Don Carlos (musician)

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Don Carlos
Birth name Euvin Spencer
Also known as Don McCarlos
Born (1952-06-29) 29 June 1952 (age 64)
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Reggae
Years active 1972–present
Labels RAS
Associated acts Black Uhuru, Gold

Don Carlos a.k.a. Don McCarlos (born Euvin Spencer, 29 June 1952) is a Jamaican reggae singer and composer.[1]

Biography[edit]

Don Carlos began singing in 1973 as a member of Black Uhuru. He sang alongside Garth Dennis and Derrick Simpson, the leader of the trio.[2]

In 1988 he recorded "Jingle Bells" with Glenice Spenser on A Reggae Christmas on RAS Records. In 1990 he re-united as the lead vocalist for a Black Uhuru album. Don continues to perform all over the world, and has a large fanbase in Africa.[3]

Albums[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • Suffering (1981), Negus Roots - also released as Prophecy
  • Day to Day Living (1982), Greensleeves
  • Harvest Time (1982), Negus Roots
  • Spread Out (1983), Burning Sounds
  • Pass the Lazer Beam (1983), Jackpot
  • Just A Passing Glance (1984), RAS
  • Deeply Concerned (1987), RAS
  • Time Is The Master (1992), RAS
  • 7 Days A Week (1998), RAS
  • Dub Version (2000), Dressed to Kill
  • Changes (2010), Heartbeat

Don Carlos & Gold[edit]

  • Them Never Know Natty Dread Have Him Credential (1981), Channel One
  • Raving Tonight (1983), RAS
  • Ghetto Living (1983), Tamoki Wambesi
  • Never Run Away (1984), Kingdom
  • Plantation (1984), CSA
  • Ease Up (1994), RAS

Split albums[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Groundation - Hebron Gate (2002), Young Tree
  • Groundation - Dragon War (2003), Young Tree
  • Groundation - We Free Again (2004), Young Tree
  • Slightly Stoopid - Top of the World - "Marijuana" (2012), Stoopid
  • Tribal Seeds - "Blood Clot" - Representing (2014)
  • Rebelution - "Roots Reggae Music" - Count Me In (2014)

Compilations[edit]

  • The Mighty Diamonds Meets Don Carlos & Gold at the Channel 1 Studio featuring The Revolutionaries, Hitbound - the Diamonds Right Time and Don Carlos & Gold's Them Never Know Natty Dread Have Him Credential albums combined
  • Pure Gold, Jackpot
  • Lazer Beam (1995), Culture Press
  • Portrait (1997), RAS
  • Jah Light (2002), Black Arrow
  • Groove With Me (2003), Get Back
  • Inna Dub Style - Rare Dubs 1979 - 1980 (2004), Jamaican Recordings
  • Special Edition (2004), Jafada Music Productions
  • Tribulation (2006), Attack
  • Tribulation - Don Carlos In Dub (2007), Attack
  • Kings of Reggae, Nocturne

DVD[edit]

  • Live in San Francisco (2003), 2B1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave (2002) "Reggae & Caribbean Music", Backbeat Books, ISBN 0-87930-655-6
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (1998) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0242-9, p. 28-9
  3. ^ Kachingwe, Kevin (2014) "Reggae guru draws masses", Zambia Daily Mail, 6 June 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014

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