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Mama Lion - Preserve Wildlife

Format: LP
Label: Family Productions Famous Music FPS 2702 (USA)
Year: 1972
Origin: Los Angeles, California (Lynn Carey); Winnipeg, Manitoba (Neil Merryweather)
Genre: rock, psych, blues
Value of Original Title: $150.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: 1970's, Rock Room, Manitoba, Neil Merryweather


Side 1

Track Name
Ain’t No Sunshine
Be Bad With Me
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
Candy Man

Side 2

Track Name
Mr. Invitation
Sister Sister
Can’t Find My Way Home
It’s Only A Dream


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Mama Lion

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Mama Lion - Preserve Wildlife

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Mama Lion - Preserve Wildlife

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Preserve Wildlife


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A California, US blues/psychedelic rock band formed by Lynn Carey (lead vocals) and Neil Merryweather (bass, vocals) in Los Angeles in 1972 and disbanded in 1973.

Neil saw a restaurant called “Mama Lion’s” while driving in downtown LA and took the name for the new band. The band included on vocals and keyboards a young James Newton Howard, who would go on to become well-known as a writer and performer of movie scores.

The band recorded two albums, "Preserve Wildlife" (which featured a controversial photo of Carey appearing to nurse a tiger cub) in 1972 and "Give It Everything I've Got" in 1973. As often with the Merryweather outputs, the music is a rather loose mix of blues and rock.

Lynn Carey: vocals
Neil Merryweather: bass, backing vocals
James Newton Howard: organ, piano
Coffi Hall: drums
Rick Gaxiola: guitar

Produced by Artie Ripp
Engineered by Bob Hughes and Michael Stone


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