Showing posts with label The Box Tops. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Box Tops. Show all posts

Aug 20, 2019

Soul Deep by The Box Tops (1969)

Soul Deep by The Box Tops (1969)
"Soul Deep" is a song by The Box Tops. It was the third of three singles released from their 1969 Dimensions LP. Lead vocals were provided by Alex Chilton. The earliest version had been recorded by Robbie Lane and the Disciples in 1966, later included on compilation LPs, including Backtrax in 1993.

The Box Tops' song became an international Top 40 hit, charting modestly at #22 in the UK and #18 in the U.S. It reached the Top 10 in Australia (#7) and in Canada (#9). "Soul Deep" did best in South Africa, where it reached #2.



May 31, 2019

The Letter by The Box Tops (1967)

The Letter by The Box Tops (1967)
"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.

Rolling Stone magazine included the Box Tops original at number 372 on its list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame added it to the list of the "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll". In 2011, the single was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.