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The Box Tops - 1968 - Cry Like A Baby

The Box Tops were a Memphis rock group of the second half of the 1960s. They are best known for the hits "The Letter," "Neon Rainbow," "Soul Deep," "I Met Her in Church," and "Cry Like A Baby," 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 and 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 Moman. Vocalist Alex Chilton went on to front the powerpop band Big Star and to launch a career as a solo artist, during which he occasionally performed songs he had sung with the Box Tops. The original Box Tops line-up was Bill Cunningham, Danny Smythe, Alex Chilton, Gary Talley and John Evans. Cry Like A Baby, from 1968 is the band'second album. Most members of the band returned to school and the group disbanded in 1970. However, the Bell record label kept releasing new Box Tops singles through early 1971, using material that had already been recorded by Chilton and company. February 1970's "You Keep Tightening Up On Me" scraped into the US Hot 100, and was a slightly bigger hit in Canada. Two further Box Tops singles failed to chart nationally in either the US or Canada, although the original band's final single "King's Highway" was a regional hit in Dallas in the spring of 1971.

01 - Cry Like A Baby
02 - Deep In Kentucky
03 - I'm The One For You
04 - Weeping Analeah
05 - Every Time
06 - Fields Of Clover
07 - Trouble With Sam
08 - Lost
09 - Good Morning Dear
10 - 727
11 - You Keep Me Hanging On
12 - Cry Like A Baby (Single A Side)
13 - The Door You Closed To Me (Single B Side)

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