"Do you mean Cass Elliott? Yeah, that's Mama Cass."
"Yeah, that's it! Cass Elliott. Who's Mama Cass?"
"Mama Cass. She's a singer. From The Mamas & The Papas."
"Yeah, she's a singer on here, too. Who are The Mamas & The Papas?"
"You don't know who The Mamas & The Papas are?! Are you sure you're my child?"
At this point, I open up YouTube. (What would I do without YouTube and Google? I mean, seriously?)
"This is The Mamas & The Papas..."
"And this is Mama Cass. Cass Elliott."
Sigh. I can see we have to have a more formal study of "American Folk Music of the 50's, 60's and 70's", aka "stuff Mom listened to when she was a kid" and these kids better learn it if they are going to have a good grounding in American Culture Studies (and be able to get half of the jokes in The Simpsons... when they are old enough to watch The Simpsons, that is). They obviously aren't picking it up properly through casual exposure and are seriously lacking in appreciation of the classics of American music.
Johnny Cash does seem to be sticking with Secondo. She has recently declared him her favorite. So, here is a little Johnny Cash to help diversify your own folk music studies. Here is Secondo's favorite:
And here is mine:
(Hey, I'm impressed I was able to hold myself to two.)