I was blessed with knowing RB for a very short time in Albuquerque, NM. I worked at a music shop and he would stop by every now and then. I remember how happy he was that he had just bought a Gibson Robot guitar. First I was star struck then that quickly waned to respect and admiration. RB had such a pleasant, easy and open disposition. In spanish we call it "tranquilo." Big smiles and fun conversation every time. I was bummed to learn of his death today.
Remember what a staple that song was on WABC NY in 1969! Thanks for a wonderful memory! RIP RB! Condolences to your family, friends & fans! Joey.
You will always hold a special place in our hearts my dear friend. You will be missed. We love you. The Klepper Family
I remember that song as a little girl rest in peace
I just seen this on internet,, asked my husband if he remembered that song take a letter to maria he said yes I do then we started to sing the song... God Bless the family my mom thought he wrote that song for her, her name is maria...i
May god be with the family.
I use to listen to his music as a small child. He will be missed deeply.
RB Greaves,good man,&Singer, he will be missed rest in peace God bless the flamy
My condolences to the Greaves family. His talent will certainly be missed.
During this time of grief, may the God of all Comfort be a help readily to be during distress. Psalm 46:1
May the GOD OF PEACE AND COMFORT,console the family in this their hour of need.
So very sorry to read of Mr. Greaves passing he will be dearly missed. My prayers are with his family and friends.
I remember his song,meant so much to my teen years!
My sincere condolences to the Greaves family. He is resting peacefully Eccl.9:5
sorry to hear of this great artist's death - his songs were my favorites in my teenage years
I loved your music. Thank you for the enjoyment your music brought to us.
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
"He [God] has set a day in which he purposes to judge the inhabited earth in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and he has furnished a guarantee to all men in that he has resurrected him from the dead." Acts 17:31
I enjoyed your good music...Thank You. May you rest in peace, Amen.
Hey bro R.I.P I grew up on your music back in the day........Terrone
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My deepest sympathy goes out to your family for your loss. May the God of all comfort grant you peace at this time
A Man who made a Legacy as a Gifted Singer and was matched with the perfect song that will never be forgotten.
Rest in Peace, Dear MR. R. B. Greaves and condolences to your family for their significant loss.
Rest in Peace Mr. Greaves. May your family seek comfort in your songs and happy memories during this trying time. God added another voice to the his choir.
I Remember Both Of Your Songs!! I Was A Young Girl but I Loved Hearing Your Songs!! Rest In Peace!!
Rest In Peace!! Pray You're Resting In Heaven!!
Another huge loss for the music industry... I'm sad...
sending my condolences to the family..I love this song. My (MOTHER rip..D.J.H.S.) played it a lot, keeping the family in prayer . shouts out from kansas city missouri...lenore hardin calvert
May the sweet and loving memories of your Love One, rest on your minds now and forever. His music will be heard in our minds forever and always.S.Hunl (VA)
A Wonderful Singer has left. His songs will always be sung. A Fan
my condolences to the family of this amazing singer. I was born in 1969 on Sept 28. I loved that song and still have the 45 of it as Maria is my name. I play it for my grandchildren when they are in the car and they love it too. It is sad to hear of his passing and his voice was wonderful.
Rest in Peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father. To the family, please accept our condolences.
Such an amazing voice. No doubt he took advantage of such a gift. May the family take comfort in God and keep faith in the hope of everlasting life. John 17:3
Loved that song!! He had a great voice.
another great singer has gone, but will not be forgotten. i have enjoyed his songs and will remember him and them with fondness. may God grant peace to his family. you have my condolences
To the Greaves family: May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. Matthew 5;4
My condolences to the family.
I have it in my iTunes! God bless!
What a lovely song. I am humming as I write to express my deep sympathy. Romans 15:33.
"This World is the Land of the Dying; The Next is the Land of the Living."
LORD, Protect and Keep Him! With Deepest Sympathy.
May you rest in Peace and never feel pain or sickness ever again. Thanks for all the great music when music was worth listening to
another star shines brighter...
How sad! That song is a classic! RIP.
gone but not forgotten all my luv
I loved that song "Take A Letter to Maria" May you rest in peace and sing with the Lord and his angels.
Another sweet sound...on the "NIGHT SHIFT"
May God have received you with opened arms.Loved all Your Music along with Sam Cooke your Uncle.Gone To Soon But Will Not Ever Be Forgotten.Deepest Condolences & Sympathy & Strength,Comfort @ your time of Sorrow to all family members & friends.God Bless Everyone.With Lots of Love A Fan Lupita
May God have received you with opened arms.Loved all Your Music along with Sam Cooke your Uncle.Also Gone To Soon But Will Not Ever Be Forgotten.Deepest Condolences & Sympathy & Strength,Comfort @ your time of Sorrow to all family members & friends.God Bless Everyone.With Lots of Love A Fan Lupita
To the Greaves Family,
God has promise to, " help you and comfort you."--Psalms 86:17
Sorry for your loss.
There will be another sweet voice in heaven now.Rest in peace, R.B. You deserve it.!! God bless you and your family. Stephen Harris email@example.com
i loved the songs that mr greaves sang, he will be sadly missed, what great talent, rest in the LORD's loving arms!!!!
"it just so happens I free tonight would you like to have dinner with me." Best lyrics ever.
To the family: Be courageous and strong. When your strength is gone and endurance tested. Do not suffer shock or be terrified for God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9) With deepest sympathy.
Sorry, I meant to say RB's cousin Sam Cooke, NOT his Uncle.
I apologize to the Family.
R.I.P Mr Greaves
I'm 66 and I grew up with your songs. I loved you and of course your Uncle, the legendary Sam Cooke. I sang my heart out to the songs you made and still do! Your career should have blossemed, You had a velvet voice, and velvet looks.
My sincere condolences to the Greaves Family, and all who loved him.
I lost my husband to Prostrate cancer as well. Also at too young an age.
May you find strength and courage through your journey without him.
G-D Bless you.
a awesome song, i still sing it, R.I.P
I just listened to your popular "Take a letter Maria", and I could tell you were related to Sam Cooke. What a wonderful singer. May you rest in peace.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
We lost an entertainer, but he was someone's brother, son, uncle and grandpa. Many condolences to the family. May you all find find comfort through God's love but also each other and the many memories you have of Mr. Greaves.
May God's gentle peace fill your heartand comfort your soul today and
in the days to come, I am so very sorry for your loss. As you cherish
fond memories also know that God is with you and will provide peace
and hope in the days ahead
You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in paradise. John 17:3
We are sorry for the loss of your love one. May God comfort you. Matthew 11:28-30
RIP Mr. R.B. Greaves:
A memorable icon.
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember listening to your songs, they were beautiful and very unique. You are now singing with the angels in Heaven and God. I grew up with your uncle and dancing to all of his music. You are just two years younger then me.I would sing your songs a lot. An rdent fan, Sandra Slater, Louisville Ky
Abound and Singing With The Heavenly Angels. The Voice that Join the Voices that Rocks.
My condolence to the Greaves family.May the God of comfort help you through this difficult time.
God speed R.B. Greaves! You are now with many great souls! Thanks for your great songs, and mesmerizing talents!
MJLee. (San Francisco)
My deepest sympthy to his kids and to the family. May God be with you in this time of grief. He had the voice of an angel and his songs will live on forever. It seems we're losing all of the greatest artist too young and an era of music made that was better then any music today will ever be. RIP RB
I was graduating from high school in 1969 & I loved your song. God bless the family & may you RIP. Amen
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
You will remain in my heart forever. What an incredible gift you gave us.Your beautiful personality through your voice and song.Thank you.We will join you in heaven
What a glorious day when we meet again, our love ones that went home before us. God bless until then
What a voice, it is my prayer that you are now singing with the angels.
May he rest in peace in the love of God.
I am so very sorry for your loss.
“For God loved the world so much
that he gave his only-begotten Son,
in order that everyone exercising faith
in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.”
Now we have hope and we can cope.
Like his "Always Something there to Remind Me" best and will remember him with that song.
Sweet, sweet memories. Such loving, wonderful music
Thank you & Sam Cooke for music and songs that will last forever. God Bless your family, they will be in thoughts/prayers.
i'm a friend and a fan of R> B> and I will alway be until i leave here. may GOD be with you , my sorrow for the family.Peace--R I P R. B.
PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY, HIS MUSIC WILL FOREVER.
His song brings back great memories of a very special time. Blessings on the family and thank you for sharing your man with us for awhile.
I am and always will be a great fan of yours-
To the Greaves family:
My deepest sympathies for the loss of R.B. His music brought joy to many. May God's Word strengthen you during this difficult time. (Isa. 41:10,13)
U will be missed. !!!!!!!!
Enjoyed listening to your songs..Will be missed.
I Loved his music and Skated alot to Take a letter Maria ,R.B your music will live on in our hearts.RIP R.B Greaves
RIP Some great music during that time..
What an amazing singer. His music lives on because it made that kind of an impact on you. His kind are dying out and they will never be replaced. Rest easy, R.B. Greaves. You did very well.
RWG.,...your music was inspiring....blessings to the family
Sending condolences to the family of R.B. Greaves. May you find comfort in God's love during your time of bereavement.
God I loved his music so much he will be missed my Deepest Sympathy to the family and friends.May he rest in peace.
R b graves. Was a great. Singer. He will be missed
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
sorry for loss my prayer be with you.
Loved the music he made. My condolences to his family and friends. Music lives forever.
One of my favorite songs, Take a letter Maria, remember playing it over and over. God Bless
My prayers and sympathy go out to the family at this time. May peace stay in your hearts forever for him. His songs stay in my heart for all the happy times listening. God Bless
I remember watching you on American Bandstand singing,
"Take a Letter Maria" as a teen. You were so intriguing and
soulful. May the good Lord bless your family with his peace
and strength. Rest in Peace, Sir.
My deepest sympathy to the family.
May God give you many wonderful
memoriesas we thank Mr. Greaves for the great songs he singed.
To the Family of R.B. Greaves-May Our Lord grant you peace and comfort. Your son enriched our lives by his music. His hit single is and was our favorite song. Just know he is now singing for the Lord. God bless all of you.
Rest in peace . Your music lives on .
To the family and all that loved R.B. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. I loved R.B.s Music and have his two hits on 45's. R.I.P., R.B. Heaven needed another member in the choir...
Loved his music. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
Rest in Peace, I will always remember "Take a letter Maria" I loved it when I first heard it many years ago and still do.
May God bless you and your family
Great talent lost but his voice lives on!
TAKE A LETTER MARIA WILL FOREVER REMIND ME OF MY TEEN BROTHER WHO DIED IT WAS HIS FAVORITE SONG 1960ISH THANKS FOR ALL UR MUSIC REST IN PEACE MAY MY BROTHER ENJOY UR VOICE IN HEAVEN W YOU
I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Greaves passing. I love the song Take a Letter Maria, a wonderful voice. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Take a letter Maria was my husband's favorite song for Karaoke. What an awesome voice. Thanks for the music, RB
R.I.P. my childhood friend
Wow "Take a letter to maria" nice song you just song with him, Maria had done him wrong. To the Greaves Family, please be comforted from reading Ps.9:9 it says "God will become a secure height for anyone crushed." "A secure height height in times of distress."
I love this song and wish they would play it more often. Singing it now!
My prayers are with your family. I loved your songs when I was growing up and still love them.
Greaves Family, Our condolences to your family. May your precious memories of him help you through this difficult time.
OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE GREAVES FAMILY. (RIP)
To the Greaves Family & Friends,
I extend my heartfelt sympathy on the lost of your love one. I just played Take a Letter Maria yesterday and rewinded it four times for the memories it brought back to me. Thank you for sharing him with us all. R.B. Greaves, rest in peace, you've earned it.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May you sing sweetly in heaven with the angels. You will live on in your music. Rest in peace.
To the the family of R. B. Greaves - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
I grew up with his music, and today it makes my day to hear his songs. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family. God bless him on his ride home.
I still sing "Take a Letter Maria". One of my favorite songs. My sympathy to the family.
Thanks for the memories.
God bless family. Sorry. For your loss. May u b comforted in times of sorrow and pain. The world was blessed. And still is with having the great. Pleasures. Of this wonderful. Performers. Voice. God keep. U in his loving arms allways
He will be fondly remembered. May the love of others get you through this difficult time.
I remember. Singing. This song over and over again. Great Singer and song.sorry about the loss. Of your loved.one He will be missed. By all. Never to be forgotten. And his music. Will never. Fade. God bless
so sorry my memories of his songs never leave me thank you r.b. for the memories r.i.p.
Thank you for sharing the gift of your voice with us. What a great song "Take a letter Maria" is. A special memory I will always have of being a child and hearing it at the Jersey shore with my family during that very special summer. Heaven has another angel in the choir. Deepest sympathy to your family and friends. God Bless!
Sorry for your lost,, I also love that song also..
May he rest in peace for all eternity. One of my favorite songs, "Take a letter, Maria". Listen to it all the time on You.Tube!!
That song is one of my all time favorite hits. Such a beautiful voice too. The song was down to earth, and you could just feel the hurt of someone going through it. Thank you.
RIP Mr. Greaves - I grew up with your song and it is still one of my favorites today! Prayers of comfort to your family and friends. Will always love "Take A Letter Maria".
I remember when I was a young child my uncle used to sing the song "Take a letter Maria" all the time. May God comfort and keep you as you are going through the loss of a loved one.
May peace be with your family..
Thank you for the wonderful music!
The words to the song,Take A Letter Maria; Has been in my head for a long time. I was born in 59',it has been in my mind all my life. And I Thank You Mr.R.B Greaves. With all my Heart...You touched and blessed my heart, and I can hear it now. God Bless your family, you will be missed.
You will always live forever in our hearts...GOD BLESS YOU AND RIP
That was a great song. RIP
I was a child in 6th grade when someone played that record on a record player at recess and I was hooked on the beat to follow R&B to this day. Everytime I hear that song I have many fond memories. Thanks
Thanks for the memories R. B. RIP.
Thank you R.B. for a great song - Take a letter is 1 of my favorite oldies of all time. RIP
i loved his voice will not forget it
I send my condolences to the family and friends of Mr. R.B Greaves. May you all have the power beyond what is normal, 2 Cor 4:7 to endure this time. His music will be heard continuosly throughout the years to come.
His music was awesome I enjoyed hearing him sing . He will be missed
FAMILY CIRCLE AND LOVED ONES OF R.B. GREAVES: MAY YOU ALL HAVE COMFORT IN
JOHN 14:1-3. HIS SIGNATURE SONG TO MARIA WAS A FAVORITE, AND MANY IDENTIFIED WITH THIS SONG. PLEASE HOLD
YOUR MEMORIES DEAR AND NEAR, AND REMEMBER: WHEREEVER THIS SONG FOR MARIA IS BEING PLAYED, HIS MEMORIES LIVES ON!!
Loved that hit song "take a letter, Maria"....RIP gone but never 4gotten!
I was so sorry to read about the death of such a great man. He will be sorely missed. May the God of all comfort be with his family during this most difficult time.
May the family find comfort in knowing that his work will forever speak for him. God Bless all of you.
That song will forever be a part of my life,for it has so much meaning because of a very special someone that I met during that time who will forever hsve a place in my heart! God Bless his soul, a gentle giant writing songs in heaven for the Lord!
Greaves family the Bible assures us that God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort, comforts your hearts and make you firm. (2Thessalonians 2: 16,17) I offer the family my condolence.
Rest in Peace R.B.
Condolences to the
Remember seeing him sing it live on tv holding a dictaphone mic. Great song. RIP R.B. you're with cousin Sam.
maria how have you been maybe we can get together do something nice for the family this week . you can reach me at 949-482-7014. If your interested . ill be moving to mexico in 3 days so time is short . .I hope all is well.
"Take A Letter Maria" was the wonderful hit I enjoyed. I got into music in the near mid 70's. It took me awhile to find that 45.
In thew meanwhile I found a cover version by Jimmy Ruffin. Good, but not as great.
I Created one of the Best Love Songs ever.RIP
I grew up listening to this song. My sister Maria always thought is was the best! My prayers with your family...your song will always live in our hearts.
May you rest in peace Mr. Greaves. Thank you for the beautiful music. I always imagined you were singing to me.
May you find comfort in the God of refuge at this time. Psalm 46:1
R.I.P R B. Enjoyed your music. You are in good company on Heaven. Good Bless You.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rest in peace! Loved your music!
This song made me feel so much better in a bad time...thoughts and prayers to the family...BRY
May God forever bless and keep your family at this time.
My condolence to the family. Sorry that your loved one has passed to such a dreaded disease. Soon we will never have to have to lose a loved to illnesses of any type. As promise, "No resident will say I am sick." Take care and much support to all. Isaiah 33: 24
I still love your's and Sams music.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
To the Greaves family, his voice was great. Loved listening to him sing Take a Letter Maria. I just heard it on the radio the other day. May he rest in peace.