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Goree Carter

Goree Carter

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birthday
31st
December, 1930
Death
29th
December, 1990
Birth Place
Houston, Texas, United States
Birth Sign
capricorn
Biography

Goree Chester Carter or Christer Carter (December 31, 1930 – December 29, 1990), known as Goree Carter, was an American singer, guitarist, drummer, and songwriter. He was also credited with the stage names Little T-Bone, Rocky Thompson and Gory Carter, and recorded music in blues genres such as electric blues, jump blues and Texas blues, as well as rock and roll.
He is best known for his 1949 single, “Rock Awhile,” which has been cited by several sources as the first rock and roll record, featuring an over-driven electric guitar style similar to that of Chuck Berry years later. Carter recorded “Rock Awhile” at the age of 18, and its rediscovery has posthumously brought him recognition as a forefather of rock and roll. As a soldier, he was drafted into military service at the age of 19, and was a veteran of the Korean War.

instruments played
drums
electric
Guitar
Vocals
Also Known As

Little T-Bone Rocky Thompson Gory Carter

Associated Acts

The Hepcats Goree Carter and His Hepcats

Birth Name

Goree Chester Carter or Christer Carter

Genres

Blues electric blues jump blues Texas blues rock and roll boogie-woogie R&B

Years Active

1940s 1954

Name

Goree Carter

Nationality

United States of America

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