Clarence Carter

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 January 1936, Montgomery, Alabama, USA. Carter’s earliest releases were as half of the duo Clarence And Calvin. Also known as the C And C Boys, the blind duo made seven singles, the last of which was recorded at Fame’s Muscle Shoals studio. When his partner, Calvin Thomas (aka Scott), suffered serious injuries in a car accident in 1966, Carter became a solo act (Calvin Scott himself later reappeared as a solo act to record two Dave Crawford-produced Atco Records singles in 1969/70 and a Clarence Paul-produced 1971 album for Stax Records, I’m Not Blind... I Just Can’t See, from which two singles were also culled). ‘Tell Daddy’, released in January 1967, began a fruitful spell of Fame-produced hits by Carter, released on the Atlantic Records label. Noteworthy were ‘Thread The Needle’, ‘Looking For A Fox’ and ‘Slip Away’, where the singer combined his outstanding voice with his skill as an arranger and...

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