Carl Carlton

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. ...show more

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. ...show less