- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Alabama-born singer/guitarist Clarence Carter forged the best of R&B and Blues together into his heartfelt narratives. He scored huge hits with songs such as "Patches", and "Too Weak To Fight", both of which went gold and are included in here.
- 1.Willie And Laura Mae Jones
- 2.Say Man
- 3.I'm Just A Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin')
- 4.Let It Be
- 5.I Can't Leave Your Love Alone
- 6.Your Love Lifted Me
- 7.Till I Can't Take It Anymore
- 9.It's All In Your Mind
- 11.C.C. Blues
- 12.Getting The Bills (But No Merchandise)
- 13.I'd Rather Go Blind
- 14.Think About It
- 15.The Road Of Love
- 16.You've Been A Long Time Comin'
- 17.Light My Fire
- 18.That Old Time Feeling
- 19.Steal Away (Jimmy Hughes)
- 20.Let Me Comfort You
- 21.Look What I Got
- 22.Too Weak To Fight
- 23.Harper Valley P.T.A.
- 24.Weekend Love
2 LPs on 1 CD: PATCHES (1970)/DYNAMIC CLARENCE CARTER (1969).
Personnel: Clarence Carter (vocals, guitar); Travis Wammack, Albert Lowe, Jr. (guitar); Aaron Varnell, Harvey Thompson (tenor saxophone); Ronnie Eades (baritone saxophone); Harrison Calloway, Jr., Jack Peck (trumpet); Clayton Ivey (keyboards); Bob Wray, Jack Masters (bass); Fred Pouty, Cornell McFadden (drums); Donna Rhodes, Charles Chalmers, Sandy Rhodes (background vocals).
Originally released on Atlantic (8267). Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
DYNAMIC CLARENCE CARTER:
Personnel: Clarence Carter (vocals, guitar); James Johnson, Albert Lowe, Duane Allman (guitar); Aaron Varnell, Joe Arnold (tenor saxophone); James Mitchell, Floyd Newman (baritone saxophone); Gene Miller (trumpet); Barry Beckett (piano); Marvell Thomas (organ); Roger Hakins (drums); Alvin Willford, James Price, Cabwhiss Grandberry (background vocals).
Originally released on Atlantic (8199). Includes liner notes by Ted Williams.
Personnel: James Johnson (guitar); James Mitchell (baritone saxophone); Gene Miller (trumpet); Marvell Thomas (organ); Roger Hawkins (drums).
Unknown Contributor Roles: James Mitchell ; James Johnson; Aaron Varnell.
Blind songwriter and guitarist Clarence Carter was known for the passionate vocal style he used on narratives that often reflected the times. This budget disc from Collectables pairs up two original releases for the Atlantic label. The Dynamic Clarence Carter from 1969 and 1970's Patches contain such original hits as "Patches" and "Too Weak to Fight" alongside cover versions of popular songs from that period, including "Light My Fire," "Harper Valley P.T.A.," and "Let It Be." ~ Al Campbell