Sunday, September 12, 2010

R&Bobit: Carlton 'King' Coleman

King Coleman, R&B pioneer, has died.

Best known for Do The Mashed Potatoes, and a number of diminishing-returns novelty hits on a similar theme, Coleman's real gift to music was in his work away from the headlines. He was a tireless champion of his fellow musicians, his enthusiasm finding an outlet as a DJ.

Carlton Coleman died in Miami from heart failure. He was 78.