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Carnival Records Carnival RecordsJoe Evans



"Original" '60s & '70s R&B/Soul

The Manhattans

The Lovettes

Phil Terrell
Rene Bailey

Award Concert
Harry Caldwell
The PrertendersTurner Brothers

Barbara Brown

Carnival Records founder and label owner Joe Evans started as a musician playing with Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. Later he joined Berry Gordy's Motortown Revue backing such acts as Little Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, The Supremes, The Temptations and others as they toured throughout the U.S. Having worked extensively with Gordy, Joe learned the music business and after a time set out to start his own R&B/Soul record label in Newark, NJ. The label was launched in 1962 with their first release "Your Yah-Yah Is Gone" by The Tren-Teens.

Joe Evans had an ear for music, a head for business and a vision to make Carnival Records a reality. Joe was instrumental in discovering many talented songwriters and artists from this region such as The Manhattans, Kenneth Ruffin, The Lovettes, Phil Terrell, Little Royal, Lee Williams and The Cymbals and many others. The Manhattans charted with 8 Billboard R&B singles on Carnival with "I Wanna Be (Your Everything)" reaching No. 12 on January 23, 1965.

The music that Joe Evans and his staff wrote, arranged, performed and produced has earned Carnival Records a place in R&B history and put the label on the music map in the '60s. Many of the Carnival tracks have been featured in Films and in various TV shows.

Carnival Soul Classics - Vol. 1Carnival Soul Classics - Vol. 2Carnival Soul Classics - Vol. 3Carnival Soul Classics - Vol. 4Carnival Soul Classics - Vol. 5

All songs are available for download at: iTunes, Amazon mp3, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster.

  • MP3 A New World Is Just Beginning - Harry Caldwell 1970

  • MP3 All I Need Is Your Love - The Manhattans 1967

  • MP3 Alone On New Year’s Eve - The Manhattans 1967

  • MP3 Baby Doll - Phil Terrell 1966

  • MP3 Baby I Need You - The Manhattans 1966

  • MP3 Baby I’m Sorry - The Manhattans 1967

  • MP3 Back In My Arms - Phyllis Duncan & The Illusions 1963

  • MP3 Broken Heart Cries - The Pretenders 1970

  • MP3 Bugaloo Party - Harold & Connie 1967

  • MP3 Buy This Record - Leon & The Metronomes 1966

  • MP3 Call Somebody Please - The Manhattans 1964

  • MP3 Can I - The Manhattans 1966

  • MP3 Can I Come In - Phil Terrell 1965

  • MP3 Clap And Stomp - Wilbur Bascomb & Blue Zodiact 1970

  • MP3 Come Home To Daddy - Curby Goggins 1965

  • MP3 Cry, Cry, Cry - Kenneth Ruffin 1968

  • MP3 Do You Love Me - Little Royal 1967

  • MP3 Do You Love Me - Jimmy Jules 1967

  • MP3 Do You Love Me - The Swingmasters 1968

  • MP3 Don’t Let Yourself Go - Jimmy Jules 1967

  • MP3 Don’t You Run Away - Phil Terrell 1966

  • MP3 Everybody's Doing It - Harold & Connie 1966

  • MP3 Feelin’ Good - The Carnival Kings 1970

  • MP3 Follow Your Heart - The Manhattans 1966

  • MP3 For The Rest Of My Days - The Pretenders 1972

  • MP3 For The Very First Time - The Manhattans 1964

  • MP3 Forget Him - Barbara Brown 1965

  • MP3 Go Right On - The Three Reasons 1971

  • MP3 Groove In “G” - Wilbur Bascomb & Blue Zodiact 1970

  • MP3 Hearts Were Made To Love - The Pretenders 1972

  • MP3 Hey Girl (Where Are You Going?) - The Topics 1967

  • MP3 I Betcha (Couldn’t Love Me) - The Manhattans 1966

  • MP3 I Call It Love - The Pretenders 1975

  • MP3 I Call It Love (Ballad) - The Pretenders 1970

  • MP3 I Call It Love - The Manhattans 1967

  • MP3 I Can Tell - Little Royal 1967

  • MP3 I Don’t Have To Cry - The Topics 1967

  • MP3 I Don’t Wanna Go - The Manhattans 1965

  • MP3 I Found You - The Metrics 1966

  • MP3 I Love You More - Lee Williams & The Cymbals 1966

  • MP3 I Need A Guy- The Lovettes 1967

  • MP3 I Need You Baby - Lee Williams & The Cymbals 1968

  • MP3 I Wanna Be (Your Everything) - The Manhattans 1964

  • MP3 I Wanna Be (Your Everything) - The Pretenders 1971

  • MP3 If Love Comes Knockin’ - The Topics 1966

  • MP3 I’ll Be Gone - Lee Williams & The Cymbals 1966

  • MP3 I’ll Catch You On The Rebound - Leon & The Metronomes 1966

  • MP3 I’ll Erase You From My Heart - Phil Terrell 1965

  • MP3 I’ll Keep Holding On To You - Kenneth Ruffin 1967

  • MP3 I’m Afraid To Say I Love You - The Lovettes 1967

  • MP3 I’m Just A Young Boy - Phil Terrell 1965

  • MP3 I’m Just Gonna Be Missing You - Rene Bailey 1968

  • MP3 I’m The Man For You Baby - The Turner Brothers 1968

  • MP3 I’m The One That Love Forgot - The Manhattans 1965

  • MP3 I’m The One That Love Forgot - The Pretenders 1973

  • MP3 I’m Walkin' - Curly Mays 1964

  • MP3 It’s Everything About You (That I Love) - Lee Williams & The Cymbals 1968

  • MP3 It’s Everything About You (That I Love) - The Pretenders 1975

  • MP3 It’s That Time Of Year - The Manhattans 1966

  • MP3 It’s Too Late For Tears - Rene Bailey 1968

  • MP3 I’ve Got Everything But You - The Manhattans 1964

  • MP3 Just Be Yourself - The Pretenders 1974

  • MP3 Just You Wait And See - The Pretenders 1972

  • MP3 Just One More Time - Jimmy Jules 1967

  • MP3 Let's Get High (On The Music) - Nice and Tight Band 1978

  • MP3 Little Miss Soul - The Lovettes 1967

  • MP3 Lonely Girl - The Lovettes 1966

  • MP3 Lost Love - Lee Williams & The Cymbals 1967

  • MP3 Love Don't Come Easy - The New Jersey Connection 1981

  • MP3 Love Don't Come Easy (Instrumental) - The New Jersey Connection 1981

  • MP3 Love Has Passed Me By - Phil Terrell 1966

  • MP3 Love Is Breaking Out (All Over) - Lee Williams & The Cymbals 1968

  • MP3 Love Is Breaking Out All Over - The Manhattans 1968

  • MP3 Mambo Blues - Edwin “Schubert” Swanston 1970

  • MP3 Manhattan Stomp - The Manhattans 1967

  • MP3 Me, Myself and I - Norma Jenkins 1967

  • MP3 My Baby’s Gone - The Tren-Teens 1962

  • MP3 My Love Is Yours Tonight - The Turner Brothers 1968

  • MP3 Need Someone To Love- Norma Jenkins 1967

  • MP3 Need Someone To Love - The Symphonies 1969

  • MP3 Nobody Loves Me (Like My Baby) - Harry Caldwell 1966

  • MP3 Nothing Will Ever Change (This Love Of Mine) - Jimmy Jules 1967

  • MP3 Oh Why - Curley Mays 1964

  • MP3 Peepin’ Through The Window - Lee Williams & The Cymbals 1967

  • MP3 Please Come Back - Harry Caldwell 1966

  • MP3 Please Say It Isn't So - Lee Williams & The Cymbals 1967

  • MP3 Searching For My Baby - The Manhattans 1965
  • MP3 Send Him To Me - Barbara Brown 1963

  • MP3 Senor - Edwin “Schubert” Swanston 1970

  • MP3 She’s So Fine - The Topics 1966

  • MP3 Shing-A-Ling USA - Lee Williams & the Cymbals 1967

  • MP3 So In Love - Barbara Brown & George Smith 1965

  • MP3 Sometimes I Wonder - Barbara Brown 1963

  • MP3 Sweet Little Girl - The Manhattans 1966

  • MP3 Sweet Potato Gravy - Maurice Simon & The Pie Men 1970

  • MP3 Take Me Back - The Three Reasons 1972

  • MP3 Teach Me (“The Philly Dog”) - The Manhattans 1966

  • MP3 That New Girl - The Manhattans 1966

  • MP3 That’s What Love Will Do - The Symphonies 1970

  • MP3 The Boston Monkey - The Manhattans 1966

  • MP3 The Git Go - Maurice Simon & The Pie Men 1967

  • MP3 There Goes A Fool - The Manhattans 1964

  • MP3 Third Organ - Maurice Simon & The Pie Men 1967

  • MP3 Till You Come Back To Me - The Manhattans 1969

  • MP3 'Til You Come Back To Me - Lee Williams & The Cymbals 1968

  • MP3 Try Me One Time - Dolores Johnson 1962

  • MP3 We're Gettin' Closer - Ken Jones 1968

  • MP3 What Kind Of Man Are You - Dolores Johnson 1962

  • MP3 What’s It Gonna Be - The Manhattans 1964

  • MP3 When We’re Made As One- The Manhattans 1967

  • MP3 Wishes - The Metrics 1966

  • MP3 You Made Me Love You - Little Royal 1967

  • MP3 Your Yah-Yah Is Gone - The Tren-Teens 1962

Little Royal


The Topics

Lee Williams &The Cymbals

Norma Jenkins

The Symphonies Lee Williams & The CymbalsJimmy Jules

Toye Kates