Monday, May 28, 2012

Musical Interlude: Take a Letter, Maria (1969)

R. B. Greaves had a huge one-off hit in 1969 with "Take a Letter, Maria". I remember hearing this song on the radio as a child, but at the time I never quite caught the artist's name if mentioned on the air. It took me a few years before I finally matched the artist to the song.

The following clip is taken from an episode of ABC's short-lived variety series, Music Scene. The last clip I pulled from that particular series featured Three Dog Night ("Eli's Coming"), but there are so few clips overall representing the series. Oh, well.......


magicdog said...

That's the first time I've ever had a face to place the song with!

Gary Puckett also did a version of the song. I have it on cassette somewhere.

hobbyfan said...

Greaves was a one-hit wonder, so it's not a surprise that there aren't that many clips of him other than of "Letter". Pity, as he could've been bigger.