Carl Mann (born August 22, 1942, Huntingdon, Tennessee) is an American rockabilly singer and pianist.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
- 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)
- [www.carlmann.net Official Carl Mann website]
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:26:15 -0800
Bradley Carl Mann of Martensville, charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine and trafficking cocaine; and possession of property over $5,000 obtained by crime. Layne Joseph James Boorman of Saskatoon, charged with aggravated assault. Carl Trobak of ...
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:46:41 -0800
Carl Mann, Sleepy Labeef, WS Holland, Rayburn Anthony, Stan Perkins, Sonny Burgess, Linda Gail Lewis, JM Van Eaton, Danny B. Harvey and Annie Marie Lewis are all Sun graduates, with ties to the likes of Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and, ...
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:27:47 -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 ...
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:40:25 -0800
Fourteen people from across western Canada are facing drug and weapons charges after search warrants were issued on several properties in Saskatchewan and Alberta. The operation, dubbed Project FORSETI, was conducted by the Integrated Organized ...
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:52:30 -0800
Ces travaux réalisés en collaboration avec les équipes de Carl Mann au CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, Philipp Kapranov au St Laurent Institute, USA, et Claire Rougeulle à l'Université (Une université est un établissement d'enseignement supérieur dont l'objectif ...
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:14:19 -0800
Carl Mann. Ainsi je n'ai longtemps eu qu'un seul titre de Charlie Rich dans ma discothèque. Avant de mettre la main sur les Complete Smash Sessions en cd, qui compilent des enregistrements des mid-60's, sa meilleure période, à un moment où Elvis ...
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:52:30 -0800
Als “Käsekeller” wird das Gewölbe bekannt, während die Käsehandlung Carl Mann ihre Waren dort lagert, später wird die Kasematte zum Partykeller, in dem sagenumwobene Feste gefeiert werden. Offiziell genehmigt waren die selbstverständlich nicht und ...
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:53:19 -0700
It's co-owned by Elvis impersonator Carl Mann and the place regularly hosts special nights dedicated to The King, Marilyn Monroe and classic cars. -CHARLIES_081209DJP337.jpg_20090813.jpg Buy Photo. Dressed as Elvis, owner Carl Mann has fun ...
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