James Carr

Real Name:
James Augustus Carr
Profile:
Rhythm & Blues - soul singer

Born on 13.06.1942 in Coahoma, Mississippi.
Died on 07.01.2001 in a nursing home in Memphis, Tennessee, of lung cancer.

Born to a Baptist preacher's family, he began singing in church, performing in gospel groups and making tables on an assembly line in Memphis, Tennessee, when he began recording in the mid-'60s for Goldwax Records, a small Memphis based label.
First made the R&B charts in 1966 with "You've Got My Mind Messed Up", followed by his most famous song "The Dark End of the Street", written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman.
Carr continued to record for Goldwax Records until the label closed in 1969 but failed to reach the same heights with his subsequent releases.
Carr suffered from bipolar disorder for most of his life which affected his career.
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Albums

James Carr - You Got My Mind Messed Up album art James Carr You Got My Mind Messed Up (Album) Goldwax Records US 1967 Sell This Version
James Carr - A Man Needs A Woman album art James Carr A Man Needs A Woman (Album) Goldwax Records UK 1968 Sell This Version
VG 3006 James Carr - Freedom Train album art James Carr Freedom Train(LP, Album, Mono) Goldwax Records, Vivid Sound VG 3006 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
CW 3003 James Carr - Oriental Live And Living album art James Carr Oriental Live And Living(LP) Goldwax Records CW 3003 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
James Carr - Take Me To The Limit album art James Carr Take Me To The Limit (Album) Ace Japan 1991 Sell This Version
GW-5002 CD James Carr - Take Me To The Limit album art James Carr Take Me To The Limit(CD, Album) Goldwax Records GW-5002 CD US 1991 Sell This Version
James Carr - Soul Survivor album art James Carr Soul Survivor (Album) Ace Germany 1993 Sell This Version
CDCHM 611 James Carr - Guilty Of Serving God album art The Jubilee Hummingbirds Featuring James Carr The Jubilee Hummingbirds Featuring James Carr - Guilty Of Serving God(CD, Album) Ace CDCHM 611 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

James Carr - I Can't Make It / Lover's Competition album art James Carr I Can't Make It / Lover's Competition (Single) Goldwax Records US 1964 Sell This Version
James Carr - Only Fools Run Away album art James Carr Only Fools Run Away (Single) Goldwax Records US 1964 Sell This Version
James Carr - She's Better Than You / Talk Talk album art James Carr She's Better Than You / Talk Talk (Single) Goldwax Records US 1965 Sell This Version
James Carr - You've Got My Mind Messed Up  / That's What I Want To Know album art James Carr You've Got My Mind Messed Up / That's What I Want To Know (Single) Goldwax Records US 1966 Sell This Version
James Carr - Pouring Water On A Drowning Man / Forgetting You album art James Carr Pouring Water On A Drowning Man / Forgetting You (Single) Goldwax Records US 1966 Sell This Version
James Carr - Love Attack / Coming Back To Me Baby album art James Carr Love Attack / Coming Back To Me Baby (Single) Goldwax Records US 1966 Sell This Version
ESRF 1788 James Carr - That's What I Want To Know album art James Carr That's What I Want To Know(7", EP) Columbia ESRF 1788 France 1966 Sell This Version
James Carr - The Dark End Of The Street / Lovable Girl album art James Carr The Dark End Of The Street / Lovable Girl (Single) Goldwax Records US 1967 Sell This Version
James Carr - Let It Happen / A Losing Game album art James Carr Let It Happen / A Losing Game (Single) Goldwax Records US 1967 Sell This Version
James Carr - Freedom Train / That's The Way Love Turned Out For Me album art James Carr Freedom Train / That's The Way Love Turned Out For Me (Single) Goldwax Records US 1968 Sell This Version
James Carr - A Man Needs A Woman / Stronger Than Love album art James Carr A Man Needs A Woman / Stronger Than Love (Single) Goldwax Records US 1968 Sell This Version
James Carr - I'm A Fool For You album art James Carr I'm A Fool For You (Single) Goldwax Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
James Carr - Life Turned Her That Way / A Message To Young Lovers album art James Carr Life Turned Her That Way / A Message To Young Lovers (Single) Goldwax Records US 1968 Sell This Version
James Carr - To Love Somebody / These Ain't Raindrops album art James Carr To Love Somebody / These Ain't Raindrops (Single) Goldwax Records US 1969 Sell This Version
James Carr - Everybody Needs Somebody / Row, Row Your Boat album art James Carr Everybody Needs Somebody / Row, Row Your Boat (Single) Goldwax Records US 1969 Sell This Version
P 2395 James Carr - Sunshine Bus / Sweet Jane album art Jamie* Sunshine Bus / Sweet Jane(7", Promo) Capitol Records P 2395 US 1969 Sell This Version
James Carr - Hold On / I'll Put To You album art James Carr Hold On / I'll Put To You (Single) Atlantic US 1971 Sell This Version