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California Dreamin'

Music by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips

Originally Performed by Mamas & the Papas

"California Dreamin'" is a song written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips and was first recorded by Barry McGuire. However, the best known version is by The Mamas & the Papas, who sang backup on the original version and released as a single in 1965. The song is #89 in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The lyrics of the song express the narrator's longing for the warmth of Los Angeles during a cold winter in New York City.

    Release Date: 1965


California Dreamin'

California Dreamin'

Covered by a multitude of artists since it was first recorded, this timeless hit is re-imagined for this arrangement as a slower, bluesy ballad. As part of the new Concert-Pop series, this will really come alive with a larger choir capable of divisi in all parts.

Voicing: SATB


California Dreamin'

California Dreamin'

Covered by a multitude of artists since it was first recorded, this timeless hit is re-imagined for this arrangement as a slower, bluesy ballad. As part of the new Concert-Pop series, this will really come alive with a larger choir capable of divisi in all parts.

Voicing: SSAA


California Dreamin'

California Dreamin'

Covered by a multitude of artists since it was first recorded, this timeless hit is re-imagined for this arrangement as a slower, bluesy ballad. As part of the new Concert-Pop series, this will really come alive with a larger choir capable of divisi in all parts.

Voicing: TTBB



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Tom Wiggall : Just Voices - Popular Favorites : SSA. / SAT : 01 Songbook : 884088625665 : 1846098750 : 14041561

Tom Wiggall : Just Voices - Popular Favorites

This volume of the Just Voices series includes 10 timeless pop songs that make an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Complete with piano reductions for easy rehearsal, all of the songs in the book can be sung by either a SSA or SAT choir, making Just Voices the most enjoyable and flexible introduction to unaccompanied choral singing available.

Songlist: (Something Inside) So Strong, Ain't No Sunshine, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Bridge Over Troubled Water, California Dreamin', God Only Knows, I Say A Little Prayer, Our House, With A Little Help From My Friends, Yesterday Once More

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Voicing: SSA. / SAT | 7263b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Choral 60's Hits : SATB : Songbook : 9781783053087 : 14043313

Various Arrangers : Choral 60's Hits

The Mamas & The Papas' hymn to the West Coast state California Dreamin' was actually written in chilly New York City by John and Michelle Phillips before they even formed the band that made them famous. Simon & Garfunkel were New York through and through and Simon's jaunty song about the Queensboro Bridge - aka Feelin' Groovy - uses its local colloquial name. Skeeter Davis, born Mary Frances Penick, was the survivor of a car crash that killed her singing partner Betty Jack Davis. They had enjoyed some success as The Davis Sisters but The End Of The World was the biggest hit of Skeeter's subsequent solo career. In My Room saw The Beach Boys moving indoors from all that sun and sand and recording one of their most reflective and lovely songs. Meanwhile the British invasion was threatening the pop status quo in America and Can't Buy Me Love, from the film Hard Day's Night, gave The Beatles yet another number one in the US charts.

Songlist: California Dreamin', Feelin' Groovy, The End of the World, In My Room, Can't Buy Me Love

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Voicing: SATB | 4540b | Songbook | $11.95 | With Piano


The Mamas and The Papas : The Mamas and The Papas : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999208436 : 0793508363 : 00120843

The Mamas and The Papas : The Mamas and The Papas

16 of their greatest hits in piano/vocal/guitar notation, plus a complete history of the band. Includes: California Dreamin' - Creeque Alley - Dancing in the Street - Dedicated to the One I Love - Dream a Little Dream of Me - Glad to Be Unhappy - Go Where You Wanna Go - Got a Feelin' - I Call Your Name - I Saw Her Again - Look Through My Window - Midnight Voyage - Monday, Monday - My Girl - Words of Love - Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon).

Songlist: California Dreamin', Creeque Alley, Dancing In The Street, Dedicated To The One I Love, Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Glad To Be Unhappy, Go Where You Wanna Go, Got A Feelin', I Call Your Name, I Saw Her Again, Look Through My Window, Midnight Voyage, Monday, Monday, My Girl, Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon), Words Of Love

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by The Mamas and The Papas | 20274b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Various : The Great American Songbook - Pop/Rock Era : Solo : Songbook : 888680754419 : 1540030504 : 00278788

Various : The Great American Songbook - Pop/Rock Era

Most people think of older standards when they hear Great American Songbook, but these more recent hits are so successful that they already have earned their place in musical history. Includes piano, voice and guitar arrangements of 100 songs.

Songlist: Lowdown, More Than A Feeling, Ain't That A Shame, Time After Time, Runaway, All Along The Watchtower, God Only Knows, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Rocky Mountain High, Stand By Me, Lean On Me, American Pie, The Look Of Love, Walking In Memphis, Don't Know Why, Don't Stop Believin', Be-Bop-A-Lula, Billie Jean, Blue Suede Shoes, Blueberry Hill, Summertime Blues, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Daydream, Bye Bye Love, California Dreamin', Drift Away, Can't Help Falling In Love, Good Vibrations, Dance To The Music, Deacon Blues, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40602b | Songbook | $29.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : Greatest Pop/Rock Vocal Harmony Songs : Solo : Songbook : 888680752590 : 1540029557 : 00278178

Various Arrangers : Greatest Pop/Rock Vocal Harmony Songsnew

18 songs famous for their great harmonizations are presented in this unique collection. The transcriptions include all the harmonies in the vocal line along with piano accompaniment.

Songlist: Uncle John's Band, More Than A Feeling, Africa, Mr. Blue Sky, Bohemian Rhapsody, California Dreamin', Carry On Wayward Son, Good Vibrations, Dancing Queen, Go Your Own Way, I've Seen All Good People, Listen To The Music, Lyin' Eyes, Nowhere Man, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Too Much Heaven, You're The Inspiration, The Weight

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Voicing: Solo | 41228b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Heebee-jeebees : Hurry Up And Wait : 00  1 CD

Heebee-jeebees : Hurry Up And Wait

You are in for a treat. This recording contains straight ahead a cappella covers with no production embellishments, sung to you by the quartet who placed first in the 1997 Northern Harmony, A Canadian A Cappella Celebration. Now even though these songs are recorded just the way you could hear them performed on stage, the vocal kazoo and trumpet chorus on "Rockin' Robin does provide a distinctive, playful, embellishment. You'll find "Good Lovin'," "Blue Moon," "For The Longest Time," "Under The Boardwalk" (nice gargle effect there), "Duke Of Earl," "Sesame Street" and more, eighteen tunes in all. Go Canada! Get Heebee-Jeebees!

Songlist: Good Lovin', Blue Moon, I'm in a Hurry, The Boring Song, Rockin' Robin, Spiderman, The Longest Time, Under the Boardwalk, Duke of Earl, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, You Kissed Me First, Sesame Street, Runsaround Sue, Rocks, California Dreamin', Rubber Duckie, Kiss Him Goodbye, The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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2159c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Memory Lane : Acappella Ave : 00  1 CD : 6138

Memory Lane : Acappella Ave    onsale

Though we have scant information on this sextet, save that they come from Pennsylvania, we can say that their sound was obviously inspired by the great doo-wop groups like the Spaniels and Moonglows. This is a 1999 release, but, as their name implies, the singers of Memory Lane aren't about today. Their arrangements really capture the flavor of the genuine article, the performances have punch and authority, and the blend is earthy, thick and resonant. Favorite cuts include 'California Dreamin',' 'Mio Amore' and 'I Like It Like That.'

Songlist: Tell Me Today, Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go, A Quiet Place, Ready For Your Love, Don't Say Goodbye, California Dreamin', Save the Last Dance for Me, Mio Amore, Da Doo Ron Ron, Please Stay, I Like It Like That , Never Never, Drip Drop, False Love, So Fine

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8034c | 1 CD | $2.95 | A Cappella


Special Delivery : Certified Special Delivery : 00  1 CD

Special Delivery : Certified Special Delivery

Special Delivery has rapidly made a name for themselves since their formation in 1993, culminating in their award as 1998 A Cappella Group of the Year by the UGHA. True to their East Coast roots, their sound is fundamental doo-wop, as exemplified by the cut, 'When You Dance': the airy falsetto in contrast to the beefy bottom end, the block chords ringing out 'ooh' and 'aah,' the anthems to puppy love and dancing cheek-to-cheek. The eight piece group also includes the sixties anthem, 'California Dreamin,' 'Lean On Me' and even 'Blue Moon,' bridging the gap between contemporary doo-wop and the original 'fifities groups in a nice mix of old and new.

Songlist: Another Saturday Night, The Longest Time, When You Dance, Wonderful Tonight, My Juanita, Lean On Me, Sixty Minute Man, I Believe, Under the Boardwalk, California Dreamin', Blue Moon, My Prayer

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8785c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Vocal Majority : With Strings Vol 2 : 00  1 CD : Jim Clancy : VM22000

Vocal Majority : With Strings Vol 2

Let the Vocal Majority Chorus transport you back to those memorable days of the 60s and 70s in this release. America's Premier Pops Chorus sings the favorites: "What a Wonderful World," "Can't Help Falling In Love," "Unchained Melody," "Can't Smile Without You," "There's a Kind of Hush," and "My Special Angel." Added to these great hits, this recording features "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "You Are So Beautiful," "In My Room," "California Dreamin'," "Long and Winding Road," and "Never My Love." With Jim Clancy's incredible choral arrangements sung by America's Premier Pops Chorus with orchestral accompaniment, this is VM at its best.

Songlist: What A Wonderful World, My Special Angel, The Long and Winding Road, California Dreamin', You Are So Beautiful, Can't Help Falling In Love, Never My Love, In My Room, Can't Smile Without You, Unchained Melody, There's A Kind of Hush, Bridge Over Troubled Water

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5663c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Some a cappella


Vybration : Vybration : 00  1 CD

Vybration : Vybration

Southern California's hottest contemporary a cappella sextet, formed in 2001 to perform at Disney's California Adventure under the name "Groove 66," led by musical director and vocal arranger Deke Sharon. The band became the park's most popular atmosphere group, and performed every day at Disneyland for almost three years; now they exist primarily outside of Disney, making appearances on TV and radio, headlining on cruise ships, corporate events and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. We had the pleasure of watching and hearing Los Angeles-based Vybration's wonderful set at the Harmony Sweeps Finals, which won them 2nd place against a very strong field of Regional winners, and Best Original Arrangement for Sharon's arrangement of "Route 66." That finger-poppingly jazzy song is one of our favorites among the 12 songs here, other ones are the Eagles' "Fly Like an Eagle," a jazzy "Blue Skies," "Fly" medley, Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," Otis Redding's Bay Area anthem segueing into the Doo-Wop hit, "Dock of the Boardwalk" the Mamas and the Papa's iconic hit "California Dreamin', Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People," and "Disco Medley." Vybration's stage act was completely fun-these three men and three women obviously love what they do, and it adds up to great entertainment!

Songlist: Fly Like An Eagle, Blue Skies, Fly, Lean On Me, Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', Route 66, Dock Of The Boardwalk, California Dreamin', Everyday People, Seasons Of Love, Disco Medley, America, The Beautiful,

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5997c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Various Artists : Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction Concert Vol. 2 : DVD : D3147

Various Artists : Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction Concert Vol. 2

The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame was created to honor the Greatest Vocal Groups of the World, to preserve their music at a world-class museum, to promote their music and memories throughout the world and to pay tribute to the inductees as National Music Treasures. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame was designed to perpetuate the life long careers of the Inducted Artists, recognizing them as inventors and creators of the music that influenced today's pop culture, promoting their music to many fans, and bring to the attention of the world, their legacy for many generations to come. The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame's Annual Induction Ceremony honors these great groups and features their legendary music.

Songlist: Up, Up and Away , California Dreamin', Chatanooga Choo Choo, Crying in the Chapel, Love Potion #9, Blue Moon, I Only Have Eyes For You, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, You Can't Hurry Love, Under the Boardwalk, Medley, If I Didn't Care, Loves Me Like A Rock, Goin' Out of my Head/ Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, She Cried, Looking for an Echo, God Bless the USA

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8272dvd | DVD | $19.95


Roger Emerson : <span style="color:red;">California Dreamin'</span> - Parts CD : Voicetrax CD : 884088115586 : 08551922

Roger Emerson : California Dreamin' - Parts CD

Ranked as one of the greatest songs of all time by Rolling Stone magazine this easily-learned arrangement of The Mamas and The Papas classic will showcase your younger choirs at their best. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed 2-Part and VoiceTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

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Performed by The Mamas and The Papas | 2062p | Voicetrax CD | $26.95


Individual Folios

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California Dreamin' : TTBB : Joe Johnson : Michelle Phillips : Voicetrax CD : 00337837 : 812817022621

Joe Johnson : California Dreamin'new

Arranger: Joe Johnson | Composer: Michelle Phillips

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00337837


California Dreamin' : SATB : Kirby Shaw : John Phillips : The Mamas and The Papas : Sheet Music : 00142095 : 888680047344

Kirby Shaw : California Dreamin'

The 1966 pop hit by the Mamas & the Papas adapts perfectly to a light Latin rock treatment for vocal jazz and show choirs, with spicy horn hits and vocal harmonies backing the lead lines. Great for building rhythm and style!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: John Phillips and Michelle Phillips Performed By: The Mamas and The Papas

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00142095


California Dreamin' : SAB : Kirby Shaw : John Phillips : The Mamas and The Papas : Sheet Music : 00142096 : 888680047351

Kirby Shaw : California Dreamin'

The 1966 pop hit by the Mamas & the Papas adapts perfectly to a light Latin rock treatment for vocal jazz and show choirs, with spicy horn hits and vocal harmonies backing the lead lines. Great for building rhythm and style!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: John Phillips and Michelle Phillips Performed By: The Mamas and The Papas

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00142096


California Dreamin' : SSA : Kirby Shaw : John Phillips : The Mamas and The Papas : Sheet Music : 00142097 : 888680047368

Kirby Shaw : California Dreamin'

The 1966 pop hit by the Mamas & the Papas adapts perfectly to a light Latin rock treatment for vocal jazz and show choirs, with spicy horn hits and vocal harmonies backing the lead lines. Great for building rhythm and style!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composers: John Phillips and Michelle Phillips Performed By: The Mamas and The Papas

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00142097


California Dreamin' : SATB : Mac Huff : Michelle Phillips : Sheet Music : 00266677 : 888680733377

Mac Huff : California Dreamin'

Covered by a multitude of artists since it was first recorded, this timeless hit is re-imagined for this arrangement as a slower, bluesy ballad. As part of the new Concert-Pop series, this will really come alive with a larger choir capable of divisi in all parts.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Michelle Phillips

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00266677


California Dreamin' : SSAA : Mac Huff : The Mamas and The Papas : Sheet Music : 00267900 : 888680735425

Mac Huff : California Dreamin'

Covered by a multitude of artists since it was first recorded, this timeless hit is re-imagined for this arrangement as a slower, bluesy ballad. As part of the new Concert-Pop series, this will really come alive with a larger choir capable of divisi in all parts.

Arranger: Mac Huff Performed By: The Mamas and The Papas

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00267900


California Dreamin' : TTBB : Mac Huff : Sheet Music : 00267901 : 888680735432

Mac Huff : California Dreamin'

Covered by a multitude of artists since it was first recorded, this timeless hit is re-imagined for this arrangement as a slower, bluesy ballad. As part of the new Concert-Pop series, this will really come alive with a larger choir capable of divisi in all parts.

Arranger: Mac Huff

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00267901


California Dreamin' : SAB : Roger Emerson : John Phillips : The Mamas and The Papas : Sheet Music : 08551920 : 884088115555

Roger Emerson : California Dreamin'

Ranked as one of the greatest songs of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, this easily-learned arrangement of The Mamas and The Papas classic will showcase your younger choirs at their best.Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part and VoiceTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30. Discovery Level 2.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composers: John Phillips and Michelle Phillips Performed By: The Mamas and The Papas

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551920 | Voicetrax CD Available


California Dreamin' : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : John Phillips : The Mamas and The Papas : Sheet Music : 08551921 : 884088115562

Roger Emerson : California Dreamin'

Ranked as one of the greatest songs of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, this easily-learned arrangement of The Mamas and The Papas classic will showcase your younger choirs at their best.Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part and VoiceTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composers: John Phillips and Michelle Phillips Performed By: The Mamas and The Papas

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551921 | Voicetrax CD Available

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