“Love Songs” – new work

“Dedicated To The One I Love” – The Mamas and The Papas

"Dedicated To The One I Love" -  The Mamas and The Papas

“Dedicated to the One I Love” is a song written by Lowman Pauling and Ralph Bass which was a hit for The “5” Royales, The Shirelles, and The Mamas & the Papas. Pauling was the guitarist of The “5” Royales, the group that recorded the original version of this song, produced by Bass, in 1957. The “5” Royales saw a re-release of their own version chart at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. A subsequent and more famous cover by The Mamas & the Papas released on the Dunhill label went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967. This version also peaked #2 on the UK Charts. Lead singer on the Mamas & the Papas version was Michelle Phillips. It was the first time Phillips was given the lead over Mama Cass Elliott in any of their songs.

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