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Mel Carter

Biography

22 April 1943, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Although an African-American who began his career in an R&B milieu, Carter possessed a warm and smooth tenor that lent itself best to middle-of-the-road pop music. His mid-60s hits were essentially in that style, and although they possessed enough rock ‘n’ roll edge to make the Top 40 radio play, there was not quite enough for them to be heard on R&B stations. He first sang on local radio at the age of four, and performed with Lionel... Read more

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oldies
rhythm and blues
soul
60s
rnb
mel carter
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