Monday, October 10, 2016

Mel Carter - Voice Your Choice

Mel Carter was born April 22, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio. This Black Adult Contemporary singer got his start at the young age of four years old. He also appeared on stage with Lionel Hampton when he was only nine.

He was a member of several gospel groups including the Raspberry Singers, as well as his mother's gospel group, The Carvelts. He was even named Top Gospel Tenor in 1957.

Although he began recording for various labels, it wasn't until 1965 when he signed with Imperial Records and scored a smash on his second release for the label, Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me. From that point on, he ended up with six records on the Hot 100 Billboard chart.

He even branched out into acting and appeared on classic TV shows with acting roles on Quincy, Sandford And Son, Marcus Welby, MD, and Magnum PI. Quite the career!

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Voice Your Choice spotlight is on Mel Carter. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Band Of Gold or Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.