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Carl Mann (born August 22, 1942, Huntingdon, Tennessee) is an American rockabilly singer and pianist.

Biography[edit]

Mann was raised in rural Tennessee; his parents owned a lumber business. He sang in church and did country songs for local talent shows, playing guitar and piano. In 1957, he released his first single on Jaxon Records, "Gonna Rock and Roll Tonight" b/w "Rockin' Love." Several further singles on Jaxon followed, after which Carl Perkins' drummer, W.S. Holland, became Mann's manager, signing him to Sun Records.[1] Sun owner Sam Phillips signed Mann to a three-year contract, and soon after Sun released Mann's rockabilly version of Nat King Cole's "Mona Lisa." Mann and Conway Twitty both released single versions of the tune at the same time, and both charted; it was sixteen-year-old Mann's first hit, peaking at No. 24 on the US Black Singles chart and No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959.[2]

Mann's follow-up singles were less successful; he covered several pop standards, but the only charting hit was 1959's "Pretend," which peaked at No. 57 Pop.[2] An LP, Like Mann, was released in 1960 but did not sell well, and Mann began to drift from the business. He did a stint in the Army in 1964, and then released a single, "Down to My Last I Love You," on Monument Records; after it failed, he returned to family life and battled problems with alcoholism.[1]

Mann returned as a country artist in 1974, releasing singles on ABC and Dot. His 1976 single "Twilight Time" scraped the US Country Singles chart, peaking at No. 100.[2] In 1977, he landed a deal with Dutch record label Rockhouse Records, who released a live/studio split Gonna Rock'n'Roll Tonight in 1978 and In Rockabilly Country in 1981. He toured occasionally in Europe in the 1980s, but eventually returned once again to running the family logging outfit.[1]

Mann came out of music retirement in 2005, performing on the local Huntingdon Hayride radio show in his hometown. He continues to perform overseas and in the states, and record. A CD called Rockabilly Highway, featuring Mann, and Sun Records label mates W. S. Holland and Rayburn Anthony, was released in 2008. He was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in Jackson, TN, in 2006. In May 2011, A book on his life and music career called The Last Son of Sun was released.

Partial Discography[edit]

  • Like Mann (1960)
  • Gonna Rock 'N' Roll Tonight (1978)
  • In Rockabilly Country (1981)
  • Rockin' love - Original Sun recordings (1987)
  • Strait And Narrow Road (2006)
  • Legendary Country Influences (2007)
  • Carl Mann (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Biography, Allmusic.com
  2. ^ a b c Chart Positions, Allmusic.com

External links[edit]

  • [www.carlmann.net Official Carl Mann website]

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Carl Mann - Mona Lisa

Sun Studios rockabilly - Phillips International 3539 1959.

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Carl Mann - Pretend

1959.

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The best sounding video out there! CARL MANN @ VIVA LAS VEGAS 17 "MONA LISA" WITH: ASHLEY KINGMAN, BOBBY TRIMBLE, SHORTY POOLE, CARL SONNY LEYLAND,

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Re-recorded in 1981 for Rockhouse, far better than the original. Nice bit of guitar work.

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Carl Mann Interview Part 1

From the "Rockabilly Days" television show. Carl and Larry Donn talk about Carl's hits, "Mona Lisa" and "Pretend" of '59, and about rock and roll music of the '50s.

Carl Mann - Gonna Rock And Roll Tonight

1957 Rockabilly.

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The News-Press

The News-Press
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:31:14 -0700

Information on suspect Carl Mann was exempt per Florida statutes as he is a retired police chief from La Moille, Ill. He was charged with sale and possession of marijuana. Two other suspects are wanted in relation to the operation, Wilberson Vilsaint ...

Wink News

Wink News
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:15:00 -0700

The month-long investigation targeted drug dealers selling heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana to vacationers. One of those caught by undercover detectives is a former police chief, identified as Carl Mann from Illinois. According to LCSO, Mann ...

Jackson Sun

Jackson Sun
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:52:30 -0700

The grand opening included performances from Rayburn Anthony, Carl Mann and Gary Hardy. But it was the museum that the patrons were ready to see once the ceremony was complete. After the performances, those in attendance had the opportunity to ...

Jackson Sun

Jackson Sun
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:48:34 -0700

The grand opening will include performances by Rayburn Anthony, Carl Mann and Gary Hardy. Wink Martindale will serve as the master of ceremonies. A reception with wine and hors d' oeuvres will begin at 6:30 p.m. in tents set up outside the museum.

Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:24:49 -0700

During the event, the organization honored the five founding fathers who brought baseball to the city: Gene Shands, Carl Mann, Loncy Leake, Frank Baker and Rorie, who is the only one still living. Family members of the other four men also attended the ...
 
Jackson Sun
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 04:03:45 -0700

The grand opening will include performances by Rayburn Anthony, Carl Mann and Gary Hardy. Wink Martindale will serve as the master of ceremonies. TENNCARE MISERY METER. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey's, House Speaker Beth Harwell's and the Tennessee ...

Marshfield Mail (subscription)

Marshfield Mail (subscription)
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:00:28 -0700

Clockwise from top left: A drawing from Harper's Weekly illustrating the moment after Wild Bill's bullet struck Dave Tutt on the Springfield public square. Wild Bill Hickok's reputation began with an article in Harper's Weekly about his gunfight in ...

Christian County Headliner News (subscription)

Christian County Headliner News (subscription)
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:00:26 -0700

Clockwise from top left: A drawing from Harper's Weekly illustrating the moment after Wild Bill's bullet struck Dave Tutt on the Springfield public square. Wild Bill Hickok's reputation began with an article in Harper's Weekly about his gunfight in ...
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