“Cry Like A Baby” Performed by The Box Tops (1968)

March 15, 2010

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I loved 1967′s “The Letter” when it came out,  but I liked the Box Tops’  follow- up song  “Cry Like a Baby” even more!

Of course I,  like my friends, knew the words to both songs and sang them often while walking to and from school.  ;-) (You left the water running now)

Composed by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, with Alex Chilton on lead,  “CLAB” was the best on the LP of the same name IMHO.

The single peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top 100.

After four LPs the Memphis group disbanded in 1970.

You may read up on the history and the current activities of the group at The Box Tops Website.

Alex Chilton Trivia (SOURCE):  After performing as lead singer with blue-eyed soul group The Box Tops from 1967 to 1970, earning him the #1 hit “The Letter” at the age of sixteen, Alex Chilton recorded a solo studio album.

He was offered the role of lead vocalist for Blood, Sweat & Tears, but turned the offer down as “too commercial.”

Musically Yours,

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