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R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria FLAC album


Performer: R.B. Greaves
Genre: Soul and Funk music / Pop music
Title: Take A Letter Maria
Country: US
Style: Soul, Vocal
FLAC version ZIP size: 1863 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1353 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1823 mb
Rating: 4.3
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Take a Letter Maria" is a song written and recorded by R. B. Greaves, an American soul singer. The song was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio on August 19, 1969, using the house studio musicians. These include Donna Jean Thatcher, vocals (later Donna Jean Godchaux of the Grateful Dead), Roger Hawkins, drums, Barry Beckett, electric piano, Eddie Hinton and Jimmy Johnson, guitars, David Hood, bass, and Mel Lastie, trumpet.

Take a Letter, Maria' was just a fluke. We all thought it was good when we cut it, but we didn't think it was anything all that special. And here it becomes a hi. The . Greaves album was produced by Ahmet Ertegun, who by 1969 was running Atlantic Records. David Hood told us about working with Ertegun at these sessions: "He was a tremendous recognizer of talent and of songs. He knew music and musicians about as well as anybody on earth, but he was very hands off.

Ronald Bertram Aloysius "R. Greaves III (November 28, 1943 – September 27, 2012) was an American singer who had chart success in 1969 with the pop single "Take a Letter Maria". A number two hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, this single sold one million copies, and it earned gold record certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. Greaves also reached the Top 40 in early 1970 with "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me".

Take A Letter, Maria. A Let me tell you what happened then. D I packed some clothes and I walked out. A And I ain't going back again G C So take a letter Maria, address it to my wife H D A O Say I won't be coming home, gonna start a new life. R G U So take a letter Maria, address it to my wife S D A Send a copy to my lawyer, gotta start a new life. D You've been many things but most of all. A A good secretary to me.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A Take A Letter Maria
Written-By – R.B. Greaves
2:44
B Always Something There To Remind Me
Written-By – Burt Bacharach & Hal David*
3:09

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Four Star T.V. Music
  • Published By – Blue Seas
  • Published By – JAC Music Co., Inc.
  • Published By – Anne-Rachel Music Corp.
  • Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Recorded At – Muscle Shoals Sound Studios

Credits

  • Producer – Ahmet Ertegun (tracks: B), Jackson Howe (tracks: B)

Notes

Publishers;
Side A: Four Star T.V. Music BMI
Side B: Blue-Seas-Jac-Ann Rachel ASCAP

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
OS 13084 R.B. Greaves Take A Letter Maria / Always Something There To Remind Me ‎(7", Single, RE) Atlantic OS 13084 US 1979
OS 13084 R.B. Greaves Take A Letter Maria ‎(7", Single, RE) Atlantic OS 13084 US Unknown
GS 45765 R.B. Greaves Take A Letter Maria / Always Something There To Remind Me ‎(7", Single, RE) Atlantic GS 45765 Canada 1979
OS 13084 R.B. Greaves Take A Letter Maria / Always Something There To Remind Me ‎(7", Single, RE, MO) Atlantic OS 13084 US 1979