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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. Mann continues to perform to date. Sun Record showcases in Las Vegas, "Viva Las Vegas" at Orleans Hotel in Vegas. Nashville's "Ink and Iron", and other venues. He will be performing in Milwaukee Oct. 10th. When dates allow his son Richard Mann joins him on stage to carry on the family tradition. Carl Mann's love for performing to his audiences keep him coming back for more performances. Carl Mann's 2015 Cd release through Jaxon Records is in final stages. December 2015 a promoter asked Carl to return to Studio 19 in Nashville early in 2015 and record with producer Larry Rogers again, to complete tracks that began for an album that began in 2013.New tracks unreleased by Carl Mann in the past may be on this album.

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]


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184 news items

Waupaca County News

Waupaca County News
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:26:15 -0700

Neighboring business owner Carl Mann, who owns Studio Lounge, said the business's Facebook page lit up over the weekend after demolition crews exposed a 60-plus-year-old Blatz beer sign on the wall of his establishment, which had been covered all ...
 
Charleston Post Courier
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:20:12 -0700

MANN, Angeline Delores, 71, of Summerville, a retired nurse with St. Francis Hospital and widow of J. Carl Mann, died Monday. Arrangements by Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel of Charleston. PETERSON, Donna Arlene, 79, of Summerville, a Giant Cement ...
 
Roodepoort Record (blog)
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:46:24 -0700

We would, however, like to categorically state both parties mentioned in the article, JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar and JRA spokesperson Bertha Scheepers, have shown their concern in addressing the issue. I'm not sure that councillor Carl Mann is ...

NewYorkUpstate.com

NewYorkUpstate.com
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 06:41:15 -0700

Carl Mann of Trumansburg said the moose head came from a strip club in Buffalo. The Madison-Bouckville Antique Week, Monday August 10, 2015. Michael Greenlar | mgreenlar@syracuse.com. Michael Greenlar | mgreenlar@syracuse.com. Print Email.

Roodepoort Record (blog)

Roodepoort Record (blog)
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:18:45 -0700

To date, neither councillor Carl Mann nor the Record received feedback after it was reported in February that several residences on Watson Street simply have no electricity meters. In February, the Record accompanied Mann to the street where open ...

Roodepoort Northsider (blog)

Roodepoort Northsider (blog)
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:04:59 -0700

Ward 85 Councillor Carl Mann explained that he advised the residents to follow the process and take the petition to the office of the Speaker at the Joburg City Council. He said residents have been battling for more than six years to get this ...

Nashville Scene

Nashville Scene
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:22:30 -0700

In the summer of 1959, 16-year-old Huntingdon, Tenn., native Carl Mann recorded a rockabilly version of the Nat King Cole's pop hit “Mona Lisa” that promptly stormed the Top 40, topping out at No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although he didn't know it ...

Bristol Post

Bristol Post
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 04:01:22 -0800

DESPITE being homeless himself Carl Mann has set up a charity helping other rough sleepers off the streets. Carl has already paid for three people to move into new flats, even though the altruistic 44-year-old has spent almost six months living in a tent.
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