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R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria album

R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria album
Performer: R.B. Greaves
Genre: Rock / Funk / Pop
Title: Take A Letter Maria
FLAC album size: 1433
Style: Rock & Roll, Soul, Vocal
Country: US
Released: 1969

Off His 1969 Album .

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 Lyrics. Last night as I got home about a half past ten There was the woman I thought I knew In the arms of another man I kept my cool, I ain't no fool Let me tell you what happened then I packed some clothes and I walked out And I ain't going back again. So take a letter Maria, address it to my wife Say I won't be coming home, gonna start a new life So take a letter Maria, address it to my wife Send a copy to my lawyer, gotta start a new life. You've been many things but most of all a good secretary to me And it's times like this I feel you've.

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. The song has a Latin music flavor, complete with a mariachi-style horn section, featuring trumpets. It tells of a man who has learned of his wife's infidelity the night before, and dictates a letter of separation to Maria, his secretary. Take a Letter Maria" has had two charted cover versions by country music singers The New Riders of the Purple Sage included a cover of the song on their 1975 album Oh, What a Mighty Time.

Watch the video for Take a Letter Maria from . Greaves for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. 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 "Take a Letter Maria". View full artist profile.

Produced by Ahmet Ertegun and Marlin Greene Horn arrangement by Arif Mardin A-side recorded on August 19, 1969, Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama.

B. Greaves-Take A Letter Maria guitar tab, guitar tabs, bass tabs, chords and guitar pro tabs. 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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G F So take a letter, Maria, address it to my wife C G Say I won't be coming home, gonna start a new life F Take a letter, Maria, address it to my wife C G Send a copy to my lawyer, I gotta start a new life. G C G When a man loves a woman it's hard to understand C G That she would find more pleasure in the arms of another man C G I never really noticed how sweet you are to me C G It just so happens I'm free tonight, would you like to have dinner with me? G F So take a letter, Maria, address it to my wife C G Say I won't be coming home, gonna start a new life F Take a letter,.

Tracklist

A Take A Letter Maria 2:44
B Big Bad City 2:31

Companies, etc.

  • Made By – Festival Records (NZ) Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Muscle Shoals Sound Studios

Credits

  • Written-By – R.B. Greaves

Notes

Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Generic Atlantic company sleeve

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: MX 32955
  • Matrix / Runout: MX 32956

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
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

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