"Mama Told Me Not to Come" is a song by Randy Newman. Randall Stuart “Randy” Newman (born November 28 1943 is an Academy Award –winning American Singer/songwriter, arranger, Composer
Newman says that it is a lighthearted reflection on the Los Angeles music scene in the late 1960s. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West He recounts a wild party, and uses the lyrics to convey a sense of excitement and confusion. The song is loaded with the black humor, sarcasm, and double entendre that made Newman famous. Black comedy, also known as black humor or dark comedy, is a sub-genre of Comedy and Satire where topics and events that are usually regarded Sarcasm is stating the opposite of an intended meaning especially in order to sneeringly slyly jest or mock a person situation or thing Not to be confused with Puns which employ multiple phrases A double entendre is a Figure of speech similar to the Pun, in Among other topics, he makes thinly veiled references to drugs, alcohol, and sex. A psychoactive drug or psychotropic substance is a Chemical substance that acts primarily upon the Central nervous system where it alters Brain In Chemistry, an alcohol is any Organic compound in which a Hydroxyl group ( - O[[hydrogen H]]) is bound to a Carbon An organism's sex is defined by the gametes it produces males produce male gametes (spermatozoa or Sperm) while females produce female gametes (ova or Egg cells; individual
The first recording of "Mama Told Me Not to Come" was done by Eric Burdon & The Animals. The Animals were an English music group of the 1960s known in the United States as part of the British Invasion. A scheduled single-release of September 1966 was withdrawn  but the song was eventually included on their 1967 album Eric Is Here. Eric Is Here is a 1967 album billed to Eric Burdon & The Animals. 
Newman's own version of his song was released on the 1970 album 12 Songs, and is characterized by a slow tempo and has a hint of funk influence. Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul It failed to crack the charts.
|“Mama Told Me (Not to Come)”|
|Single by Three Dog Night|
from the album It Ain't Easy
|Three Dog Night singles chronology|
Since its release, the most famous being a longer, more funk inspired version released by Three Dog Night on It Ain't Easy (titled "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)"), also in 1970. Three Dog Night is an American Rock band, best known for their music from 1968&ndash1975 but still making live appearances as of 2008 This article is about the album by Three Dog Night For the album by Long John Baldry see It Ain't Easy (Baldry album. A gramophone A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Dunhill Records was started by Lou Adler, Al Bennett, Pierre Cossette and Bobby Roberts in 1964 as Dunhill Productions A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both Randall Stuart “Randy” Newman (born November 28 1943 is an Academy Award –winning American Singer/songwriter, arranger, Composer In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Richard Podolor was the first Record producer to achieve a platinum album Three Dog Night is an American Rock band, best known for their music from 1968&ndash1975 but still making live appearances as of 2008 Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul Three Dog Night is an American Rock band, best known for their music from 1968&ndash1975 but still making live appearances as of 2008 This article is about the album by Three Dog Night For the album by Long John Baldry see It Ain't Easy (Baldry album. In contrast with Newman's version, the party is rendered as chaotic, confusing and terrifying.
Three Dog Night's version made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 1970. This version has the distinction of being the first number-one song on the American Top 40 countdown show with longtime host Casey Kasem. American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an internationally- syndicated, independent Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem, (born on April 27 1932, in Detroit Michigan) is an American Radio personality and Voice Randy mentions Three Dog Nights version is better than his, and his favorite of all versions.
Tom Jones & Stereophonics' treatment of the song reached number four on the UK Singles Chart in 2000. Sir Thomas John Woodward, (born 7 June 1940 known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh pop music singer particularly noted for his powerful voice Stereophonics are a British Rock band, consisting of Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Javier Weyler and Adam Zindani. The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry
Since Three Dog Night's hit, artists as diverse as Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls, The Wolfgang Press, Yo La Tengo, and The Slackers have produced renditions of the song. Wilson Pickett ( March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American R&B / Rock and Roll and soul Louis Allen Rawls ( December 1, 1933 &ndash January 6, 2006) was an American Soul music, Jazz, and The Wolfgang Press were an English band active in the 1980s and 1990s Yo La Tengo is an American Indie rock band based in Hoboken, New Jersey. The Slackers are one of the more well-known bands emerging from the New York City ska scene having been formed in Brooklyn in 1991.
"The Love You Save" by The Jackson 5
|Billboard Hot 100 number one single (Three Dog Night version)|
July 11, 1970
"(They Long to Be) Close to You" by The Carpenters