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Barbara Carr


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Barbara Carr (b. 9 January 1941) is a successful blues artist whose recordings have contributed to the history of the development of the soul blues music circuit.

Carr was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her family history includes a love for music, and in same way that so many other blues singers began before her, Barbara Carr got her start singing in the First Baptist Church in Elmwood Park, Missouri. Barbara sang with her sisters, and this group was known as The Crosby Singers. The sisters sang in various locations throughout Missouri.

Barbara’s first record deal was with Chess Records, where she recorded “I Can’t Stop Now” and “Think About It Baby.” These two recordings launched Barbara’s solo career. However, Barbara and husband, Charles Carr, soon started their own record label, which they named, the Bar-Car label. Their first recordings included “Good Woman Go Bad” and “Street Woman.”

In 1996, Barbara signed with the Blues and Soul Blues label, Ecko Records. The relationship with Ecko Records produced such songs as “Footprints On The Ceiling,” “The Bo Hawg Grind,” “If You Can’t Cut The Mustard,” “The Right Kind Of Love,” and “Bone Me Like You Own Me.” While still with Ecko Records, Barbara recorded “What A Woman Wants,” “Let A Real Woman Try,” “Rainbow,” “The Best Woman,” and “Stroke It.” Barbara Carr recorded eight CD’s with Ecko Records, including a best of complilation titled, “Best of Barbara Carr.”


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