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

3001 You Got My Mind Messed Up — James Carr James Carr You Got My Mind Messed Up (Album) Goldwax Records 3001 US 1967 Sell This Version
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MBLL 113 A Man Needs A Woman — James Carr James Carr A Man Needs A Woman (Album) Goldwax Records MBLL 113 UK 1968 Sell This Version
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VG 3006 Freedom Train — James Carr James Carr Freedom Train (Album) Goldwax Records, Vivid Sound VG 3006 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
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CW 3003 Oriental Live And Living — James Carr James Carr Oriental Live And Living(LP) Goldwax Records CW 3003 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
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vgcd-007 Take Me To The Limit — James Carr James Carr Take Me To The Limit (Album) Ace vgcd-007 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
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CDCH 487 Soul Survivor — James Carr James Carr Soul Survivor (Album) Ace CDCH 487 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
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STCD-1003 Guilty Of Serving God — James Carr The Jubilee Hummingbirds, James Carr The Jubilee Hummingbirds, James Carr - Guilty Of Serving God (Album) Soul Trax Records STCD-1003 US 1994 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

108 Only Fools Run Away / You Don't Want Me — James Carr James Carr Only Fools Run Away / You Don't Want Me (Single) Goldwax Records 108 US 1964 Sell This Version
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GW-112 I Can't Make It / Lover's Competition — James Carr James Carr I Can't Make It / Lover's Competition (Single) Goldwax Records GW-112 US 1964 Sell This Version
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GW-119 She's Better Than You / Talk Talk — James Carr James Carr She's Better Than You / Talk Talk (Single) Goldwax Records GW-119 US 1965 Sell This Version
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309 Love Attack / Coming Back To Me Baby — James Carr James Carr Love Attack / Coming Back To Me Baby (Single) Goldwax Records 309 US 1966 Sell This Version
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311 Pouring Water On A Drowning Man / Forgetting You — James Carr James Carr Pouring Water On A Drowning Man / Forgetting You (Single) Goldwax Records 311 US 1966 Sell This Version
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SS 507 You've Got My Mind Messed Up  / That's What I Want To Know — James Carr James Carr You've Got My Mind Messed Up / That's What I Want To Know (Single) Goldwax Records SS 507 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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ESRF 1788 That's What I Want To Know — James Carr James Carr That's What I Want To Know(7", EP) Columbia ESRF 1788 France 1966 Sell This Version
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317 The Dark End Of The Street / Lovable Girl — James Carr James Carr The Dark End Of The Street / Lovable Girl (Single) Goldwax Records 317 US 1967 Sell This Version
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323 Let It Happen / A Losing Game — James Carr James Carr Let It Happen / A Losing Game (Single) Goldwax Records 323 US 1967 Sell This Version
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338 Freedom Train / That's The Way Love Turned Out For Me — James Carr James Carr Freedom Train / That's The Way Love Turned Out For Me (Single) Goldwax Records 338 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SS 2052 I'm A Fool For You — James Carr James Carr I'm A Fool For You (Single) Goldwax Records SS 2052 UK 1967 Sell This Version
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335 Life Turned Her That Way / A Message To Young Lovers — James Carr James Carr Life Turned Her That Way / A Message To Young Lovers (Single) Goldwax Records 335 US 1968 Sell This Version
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BLL 1004 A Man Needs A Woman / Stronger Than Love — James Carr James Carr A Man Needs A Woman / Stronger Than Love (Single) Goldwax Records BLL 1004 UK 1968 Sell This Version
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343 Everybody Needs Somebody / Row, Row Your Boat — James Carr James Carr Everybody Needs Somebody / Row, Row Your Boat (Single) Goldwax Records 343 US 1969 Sell This Version
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340 To Love Somebody / These Ain't Raindrops — James Carr James Carr To Love Somebody / These Ain't Raindrops (Single) Goldwax Records 340 US 1969 Sell This Version
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45-2803 Hold On / I'll Put To You — James Carr James Carr Hold On / I'll Put To You (Single) Atlantic 45-2803 US 1971 Sell This Version
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2092-053 Freedom Train / That's What I Want To Know — James Carr James Carr Freedom Train / That's What I Want To Know(7", Single) Mojo 2092-053 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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FLB 83 Pouring Water On A Drowning Man / The Dark End Of The Street — James Carr James Carr Pouring Water On A Drowning Man / The Dark End Of The Street (Single) Good Old Gold FLB 83 US 1973 Sell This Version