Friday, August 21, 2009


Mama Cass Passes Signature ‘Honk’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Groovy singer Mama Cass Elliot may be gone, but her unique pipes live on.

The late singer’s daughter, Owen Elliot-Kugell, admits she and her own daughter inherited the “Cohen Honk” from Mama Cass, her signature low voice dubbed after Cass’ birth surname.

Elliot-Kugell says the raspy “Honk” is prevalent in the speaking voices of many women in her family, so it must be one strong gene.

However, that’s where it stops for Elliot-Kugell, who admits her singing is mostly used to “torture” her kids.

For true crooning, she recommends her mother’s music and variety series, The Mama Cass Television Program, on DVD August 25.

She’s made it her mission to reissue Cass’ post Mamas & The Papas solo music so fans can see Mama at her very best.

Though Elliot-Kugell doesn’t recall many backstage moments with Cass, she does remember the time Mom taught her to love football because the players had “cute tushes.”

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