McGuinn, Barry McGuire, The Mugwumps, and The Lovin' Spoonful. Several locations important to The Mamas and The Papas story are also mentioned e.g. The Night Owl Cafe in Greenwich Village.

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AZrollinLEVEL 6

Comment by AZrollin

Brings back memories of the 70s. Very nice.

AZrollinLEVEL 6

Comment by AZrollin

I mean 60's

a_bella_angelLEVEL 61

Comment by a_bella_angelGOLD

ooh this is exciting! I get to hear it almost first! lol

a_bella_angelLEVEL 61

Comment by a_bella_angelGOLD

Fantastic Performance ALL of you!!! *clapping*

nikalouiseLEVEL 34

Comment by nikalouise

wow, this is sure a great recording. You all did a great job. the harmonies are fun, and your voices are all just fantastic together. great job putting this together songman. :0)


Comment by TlNK

this is truely a masterpiece. PURE PERFECTION ..Singing, mixing...everything.
totally blown away by this!!!!!

cantareLEVEL 6

Comment by cantare

me gusta mucho!


Comment by fofunGOLD

Totally fantastic !!!! Great collabaration!!!

groovemachineLEVEL 11

Comment by groovemachine

Outstanding Howard, you know this kind of audio production is right up my alley. I'd like to try something like that using "Cakewalk" with others who have the program. Great Job on the vocals all 3 of you...


Comment by YvonneVT

WOW, all of you!!
This is fabulous. Howard, you did a great job putting it all together. The sound is great. The singing is top-notch.

werewoofLEVEL 37

Comment by werewoofGOLD

You're my hero Howard...



Comment by CerebraljamGOLD

I just love when people do things like this.

This is wonderful... And Mama's cat is getting fatter LOL.

msmellowspiceLEVEL 48

Comment by msmellowspiceGOLD

Ah, never mind my last comment. So *this* is what it's supposed to sound like. Awesome!


Comment by RLSSOPKO

Oh my gosh! Howard, the last part is the final touch! I love the mix too! Thank you so much for all of your hard work to make us all sound so great!!! I couldn't be happier with the final product!

Angelina48LEVEL 14

Comment by Angelina48GOLD

Wow 2 papas at once! You're quite a guy:)

Holy smoke! This is so like the original!

Absolutely outstanding...thanks for the hard work!

HeidwellLEVEL 32

Comment by HeidwellGOLD

OMG! First of all... I absolutely love this song! Secondly... this sounds SO freakin' awesome!! Love it, love it, love it!!

WravensWingLEVEL 68

Comment by WravensWingGOLD

Wow!!!! This sounds incredible!!!!! You three are just marvelous together!


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Comment by JubiGOLD

This is simply outstanding........just outstanding you three, Jubi

TahoestarrLEVEL 17

Comment by Tahoestarr

oh yeah! Perfection you guys! This is spectacular!