Week of November 18, 2001

Mama Lion

Personnel included:

Lynn Carey - vocals
Coffi Hall - drums
Jim Howard - keyboards
Neil Merryweather - guitar, bass, vocals
Rick Gaxiola - Guitar
Alan Hurtz - Guitar


Mama Lion (Family Productions FPS 27??) 1972 (released in the U.K. by Philips as "Preserve Wildlife")
Give It Everything You Got (Family Productions FPS 2713) 1973

Produced by Neil Merryweather, Mama Lion was a group destined to show off the Joplinesque voice of Lynn Carey, a sculptural blonde beauty previously in Ivar Avenue Reunion. As often with the Merryweather outputs, the music is a rather loose mix of blues and rock. Their records are now mostly remembered for their sleeves, especially the first with Lynn Carey breastfeeding a lion cub.

(Stephane Rebeschini) 

Taken from Fuzz, Acid & Flowers - American Garage, Psychedelic & Hippie Rock 1964-1975

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