Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll US né le 22 août 1942 à Huntingdon (Tennessee), Carl Mann a fait ses débuts en 1958 chez Jaxon Records, un petit label de Memphis (Tennessee). Il passe ensuite chez Phillips International où il obtiendra le succès. Après 1962, Carl se fera oublier rapidement, enregistrant pour Monument, ABC et Dot Records. Brillant performer, vocaliste et instrumentiste de talent, Carl Mann est à l'heure actuelle, l'une des figures les plus attachantes des rescapés des années cinquante.

One of the last discoveries on Sam Phillips' legendary Sun label, piano player Carl Mann was best known for his rockabilly reworking of the Nat "King" Cole pop standard "Mona Lisa." That million-selling hit positioned him as something of a softer, smoother Jerry Lee Lewis, possessed of a crooner's instincts and a velvety vibrato. Unfortunately, Mann was never able to land another hit on the level of "Mona Lisa," despite waxing a fair amount of high-quality rock & roll. Like many early rock vets, he eventually moved into country music when the rockabilly market dried up, but never successfully established himself in that arena, and gradually drifted out of music.
Carl Mann was born in Huntingdon, TN, on August 22, 1942. He grew up in a strongly rural area, where his family ran a lumber business, and fell in love with country music as a child. He began singing in church at age nine and soon moved on to performing country songs at area talent contests. He learned guitar at age ten, and piano at 13, by which time he'd already become a regular on local radio. He also formed a band with several other young musicians, and soon took an interest in the R&B and rockabilly records that some of his DJ friends played on the radio, especially those of Elvis Presley. In 1957, Mann successfully auditioned for the Jaxon label and cut his debut single, "Gonna Rock and Roll Tonight" b/w "Rockin' Love"; those sides marked his first collaborations with guitarist Eddie Bush, who would become an important member of Mann's band, and assisted him on his rearrangement of "Mona Lisa." Mann cut several more unreleased sides for Jaxon over the next year, and caught a break when Carl Perkins' drummer Bill "Fluke" Holland offered to become his manager. Holland brought Mann to Sun Records in 1959, and Sam Phillips signed him to a three-year deal. Mann cut his take on "Mona Lisa" early that year, and while Phillips wasn't keen on releasing it as a single, Conway Twitty heard the demo tape and quickly cut his own version, which began climbing the charts. Phillips hurriedly issued Mann's, which battled Twitty's all the way up the pop charts. Both hit the Top 30, and while they tended to cancel each other out in terms of placement, Mann's wound up selling over a million copies; and he wasn't even 17 years old.
Despite the newfound stardom and several TV appearances, "Mona Lisa" turned out to be the pinnacle of Mann's commercial success. At first, he tried to repeat the formula by rocking up other vintage pop standards, which failed to return him to the Top 40, and perhaps even obscured the virtues of original tunes like "I'm Coming Home." Mann also wasn't helped by the fact that he'd appeared at the tail end of rockabilly's prime, or that Charlie Rich had taken his place as Sun's rising new star. Mann's first album, Like Mann, was released in 1960, but sold disappointingly, and he began to develop a drinking problem that necessitated some time away from music. In 1964, he was drafted into the Army; upon returning to the U.S., he signed with the Monument label, but the single "Down to My Last 'I Forgive You'" failed to return him to prominence. Mann soon left music to return to his family's business, settling down with a wife and finally overcoming his problems with alcohol.
In 1974, Mann attempted a comeback singing straight country material; he issued several singles over the next few years on ABC and Dot, but they didn't fit in with the slick countrypolitan records then dominating the charts. In 1977, Mann got an offer from the Dutch label Rockhouse to record for European audiences; he issued a couple of albums on that label, 1978's half-live/half-studio Gonna Rock'n'Roll Tonight and 1981's In Rockabilly Country. Mann toured periodically during the '80s, returning to Europe every so often, and finally retired to concentrate on the family logging business. He still resides in Huntingdon, TN.

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Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll, Traditional Country

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIkGuXU_eO8

MONA LISA

PRETEND

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

04/1957 SP JAXON 502 (US) . Gonna Rock And Roll Tonight / Rockin' Love
04/1959 SP PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3539 (US) . Mona Lisa / Foolish One
09/1959 SP PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3546 (US) . Rockin' Love / Pretend
09/1959 SP LONDON HLS 8935 (UK) . Mona Lisa / Foolish One
12/1959 SP LONDON HLS 9006 (UK) . Pretend / Rockin' Love
01/1960 SP PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3550 (US) . Some Enchanted Evening / I Can't Forget You
05/1960 SP PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3555 (US) . I'm Comin' On / South Of The Border
07/1960 SP LONDON HLS 9170 (UK) . South Of The Border / I'm Comin' On
03/1961 SP PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3564 (US) . Wayward Wind / Born To Be Bad
08/1961 SP PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3569 (US) . I Ain't Got No Home / If I Could Change You
06/1962 SP PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3579 (US) . Mountain Dew / When I Grow Too Old To Dream
10/1966 SP MONUMENT 45-974 (US) . Down To My Last "I Forgive You" / Serenade Of The Bells
1968 SP ARCADE 196 (US) . Headin' For A Heartbreakers / Isn't It True
11/1974 SP ABC ABC 12035 (US) . Ballad Of Johnny Cycle / Burnin' Holes In The Eyes Of Abraham
03/1975 SP ABC ABC 12071 (US) . Just About You / Neon Lights
06/1975 SP ABC ABC 12092 (US) . Cheatin' Time / It's Not The Coffee
11/1975 SP DOT DOA 17596 (US) . Annie Over Time / Back Loving
03/1976 SP DOT DOA 17621 (US) . Belly-Rubbin' Country Soul / Twilight Time
1976 ? SP ABC 4120 (UK) . Belly-Rubbin' Country Soul / Twilight Time
1977 ? SP CHARLY CYS1013 (UK) . Ubangi Stomp / Rockin' Love
1977 ? SP CHARLY CYS1038 (UK) . Till I Waltz Again With You / Paradise
1977 EP CHARLY CEP114 (UK) Mona Lisa / Rockin' Love  / Pretend / Born To Be Bad
07/1979 SP SUN GOLDEN TREASURY 36 (UK) . Some Enchanted Evening / I Can't Forget You
07/1979 SP SUN GOLDEN TREASURY 64 (UK) . Mona Lisa / Foolish One
07/1979 SP SUN GOLDEN TREASURY 65 (UK) . Pretend / Rockin' Love
07/1979 SP SUN GOLDEN TREASURY 66 (UK) . I Can't Forget You / Some Enchanted Evening

Albums

1960 LP 12" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL PLP 1960 (US) LIKE MANN - South Of The Border / Wayward Wind / Walkin' And Thinkin' / Mona Lisa / I Can't Forget You / If I Ever Needed You / I Ain't Got No Home / I'm Bluer Than Anyone Can Be / Island Of Love / Pretend / Baby I Don't Care / I'm Coming Home 
1960 LP 12" LONDON HA-S 2277 (UK) LIKE MANN - South Of The Border / Wayward Wind / Walkin' And Thinkin' / Mona Lisa / I Can't Forget You / If I Ever Needed You / I Ain't Got No Home / I'm Bluer Than Anyone Can Be / Island Of Love / Pretend / Baby I Don't Care / I'm Coming Home 
1977 LP 12" SUNNYVALE 9330-906 (UK) THE SUN STORY VOL. 6 - Mona Lisa / Too Young / Kansas City / Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Baby I Don't Care / Blueberry Hill / Ubangi Stomp / South Of The Border / Crazy Fool / Pretend / Mexicali Rose / Rockin' Love
11/1977 LP 12" CHARLY CR 30130 (UK) LEGENDARY SUN PERFORMERS - Mona Lisa / Rockin' Love / Pretend / Kansas City / I'm Coming Home / Walkin' And Thinkin' / If I Ever Needed Love / Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Ain't Got No Home / Look At That Moon / Baby I Don't Care / I'm Bluer Than Anyone Can Be / Mexicala Rose / Ubangi Stomp / Walkin' The Dog / Mountain Dew
1978 LP 12" CHARLY CRL 5008 (UK) GONNA ROCK 'N' ROLL TONIGHT ! - Till I Waltz Again With You / Gonna Rock 'n' Roll Tonight / Why Do I Keep Telling Lies To Me / Look At That Moon / Paradise / I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone / No One To Talk To / Red Sails In The Sunset / I'm Coming Home / South Of The Border / Mountain Dew / Rockin' Love / If I Could Change You / Pretend / You Win Again / Mona Lisa
1980 LP 12" ROCKHOUSE 67524 (NL) GONNA ROCK 'N' ROLL TONIGHT ! - Till I Waltz Again With You / Gonna Rock 'n' Roll Tonight / Why Do I Keep Telling Lies To Me / Look At That Moon / Paradise / I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone / No One To Talk To / Red Sails In The Sunset / I'm Coming Home / South Of The Border / Mountain Dew / Rockin' Love / If I Could Change You / Pretend / You Win Again / Mona Lisa
02/1981 LP 12" CHARLY / SUN CRM 2006 (UK) LIKE, MANN - CAR MANN SINGS - South Of The Border / Wayward Wind / Walkin' And Thinkin' / Mona Lisa / I Can't Forget You / If I Ever Needed You / I Ain't Got No Home / I'm Bluer Than Anyone Can Be / Island Of Love / Pretend / Baby I Don't Care / I'm Coming Home
04/1981 LP 12" CHARLY CR 30205 (UK) IN ROCKABILLY COUNTRY - Ain't Got No Home / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / When The Leaves Have Turned All Brown / Gonna Drink A Little Beer / It Couldn't Happen With Me / Every Day Grows Sweeter With The Wine / Island Of Love / Knocking On The Backside / Bull O' The Woods / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / Nobody Knows How The Singer Feels / Judy / I Want To Be The One That She Needs / Feel Like I'm Catching The Blues / Ramona / It's Hard To Lie To You / Rockin' The Boat Of Love   
1981 LP 12" ROCKHOUSE LPL 8102 (NL) IN ROCKABILLY COUNTRY - Ain't Got No Home / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / When The Leaves Have Turned All Brown / Gonna Drink A Little Beer / It Couldn't Happen With Me / Every Day Grows Sweeter With The Wine / Island Of Love / Knocking On The Backside / Bull O' The Woods / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / Nobody Knows How The Singer Feels / Judy / I Want To Be The One That She Needs / Feel Like I'm Catching The Blues / Ramona / It's Hard To Lie To You / Rockin' The Boat Of Love   
1986 LP 12" STAR CLUB 33-8022 (SW) 14 UNISSUED SIDES - Take These Chains From My Heart / Because Of You / Ain't You Got No Love For Me / Serenade Of The Bells / Stop The World And Let Me Off  / Comin' Round The Mountain / I'll Always Love You Darling / Sentimental Journey / Canadian Sunset / Even Though / Chinatown / I Love You I Adore You / I Turned And Walked Slowly Away / Long Black Veil
1987 2 LP 12" SUN CDX 17 (UK) THE ROCKING MANN :
DISC 1 : Mona Lisa / Foolish One / Pretend / Rockin’ Love / Some Enchanted Evening / I Can’t Forget You / South Of The Border / I’m Coming Home / Baby I Don’t Care (vocal : Eddie BUSH) / Vanished (vocal : Eddie BUSH) / Wayward Wind / Born To Be Bad / I Ain’t Got No Home / If I Could Change You / Mountain Dew / When I Grow Too Old To Dream
DISC 2 : Baby I Don’t Care / I’m Bluer Than Anyone Can Be / Walkin’ And Thinkin’ / If I Ever Needed Love / Island Of Love / Stop The World / Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Look At The Moon / Too Young / Because Of Young / Ain’t You Got No Lovin’ For Me / Kansas City / Blueberry Hill / Walking The Dog / Ubangi Stomp / Mona Lisa [2]
1988 CD CHARLY 93 (UK) ROCKIN' LOVE - Mona Lisa / Foolish One / Rockin' Love / Pretend / Baby I Don't Care / I'm Bluer Than Anyone Can Be / Some Enchanted Evening / South Of The Border / Kansas City / Ain't Got No Home / I'm Coming Home / If Ever I Needed Love / Walkin' And Thinkin' / Walking The Dog / Stop The World / Mexicali Rose / Look At That Moon / Take These Chains From My Heart / When I Grow Too Old To Dream / Mountain Dew / Too Young / Because Of You / Ain't You Got No Lovin' For Me
1989 LP 12" ROCKHOUSE LPB 8911(NL) LIVE & STUDIO - THE BEST ROCKHOUSE TRACKS - Till I Waltz Again With You / Judy / Ain't Got No Home / When The Leaves Turned All Brown / Rock'n'Roll Tonight / Look At That Moon / I'm Coming Home / South Of The Border / Rockin' Love / It Couldn't Happen To Me / Bull'O The Woods / I'm left, Your Right, She's Gone / Gonna Drink A Little Beer / Knocking On The BackSide / Pretend / You Win Again / Mona Lisa
1992 CD SUN 662 072 (UK) BORN TO BE BAD - Mona Lisa / Born To Be Bad / Kansas City / Wayward Wind / Walkin' And Thinkin' / Baby I Don't Care / Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Canadian Sunset / Ain't You Got No Love For Me / Beyond The Wreath / Coming Around The Mountain / I Can't Forget You / I'm Bluer Than Anyone Could Be / I Love You I Adore You / Foolish One / I'll Always Love You Darlin' / Mountain Dew / Stop The World / If I Never Needed Love / Till The End Forever / Some Enchanted Evening / Island Of Love / Sentimental Journey
07/1993 4 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15713 (DE) MONA LISA :
CD 1 :  Gonna Rock & Roll Tonight / Rockin' Love / Mona Lisa [master] / Foolish One / Rockin' Love [master] / Pretend / I Can't Forget You [master] / Some Enchanted Evening [master] / I'm Going Home / South Of The Border [master] / Ain't Got No Home / If I Ever Needed You / Island Of Love / Walkin' And Thinkin' / Baby I Don't Care / I'm Bluer Than Anyone Can Be / The Wayward Wind [single version] / Born To Be Bad / Ain't Got No Home / If I Could Change You [with chorus] / When I Grow Too Old To Dream / Mountain Dew / Mona Lisa / Look At That Moon / Rockin' Love / Too Young / Take These Chains From My Heart / I Can't Forget You [undubbed] / South Of The Border [alternate take] / Kansas City / Today Is Christmas
CD 2 : The Wayward Wind [alternate take] / Crazy Fool / Mountain Dew / Blueberry Hill / I'll Always Love You Darling / Ain't You Got No Lovin' For Me / Then I Turned And Walked Slowly Away / Serenade Of The Bells / It Really Doesn't Matter Now / Sentimental Journey / Born To Be Bad [undubbed] / I Love You, I Adore You / Are You Teasing Me / Stop The World (And Let Me Off) / I Don't Care / I'm Walking The Dog / Ubangi Stomp / Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Long Black Veil / If I Could Change You [without chorus] / Blueberry Hill / Canadian Sunset / Even Tho' / Chinatown, My Chinatown / Because Of You / 'Til The End Of Forever / Mexicali Rose / Hey Doll Baby / Baby I Don't Care / Vanished / Walkin' And Thinkin'
CD 3 :  Serenade Of The Bells / Down To My Last Forgive You / Blue River / Yesterday Is Gone / Burnin' Holes In The Eyes Of Abraham Lincoln / German Town / She Was Young / Paying For The Crimes / Met Her In Alaska / Funny Way Of Gettin' Over Someone Else / When The Leaves Turn Brown / Everyday Grows Sweet With The Wine / More To Life / Going To Church With Mama / It Really Matters / Toast To A Fool / I'm Married Friend / My Favorite Bunch Of Roses / Burnin' Holes In The Eyes Of Abraham Lincoln / The Ballad Of Johnnie Clyde / Cheatin' Time / Keep Feeding Her The Wine / Let's Turn Back The Pages / If I Ever Love Again / Make A Man Want To / Neon Lights / I'm Just About Out Of My Mind / Neon Lights
CD 4 : It's Not The Coffee That's Keeping Me Awake / No Easy Way To Say Goodbye / Back Lovin' / Annie Over Time / Somebody Has To Booze / Is There No End To Lovin' You / Back Lovin' / Annie Over Time / I've Got Feelings Too / Twilight Time / Eighteen Yellow Roses / Belly Rubbin' Country Soul / Tennemonk, Georgia / She Loves To Love For The Feeling / Love Died A Long Time Ago / Darling Of Atlanta / Country Was The Song / Mona Lisa / Second Guessing / One Last Goodbye / On The Back Streets Of Dallas / Tripping On Teardrops / I Love You Too Much
1996 CD STOMPER TIME STCD 5 (UK) GONNA ROCK'N'ROLL TONIGHT - Gonna Rock 'n' Roll Tonight / Old Lonesome Time / I'm Just A Cry Baby / Why Did You Go / Rockin' Love / That Old Moon Brings Teardrops To My Eyes / The Lost Chord / Satellie No.2 / Don't Bother To Tell Me Goodbye / I'll Always Love You Darlin' / Mona Lisa / Ubangi Stomp / Foolish One / Kansas City / Baby I Don't Care / Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / I'm Coming Home / South Of The Border / Mountain Dew / I Ain't Got No Home / Rockin' Love / Matchbox / Blue Suede Shoes / If I Could Change You / Johnny B. Goode / Pretend / You Win Again / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Mona Lisa / Even Tho'
04/1997 CD CHARLY 8234 (UK) ROCKIN' MANN - Mona Lisa [alternate take] / Foolish One / Rockin' Love [alternate take] / Pretend / Some Enchanted Evening / I Can't Forget You [undubbed] / Look At That Moon / Take These Chains From My Heart / Too Young / South Of The Border [alternate take] / Kansas City / The Wayward Wind / Ain't Got No Home / Blueberry Hill / I'll Always Love You, Darlin' / Baby, I Don't Care / I Don't Care / Ubangi Stomp / I'm Comin' Home / Born To Be Bad [undubbed] / Ain't You Got No Lovin' For Me / Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / When I Grow Too Old To Dream / Mountain Dew / If I Could Change You / Even Tho' / Because Of You / Long Black Veil
01/1999 CD COLLECTABLES COL-CD-6016 (US) MONA LISA - THE VERY BEST OF CARL MANN - Mona Lisa / Blueberry Hill / Ain't Got No Home / Walkin' And Thinkin' / Long Black Veil / I'll Always Love You Darlin' / Rockin' Love / If I Could Change You / Good Ole Mountain Dew / When I Grow Too Old To Dream / It Really Doesn't Matter Now / Kansas City / Look At That Moon / I Can't Forget You (Where Are You Darlin') / Christmas Song / Mexicali Rose / If I Ever Needed You / 'Til The End Of Forever / Ubangi Stomp / Baby I Don't Care / I'm Walking The Dog / Island Of Love / Foolish One
04/2003 CD ROCKHOUSE 9320 (NL) IN ROCKABILLY COUNTRY & LIVE - Ain't Got No Home / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / When The Leaves Have Turned All Brown / Gonna Drink A Little Beer / It Couldn't Happen With Me / Every Day Grows Sweeter With The Wine / Island Of Love / Knocking On The Backside / Bull Of The Woods / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / Nobody Knows How The Singer Feels / Judy / I Want To Be The One That She Needs / Rockin' The Boat Of Love / Till I Walz Again With You / Gonna Rock 'n' Roll Tonight / Why Do I Keep Tellling Lies To Me / Look At The Moon / Paradise / I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone / I'm Coming Home / South Of The Border / Mountain Drew / Rockin' Love / If I Could Change You / Pretend / You Win Again / Mona Lisa
08/2007 CD CARL MANN (US) LEGENDARY COUNTRY INFLUENCES - I Love You A Thousand Ways / California Blues / Endlessly [radio edit] / Endlessly [EP version] / Half A Mind / I Can't Stop Loving You / I Had A Dream Last Night / I Want To Be With You Always / Look What Thoughts Will Do / Making Believe / Movin' On / Oh' Lonesome Me / Watermelon Time In Georgia
10/2008 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16684 (DE)
CARL ROCKS - Mona Lisa (master) / South Of The Border (master) / Rockin' Love (master) / Hey Baby Doll (Eddie BUSH) / I'm Coming Home / Some Enchanted Evening (master) / Pretend / Island Of Love / Look At That Moon / Ain't Got No Home / If I Ever Needed You / The Wayward Wind / When I Grow Too Old To Dream / Mona Lisa (alt.) / Kansas City / Take These Chains From My Heart / Rockin' Love (alt.) / Too Young / Blueberry Hill / Stop The World And Let Me Off / South Of The Border (alt.) / Because Of You / Ubangi Stomp / Ain't You Got No Lovin' For Me / I'm Walking The Dog / Ain't Got No Home / Baby I Don't Care / Mountain Dew (alt.) / Foolish One / Walkin' And Thinkin' / Gonna Rock & Roll Tonight / Satellite #2 / Rockin' Love / Old Lonesome Time / Mona Lisa (demo)
2009 CD RAYBURN ANTHONY MUSIC ? (US) ROCKABILLY HIGHWAY 2001 - Union Ave / Folsom Prison / Moon Over Memphis / Legend / Dream Train / Rockabilly Highway / St. Louis Blues / Ragged Old Flag / She's Got A Beautiful Boodie / Matchbox / Lying On The Beach With You / Mona Lisa / Lovesick Blues / Rockin' With Red / Drum Time [live in London]

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