|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul southern soul deep soul rhythm and blues|
|Decades:||1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||BBC Music page discogs lyrics VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
13 June 1942, Coahoma, Mississippi, USA, d. 7 January 2001, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Carr grew up in Memphis where he sang gospel in the Sunset Travellers and the Harmony Echoes and was discovered by Memphis gospel-group mentor Roosevelt Jamison. This budding manager and songwriter brought Carr to the Goldwax Records label, run by Quinton Claunch. It took four singles to define the singers style, but the deep, magnificent Youve Got My Mind Messed Up burned with an intensity few contemporaries could match. A US Top 10 R&B hit in 1966, Love Attack and Pouring Water On A Drowning Man also followed that year. In 1967 Carr released The Dark End Of The Street, southern souls definitive guilt-laced cheating song, which inspired several cover versions. His later work included Let It Happen and A Man Needs A Woman, but his fragile personality was increasingly disturbed...