Carl Carlton

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Carl Carlton

Everlasting: The Best Of (Hip-O Select/Geffen)

Detroit's "Little Carl" Carlton bore a marketable vocal resemblance to Little Stevie Wonder in the late 1960s ("Sure Miss Loving You"), but he covered and hit with "Everlasting Love" for Houston's Don Robey in 1973 before stalling out and reappearing in 1981 with the Grammy-nominated "She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)." Wondrous: No liner notes accompany these 22 soul jams.

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