October 1979

A REAL MOVIE BUFF

Orlando singer-guitarist-comedian, Jim Carlton, a big fan of the Orson Welles classic "Citizen Kane" had a license plate made for the front of his car. It says Rosebud. Jim also wins the T-Shirt of the Month Contest for one with "Oars 'n' Wells" printed on its front.

 

Press Clippings

Orlando Sentinel Calendar

Sept. 2, 2004

Jim Abbott

He’s calling it “An Evening To Kill With Jim Carlton,” but the Central Florida musician and humorist is being too modest. Carlton’s combination of intricate guitar playing and deadpan one-liners is worth a road trip  Saturday to the Community Building Theater in Mount Dora. Admission to the 7:30 p.m. concert is free, but audience members are encouraged to bring canned goods and toiletry items for hurricane relief. The concert is sponsored by the City of Mount Dora.

Text Box: Orlando Sentinel Calendar
Sept. 2, 2004
Jim Abbott
He’s calling it “An Evening To Kill With Jim Carlton,” but the Central Florida musician and humorist is being too modest. Carlton’s combination of intricate guitar playing and deadpan one-liners is worth a road trip  Saturday to the Community Building Theater in Mount Dora. Admission to the 7:30 p.m. concert is free, but audience members are encouraged to bring canned goods and toiletry items for hurricane relief. The concert is sponsored by the City of Mount Dora.

March 1, 1991

 

Old friends, part 1. We got another tape in the mail, but it is not war-oriented.  It is from our old friend Jim Carlton, songwriter-singer- comedy writer - bon vivant.  And if

your Central Florida memory goes way back, you may know that Jim was a member of the excellent Solomon, Carlton and Jones.

 Anyhow, Jim plays acoustic guitar on his tape and we are using it for therapy (it seems to work). Among the selections: “Classical Gas,” “Sophisticated Lady,” “Laura, “Stella By Starlight.”

 

Commander Coconut

December 17, 1999

And remember what my old friend Jim Carlton said: “When things get tough, the tough get things.” Always good advice.

September 6, 2000

I’ve been all over the place, even to Mount Dora, the precious town in Lake County – I was there to hear Jim Carlton (who is written about today in the fabulous Parry Gettelman’s Soundboard column), ….Mr. Carlton once came up with one of my all-time favorite lines: When things get tough, the tough get things.

January 2004

Old pal Jim Carlton writes to say that the line attributed to Lewis Grizzard in last week’s column is actually from the Hope/Crosby pic Road to Utopia. (I took it from a book of quotes.)  Jim also says he just bought a new convertible. “I call it my mid-life Chrysler.”

July 2003

Good advice from our buddy singer-guitarist-comedian Jim Carlton: Never, never wear an orange shirt when you're shopping at Home Depot.

 

July 17, 1992

Here’s an award to our comedy-writer friend Jim Carlton for sending us a postcard from Hawaii and actually having a line with the word “pie” in it: “This place is so quiet you can hear a gnat doing pushups on a banana cream

pie.”

May 29, 2001 

From my buddy, musician-comedian Jim Carlton “They say people who have been married a long time actually start to look like each other. Why do you think Christie Brinkley divorced Billy Joel? And Julia Roberts got rid of Lyle Lovett?

 Also from Jim: “Here we are well into the Year of the Snake and I’m still signing my checks Year of the Rat.

 

May 12, 2005


From my pal Jim Carlton: "With all the names in the news recently - Terri Schiavo, Johnnie Cochran, Prince Rainier, Pope John Paul, Charles and Camilla - I'll always think of the spring of 2005 as Four Funerals and a Wedding."