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Carl Carlton

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There are at least 2 musicians by the name Carl Carlton.

1. American R&B, soul, and funk singer and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan, USA
2. German rock guitarist and songwriter from Irhove, Leer, Germany.

1. Carl Carlton (b. 1953) is an American R&B, soul, and funk singer and songwriter best known for his hits “Everlasting Love” and “She’s a Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked)”.

Carlton, born in Detroit, Michigan, first began recording in the late 1960’s as “Little Carl” Carlton, a likely marketing ploy to capitalize on some vocal similarities to established hitmaker Stevie Wonder, who also hails from Detroit and had recorded under the name “Little Stevie” Wonder in the early 60’s. After scoring some minor local hits, Carlton was signed by Don D. Robey and moved to Houston, Texas, the home of his new record label, Back Beat Records. Carlton saw some success with the new label including his first major hit, a disco-tinged remake of Robert Knight’s “Everlasting Love” that went to #6 on the U.S. pop music charts.

Robey sold his labels to ABC Records in 1972, and in 1976 Carlton became embroiled in a royalty dispute with the new ownership that caused him to stop recording for some time. He then signed with Mercury Records in 1977, but only released one single on that label.

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  • UnfortunatelyGr

    at least he still has the best artist picture on last.fm [2]

    20 Feb 9:32pm Reply
  • TheBrandyBoy

    She's a Bad Mama Jama ♥

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • bigwalt160

    Carl Carlton still going strong,two great new cds on ITUNES, "GOD IS GOOD" and "SATURDAY" He will be the the headliner for "THE JAMMA 4 OBAMA" tour

    27 Mar 2012 Reply
  • naynay1129

    her body measurements are perfect in every dimension

    10 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Max_Cherkassky

    there is only one real MUSIC.... and it is undoubtedly FUNK (-:

    28 Jul 2010 Reply
  • MarceloQA

    Sheeeeees a bad mama jama! TUM TUM TUUUM (8)

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Seelicious

    I edited the german description. He had a completely wrong one.

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • DaBears116

    I've always noticed an eerie resemblance between the guy self-titled album cover (main pic on last.fm) and Carlton from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.

    5 May 2010 Reply
  • manamedia

    Same henry352 : Make that 2 Votes for Baby' I Need Your Loving

    16 Feb 2010 Reply
  • turnipdaisy

    bad mama jamma ;B

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
  • henry352

    Baby I Need Your Loving is my favorite...

    7 Aug 2008 Reply
  • one_be_lo

    at least he still has the best artist picture on last.fm

    21 Jul 2008 Reply

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