See study by J. Gross (1963).
John Phillips (John, the Wolf King of L.A.) is the first solo recording by the Mamas and the Papas leader John Phillips. All songs were Phillips originals, dealing mostly with recent events in Phillips' life, including references to his new girlfriend Geneviève Waïte and longtime friend Ann Marshall ("April Anne").
As John was the backing singer in the Mamas and the Papas, with the other three serving as lead singers, the album mix tends to de-emphasize his lead vocals. Denny Doherty stated that, had the Mamas and the Papas performed this album, it would have been one of their finest, because of the strength of Phillips' songs. The single "Mississippi" reached the US Billboard top 40.
In 2006, the album was reissued by Varese Sarabande with eight bonus tracks, also mostly Phillips originals.
2006 bonus tracks