Kenneth Carr

When word of Wichita’s first R&B label spread, Kenneth Carr showed up at the Smart house with a bit of a melody and a disorderly attempt at lyrics scratched out on the loose-leaf. With the help of Carol Smart, the lyrics were rewritten and brought to Dick, who agreed to record and issue it. Enlisting the help of the recently discharged John, along with what was left of the Smart Brothers Band, Richard cut “Don’t Hate Let’s Communicate.” The side did little more than give Kenneth Carr the privilege of calling himself a recording artist, though he never committed anything to wax again.

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