The southern college scene of the 70’s was a hot bed for R&B and soulful Motown sounds. The Carlton’s Show Band took a different slant in their musical approach to that scene and focused on the rocking style of Chicago.., the groove oriented ..Memphis.. sound, and the smooth pop influenced ….Carolina…. beach party music. This was a winning combination of genre for their shows, and to this day resounds with a variety of audiences.
The innovative horn charts have been an integral part of the ….Carlton’s distinctive sound from the start. Powered by a driving rhythm section, the ….Carlton’s celebrated horn section added the power and swing to push this act into a league of it’s own. The Carlton’s display a wide range of styles and moods from cool funk grooves to their infamous ….Carolina…. beach music style.