Carter Bill - Cool Tom Cat (10″LP + CD) (10``LP)

Carter Bill - Cool Tom Cat (10″LP + CD) (10``LP)


1-LP (10″/25cm) with 12 page booklet, bonus CD. 12 tracks (LP), 24 tracks (CD). Total playing time approx. 28 min. (LP), 53 min. CD.

Bill Carter: fantastic rocker from Arkansas!

Luxury edition consisting of a 10″ vinyl LP plus CD with large-format booklet – containing all his rockers from 1954 to 1961!

For example: recordings for 4-Star Records with the Carolina Drifters.

The CD contains bonus tracks by Bill Carter and the Carolina Drifters as well as all the rockers released on the Indio label by Clyde Arnold and Ray Smith, among others.
Carter was rediscovered by Mark Lee Allen, who interviewed him several times and wrote the booklet introduction.
Bill Carter has personally supported our project!   Roland Heinrich wrote the detailed liner notes.

Bill Carter was born in 1929 in Eagleton, Arkansas, moved with his family to Oklahoma in 1937 and six years later to Indio in California. His family encouraged his interest in music at an early age and provided funding for singing lessons when Bill was in his teens. Local radio stations presented him before he joined the US Air Force in 1949. During his military service in California he formed his first C&W bands and performed in the San Francisco area and even at a radio station in San Antonio, Texas.

After completing his military service in 1953 Carter joined Jim DeNoone’s country band as a singer and performed at the ’California Hayride’ in San Francisco. In the same year, Bill Carter was the vocalist on the band’s recording sessions for Gilt-Edge Records. Finally, he formed his own trio, with whom he worked regularly over the next five years, pursuing the goal of becoming known beyond the local area. Between 1956 and 1961, Carter recorded under his own name for small and medium-sized labels such as 4-Star, Republic, Tally, Black Jack, Honey B, ’D’, Rural Rhythm and Ozark. The up-tempo number ’I Wanna Feel Good’, produced for Tally in Bakersfield, California in 1957, became his biggest hit and opened the doors to the ’Louisiana Hayride’ and the ’Grand Ole Opry’. Finally, in 1959 he ventured into Rockabilly and recorded ’Cool Tom Cat’.

In the following years Carter followed a new musical orientation and also produced gospel oriented material, not only under his own name. He took part in other recording sessions as a singer and worked as a producer. In the first half of the 1960s he participated in recordings for no less than thirteen different record companies. It was during this period that Bill Carter became a convinced Christian and met a brother in spirit in the Baptist preacher Leonard Sipes, who formerly called himself Tommy Collins. From then on, Carter’s main focus was on Christian music, which he also brought to the stage with his own formation, the Bill Carter Singers, founded in 1969.

4 in stock (can be backordered)

Weight 0.3 kg







01 Cool Tom Cat Bill Carter
02 I Wanna Feel Good Bill Carter
03 You Ain't Got My Address Bill Carter
04 Jailer Man Bill Carter
05 Shot Four Times And Dyin' Bill Carter
06 A Woman's Way Big Jim DeNoone feat. Bill Carter
07 Baby Brother Bill Carter
08 I used To Love You Bill Carter
09 Ramblin' Fever Bill Carter
10 Don't Monkey With My Widder The Carolina Drifters with Bill Carter
11 Seven Years Bill Carter
12 Secret Date Bill Carter


01 Cool Tom Cat Bill Carter 
02 I Wanna Feel Good Bill Carter 
03 You Ain't Got My Address Bill Carter 
04 Jailer Man Bill Carter 
05 Shot Four Times And Dyin' Bill Carter 
06 A Woman's Way Big Jim DeNoone feat. Bill Carter 
07 Baby Brother Bill Carter 
08 I used To Love You Bill Carter 
09 Ramblin' Fever Bill Carter 
10 Don't Monkey With My Widder The Carolina Drifters with Bill Carter 
11 Seven Years Bill Carter 
12 Secret Date Bill Carter
13 Part Of My Heart Is Missing The Carolina Drifters with Bill Carter
14 I Know Her When Bill Carter
15 Leavin' Town Jimmy North
16 You've Heard About Texas Ray Smith & His Oklahoma Outlaws
17 Froggy Went A' Rockin' Dave Miller with Joe Richie & The Impossibles
18 With You Dave Miller with Joe Richie & The Impossibles
19 Livin' For Your Lovin' Clyde Arnold
20 Black Smoke And Blue Tears Dave Miller with Joe Richie & The Impossibles
21 I Want A True Love Larry McGill with The Echo-Tones
22 I Only Wish Larry McGill with The Echo-Tones
23 Love And Money Clint Marrs & The Saddle-ites
24 Camille Stage Hands

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