Carl Sims

The professional career of Carl Sims began when he was only sixteen years old, as the Lead Singer for the Original Bar-Kays back in the middle Sixties. The Bar-Kays took Arthur Conley's place as opening act for the Otis Redding Revue. A plane crash in Milwaukee, Wi. in 1967 killed Otis and several of the Bar-Kays. Carl along with James Alexander the Bass Player for the group luckily took a commercial flight out of Cleveland, OH to join the group in Milwaukee, because there was no room on Otis's private plane. Carl remembers, having to identify the bodies of the Band members. After returning to Memphis along with the surviving members Ben Cauley (Trumpet player) and James Alexander what was left of the Bar-Kays went there separate ways.

Carl began his solo career with a couple of Hits "Trapped" and "17 Days of Loving", on Paula-Jewel Records. From there he went to MALACO Records where he was Label mates with the Late Great Johnnie Taylor and the Late Great Z.Z. Hill, along with Little Milton Campbell, Bobby Rush, Ms. Denise LaSalle and Bobby Bland.

After recording two CD's with MALACO Records he signed with ENTUNE Records where he recorded one CD with the Hit "Burning Candles".

Carl Sims made his debut with ECKO Records in September 2004 with the Hottest CD he's had in a decade." IT'S JUST A PARTY" This CD is vintage Carl with all the Soulfulness you heard in the past. These are Sensational Songs that only a strong vocalist like Carl can deliver. This CD has something for his old fans and guarantees to draw new ones. With powerful tunes as: "It Ain't A Juke Joint Without The Blues", I Wanna Do Wrong With You", "I Been Cheatin" and the Title Song " It's Just A Party". Carl has traveled all over the Country and Over Seas as a soloist, as well as opening Act for Ms Denise LaSalle, Johnnie Taylor, Wilson Pickett, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes and numerous other artists.