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Karter Jaymes

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Instruments & Performance

So Full Of Love ? (LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records 1978

Live! Coast To Coast ? ? (3 versions) Philadelphia International Records 1979

You Got Me Dreamin' (as James S. Carter) and 2 more…
Tenita Jordan - Tenita ? (LP, Album) Top Priority 1986

Happy 2 Have U
Miles Jaye - Miles ? (LP, Album) 4th & Broadway 1987

Moments Of A Journey ? (CD, Album, Dig) Ages 1995
Writing & Arrangement

Help Is On The Way ? ? (5 versions) Harlem International Records Inc. 1981

By My Side (as J. Carter)
General Caine - Dangerous ? (LP, Album) Tabu Records 1983

Love 4-2
Teddy Pendergrass - Workin' It Back ? (LP, Album) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 1985

You Got Me Dreamin' ? ? (2 versions) Top Priority 1985

You Got Me Dreamin' (as J.S. Carter) and 3 more…
Tenita Jordan - Tenita ? (LP, Album) Top Priority 1986

Happy 2 Have U (as J. Carter)
Miles Jaye - Miles ? ? (3 versions) 4th & Broadway 1987

2 A.M. (as J.S. Carter)
Teddy Pendergrass - Joy / 2 A.M. ? (7", Single) Elektra 1988

2 A.M. (as James S. Carter) and 2 more…
Teddy Pendergrass - Joy ? ? (4 versions) Elektra 1988

Help Is On The Way
Various - Trouble On The Dancefloor ? (3xLP, Comp) X:treme Records 1997

By My Side
Checker Kabb / Satellite Band - By My Side / Rejuvenate The Fonk ? ? (2 versions) Peoples Potential Unlimited 2008

By My Side (Instr.)
Various - District Maryland Virginia: Compilation Of The Rarest Synth Funk Go Go Boogie 1983-1985 ? (12", Comp) Peoples Potential Unlimited 2009

How Ya Doin'? (as James Stanley Carter)
Little Mix - DNA ? ? (2 versions) Syco Music 2012

Love For Two ? (12") Street Jam Records Unknown
Production

You Got Me Dreamin' ? ? (2 versions) Top Priority 1985

Love 4-2
Teddy Pendergrass - Workin' It Back ? (LP, Album) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 1985

You Got Me Dreamin' (as James S. Carter) and 2 more…
Tenita Jordan - Tenita ? (LP, Album) Top Priority 1986

Happy 2 Have U (as J. Carter)
Miles Jaye - Miles ? ? (3 versions) 4th & Broadway 1987

Happy 2 Have U
Miles Jay* - I've Been A Fool For You ? ? (2 versions) Specialty Records Corporation 1987

By My Side
Checker Kabb / Satellite Band - By My Side / Rejuvenate The Fonk ? ? (2 versions) Peoples Potential Unlimited 2008
Discography

Writing and arrangement
Help is on the Way - The Whatanauts
After 2AM - Teddy Pendergrass
Love 4 2 - Teddy Pendergrass
By My Side - Checker Kabb
You Got Me Dreamin' - Tenita Jordan
Love 4 2 - "Sugar Boy" Jim
Ain't Leavin' Without You - Jaheim
How Ya Doin?-Little Mix featuring Missy Elliott

Production
You Got Me Dreamin' - Tenita Jordan
Happy to Have You - Miles Jaye
I've Been a Fool For You - Miles Jaye
By My Side - Checker Kabb, Satellite Band
By My Side - Rejuvenate

Instruments/performance
Teddy Pendergrass - Live! Coast to Coast
Teddy Pendergrass - TEDDY! Live in '79
Teddy Pendergrass - From the Front Row...Live!

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Bio

HOW IT ALL STARTED…
KARTER JAYMES (KNOWN THEN AS JAMES S.CARTER) HAD A DREAM…TO WRITE & PLAY MUSIC…AS A MUSIC LOVER WITH A SOCIAL FLAIR OF HEARTFELT SOUL MAGIC & A GET IN THE DOOR GIFT TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN,KARTER ALWAYS KNEW,IN HIS HEART OF HEARTS,THAT ONE DAY HIS BREAK WOULD COME.KARTER WOULD HANG AROUND THE
STAGE DOOR AT DIFFERENT VENUES,WAITING FOR HIS CHANCE…ONE NIGHT IN NINETEEN-SEVENTY FIVE ,HE WAS AT THE OLD CIVIC CENTER IN BALTIMORE WHEN THAT CHANCE CAME.ON THE BILL THAT NIGHT WERE THE BLUE NOTES…FEATURING TEDDY PENDERGRASS.KARTER WAS AT HIS USUAL SPOT AT THE STAGE DOOR & WHEN THE BLUE NOTES WALKED THROUGH,KARTER MADE HIMSELF PART OF THE ENTOURAGE,FOLLOWING THEM TO THE DRESSING ROOM.IT’S HERE WHERE KARTER WOULD PULL OUT HIS DRUMSTICKS & INVITE HIMSELF TO THE WARM-UP SESSION,CAPTURING THE ATTENTION OF THE LATE HENRY EVANS,MANAGER OF HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES.HENRY NOTICED THE FIRE & A UNIQUE PERSONALITY IN KARTER,WHICH LED TO A TELEPHONE CALL FOUR WEEKS LATER FOR AN AUDITION,WHICH KARTER SUCCESSFULLY NAILED.SHORTLY AFTER THAT GROUP DISBANDED (THE BLUE NOTES…FEATURING TEDDY PENDERGRASS) TEDDY FIRED
EVERYONE IN THE BAND,EXCEPT FOR JAMES S.CARTER ,DRUMS & ALFIE POLLITT,PIANO…THIS LED TO THE TEDDY PENDERGRASS SOLO ARTIST EXPERIENCE.FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE LAST PERFORMING DATE,KARTER WAS DEEPLY COMMITTED TO THE ROAD.KARTER LEARNED THE INS & OUTS OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS,WHICH LATER PROVED VALUABLE.KARTER’S TALENT WAS WELL RECEIVED LATER,WHEN HE WROTE TEDDY’S FIRST COMEBACK SINGLE AFTER HIS TRAGIC ACCIDENT,”LOVE 4-2”,WHICH DISPLAYED KARTER’S WRITING ABILITY.KARTER WAS A PART OF THE TEDDY PENDERGRASS MUSICAL EXPERIENCE FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE LAST TOUR DATE & IN ADDITION TO BEING THE DRUMMER,KARTER ALSO BEGAN TO WRITE SONGS FOR TEDDY PENDERGRASS…IT WAS THEN THAT KARTER SHIFTED MUSICAL GEARS & THE REST IS MUSICAL HISTORY… WHO IS KARTER JAYMES?...A MOST VERSATILE ACOUSTIC SINGER/SONGWRITER,KARTER’S SONGS
CAN’T BE DEFINED BY ANY ONE CATEGORY.WRITING STYLES RANGE FROM SOUL,BLUES,FOLK & ALTERNATIVE SOUNDS.A BLEND OF SEASONED,SOULFUL VOCAL TONES TAKE LYRICAL FLIGHT INTO THE VERSATILITY OF TODAY.KARTER JAYMES IS NOW A GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST FOR THE ALBUM,”JOY”,RECORDED BY TEDDY PENDERGRASS,WHICH COUNTED GOLD & PLATINUM WORLDWIDE.HIS HISTORY & INFLUENCE IS A WIDE STRETCH,AS HIS SONGS HAVE BEEN RECORDED & SAMPLED BY THE INDUSTRY’S FINEST…SOUL SINGER JAHEIM’S “AIN’T LEAVIN’WITHOUT YOU”(WHICH AWARDED HIM A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FROM BMI)…TEDDY PENDERGRASS,”LOVE 4-2”…THE WHATNAUTS,”HELP IS ON THE WAY”…NEW YORK’S HIP-HOP LEGENDS DE LA SOUL’S,”RING,RING,RING”.MUSIC ALSO SAMPLED BY K-GEE,PETE ROCK & JEREMY DUPREE…ALSO FEATURED ON MARTIN LAWRENCE’S “THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE & HATE” MOVIE SOUNDTRACK.KARTER HAS SHARED THE STAGE WITH SINGER/SONGWRITERS JEFFREY GAINES,ANTHONY DAVID,ROY AYERS,EDWIN
MCCAIN,JOSH HOGE,SPENCER DAY & MANY OTHERS.KARTER HAS HIS OWN COMFORTABLE PRESENCE & PERSONALITY ON STAGE & EXPRESSES HIS LOVE & PASSION THROUGH MUSIC…IN THE IMAGE OF SOUL…KARTER JAYMES...THE INSPIRATION...
KARTER JAYMES WAS STUCK IN THE ROUTINE OF LIFE...ONE
NIGHT AT A TRACY CHAPMAN CONCERT THAT CHANGED.
WHEN THE OPENER,JEFFREY GAINES,WALKED OUT ON STAGE
KARTER WAS BOTH INTRIGUED & INSPIRED BY THE ACOUSTIC
SINGER/SONGWRITER.HE KNEW THAT THIS WOULD BE HIS
NEXT MUSICAL CHALLENGE.KARTER DIDN'T SING...DIDN'T
PLAY GUITAR,BUT THAT DIDN'T DETER HIM.THE NEXT DAY HE
QUIT HIS JOB AS AN ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR,WENT TO THE
MUSIC STORE & GOT A GUITAR & TOLD HIMSELF,”OKAY,LET'S
GET STARTED...I'LL GET GOOD LATER.”AS HIS DESTINY HAS
SHOWN,KARTER DID JUST THAT.KARTER HAD A HISTORY OF
WRITING SONGS FOR & WITH OTHERS,TEDDY PENDERGRASS,
THE WHATNAUTS,DE LA SOUL,& JAHEIM AMONG THEM.NOW
HE PUT PEN TO PAPER TO WRITE FOR HIMSELF & THE CREATIVE
ENERGY FLOWED.KARTER TOOK SIX OF HIS SONGS INTO THE
STUDIO & PRODUCED HIS FIRST EP,”BORN IN NOVEMBER”.
KARTER WAS CREATING THE MUSIC & LYRICS & NOW NEEDED
AN OUTLET...SO STARTED THE ROUNDS OF OPEN MIKES &
SINGER/SONGWRITING CONTESTS NATIONWIDE.IN PHILLY,
AT THE WORLD CAFE',HE WON FOR OUTSTANDING STAND-UP PERFORMER.AS A RESULT OF THAT,KARTER CHOSE FOUR OF HIS
SONGS FROM HIS EP,ADDED SIX MORE,ONE OF WHICH WAS A
COVER,A NOD TO ONE OF HIS IDOLS,OTIS REDDING'S “TRY A
LITTLE TENDERNESS”& PRODUCED HIS FIRST LP,”IN THE IMAGE
OF SOUL”.NOW,AS AN ESTABLISHED SINGER/SONGWRITER
(VOTED BALTIMORE'S BEST SINGER/SONGWRITER BY RAMS
HEAD LIVE) KARTER CONTINUES TO WRITE(HIS LATEST CO-WRITING EFFORT IS LITTLE MIX'S "HOW YA DOIN?" FEATURING MISSY ELLIOTT) RECORD & TOUR.WITH A SOULFUL VOICE THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL
SOMETHING,KARTER JAYMES CREATES ORIGINAL SONGS THAT ARE MUSIC TO OUR EARS...