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Millennium Music Profile: The Sound of Snow - James Carr

This page is an introduction to James Carr whose music was used during the Millennium episode The Sound of Snow. A complete list of all music by James Carr that was used throughout Millennium is also listed below. Our Millennium Music Guide is based on detailed profiles for each artist, band or composer and their music which was used in a specific episode (sometimes more than one). Here you can learn more about the music and the people that created the music, including where available a description of the scenes in which their music can be heard.

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Artist Details

Artist:

James Carr.



Origin:

Coahoma, Mississippi


Genre:

  • Deep soul
  • Southern soul
  • Country soul

Active:

Born June 13, 1942 - Died January 7, 2001.



Music Labels:

  • Vivid Sound
  • Goldwax
  • Razor & Tie

Millennium Episode Details

Episode Title:

 The Sound of Snow



MLM Code:

#MLM-312


Production Code:

3ABC12


Season:

3


Original Airdate:

1999-02-05

Episode Summary:

Frank Black is forwarded a mysterious copy of a cassette tape filled with audio white noise. A trip back home to Seattle illustrates that people all over Washington state are being sent the tape, and its effects are killing them! Refusing to drop the investigation, Frank submits himself to the tape’s power again and again, leading him to a shocking reliving of Catherine’s death and a powerful meeting from beyond the grave.

Main Crew:

Written by Patrick Harbinson
Directed by Paul Shapiro
Edited by Peter B. Ellis

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This episode of Millennium did not receive any Nominations or Awards.

 

Music by James Carr used in the Millennium episode The Sound of Snow

 
An image related to James Carr whose music was used in Millennium.

James Carr (June 13, 1942 - January 7, 2001), was a United States soul music singer.

Born to a Baptist preacher's family in Coahoma, Mississippi, Carr began singing in church and was performing in gospel groups and making tables on an assembly line in Memphis, Tennessee when he began recording in the mid-'60s for Goldwax Records, a small Memphis based label.

Please note that the version actually heard in Millennium is apparently the cover version of James Carr's classic track by Percy Sledge.


 

Where James Carr can be heard in The Sound of Snow

The Millennium episode The Sound of Snow contains the following music by James Carr:

  • The Dark End of the Street

    Heard as Frank Black listens to a cassette recording of The Dark End of the Street whilst he drives back to Ezekiel Drive and stops on the other side of the road from the 'Yellow House'. He gets out, walks over and stand at the gate. He sees Catherine come out of the door and stand on the verandah. Then she walks down the steps and along the path to the gate. Catherine simply walks past Frank and away.


James Carr - additional music heard in Millennium

Millennium's producers would occasionally use additional music from the same artist, band or composer. Sometimes a track or song could be heard in more than one episode of the series.

Music from James Carr was used in a total of 1 episode/s of Millennium. Below is a complete list of all music by James Carr heard throughout the series and the episodes in which it was used, including links to the relevant music and episode profiles:



About James Carr

Carr first made the R&B charts in 1966 with You've Got My Mind Messed Up, followed by his most famous song The Dark End of the Street, written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman. Carr continued to record for Goldwax until the label closed in 1969 but failed to reach the same heights with his subsequent releases.

Unfortunately, Carr suffered from bi-polar disorder for most of his life which affected his career. This was sadly evident during a tour of Japan in the 1970s when he froze in front of an audience following an overdose of antidepressants and had to cancel the remainder of the tour. A resurgence in interest in his music, spurred by his portrayal in the 1986 book Sweet Soul Music, helped return Carr to the recording studio but failed deliver any further chart success.

While Carr was never as popular among general audiences as contemporaries like Otis Redding or Solomon Burke, his vocal performances on select tracks are still considered unmatched by many soul music and rhythm & blues fans.

James Carr died from lung cancer in a Memphis nursing home in 2001, aged 58.


Song 1: The Dark End of the Street


The Dark End of the Street by James Carr.

Album Title:
The Essential James Carr (CD 1995)
The Complete Goldwax Singles (CD 2003)


Scene:
The Dark End of the Street can be heard during the following scenes in the Millennium episode The Sound of Snow:

Heard as Frank Black listens to a cassette recording of The Dark End of the Street whilst he drives back to Ezekiel Drive and stops on the other side of the road from the 'Yellow House'. He gets out, walks over and stand at the gate. He sees Catherine come out of the door and stand on the verandah. Then she walks down the steps and along the path to the gate. Catherine simply walks past Frank and away.


Details:

The Dark End of the Street is a 1967 soul song written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman and first performed by James Carr. The song became the Carr's most popular, reaching number 10 on Billboard Magazine's Black Singles Chart, and crossing over to number 77 on the Pop chart.

Written by Penn, a professional songwriter and producer, and Moman, a session guitarist at Phil Spector's Gold Star Studio, the song is the lament from an adulterer to his illicit lover, told from the adulterer's point of view. They continue their sin, "hiding in shadows where [they] don't belong" because their "love keeps coming on strong." At the climax of the song, the narrator fears "they're gonna find us some day."

In the summer of 1966, while a DJ convention was being held in Memphis, Tennessee, the song was written in about thirty minutes. Penn and Moman were cheating while playing cards with Florida DJ Don Schroeder. They wrote the song while on a break. "We were always wanting to to come up with the best cheatin' song. Ever," Penn said. The duo went to the hotel room of Quinton Claunch, founder of Hi Records, to write. Claunch told them, "boys, you can use my room on one condition, which is that you give me that song for James Carr. They said I had a deal, and they kept there word."


Extended Information:

The Dark End of the Street was first performed by James Carr and is the version originally credited in the Fox 1996 Millennium episode guide.

Some fans however believe the version heard to such artistic effect during the episode The Sound of Snow is in fact the later version sung by Percy Sledge.



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Lyrics for The Dark End of the Street:

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At the dark end of the street
that is where we always meet
hiding in shadows where we don't belong
living in darkness, to hide alone

You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me

I know a time has gonna take it's toll
we have to pay for the love we stole
It's a sin and we know it's wrong
Oh, our love keeps going on strong

Steal away to the dark end of the street
You and me

They gonna find us, they gonna find us
They gonna find us love someday

You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me

When the daylight all goes around
And by chance we're both down the town
Please meet, just walk, walk on by
Oh, darling, please don't you cry

You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me





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With grateful thanks to the following sources:

Wikipedia contributors, "James Carr (musician)," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James Carr (musician)


 
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