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1Happy Times
Written-By – Penn, Oldham
2The Letter
Written-By – Wayne Carson


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
MALA 565The Box Tops The Letter ‎(7", Styrene)MalaMALA 565US1967
SSR 77,001The Box Tops The Letter ‎(7", RE)Sphere Sound RecordsSSR 77,001US1970
FLB 39The Box Tops The Letter / Happy Times ‎(7", Single, RE)Flashback Records FLB 39USUnknown
MALA 565XThe Box Tops The Letter ‎(7", Single)Bell RecordsMALA 565XCanada1967
QGT 080XThe Box Tops The Letter ‎(7", RE)Bell RecordsQGT 080XCanadaUnknown


  • ProducerDan Penn


Label variant

"Pressed By" and "Mastered At" derived from runout etchings

Códigos de barras

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side - Label): 8163
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side - Label): 8164
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side - Etched): 8163 LW (sideways) Δ67304
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side - Etched): 8164 LW (sideways) Δ67304-X
  • Matrix / Runout (Both Sides - Stamped): MR (in a circle)
  • Rights Society: BMI


  • Published By – Earl Barton Music
  • Published By – Press Music
  • Pressed By – Monarch Record Mfg. Co. – Δ67304
  • Mastered At – Longwear Plating



The Letter is a song written by Wayne Carson that was first recorded by the American rock band The Box Tops in 1967. It was sung in a gruff blue-eyed soul style by Alex Chilton. The song was the group's first and biggest record chart hit, reaching number one in the United States and Canada. It was also an international success and reached the top ten in several other countries. Текст песни: Give me a ticket for an airplane. Aint got time to take a fast train. Lonely days are gone. Im going Box Tops were an American band of the 60s that combined soul and rock music into a popular sound epitomized by their famous single The Letter. The band was fronted by teenaged singer Alex Chilton, and for their studio recordings after The Letter, consisted solely of Chilton and Memphis studio musicians. For live performances, Chilton was joined by Tom Boggs drums, Rick Allen bass, Gary Talley guitar, and Bill Cunningham organ. A popular original member before their first hit was Larry Spillman drums. Spillman, who dated Cybil Shepherd during the read more. The Letter by the Box Tops found on the album The Letter. The Letter is a song written by Wayne Carson Thompson and made famous by The Box Tops and their The Box Tops. Album: The LetterNeon Rainbow 1967. Charted: 5 1. Get the Sheet Music License This Song . This song is about a guy who gets a letter from his former love telling him that she wants him back, and the guy wants to fly out and see her immediately. The Nashville songwriter Wayne Carson Thompson wrote the song after his father gave him the line, Give me a ticket for an aeroplane. Thompson gave the song to The Box Tops on the recommendation of his friend, Chips Moman, who ran ARS Studios and liked the sound of an unnamed band headed by then-16-year-old Alex Chilton, who auditioned for him in 1967. Thompson played guitar on the recording. The Box Tops is an American rock band, formed in Memphis in 1967. They are best known for the hits The Letter, Cry Like a Baby, and Soul Deep and are considered a major blue-eyed soul group of the period. They performed a mixture of current soul music songs by artists such as James & Bobby Purify and Clifford Curry pop tunes such as A Whiter Shade of Pale by Keith Reid, Gary Brooker, and Matthew Fisher of Procol Harum and songs written by their producers, Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, and Chips. The Letter. This song is by The Box Tops and appearsThe Letter. This song is by The Box Tops and appears on the album The LetterNeon Rainbow 1967. on the album The Best of The Box Tops: Soul Deep 1996. on the album Tear Off 1998. This song has been parodied by ApologetiX under the title Romantic Letter. Gimme a ticket for an aeroplaneAin't got time to take a fast trainLonely days are gone, I'm-a goin' homeMy baby, just-a wrote me a letter. The Box Tops were busy for a while, cranking out five albums in two years. But the members of the band quickly lost interest. By the beginning of 1970, Chilton and guitarist Gary Talley were the only original members left, and they decided to call it a day. BONUS BEATS: Heres the cover of The Letter that the Box Tops fellow Memphis musician Al Green released in 1969, on his Green Is Blues album: And heres the Notorious . s 1997 track The Long Kiss Goodnight, which producer RZA built around a sample of Greens cover of The Letter : So thats how we get from Big Star to Biggie Smalls in four degrees of separation. The Box Tops - The Letter Upbeat 1967. promo humus. Buy for 300 tokens. Journal information. Current price300 LJ Tokens. Even as early as the first album, this method cut both ways. It ensured a Southern soul professionalism that the young band likely couldn't have conjured on their own, but also worked against the development of a solid group identity, particularly as Alex Chilton was allowed to record very little of his own material. In fact, there are no Chilton songs on this debut, a spotty affair showing every indication of having been assembled very quickly in the wake of The Letter soaring to number one

Descargar The Box Tops - The Letter
Artista: The Box Tops
Género: Rock
Título: The Letter
País: US
Liberado: 1967
Estilo: Rock & Roll
MP3 álbum: 1214 mb
FLAC álbum: 2075 mb
Clasificación: 4.1
Votos: 666
Fuente: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
№ Catálogo: 565
Etiqueta: Mala