This Is Clarence Carter

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In early 1967 Rick Hall’s Fame set-up was missing a vital ingredient. Despite all the success he had achieved as a producer, studio-owner, publisher and record label boss, he had yet to sign an enduring artist. That was about to change. The previous year a duo who recorded as Clarence & Calvin hired the studio to cut a self-financed single. They had been working together for five years and had just left a deal with Houston-based Duke Records. As he watched them, Hall thought he had found his stars and urged them to come back and sign with him. When the day came, only Clarence Carter appeared. At first, Hall was dismissive of the singer’s pleas to be signed as a solo act but eventually relented and gave him a go.

In their first year together, Carter placed a few singles on the R&B chart and provided Etta James with one of her signature songs by writing ‘Tell Mama’, but it wasn’t until his records switched from the Fame label to the higher-profile Atlantic that big hits started coming. Essentially, nothing had changed. His records were still recorded by Hall at Fame with the same musicians but DJs seemed to take Atlantic releases more seriously. Everyone involved thought ‘Funky Fever’ would be Carter’s breakthrough but it was its flip, ‘Slip Away’, that hit the higher reaches of the R&B charts, selling over a million copies. This success was followed by ‘Too Weak To Fight’ also going gold.

All these tracks are included here on Carter's glorious debut LP. Must purchase for all Soul fans.


Do What You Gotta Do
Looking For A Fox
Slippin' Around
I'm Qualified
I Can't See Myself
Wind It Up
Part Time Love
Thread The Needle
Slip Away
Funky Fever
She Ain't Gonna Do Right
Set Me Free
Format: LP
Label: Atlantic
Catalogue numbers: SD 8192

Companies:
Copyright (c)-Atlantic Recording Corporation
Manufactured By-Rhino Records (2)
Distributed By-Scorpio Music
Inc.

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Matrix / Runout-ATL 8192-1 - A S-94948
Matrix / Runout-ATL 8192-1 - B S-94949
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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