It began back in Philadelphia with a Hometown Regional Hit 1st Record Release in 1958 with the Billy & Mickey Song, "You Are". Red Top Records produced it with Billy & Mickey, with then Manager Piney Gillespie (Famed R&B Producer and Manager) were on the charts. After that, Mickey chose to move south.
He moved to Miami, Managed by Steve Stark whose father was one of the owners of the original Cotton Club in Harlem, New York. Steve continued to book Mickey mostly in nightclub hotel venues like the Sonesta Beach Hotel in Key Biscayne Florida. There Mickey entertained the White House Correspondence and Staff for the Nixon Administration. Soul Train Founder Don Cornelius and Dick Griffey (Solar Productions) discovered Mickey in Miami and the outcome was new management and production. This relationship soon produced The 1st Album at Sea aboard the "MAGNIFICO II" produced by Bob Johnston for RCA. The NBC Today Show discovered Mickey's work with Down syndrome and the results were a production for NBC called "The American Dream Segment" of the Today Show.
Mickey moved north to Nashville and his 1st country Billboard charted song entitled, "Weekend Cowboys", which was recorded by Marty Haggard. Jim Henson’s Cartoon Series, Muppet Babies, of Canada, also recorded the song. While in Nashville, Mickey also recorded the South Dakota State Lotto song, entitled "Jackpott'n". After over 10 years, he moved to Central Florida, created a musical entitled "Mother J" (See Link At Bottom of Page to Learn More of "Mother J"). He joined with partner Michael Hurwitz to take the production on the road. Their desire and goal is to have a positive effect in the surrounding tri-city areas and then the country by bringing scholarships to youth cultural projects: music, art, dance and drama.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS: “Best New Artist Grammy Nomination” 1978 - Coconut Grove Records - Album “Love Life” -
Singer and Songwriter Mickey Carroll / “Nominated for Dove Award” - Dayspring Word Records - Dion Album “I Put Away My Idols” -
Song Title “Healing” - Songwriter Mickey Carroll / “#1 R&B Chart Hit” - Solar Records - The Whispers - “Love Is Where You Find It”
Songwriter Mickey Carroll
RECORDING ARTIST & SONGWRITER: RCA - Album “Mickey Carroll” (1st Album at Sea) Don Cornelius/Soul Train Productions /
Coconut Grove Records - Album “Love Life” by Mickey Carroll - Songwriter Also Mickey Carroll / Jim Henson Studios - “Muppet Babies Cartoon Series”
“Weekend Cowboys” - Songwriter Mickey Carroll / MTM Records - Marty Haggard “Weekend Cowboys” Songwriter Mickey Carroll / John Mayall - “Live At the Bottom Line” “Dreamboat” Songwriter Mickey Carroll / RCA - Soultrain Gang “I Can Do This All Night” Songwriter Mickey Carroll
(Many Additional Songs Written & Recorded...)
CONCERT, CLUBS and MEDIA: NBC American Dream Segment - Mickey Carroll - (1983) / Playboy Clubs - Miami, FL, Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL, Harry’s American Bar - Eden Rock Hotel - Miami Beach, FL / Fontainebleau Hotel - Boom Boom Room, Miami Beach, FL / Diplomat Hotel - Miami Beach, FL / Doral Country Club - Miami, FL / Coconut Grove Yacht Club, Coconut Grove, FL / The Jockey Club - North Miami Beach, FL
(Many Additional Clubs...) - Love On The Beach - WLUV94, PACE Concerts—FL, University of Miami - PACE Concerts – FL, Florida State University - PACE Concerts – FL, University Central Florida - PACE Concerts – FL, Guzman Hall - Miami, FL, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Coconut Grove, FL, Peacock Park - PACE Concerts - Coconut Grove, FL, AT&T - PACE Concerts - Dade County Zoo - Miami, FL, Hollywood Beach - PACE Concerts - Hollywood, FL, Miami Marina - PACE Concerts - Miami, FL
(Many Additional Concerts…)
AUTHOR: "Mother J" the Musical