|1||Big Bad City||2:31|
|2||Take A Letter Maria||2:44|
|45-6714||R.B. Greaves||Take A Letter Maria (7", Single, Spe)||ATCO Records||45-6714||US||1969|
|Atl. 70.402, ATL 70.402||R.B. Greaves||Take A Letter Maria (7", Single)||Atlantic, Atlantic||Atl. 70.402, ATL 70.402||Germany||1969|
|BE 176||R. B. Greaves||Take A Letter Maria / Big Bad City (7", Single)||ATCO Records||BE 176||France||Unknown|
|45-6714||R.B. Greaves||Take A Letter Maria / Big Bad City (7", Single, Spe)||ATCO Records||45-6714||US||1969|
|45-6714||R.B. Greaves||Take A Letter Maria (7", Single, Mon)||ATCO Records||45-6714||US||1969|
- Written-By – R.B. Greaves
Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Printed on labels:
Manufactured and distributed in Canada by Warner Bros-Seven Arts Records Of Canada, Ltd
- Other (Side A & B labels): C
- Rights Society: BMI
- Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 17634
- Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 17636
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): 17634 F
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): 17636 F
- Manufactured By – Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Records Of Canada Ltd.
- Distributed By – Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Records Of Canada Ltd.
Take a Letter Maria is a song written and recorded by R. 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 has a Latin music flavor, complete with a mariachi. Take A Letter, Maria. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Take A Letter, MariaComplete version originally performed by R. Off His 1969 Album Check Out My Original & Covered Songs. Take a Letter, Maria. Greaves's R. Greaves for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. From The Album. Play album. Ronald Bertram Aloysius R. Greaves III November 28, 1943, Georgetown, Guyana, - September 27, 2012 was a singer who had chart success in 1969 with the pop single Tak read more. Greaves III November 28, 1943, Georgetown, Guyana, - September 27, 2012 was a singer who had chart success in 1969 with the pop single Take a Letter Maria. A 2 hit on the Billbo read more. 40 tracks40. Follow R. Greaves and others on SoundCloud. Released by. Current track: Take A Letter MariaTake A Letter Maria. There was a problem playing this track. 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 hit. The R. Greaves album was produced by Ahmet Ertegun, who by 1969 was running Atlantic Records. Greaves peaked at 2 for 1 week on Billboard's Top 100 chart, the week it was at 2, the 1 record for that week was Wedding Bell Blues by the 5th Dimension. The rest of the Top 10 on November 16th, 1969: At 3. Artist: R. Album: R. Appears On Mixes: . Song Notes: It's funny, because I've only had this a day, and I'm already thinking of tweaking it from a straight mp3 blog to just a Standard Media Blog where I rant about movies and whatnot as well, too. But my current, at least plan is to upload one mp3 per day, and write about it and all that good stuff. So anyway, here is today's mp3, which is NUMBER TWO . Download and listen online Take A Letter Maria by R. Genre - Rock. Duration 02:44. Format mp3. On this page you can download song R. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria in mp3 and listen online. Rock Pop-Rock Soul. All The. 60's CD3. Take A Letter, Maria chords R. Greaves 1969. A D A Last night as I got home about a half past ten. A And I ain't going back again. A G So take a letter, Maria, address it to my wife D A Say I won't be coming home, gonna start a new life. G Take a letter, Maria, address it to my wife D A Send a copy to my lawyer, I gotta start a new life. A D A You've been many things but most of all a good secretary to me. D A And it's times like this I feel you've always been close to me. D A Was I wrong to work nights to try to build a good life. D A All work and no play has just cost me a wife. A G So take a letter, Maria, address it to my wife D A Say I won't be coming home. Take a Letter, Maria, which Mr. Greaves wrote, is about a hard-working man who dictates a Dear Jane letter to his secretary after coming home to find his wife in the arms of another man. He sings, more in acceptance than in anger: So take a letter, Maria, address it to my wifeSay I wont be coming home, gonna start a new life. Despite its theme of betrayal, the song remains upbeat and ends with the husband asking Maria out to dinner. Greaves, about 1970. He wrote Take a Letter, Maria. Ochs ArchivesGetty Images. The song, which was recorded at the hitmak