Sunday, September 12, 2010

R&B pioneer 'King' Coleman dies in hospital aged 78

Rhythm and blues pioneer Carlton "King" Coleman has died at the age of 78. The US singer died on Saturday from heart failure at a Miami hospital, his son said. Coleman was best known for singing lead vocals on 1959 hit (Do The) Mashed Potatoes, recorded with James Brown's band. He also released numerous solo singles including Mashed Potato Man and The Boo Boo Song. Coleman also performed with many artists including BB King and Jackie Wilson
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