In his first year with Rick Hall's Fame Records, Clarence Carter placed a few singles on the R&B chart and provided Etta James with one of her signature songs by writing "Tell Mama," but it wasn't until his records switched from the Fame label to the higher-profile Atlantic that big hits started coming. Essentially, nothing had changed. His records were still recorded by Hall at Fame with the same musicians but DJs seemed to take Atlantic releases more seriously. "Slip Away" hit the higher reaches of the R&B charts, selling over a million copies and was followed by "Too Weak To Fight" which also went gold. The success of the 45s each resulted in an album. The first, This Is Clarence Carter (1968), gathered up most of his pre-hit A-sides and added a few unheard tracks. The second, The Dynamic Clarence Carter (1969), comprised "Too Weak To Fight" and its B-side, "Let Me Comfort You" plus pop covers and versions of Fame-published songs.