EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #353: “PATCHES”- CLARENCE CARTER

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #353: “Patches”- Clarence Carter. July 18, 1970.

  • Single: ‘Patches”- Clarence Carter
  • Record Company- Atlantic
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Ronald Dunbar and General Johnson
  • Time: 3:10
  • B-side:” Say It One More Time”
  • Album- Clarence Carter
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #4 14 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

Clarence Carter an R&B singer/guitarist and songwriter was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1936. He has been blind since the age of one. He self-taught himself the guitar at 11. Was once married to singer Candi Staton. Carter had 16 Hot 100 singles with 4 making the Top 40. “Patches” was his biggest hit.

5 responses to “EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #353: “PATCHES”- CLARENCE CARTER

  1. Carter has a remarkable story and is a great southern soul style artist. While he had a few hits in the ’60s and early ’70s, he couldn’t match the success of contemporaries like Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding or Solomon Burke. He’s now 84 and apparently still active! I’m including a post I did on him two years ago.
    https://christiansmusicmusings.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/clarence-carter-groovy-southern-soul-and-rb-man/

  2. I don’t remember ever hearing this song on the radio until I started streaming UK radio. Now I’ve heard it quite a few times on their retro shows. For some reason, it didn’t ever get airplay in my region. It’s a shame, because I would have liked it then too.

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