The Mugwumps其实可以说就是后来的半个Mamas and the Papas和Lovin' Spoonful.
Ellen Naomi Cohen 1941年9月19日出生于马里兰州的巴尔的摩。她父亲常亲昵地称她Cassandra。她曾以舞台艺名Cass Elliot和另一支三重唱组The Big Three共同录制过两张专辑，同时获得了第一任丈夫James Hendrics。在The Big Three和The Halifax Three分手后，Denny和Cass再加上吉他手Zal Yanovsky又成立了一个新的组合，最后又吸收了吹口琴的John Sebastian，组成了The Mugwumps。
The Mugwumps解散以后Cass Elliot和Denny Doherty去了Mamas and the Papas,而Zal Yanovsky和John Sebastian就是后来的Lovin' Spoonful.
An early folk-rock group of sorts, the Mugwumps made some recordings in the mid-'60s, but the short-lived New York outfit are principally remembered for what their members did after they split up. Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty would become one-half of the Mamas and the Papas; Zal Yanovsky would join the Lovin' Spoonful; and Jim Hendricks was the odd man out, not achieving any notable subsequent fame. Their sessions -- released on obscure posthumous albums that were issued to capitalize on the musicians' subsequent notoriety -- show a tentative act with branches in both folk and straight pop. Seeds of their future folk-rock activities can be heard in the male-female harmonic blends especially, though the material is largely unimpressive, and the arrangements too pop-based to bear much similarity to either the Mamas & the Papas or the Lovin' Spoonful.
02. I Don't Wanna Know
03. I'll Remember Tonight
04. Here It Is Another Day
05. Do You Know What I Mean
06. You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover
07. Everybody's Been Talkin'
08. Do What They Don't Say
09. So Fine