Carlton and The Shoes

Carlton and The Shoes
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Carlton and The Shoes

Carlton and The Shoes Biography (Wikipedia)

Carlton and the Shoes (sometimes credited as Carlton & His Shoes) are a Jamaican vocal group who had their greatest success in the late 1960s, as rocksteady gradually became reggae and are still active in 2008, most notably in Japan and Jamaica. The group had several Studio One recorded hits in Jamaica, most notably "Love me Forever" in 1968.

The group is led by Carlton Manning, and the line-up was originally completed by his younger brothers Donald and Lynford (both members of The Abyssinians), and Alexander Henry. Manning originally named the group Carlton and his Shades, but a printer's mistake on their debut release (for Sonia Pottinger) led to the "Shoes" name sticking. Although their debut release made little impact, they moved on to work with Clement "Coxsone" Dodd at Studio One, where they enjoyed a massive rocksteady hit with "Love Me Forever".

"Love Me Forever" has been re-released and covered many times since, and the single's B-side, "Happy Land", formed the basis for The Abyssinians' "Satta Massa Ganna", one of the most covered songs in the history of reggae. When Donald and Lynford formed The Abyssinians, Carlton remained at Studio One, continuing to make records, and working as a session guitarist. He continued to record through the 1970s and early 1980s, though never repeated his early success.

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Me And You
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Me And You
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Never Let Go
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Never Let Go
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Love Me Forever
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Love Me Forever
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Better Days
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Better Days
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Forever
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Forever
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Happy Land
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Happy Land
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Life Could Be A Dream
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Life Could Be A Dream
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This Feeling
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This Feeling
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Love
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Love
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Sugar & Spice
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Sugar & Spice
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You and Me Version
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You and Me Version
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You and Me
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You and Me
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Sweet Version
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Sweet Version
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Sweet Feeling
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Sweet Feeling
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Forward Jerusalem
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Forward Jerusalem
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Love To Share
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Love To Share
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Let Me Love You
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Let Me Love You
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I've Got Soul
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I've Got Soul
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Just Me
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Just Me
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Sincerely Yours
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Sincerely Yours
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Love Is All
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Love Is All
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Never Give Your Heart Away Version Two
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Never Give Your Heart Away Version Two
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Never Give Your Heart Away Version One – Studio One 7"
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Never Give Your Heart Away Version One  – Studio One 7"
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Happy Land – Supreme 7"
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Happy Land – Supreme 7"
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Love Me Forever – Supreme 7"
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Love Me Forever – Supreme 7"
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