The Box Tops - Cry Like A Baby (Mala 593)
Cry Like A Baby
Another tragic loss, Memphis legend Alex Chilton is dead after an apparent heart attack at only 59 years of age. Performing again with The Box Tops and Big Star recently, he was scheduled to appear at both SXSW and Memphis in May this Spring.
More than any other single record cut at American, this is the one that defined a generation.
Produced by Dan Penn, who wrote it with his best pal Spooner Oldham, the 17 year old Chilton takes this incredible song and makes it his own.
I had planned on using this 45 to kick off my new American Singles series, as they just don't come any better than this...
May God Rest His Soul.