1974 Clarence Carter – Real

Real is the seventh album by Clarence Carter, released in 1974.

Clarence George Carter (born January 14, 1936) is an American blues and soul singer, musician, songwriter and record producer. His most successful records included “Slip Away” (1968), “Back Door Santa”, “Too Weak to Fight”, “Patches” (1970), and “Strokin'” (1985).


1  Real (Lamont Dozier) 5:20
2  On Your Way Down (Allen Toussaint) 5:36
3  Warning (P Boyd, Michael J Jackson) 3:04
4  Rosey (P Boyd, Michael J Jackson, A Smith) 3:56
5  Fine Love (P Boyd, A Smith) 2:49
6  A Very Special Love Song (B Sherrill, N Wilson) 4:45
7  Shaky At Home (P Boyd, A Smith) 4:20
8  Wake Up To Love (P Boyd, Michael J Jackson) 5:18



BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarRay Parker Jr
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarCraig Mcmullen
GuitarWah Wah Watson
Steel GuitarRed Rhodes
KeyboardsPerry Boyd
KeyboardsSonny Burke
KeyboardsSylvester Rivers
SynthesizerClark Spangler
SaxErnie Watts
SaxBuddy Colette
SaxWilliam Green
TromboneJimmy Cleveland
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetWarren Luening
PercussionOllie E. Brown
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsJesse Kirkland
Background VocalsJessica Smith
Background VocalsJoe Greene
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
VocalsClarence Carter

Liner Notes

Producer – McKinley Jackson
Arranged By (Rhythm) – McKinley Jackson
Arranged By (Strings & Horns) – Paul Riser
Engineer – Barney Perkins, Reginald Dozier
Mixed By – Barney Perkins
Strings – Sidney Sharp

Design – Tim Bryant
Photography – Ron Slenzak

Recorded at ABC Recording Studios, LA, California