Friday, September 22, 2017

Ralph Carter – Extra Extra (Read All About It Now)

Most Wanted! Ralph Carter – Extra Extra (Read All About It Now) (Mercury)

Taken from the 1976 released ‘Young And In Love’ LP by the likes of singer/actor Ralph Carter. An album which would be his first and only one though. ‘Extra Extra’ standing nevertheless as one of the highlights of the early Disco scene.
Co-produced by Norman Bergen and Reid Whitelaw of the Moment Of Truth fame. With Tom Moulton, responsible for the mixing work, adding this typical touch which, therefore, would be for much on his legendary reputation.

NB: The title (and its hook) might pretty well have been inspired by Rock band The Who‘s ‘Miracle Cure’ recorded back in 1969!

Overview
Born in Brooklyn, NYC on May 30, 1961, Ralph David Carter is most likely remembered for his activities as a child and teenager. As an actor in the Broadway musical ‘Raisin’. But also as Michael Evans, the youngest child of Florida and James Evans, Sr. on the CBS sitcom ‘Good Times’, aired from 1974 until 1979.
‘When You’re Young And In Love’ which he recorded at the age of 14, is his only album release. It spawned 4 singles including the aforementioned.
Carter delivered another single – ‘Get It Right’ – almost 10 years after on Mi Flower. It didn’t go fany further than a promo release though…

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