July 27, 1968 Cass Elliot released Dream a Little Dream of Me!
My favorite Mama and Papa’s song was Monday Monday and it wasn’t because I loved the group, it was because I loved the singer, Cass Elliot. What a world class singer. Dream a Little Dream of Me was her first single as a solo artist.
This song is an old standard written in the 30’s and covered by Ella Fitzgerald and a hundred other artists — always done as a jazz song. Then Cass Elliot comes out and covers it as a pop song. Brilliant!
Claudia and I were at the Farmer’s Market the other day and there was a sweet young female singer singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow, but she was singing the Eva Cassidy version note for note. If you haven’t checked out Eva Cassidy you should. She also has a version of Sting’s Fields of Gold that’s amazing. I always like to check out different version of songs by different artists to see how they interpret.
I like what Marc Ronson does with Britney Spears’ Toxic.
I like Sly and the Family Stone singing Doris Day’s Que Sera Sera.
I like Ray Charles singing Oh What A Beautiful Morning.
I like Natalie Imbruglia singing Torn.
The list goes on and on.
But back to Mama Cass. She could hang on stage with any of the great divas in my book!
Here’s my cover of Dream a Little Dream of Me!