Saturday, March 5, 2011

"Take A Letter, Maria" by R. B. Greaves.

OK, more 60's TWO-hit wonders (?!): A Georgetown, Guyana native of mixed ancestry, Ronald Bertram Aloysius Greaves III composed and recorded his first hit in '69. He was Sam Cooke's nephew. A businessman learns of his wife's infidelity and dictates to his steno before asking her out. It peaked at #2, stayed in the charts for 15 weeks and was RIAA Certified Gold. He had another Top 40 (#27) hit the following year. Doug Stone's '99 cover hit #45 on the Country charts. Artist? Song? Second hit?

Yesterday's answer: "Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer". I'm partial to Joan Baez's version - from the heart!

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