|Carlton "King" Coleman|
|Born||January 20, 1932
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
|Genres||Rhythm and blues|
|Occupations||Musician, disc jockey, actor, Baptist minister|
|Associated acts||James Brown|
Carlton "King" Coleman (born January 20, 1932) is an American rhythm and blues singer and musician known for providing vocals for the 1959 hit "(Do The) Mashed Potatoes", recorded with James Brown's band. Over the course of his singing career, Coleman released numerous singles that have been re-released on compilations as well as the 2003 retrospective It's Dance Time released by Norton Records. He has performed on stage as recently as 2005 on a tour of the U.S. East Coast.
Coleman worked as a radio disc jockey, starting out at Tampa's WTMP and Miami's WFEC and eventually WMBM, where he was one of the city's most popular DJs in the late 1950s. In more recent years, Coleman hosted a six-hour nightly radio show entitled "Nothing But Love", also on WMBM, now a gospel station.
Coleman is also the father of accomplished drummer and recording artist Tony Coleman, who has often performed with B.B. King.