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The Letter The Box Tops EMI/Stateside Records (Australia) (1967) Nice cover art for this huge #1 song sung by 16 year-old Alex Chilton. Love that opening drumbeat and classic first line “Give me a ticket for an Aero-plane”! It’s been covered many times. I’m most fond of Al Green’s early recording.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Paul Desmond (alto saxophone) Dave Brubeck (piano) Ron Crotty (bass) Lloyd Davis (drums) “The Trolley Song” Fantasy Records (on Red Vinyl) (1955) What a fun, funny cover from photographer Bill Claxton. I’m a big Paul Desmond fan. (Not sure I need to see him shirtless though). Read the liner notes and listen here to the rehearsal takes of title track: