Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Letter - Lou Rawls
"The Letter" originally debuted as a number one hit for The Box Tops in 1967. Shortly afterward Lou Rawls recorded his own version for the long out-of-print LP Feelin' Good. There has since been over 200 recordings of "The Letter". However, I'm particularly fond of this ultra groovy, jazzy soul number. With Lou's buttery smooth vocals and David Axelrod's midas production touch you really can't miss.
Although The Box Tops made "The Letter" famous it was Wayne Carson Thompson, a country western musician, who wrote it.