Non-Stop was the third album in two years to be released under the Box Tops name. Like its predecessors, it was in reality mostly a product of the staff at Chips Moman's American Sound Studio in Memphis, produced by Dan Penn and featuring the studio's experienced session musicians (mostly guitarist Reggie Young, bassist Tommy Cogbill, drummer Gene Chrisman and keyboard men Spooner Oldham and Bobby Emmons). Alex Chilton was the lead singer, but the rest of the band were practically nowhere to be found as they were busy touring.
Like the other Box Tops albums, it was a brilliant showcase of the sounds and songs of the American team, mixing rock, pop, blues, soul and country. It included covers of Hank Snow's "I'm Movin' On", BB King's "Rock Me" and Mac Gayden's "She Shot A Hole In My Soul", along with some good new originals. Two of the tracks became minor hits - "Choo Choo Train", by Donnie Fritts and Eddie Hinton, charted at #26 and "I Met Her In Church", from Penn and Oldham, reached #37.
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