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Born in Independence, LA.

Now that “Good Lovin’ Will Make You Cry” has become a certified classic in the Southern Soul world Carl Marshall’s popularity has grown rapidly the last several years. But Carl’s actually given his all to the music world for over 30 years now. He grew up in the music streets of New Orleans, Louisiana with his guitar in a band called Sam & the Soul Machine. During the 7+ years he was with them members consisted of Aaron Neville (leave vocals) Sam Henry (keyboards) Gary Brown (sax) Richard Amos (bass) Cyril Neville (congas) Robert Bush (drums).  

His first recording was released on Amherst Records in 1976. Under the name Soul Dog Carl released an album called “Movin’ On”, featuring the proto-rap song “Soul Dog”, which was delivered in a trucker’s MC style. A second LP, this time credited to Carl Marshall & The S.D.’s (Soul Dogs), called “I’ll Give My Heart To You” was released in 1980 on Chantilly. In the meantime singles appeared on labels like J.B’s Records, T-Jaye (“Let’s Go Humpin’”, “Your Woman Really Turns Me On”), Double Hit (“I Can’t Live Without You”) and most notably Edge Record Company, Inc. The latter being Al Bell’s first venture after Stax Records where he and Carl recorded a 12 inch single called “Let It Be Me” under the name Marshall & Babb. Further singles and 12 inchers continued to appear, such as “Mardi Gras Party” (as Carl Marshall & Sound Dimension) throughout the 80s. 

In the early 90s Carl started his own imprint, Gifft, and began issuing his own LPs of Funk, R & B, Blues, Gospel and Jazz (“This Gift”, “Dead End”, “Let’s Get Fired Up”, “Last Minute”) before joing with Senator Jones’ Hep’ Me Records for one CD, “You Can’t Stop A Woman”, which spawned a regional hit with the title cut. This was followed up with a one album stint at Mardi Gras Records (“A Woman Want A Man, She Don’t Want No Punk”) in 2001.  

Carl went back to cutting albums for his Gifft (and later Unleashed) label, scoring “Southern Soul” market hits with songs like “This Is For Grown Folks”, “Grown Folks Party With Me”, “Jingle My Bell”, “Ain’t No Party Like A Grown Folks Party” & “Wind It Up”. During this period Carl also served as a radio personality at the Meridian, Mississippi Clear Channel station Kiss 104.1 (also a Gospel station, WYLD, in New Orleans.) 

In 2005 Carl released a song called “Good Lovin’ Will Make You Cry”. At first it was ignored, then gradually over the next couple years the song began to grow as the song began to connect with an audience. By mid-2006 it was one of the hottest songs in Southern Soul music. For over two years it was one of the most loved, played and known song in the genre. During this time Bigg Robb did a remix of the song, which took it to the top for a second run. 

In 2008 Carl next signed with a new label, CDS Records, and released his best album yet in 2009, “Look Good For You”, featuring the title cut, “Leave That Man’s Wife Alone” and “Looking For A Real Woman (Looking For Love)” in addition to producing most of the acts for the label. 

In 2010 Carl became Vice President of CDS records and released his masterpiece CD, “Love Who You Wanna Love”, and his first DVD, “Grown Folks Live”. 

Carl has perfected his musical skills over the years on guitar bass keyboard and drums. In fact, in the early 80s he worked for K-Tel Records where he learned to recreate songs many times over for company. Carl Marshall is a true, dynamic executor. He is a producer- one who has the gift to bring the gift out of other people. He says "a real producer is one who believes in other people's talents and puts his heart and soul in bringing out their greatness.” That's what he does with those he produces. His producer credits include: Jean Knight, Guitar Slim Jr., The Love Doctor, David Brinston, Willie West, Jerry L, Rue Davis, Stan Mosley, Michelle Miller, Charles Wilson, Nellie Tiger Travis, Cicero Blake, TJ Hooker-Taylor, Captain Jack Watson, Chuck Roberson, Gregg A. Smith, Stephanie Pickett, Jim Bennett, Mister Zay, Bobbye Doll Johnson, Patrick Green and more to come. 

Carl has the history and the qualifications of one of the best in the music world but he is just now getting the recognition he deserves. Earlier this year the Jus’ Blues Music Awards awarded his song, “Look Good For You”, as “Blues/Soul Song Of The Year”

Since becoming Vice President of CDS Records, the fastest growing label in the business, all light is shining on who he is. Carl has also recently birthed a Gospel division of CDS (CDS Gospel), which he plans to put his whole Soul into. The first Gospel act on CDS Gospel is from Shreveport, La., one singer Rue Davis originally discovered and brought to Carl to produce. These three ladies are called Sisters of Vision (formerly known as Nu' Vizion), who have an album due for release asap.

Carl Marshall is a man that loves the Most High and has high standards in being dedicated to loving people. In his life loving people is first. Music and the music business is next.

Album Discography

Soul Dog "Movin' On" (Amherst 1976)

1 Soul Dog
2 I'm A Star
3 Soul Truckin'
4 Big Bad Buster Brown
5 Can't Stop Loving You
6 Why Can't I Love Somebody
7 Break Break
8 Ain't No Greens In Harlem
9 Give'em The Claps

  "I'll Give My Heart To You" (Chantilly 1980)

1 Here To Make You Dance
2 Come Groove With Me
3 I'll Give My Heart To You
4 Funky Judge
5 Crazy
6 Satisfy
7 Since I Met You
8 Static

"Dead End" (Gifft 1996)

info needed on this LP

"Let's Get Fired Up"  (Giftt 1997)

1. Let's Get Fired Up (4:53)
2. A Message, From Heaven (4:58)
3. He's Knocking (5:07)
4. Holy Love (4:44)
5. Honor Thy Love (5:47)
6. Fast Forward (7:23)
7. Love Is Better Than Hate (4:07)
8. It's Not About Money (3:34)
9. Let Love In (3:23)
10. Sleep On It, Think About It (3:36)

"This Gift" (Gifft 199?)

info needed on this LP

"Last Minute" (Giftt 1999)

1. Last Minute (4:10)
2. Man & Woman (3:30)
3. Don't Give More Than What You Feel (4:20)
4. I Lived It All (5:20)
5. Show Some Sign (5:36)
6. Full Of Love (5:46)
7. Live The Life (3:53)
8. I Got The Blues Trying To Find Love (10:22)
9. Lonesome Joe (3:24)
10. Hurt Get Out (5:20)

"You Can't Stop A Woman" (Hep' Me 2000)

1. You Can't Stop a Woman
2. How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You
3. I'm Ready for the Rain
4. Uncle Bo Bo (Rude Your Mule)
5. I'm in a Fix
6. When a Man Loves a Woman
7. Nothing I Can Do
8. Let It Go
9. Zydeco Lady
10. Living in Love

"A Woman Wants A Man, She Don't Want No Punk" (Mardi Gras 2001)

1. A Woman Want A Man, She Don't Want No Punk!!! (4:45)
2. If It's That Much Misery Then Why You Don't Leave (5:25)
3. Johnny Don't Give Your Woman To Frank (4:08)
4. Jingle My Bell (4:20)
5. You Got To Reap What You Sow (6:19)
6. I Think I'll Wait Until I Can Do Everything For You (4:06)
7. Holy Love (4:44)
8. You're My Lady (3:32)
9. Let's Play! (3:45)
10. Don't Make It Work/Let It Work (3:48)

"This Is For Grown Folks" (Giftt 2002)

1. You Need to Jingle
2. This is for Grown Folks
3. You Can't Stop A Woman
4. I'm Ready for The Rain
5. Jingle My Bell 
6. I Want Some More
7. When A Man Loves A Woman
8. You Got A Love
9. I'm Giving My Heart to You
10. Somebody Sticking Your Wife
11. Pray with Me Baby
12. I Lived it All
13. God Won't Let America Seperate

"All the Big Shots Been Shot" (Giftt 2003)

1. Nothing I Can Do
2. All The Big Shots Been Shot
3. Let it Go
4. They Wanna Have Sex
5. Show Some Sign
6. Do The Pump it Up Dance
7. Baby Wear that Dress
8. Grown Folks Party with Me
9. I Don't Understand Rapp
10. It Feels So Good
11. Man and Woman
12. If U Aint Got A Good Woman
13. Thirteen Songs for You

"Taking It To A Higher Level"  (Giftt 2004)

1. Put Your Hands On It
2. I Got our Love Touchup
3. High Tech Woman
4. Full-Time Lover
5. Ain't No Party (Like A Grown Folks Party)
6. If It's That Much Misery & Pain
7. Reap What You Sow
8. Message To The People
9. September 11th
10. Star Spangle Banner
11. My Love Is True
12. Put Your Hands On It

"Let's Dance" (Giftt 2005)

1. Let's Dance
2. I'm Looking For A Real Woman
3. Good Loving Can Make You Cry
4. In Them Jeans
5. Short Girls
6. I'm Tired Of Missing You
7. A Woman Want A Man She Don't Want No Punk
8. Grown Folks Stomp
9. I Wanna Get Next To You
10. For The Sake Of The Children
11. Everybody Loves You But You
12. Music Trail
13. Boot Leggers Gimmie My Money
14. The Weight Song

"Season Of Love" (Gifft 2006)

reissued with new songs see "Christmas Southern Soul Style"

"Going Against The Grain" (Unleashed 2006)  LISTEN

1. Intro
2. Wind It Up
3. You're Mine
4. You're Like Sugar
5. From the Church to the Motel
6. Look at the Girls Dance
7. I Think I'll Wait
8. Full of Love
9. Johnny Bring Back My Girl
10. You Can't Make It Do
11. I've Got the Blues Trying to Find Love
12. Happy Feet Dance
13. Redial
14. Heaven
15. Make a Joyful Noise

"Songs People Love The Most Vol. 1" (Unleashed/Mr. Tee 2006) LISTEN

reissued with 6 bonus tracks see "Songs People Love The Most, Vol. 1: Deluxe Version"

"Ephesians, Revelation And Let's Go Humpin': Gospel Sides" (Tuff City/Orchard 2007)

1. Praise God
2. Escape
3. Ephesians
4. Heaven's Interlude
5. This Gift
6. Precious Memories
7. Revelation
8. Release It
9. Make A Joyful Nise
10.Let's Go Humpin'

"Look Good For You" (CDS 2009) LISTEN

1. Intro
2. Accept It for the Way It Is
3. Ladies, Know Your Worth
4. Look Good for You
5. Sex Costs But Love Is Free
6. What About Now?
7. I'm Willing to Try Again
8. Woman Wants Time
9. After Your Man Is Gone
10. Don't Let Love Turn to Hate
11. Bikers Line Dance
12. Shake It Like a Rope
13. I Cried
14. Pull Them Pants Up
15. Leave That Man's Wife Alone
16. I'm Looking for a Real Woman

"Christmas Southern Soul Style" (CDS 2009) LISTEN

1. Christmas Southern Soul Style
2. I Fell In Love On the Holidays
3. I'll Be Home For Christmas
4. I'm So Glad It's Christmas Time
5. Be With Me For Christmas
6. Here Comes Christmas
7. All I Want is You For My Christmas Present
8. Season For Love
9. Silent Night
10. Battle Hymn of the Republic
11. Birth of Jesus

"Songs People Love The Most, Vol. 1: Deluxe Version" (CDS 2010) LISTEN

1 Good Loving Will Make You Cry
2 This Is For Grown Folks
3 Ain’t No Party (Like A Grown Folks Party)
4 Reap What You Sow
5 Just Jingle My Bell (Most Loved Vers)
6 You Can’t Stop A Woman
7 A Woman Want A Man (She Don’t Want No Punk)
8 I Want Some More
9 Pray With Me Baby
10 Grown Folks Party With Me
11 From The Church To The Motel
12 Wind It Up! (Single Vers.)
13 Walk Dance
14 Walk Dance (Remix)
15 The Happy Song
16 September 11th

"Love Who You Wanna Love" (CDS 2010) LISTEN

1- Good Lovin' Testimony (with Rue Davis)
2- Love Who You Wanna Love
3- You Never Know Who You're Gonna Love
4- Let's Dance Let's Shag (with David Brinston)
5- Linda
6- I Was Trying To Get My Groove On
7- Don't Let Love Turn Into Hate Part 2
8- Sex Costs ($$$ Version)
9- You Got A Love
10- Alberta
11- Full Time Lover
12- I Lived It All

"Grown Folks Live" DVD (CDS 2010)

"Grown Folks Love To Dance!" (CDS 2011) LISTEN

1. Let's Step
2. Pump It Up
3. Walk Dance (Remix)
4. I Want What I Need & Want
5. Grown Folks Stomp
6. Line Dance For The Bikers
7. Put Your Hands On It
8. Last Minute
9. I'm In A Fix
10. Let's Dance (Remix)
11. Wind It Up [Long Version]

"Songs People Love The Most, Vol. 2" (CDS 2011) LISTEN

1. 21st Century Grown Folks Party [New Version] - (featuring Garland Green/Lady Audrey/Gregg A. Smith/Mel Waiters/Patrick Green)
2. Show Some Sign [New Version]
3. I Didn't Wanna Cry (Good Lovin' Will Make You Cry, Pt. 2) [New Version]
4. Living In Love
5. God Won't Let America Separate
6. Bootleggers Gimmie My Money - (remix)
7. You're Mine
8. Look Good For You [New Version]
9. From The Church To The Motel [New Version]
10. I'll Wait [New Version]
11. All The Big Shots Been Shot
12. Joyful Noise To The Lord!

"Going Back To The Blues" (CDS 2012)

1. Just Blues
2. Food & Blues at the Sugar Shack
3. Dog Walkin' Woman
4. Going Back to the Blues
5. Funky N'Awlins
6. Alberta
7. I Spend My Money on My Woman
8. I Won't Let You Take Nothing from Me
9. I'm Letting My Problems Go
10. Funky N'Awlins Too
11. Everybody's Got a Blues Song to Sing
12. I Got the Blues Trying to Find Love
13. Star Spangled Banner

"Songs People Love The Most: The Best Of, Volume 1" (CDS 2012) LISTEN

1 Good Loving Will Make You Cry
2 This Is For Grown Folks
3 Ain’t No Party (Like A Grown Folks Party)
4 Reap What You Sow
5 Just Jingle My Bell (Most Loved Vers)
6 You Can’t Stop A Woman
7 A Woman Want A Man (She Don’t Want No Punk)
8 I Want Some More
9 Pray With Me Baby
10 Grown Folks Party With Me
11 September 11th
12 You Gotta Let It Go
13 My Lady
14 My Heart
15 Look Good For You (Mel Waiters Mix)

"Songs People Love The Most: Volume 1 & 2" (CDS 2014)

Disc 1

1 Good Loving Will Make You Cry
2 This Is For Grown Folks
3 Ain’t No Party (Like A Grown Folks Party)
4 Reap What You Sow
5 Just Jingle My Bell (Most Loved Vers)
6 You Can’t Stop A Woman
7 A Woman Want A Man (She Don’t Want No Punk)
8 I Want Some More
9 Pray With Me Baby
10 Grown Folks Party With Me
11 September 11th
12 You Gotta Let It Go
13 My Lady
14 My Heart
15 Look Good For You (Mel Waiters Mix)

Disc 2

1. 21st Century Grown Folks Party [New Version] - (featuring Garland Green/Lady Audrey/Gregg A. Smith/Mel Waiters/Patrick Green)
2. Show Some Sign [New Version]
3. I Didn't Wanna Cry (Good Lovin' Will Make You Cry, Pt. 2) [New Version]
4. Living In Love
5. God Won't Let America Separate
6. Bootleggers Gimmie My Money - (remix)
7. You're Mine
8. Look Good For You [New Version]
9. From The Church To The Motel [New Version]
10. I'll Wait [New Version]
11. All The Big Shots Been Shot
12. Joyful Noise To The Lord!

"Love Brings Me Back To You" (CDS 2015) LISTEN

1 Cheating Town
2 Sugar
3 I Owe It All to the Blues
4 The Walk
5 I'm Tired of Missing You
6 Laughing and Stepping (feat. Rue Davis)
7 Love Brings Me Back to You
8 Love Touch Up
9 I Wanna Know (What Kind of Love You Got)
10 Ladies Know Your Worth (Remix)
11 Wind It up! (Single Remix)
12 From the Church to the Motel (original)

"Good Loving Will Make You Cry: Greatest Hits" (CDS 2016)

1. Ain't No Party Like A Grown Folks Party
2. This Is For Grown Folks
3. Good Loving Will Make You Cry
4. Looking For A Real Woman
5. Look Good For you
6. Frim The Church To The Motel
7. Jus' Blues (with Bobby Rush & Lucky Peterson)
8. You Can't Stop A Woman
9. Let's Step (Laughing & Stepping) with Rue Davis
10. Show Some Sign
11. Good Loving Will Make You Cry Pt. 2 (I Cried)
12. Alberta
13. I Want Some More
14. A Woman Want A Man She's Don't Want No Punk
15. I Lived It All
16. Make A Joyful Noise
17. 21st Century Grown Folks Party (with Mel Waiters, Garland Green, Patrick Green & more)

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