Thursday, 27 August 2009

CLARENCE CARTER - THIS IS CLARENCE CARTER (ATLANTIC 1968) remastered + 4 bonus




Born in Montgomery, Alabama on 14 January, 1936, Carter attended the Alabama School for the Blind in Talladega, Alabama, and Alabama State College in Montgomery, graduating in August 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree in music. After the 1962 release of "I Don't Know (School Girl)," Carter and Scott left Fairlane Records for Duke Records, renaming themselves the CL Boys for their label debut, Hey. In all, the duo cut four Duke singles, none of them generating more than a shrug at radio[citation needed].

In 1965, they travelled to Rick Hall's FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals to record "Step by Step" and its flip side, "Rooster Knees and Rice. Atlantic Records took notice and released "Step by Step" on its Atco Records subsidiary, but it flopped. Carter continued as a solo act, signing to the Fame Records label for 1967's Tell Daddy. Several more solid singles followed, until Carter released "Slip Away," which hit number 6 on the Pop Charts. "Too Weak to Fight" hit number 13. Several more soul singles followed, like "Snatching It Back," "At The Dark End of the Street," "The Feeling Is Right," "Doing Our Thing" and "Patches." "Patches", (first recorded by Chairmen of the Board), was a UK number 2 and a U.S. number 4 in 1970, and was nominated for a Grammy in 1972. This disc sold over one million copies, and received a gold disc awarded by the R.I.A.A. in September 1970, just two months after its release.It was Carter's third million seller...
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4 comments:

montysmusic said...

hi many many thanks for these clarence carter downloads im going to have agood listen then chase up copies of my fav ones on vinyl..hopefully
phil

ATP Site in Paterson, NJ said...

/anyone have pix of Clarence at the Appollo summer of 68? Duane Allman was learning blues with him - met both backstage and would love to see pix if existing. email numdud@gmail.com

ATP Site in Paterson, NJ said...

Also met Jimmy Hughes bussing tables at Weinstein's in Pgh "72. Jimmy wrote Steal Away. Anyone know where Jimmy or Earl Hughes are?

Jan said...

Thank you for this album from such a good singer