Dean Carter !
Hey people, it's Dean Carter time !
Carter is a singer-guitarist with the heart and much of the sound of a '50s rockabilly wildman, yet recorded music that updated that rockabilly spirit with '60s garage rock and dashes of soul, and even a bit of psychedelia here and there. Carter didn't put out a whole lot of records in the '60s, and those he did put out were heard by few. Yet one of those singles in particular, 1967's "Jailhouse Rock"/"Rebel Woman" (on the small Milky Way label), is highly valued by '60s garage collectors, even if its rockabilly influence made it a little anachronistic.
He recorded for the Ping label in 1961 under his real name, on the more established Fraternity label in 1962 as Arlie Nevil, and then for Limelight as Dean Carter in 1964. That same year, he and Arlie Miller, a member of his band the Lucky Ones, started a home studio in Danville, Illinois to record both Carter and other musicians. The pair also ran the small Milky Way label, which released product by Carter and others. At times the sessions got pretty strange even by garage rock standards, with ukulele, accordion, dobro, and clarinet all heard in addition to the usual crunchy guitars on his outrageous cover of Presley's "Jailhouse Rock."
Carter went to the West Coast for a while in the late 1960s, recording a couple of singles in Washington State with Gene Vincent guitarist Jerry Merritt, for Merritt's Tell International label. He returned to the Midwest by the end of the decade to resume recording with Miller, and went back to billing himself as Arlie Neaville on record. By the early 1970s he went into gospel music, where he's remained ever since.
Dean Carter :
* Jailhouse Rock *
* Fever *
* Sock It To Me Baby *
Whoops my dear friends, just to let you know that I'm moving again, which means no internet for a few weeks (you get used to it by now).
Don't know if I'll make it in time for a new bloody halloween mix...if I don't, I'll try to post the old ones !
And if you're in Paris for All Hallow's Eve, I'll be playing a demonic gig + all the mixes (yeah, which means I'll be your host for the all night)in a sweeeet club - myspace for more info.
Meanwhile, take care !!!