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Carl Hall

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A gifted and highly effective vocalist whose talent much outstripped his fame, Carl Hall made a name for himself like a gospel and soul singer and a performer around the legitimate stage. Carl Hall was created and elevated in the Western End of Pittsburgh, Pa (Hall’s hesitance to go over his age group means nobody is for certain about his birthday), and got his begin in music performing in church, in addition to carrying out with choral organizations at Herron Hill Junior Large and Schenley SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. After graduating from senior high school, Hall was recruited from the Raymond Rasberry Performers, an Ohio-based gospel ensemble, and experienced end up being the group’s business lead singer by enough time they slice an individual for Vee-Jay Information, “I MANY THANKS Lord,” in 1954. The Rasberry Performers cut more edges for Vee-Jay, Savoy, and Choice Information before Hall remaining the group to provide within the Military. By 1962, Hall was once more a civilian and started pursuing a fresh career like a secular designer; he began playing nightclub times in 1962, and in 1963 he going to NEW YORK, where he became a member of the solid of Tambourines to Glory, a gospel-based musical compiled by Langston Hughes and starring Clara Ward. In 1964, Hall have scored a agreement with Mercury Information, where he trim a cover of Frankie Laine’s “I REALLY BELIEVE” as C. Henry Hall. He was renamed Carl Henry Hall on his second Mercury one, “Summertime,” and in 1965 he was billed as Carl Hall on “My Baby’s SO EXCELLENT,” that was co-produced by Quincy Jones. While Hall’s edges for Mercury demonstrated off his great voice, none of these made any critical impression in the graphs, and by 1967 he as well as the label experienced parted methods. But Hall experienced produced the acquaintance of maker and songwriter Jerry Ragovoy, who was simply impressed plenty of with Hall’s four-octave range that he helped him rating a cope with Loma Information, a subsidiary of Warner Bros./Reprise that specialized in spirit music. In November 1967, Loma released “YOU DO NOT Know Nothing at all About Like,” a stunning overall performance of lots created and performed by Ragovoy, as the likewise effective “The Dam Busted” adopted within the springtime of 1968. Regrettably, both singles received poor advertising from Loma, and the business went of business weeks after “The Dam Busted” didn’t strike, but Hall’s Loma edges would later on become valued collector’s products among British North soul followers. In 1972, Hall got a cope with Atlantic Information, along with Ragovoy in the settings, released an imaginative and soulful cover of Jefferson Airplane’s “Someone to Like.” The one would end up being Hall’s only discharge for Atlantic after failing woefully to hit the graphs, and Hall would satisfy a similar destiny at Columbia Information, cutting “HOW ABOUT You” in 1973 before parting methods using the label. Fortunately, by this time around Hall was reserving regular are a program vocalist and back-up vocalist, and his stage profession was picking right up, signing up for the cast from the Broadway present Inner Town in 1971, that was aimed and co-authored by Tom O’Horgan, who staged the initial production of Locks. (Hall also made an appearance in the show’s first cast record.) Exactly the same season, Hall was also among the vocalists in Leonard Bernstein’s debut functionality of his controversial piece Mass; he also made an appearance on the initial saving. In 1977, Hall became a member of the cast from the Broadway smash The Wiz, and performed the title function within a 1984 revival from the present. Hall acquired a small function within the 1979 film edition of Locks, and was also a support vocalist for Bette Midler’s 1980 stage present Divine Madness, and in addition appeared within the film edition. In 1987 Hall trim a dance solitary, “I SIMPLY Like Makin’ Like,” which he published and helped make in addition to sang, and he came back to his musical origins in 1990 when he became a member of the solid of Truly Blessed, a musical that paid homage to the life span and music of Mahalia Jackson. Hall was operating like a vocal arranger for Stephanie Mills and was area of the music ministry at Richardson Memorial Religious Church in NEW YORK when he passed away in Sept 1999. A few of Hall’s unreleased materials for Loma and Atlantic seems on selections of spirit rarities from Rhino Information, and in 2015 Omnivore Recordings released YOU DO NOT Know Nothing at all About Like: The Loma/Atlantic Recordings 1967-1972, including the six edges he released through those brands alongside 13 outtakes and unreleased shows.

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Full Name Carl Hall
Height 2.03 m
Profession Actor, Singer
Parents Robert Cosgrove Greenlease Sr.
Siblings Virginia Sue Greenlease, Paul Robert Greenlease
Music Songs You Don't Know Nothing About Love, Mean It Baby, Is Your Love Going or Growing, Change With the Seasons, Medley: Kindness / As I Went Over / Apartment House / There Was a Little Man / Who Killed Nobody, Let Me Down Slowly, Roll over Cassanova, Medley: Fee Fi Fo Fum / Now I Lay Me, Street Sermon


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sarah Chong Is Going to Kill Herself 2016 Short executive producer
Wild Mexico 2013 Short executive producer: Sky Vision
Jesus Rise to Power 2013 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Wild Appalachia 2013 TV Movie documentary executive producer: Parthenon Entertainment
Alexander's Lost World 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 6 episodes
Sunken Civilizations: Secrets of Lost Cities Underwater 2013 Documentary executive producer: for Parthenon Entertainment Limited
Superstorm 2012: Hell and High Water 2012 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Wild Hawaii 2012 TV Movie documentary executive producer: Parthenon Entertainment
Mystery Files 2010-2011 TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
Expedition Week 2011 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Japan's Wild Secrets 2009 TV Movie documentary executive producer: Parthenon Entertainment Ltd
Wildes Russland 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 6 episodes
Ultimate Journeys 2009 TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
The Roman Invasion of Britain 2009 TV Series documentary executive producer - 2 episodes
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom TV Series documentary executive producer - 9 episodes, 2006 - 2008 excecutive producer - 1 episode, 2008
Caught in the Act 2007-2008 TV Series documentary executive producer - 2 episodes
World's Worst Venom 2007 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Predators in Peril 2007 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Mouse: A Secret Life 2007 TV Movie documentary executive producer: Parthenon Entertainment
National Geographic: Engineering the Impossible 2007 TV Series documentary executive producer - 3 episodes
The Falls of Iguaçu 2006 TV Movie documentary executive producer
War Secrets: Italy's Forgotten Invasion 2006 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Tusks and Tattoos 2005 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Fidel Castro. Ewiger Revolutionär 2004 Documentary short executive producer: Parthenon Entertainment Ltd
Penguins Under Siege 2004 Video documentary executive producer
Shark Quest 2003 Documentary executive producer: Parthenon Entertainment
Legends of the Ice World 2003 Documentary executive producer
Predator Bay 2003 TV Movie documentary executive producer: Parthenon Entertainment
Stonehenge Rediscovered 2003 TV Movie producer - produced by
Wild Dogs Biting Back 2003 Documentary executive producer
Leopard Seals: Lords of the Ice 2002 Documentary executive producer
Dragons of the Namib 2002 TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Sea Hunters 2002 TV Series documentary executive producer - 6 episodes
Animals of the Ocean Desert 2001 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Drinker's Dilemma 2001 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Sunk on Christmas Eve 2001 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Ele Tele 2000 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Top Cat 2000 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Wild Dog Wilderness 1999 TV Movie documentary executive producer
In the Shadow of the Tiger 1999 Documentary executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stonehenge Rediscovered 2003 TV Movie

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Silver Medal New York Festivals Television Documentary and Information Programs Mystery Files (2010) · Danny Tipping (Director of Production)
· Richard Sattin (Series Producer)
· Kate Haddock (Director and Producer)
· Marc Tiley (Director and Producer)
· Iain Kitching (Editor)
· David Wilson (Editor)
· Ben Mole (Drama Director)
· Peter Allibone (Director of Photography)
· Haydn Denman (Director of Photography)
· Jonathan Jones (Director of Photography)
· Peter Guest (Unit Manager)


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