1972 Cass Elliot – Cass Elliot

Cass Elliot is the fourth studio album released by Cass Elliot and the first album recorded for RCA Records. The album was recorded in late 1971 at RCA’s Music Center of the World in Hollywood at 6363 Sunset and originally released in February 1972. It was produced by Lewis Merenstein and conductor Benny Golson conducted and arranged the album.

With RCA granting her artistic freedom, Elliot pursued a more pared down, sophisticated sound for her first album with the label. Most of the songs were performed live in the studio. Elliot chose mostly standards. Elliot saw this album as her opportunity to finally distinguish herself as Cass Elliot and not “Mama Cass.”


1  I’ll Be Home (Randy Newman) 3:39
2  Baby I’m Yours (Van McCoy) 2:33
3  Jesus Was A Cross Maker (Judee Sill) 3:06
4  That Song (Bill Dean) 2:12
5  When It Doesn’t Work Out (Leah Kunkel) 4:28
6  I’ll Be There (Bobby Darin) 2:25
7  Disney Girls (Bruce Johnston) 4:08
8  I Think It’s Going To Rain Today (Randy Newman) 2:43
9  Cherries Jubilee (Marilyn Messina) 4:36
10  It’s All In The Game (James Braken) 3:01



BassCarol Kaye
BassJoe Osborn
DrumsEd Greene
DrumsJohn Guerin
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarEdwin Carter
GuitarAl Casey
Fender RhodesBruce Johnston
PianoDon Randi
PianoMike Lang
MusetteCarl Fortina
SaxJerome Richardson
SaxMoacir Santos
SaxJack Nimitz
TromboneMaurice Spears
TromboneEd Kusby
TromboneGrover Mitchell
TrumpetCat Anderson
TrumpetGino Bozzacco
VibraphoneJules Greenberg
PercussionReggie Golson

Liner Notes

Producer – Lewis Merenstein
Engineer (Mastering) – Trent Strickland
Engineer (Recording) – Mickey Crofford

Art Direction, Design – Gary Burden
Photography By – George Hurrell

Recorded At – RCA’s Music Center Of The World
Copyright (c) – RCA Records
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