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.
I met Eartha Kitt in 2003 at a promotional event that I produced for Meow Mix cat food. We opened the world’s first restaurant for cats –The Meow Mix Cafe — and, we thought, who’d be more purrrfect to host our grand opening than Eartha Kitt who famously once pounced on the role of Catwoman on the Batman TV series in the sixties. She was lovely, game for the fun and playing her role it to the hilt. She walked the red carpet in a silver fur coat and did her famous coo and purr for the press and tv cameras over and over. She held cats in her lap and stroked them with a mock evil smile and twinkle in her eyes. Check out what a life ride she had — from Paris to Hollywood to the White House to the great White Way. If you think coming out to shill for a cat food was beneath her consider that she also once did a TV commercial to promote the Steely Dan LP Aja.
We’re looking for a series of French LP compilations of classic Atlantic soul acts doing rock and pop covers. Like Wilson Pickett doing Love is a Beautiful Thing, and a soul/horns version of Sunshine of Your Love, that kind of stuff. The covers were illustrated, no photographs. Can any of our French “cover lovers” help us find any of these? Perhaps even send a photo? Thanks for any info!