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By mixing country blues and soul, Clarence Carter became a go-to-go guy for Muscle Shoals producer Rick Hall. Carter cut his crossover hits like “Slip Away,” “Patches” and “Too Weak To Fight” under Hall’s empathetic production. Carter wrote the Etta James smash “Tell Mama,” for Chess Records, a spin off his 1966 Fame hit “Tell Daddy.” Carter is featured in the four-star documentary “Muscle Shoals,” which opens Oct. 4 in Chicago,
writes David Hoekstra in the Chicago Sun Times.