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Jean Carn

voc, bvoc, *1947 US
Singer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Sarah Jean Carn (née Perkins)

Soul - disco - jazz singer Born on 15.03.1947 in Columbus, Georgia, USA. Her voice has a wide five octave range. She began her recording career with her then-husband, pianist Doug Carn, founder of Black Jazz Records. They recorded three early 70's albums together. Then she started doing back vocals for the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire and Norman Connors. In 1977, she debuted solo, playing a crucial role in the golden era of Philly soul, with Gamble & Huff and McFadden & Whitehead producing and writing for her, as well as Dexter Wansel. Between 1977 - 2005 she has released nine studio albums. She has dueted with Glenn Jones, Al Johnson, Niteflyte, Michael Henderson, Grover Washington, Jr., Booker Newberry III and Temptations. Among her highlights are "Was That All It Was", "My Love Don't Come Easy", "Don't Let It Go To Your Head", "Closer Than Close", her covers of hits of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes ("If You Don't Know Me By Now"), Aretha Franklin ("Ain't No Way"), Spinners ("Love Don't Love Nobody"), Al Green ("Let's Stay Together"), Debby Boone ("You Light Up My Life").

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • Dance
Plays With
Dance Aid
Popular Tracks   
I'm Back for More on Back for More by Al Johnson
Don't Let It Go to Your Head - 12" Version on Happy To Be With You by Jean Carn
Was That All It Was on Flashback by Jean Carn
Closer Than Close on Closer Than Close by Jean Carn
Was That All It Was - 12" Version on The Essential Jean Carn - The PIR Years by Jean Carn
Free Love on Jean Carn by Jean Carn
My Love Don't Come Easy on Flashback by Jean Carn
If You Wanna Go Back on Jean Carn by Jean Carn
Was That All It Was on When I Find You Love by Jean Carn
Early Morning Love on You're a Part of Me by Jean Carn

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
I Zimbra / Was That All It WasTalking Heads / Jean Carn2018Album
Don't Let It Go To Your Head (The Anthology)Jean Carn2018Compil.
I'm Back For More / I've Got My Second WindAl Johnson With Jean Carn2017Single
The Jeane Carne Instrumentals 1979Jean Carn2017Compil.
Free LoveJean Carn2016Album
Give It UpJean Carn2016Album
Don't Let It Go To Your Head / We Got Some Catchin' Up To DoJean Carn2012Single
Whatever It Takes (Joey Negro Club Mix) / Tell Me What's Wrong (Cool Million Remix)Shirley Jones & Jean Carn2011Single
Sweet And Wonderful / Bet Your Lucky StarJean Carn2009Single
Time Waits For No One / Free LoveJean Carn2007Album
Free LoveJean Carn / Karen Finley2004Album
Don't Let It Go To Your Head / Funk-O-MaticJean Carn / Doc Link2003Album
If You BelieveNiteflyte Feat Jean Carn2003Album
CollaborationsJean Carn2002Compil.
Closer Than Close - The Best Of Jean CarneJean Carn1999Compil.
Make LoveJean Carn1998Album
The Best Of Jean Carn And The Best Of The Jones GirlsJean Carn / The Jones Girls1998Compil.
Jean Carn / Happy To Be With YouJean Carn1998Compil.
When I Find You Love / Sweet And WonderfulJean Carn1998Compil.
Love LessonsJean Carn1995Album
Carne Sings McCoyJean Carn1995Album
Let Me Be The OneJean Carn1988Album
You're A Part Of MeJean Carn1988Album
Ain't No Way / Flame Of LoveJean Carn1988Single
Was That All It Was / Breaking And EnteringJean Carn / Dee Dee Sharp Gamble1988Album
HeartacheJean Carn1988Single
Ain't No WayJean Carn1988Single
Next TimeJean Carn1987Album
Closer Than CloseJean Carn1986Album
Closer Than CloseJean Carn1986Album
Everything Must ChangeJean Carn1986Album
Flame Of LoveJean Carn1986Album
Was That All It Was / Let's Clean Up The GhettoJean Carn / Philadelphia International All Stars1985Album
How Do You Feel TonightBobby Militello Featuring Jean Carn1983Single
Let's Stay Together / Charlie's BackbeatBobby Militello Featuring Jean Carn1982Single
Cruisin' / If You Don't Know Me By NowSmokey Robinson / Jean Carn Featuring The Temptations1982Album
If You Don't Know Me By NowJean Carn1982Single
Trust MeJean Carn1982Album
Sweet And WonderfulJean Carn1981Single
Love Don't Love NobodyJean Carn1981Album
Sweet And WonderfulJean Carn1981Album
I'm Back For MoreAl Johnson with Jean Carn1980Single
When I Find You LoveJean Carn1979Album
Start The FireJean Carn1979Single
My Love Don't Come EasyJean Carn1979Single
Was That All It WasJean Carn1979Single
There's A Shortage Of Good MenJean Carn1978Single
Don't Let It Go To Your HeadJean Carn1978Single
Happy To Be With YouJean Carn1978Album
Happy To Be With YouJean Carn1978Single
Jean CarnJean Carn1976Album
If You Wanna Go Back / You Are All I NeedJean Carn1976Single
Higher GroundDoug Carn & Jean Carn1976Compil.
Free Love / Where Did You Ever GoJean Carn1976Single
PeaceJean Carn1971Single
Sweet And Wonderful / My Love Don't Come EasyJean CarnAlbum
For The Love Of Money / Backstabbers (Live Version) / Was That All It WasThe O'Jays / Jean CarnAlbum
Free Man / Free Love / Mysteries Of The WorldSouth Shore Commission / Jean Carn / MFSBAlbum
Was That All It Was / Don't Let It Go To Your HeadJean CarnAlbum
Jean Carn Re-EditJean CarnAlbum
You're Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else / Nights Over Egypt / Was That All It WasThe Jones Girls / Jean CarnAlbum
Was That All It Was / Changin'Jean Carn / Sharon RidleyAlbum
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