The Golden World Story
Carl Carlton (the 12 year old wonder)

photograph courtesy Blues and Soul : must not be reproduced without permission

The success of Little Stevie Wonder was obviously the springboard for Carl Carlton's debut on Golden World. 

Billed as "the twelve year old wonder", Carl produced a storming performance on the Savoy, Wylie and Bratton song,  "Nothin' no sweeter than love".

The flip, "I love true love", is also significant for employing the arrangements of the great Dale Warren.

Carl was also billed as Little Carl Carlton on Detroit's Lando label, and on Don Robey's legendary Backbeat label, which was based in Houston, Texas. 

Robey released the action packed "Competition ain't nothing" in 1968.

In 1981 he delivered a classic 45 for 20th Century Fox, in "She's a bad mama jama" c/w "This feelings rated x-tra".



Notes by David Meikle

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