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Subject: Carl Carlton

Written By: whistledog on 09/16/07 at 2:24 pm

Detroit born Carl Carlton was a moderately successful funk/R&B singer.  Though he didn't have many hits, does anyone remember him ?

I LOVE his version of 'Baby, I Need Your Loving'.  He was (i believe) the first to have a hit with it since Johnny Rivers in 1967.  The original was (of course) performed by The Four Tops in 1964


1970 - Drop By My Place
1974 - Everlasting Love
1975 - Smokin' Room

1981 - She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built She's Stacked)
1982 - Baby, I Need Your Loving




Subject: Re: Carl Carlton

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/07 at 2:31 pm

Is Everlasting Love (1974) song from Carl Carlton, a cover of The Love Affair hit?

Subject: Re: Carl Carlton

Written By: whistledog on 09/16/07 at 2:39 pm


Is Everlasting Love (1974) song from Carl Carlton, a cover of The Love Affair hit?


It is yes.  Did you know The Love Affair version was also a cover ?

Subject: Re: Carl Carlton

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/07 at 2:42 pm


It is yes.  Did you know The Love Affair version was also a cover ?
No, but there is another cover by Robert Knight.

On further research, it was Robert Knight who had the original version in 1967 and was re-released in 1974, which the latter I recall.

Subject: Re: Carl Carlton

Written By: whistledog on 09/16/07 at 2:45 pm


No, but there is another cover by Robert Knight.


Robert Knight was the first to record it.  Another cover of it was by Rex Smith and Rachel Sweet (1981)

Subject: Re: Carl Carlton

Written By: Paul on 09/16/07 at 4:47 pm

'She's A Bad Mama Jama' wasn't a big hit, but I bet a lot of people (especially of my age) remember it!

It was huge in the clubs and I'm sure it's also been sampled a few times on some 'newfangled' records...

His version of 'Everlasting Love' isn't bad, but I still prefer the Love Affair version over anyone's...

Subject: Re: Carl Carlton

Written By: AmericanGirl on 09/16/07 at 5:27 pm

I love his version of Everlasting Love.  Excellent!  :D

I remember She's A Bad Mama Jama, too (the song that kept him from being a one-hit-wonder)

Subject: Re: Carl Carlton

Written By: coqueta83 on 09/16/07 at 7:52 pm

I'm only familiar with "She's a Bad Mama Jama". Great song!

Subject: Re: Carl Carlton

Written By: Windbreaker05 on 09/16/07 at 11:31 pm

Other singles include:

1968: Competition Ain't Nothin' (U.S. #75); 46 Drums - 1 Guitar (U.S. Bubbling Under #5)
1969: Look at Mary Wonder (How I Got Over); Don't Walk Away
1971: I Can Feel It / You've Got So Much (To Learn About Love) (double A-side)
1972: I Won't Let That Chump Break Your Heart
1973: You Can't Stop a Man in Love
1975: Morning, Noon, and Nightime
1976: Ain't Gonna Tell Nobody (About You)
1980: This Feeling's Rated X-Tra
1982: I Think It's Gonna Be Alright (also, Baby I Need Your Loving hit U.S. Bubbling Under #3)
1983: Swing That Sexy Thang
1985: Private Property
1986: Slipped, Tripped (Fooled Around and Fell in Love)

All of those, plus the ones you named, experienced varying degrees of success on the U.S. R&B charts.

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