Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Carrie Lucas

Born in Los Angeles California, Carrie Lucas was a background singer for the Whispers. A gorgeous and genuinely talented vocalist, Carrie secured an album deal with Soul Train Records and released her first album in 1977. The album was titled “Simply Carrie”, and the track “I Gotta Keep Dancing" secured her place in soul history.

Carrie released a couple of albums in the late 70s, but it was the release of “Portrait of Carrie” in 1980 that once more brought her back to everyone’s notice. The album released on the Solar label, had hits like "Keep Smilin'.", "It's Not What You Got (It's How You Use It)" and the pro-feminist anthem "Career Girl”.

In 1982, she recorded and released "Still in Love" under the banner of Solar Records which was now distributed by Elektra/Asylum. One of the memorable tracks on this album was “Show Me Where You're Coming From".

Her last full length album was released in 1985. It included singles like "Charlie," "Horsin' Around," "Summer in the Street" and "Hello Stranger."

Her remake of the Barbara Lewis classic, "Hello Stranger" featuring the Whispers reached number 20 on the R&B charts. It was Carrie’s most outstanding track.


Jane (former soul train dancer) said...

Summer in the street was and still is a summer party hit. Nice blog, will check it out more often.

ijebuman said...

Definitely love Carrie Lucas
check out the video for 'show me where you're coming from' on daily motion -
and another fav track is 'is it a dream' - http://www.dailymotion.com/visited/search/carrie%2Blucas/video/xt4uf_carrie-lucas-is-it-a-dream-1982