Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1985
Roosevelt Jamison – friend, mentor and sometime manager – remembers deep soul greats James Carr and O.V. Wright.
File format: mp3; file size: 49.6mb, total interview length: 51' 37" sound quality: ***
Interview by Andy Kershaw, Rock's Backpages Audio, 13 August 1987
The Lost Man of Southern Soul looks back at his Mississippi childhood; his background singing gospel; meeting Quinton Claunch and starting to make records, and after the lost years, touring Japan and his current activities.
File format: mp3; file size: 23mb, interview length: 25' 06" sound quality: *****
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Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 1987
"THE WORLD'S Greatest Soul Singer", boasts the cover of this magnificent album, and I ain't about to argue. In fact I have long regarded the ...
Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 12 July 1987
Artist: James Carr.Album: At the Dark End of the Street (Blue Side). ...
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Profile and Interview by Robert Gordon, LA Weekly, May 1993
THE WALLS OF the office are mostly bare, the blue carpeting subdued. The fax machine in the corner seems like an anachronism. Only the large ...
Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Independent on Sunday, 9 January 1994
"THIS IS probably one of the greatest songs that's ever come out of black American music," announces Ricky Ross over the piano intro to Deacon ...
Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, June 2000
THE SETTING is not a promising one. Its late on a muggy Friday night, a "blues" club on Bleecker Street, NYC, June of 1996. A ...
Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001
ONE OF THE finest exponents of Southern soul, whose intense performances won him a strong cult following, Carr made the original versions of the often-recorded ...
Obituary by Richard Williams, The Guardian, 15 June 2016
Guitarist, record producer and songwriter who co-wrote 'The Dark End of the Street' and worked with Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Tammy Wynette. ...
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