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Joe Carter

Biography

Among the truly great unsung heroes from the Chicago golf club scene from the 1950s, Joe Carter was a slide-playing twin disciple of Elmore Wayne and Muddy Waters. Created in Georgia, Carter arrived beneath the early tutelage of regional participant Lee Willis, who demonstrated the youngster numerous tunings and how exactly to work with a thumb choose. Arriving in Chicago by 1952, Joe produced a beeline towards the area’s golf club scene to find out his idols Muddy Waters and Elmore Wayne. It had been Muddy who lent Carter the amount of money to get his first guitar. Soon thereafter, Joe began up his 1st group with guitarist Smokey Smothers and Lester Davenport on harmonica, quickly creating himself like a golf club preferred throughout Chicago. Unfortunately, Carter never documented with this group — or any additional construction — during his heyday. A agreement with Cobra Information was provided (with a Freddie King becoming added within the studio room to his regular group), but Joe dropped, as he experienced the amount of money would by no means equivalent what he was tugging down in golf club work. This is a true pity and an instant of blues background forever dropped, as Carter didn’t become recorded until he came back to energetic playing within the ’70s, documenting his lone single recording, Mean & Bad Blues, for the Barrelhouse label in 1976. The intervening years hadn’t transformed his strategy one little bit, still filled with biting acoustic guitar and hoarse, shouted vocals more than a bedrock basic basis. The hoarseness from the vocals, regrettably, was a portent into the future, as Carter retired from playing in the past due ’80s following a bout with throat malignancy. The bluesman passed away in Chicago in 2001. Joe Carter obviously worked within the setting of Elmore and Muddy — rarely contributing much in the form of unique material — nonetheless it was all shipped with a enthusiasm that was completely genuine, easily producing him an emblematic number of ’50s-design Chicago blues in its heyday.

Quick Facts


Full Name Joe Carter
Profession Baseball player
Education Wichita State University
Nationality American
Spouse Diana Carter
Parents Athelene Carter, Joe Carter Sr.
Awards Outstanding Performance Under Pressure ESPY Award
Music Songs Valse De Euridice, Paraty, Stormy Monday, Joyce's Samba, I've Never Been in Love Before, Esperanca Perdida, Do You Remember That Picture, Chicao?, Berimbau, Waltz for Debby, Olinda, Nos E O Mar, Luciana, Influencia Do Jazz, Bobby's Rock, It Hurts Me Too #2, Sweet Home Chicago, Worried About My Baby, Young and Foolish, Brigas Nunca Mais, Estrada Do Sol, Feitio De Oracao, Triste, Blame It On My Youth, Talk to Your Daughter, Dindi, Joe's Boogie, Nada Como Ter Amor, Samba Contente, Amor Em Paz / Inutil Paisagem, Samba De Orfeu, Insensatez, It Hurts Me Too
Albums The Samba Rio Trio, Um Abraco No Rio (An Embrace Of Rio), Two For Two, Both Sides of the Equator


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1 Led American League in RBI (121) in 1986.
2 Finished in top 10 in voting for American League MVP 4 times (1986, 1991-1992 and 1994).
3 Named to 5 American League All Star Teams (1991-1994 and 1996).
4 Member of 1991 American League Eastern Division Champion Toronto Blue Jays team. Member of 1992 and 1993 World Series Champion Toronto Blue Jays teams.
5 Outfielder for Chicago Cubs (1983), Cleveland Indians (1984-1989), San Diego Padres (1990), Toronto Blue Jays (1991-1997), Baltimore Orioles (1998) and San Francisco Giants (1998).
6 Inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, 2003.
7 Hit the very first home run on Canadian soil during the 1992 World Series as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'm Your Man 1992 Video Game Party Attendee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Major League Beats 2011 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Prime 9 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... 2005 TV Series Himself
ESPN 25: Who's #1? 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
High Hopes: The Anatomy of a Winner 2003 Video documentary Himself - Toronto Blue Jays Right Fielder
100 Years of the World Series 2003 Video documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Race for the Record 1998 Video documentary Himself
Sunday Night Baseball 1990-1998 TV Series Himself - Toronto Blue Jays Right Fielder / Himself - Toronto Blue Jays Designated Hitter / Himself - San Diego Padres Center Fielder / ...
1996 MLB All-Star Game 1996 TV Special Himself
1994 MLB All-Star Game 1994 TV Special Himself - AL Left Fielder
Back to Back: The Story of the 1993 Toronto Blue Jays 1993 Video Himself
1993 World Series Video: Philadelphia vs Toronto Blue Jays 1993 Video documentary Himself
Comic Relief: Baseball Relief '93 1993 TV Movie Himself
1993 American League Championship Series 1993 TV Mini-Series Himself - Toronto Blue Jays Right Fielder
1993 MLB All-Star Game 1993 TV Special Himself - AL Right Fielder
Oh Canada! The Story of the 1992 World Champion Blue Jays 1992 Video Himself
1992 American League Championship Series 1992 TV Series Himself - Toronto Blue Jays Right Fielder / First Baseman
1992 MLB All-Star Game 1992 TV Special Himself - AL Right Fielder
Four Million Memories: The 1991 Toronto Blue Jays Highlight Video 1991 Video Game documentary Himself
1991 American League Championship Series 1991 TV Mini-Series Himself - Toronto Blue Jays Right Fielder / Himself - Toronto Blue Jays Designated Hitter
1991 MLB All-Star Game 1991 TV Special Himself - AL Outfielder
Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball 2015 Documentary short Himself
Yoga for Men with WWE Champion Trish Stratus and World Series Winner Joe Carter 2013 Video short Himself
The Players Club 2012 TV Movie Himself

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Archive Footage

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DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself

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