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Clarence Carter: I Caught You Making Love: The ABC Years

Don Snowden, Ichiban Soul Classics//Sony Music, 1996

SELF-TAUGHT ON guitar, formally trained on piano, a gospel church-bred singer, Clarence Carter combined a bluesman's flair for storytelling with a frankly lusty take on the soulman/love man to fashion some of the most memorable moments of late '60s southern soul. After hooking up with Fame Records and the soon-to-be-legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Carter enjoyed a run of 7 Top 10 R&B singles beginning in mid-1968 with the double-barreled jolt of ‘Slip Away’ and ‘Too Tired To Fight’ and capped two years later by his biggest hit, ‘Patches.’

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