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Betty Carter

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Betty Carter (born Lillie Mae Jones, May 16, 1929 - September 26, 1998) was an American jazz singer known for her improvisational technique, scatting and other complex musical abilities that demonstrated her vocal talent and imaginative interpretation of lyrics and melodies. Vocalist Carmen McRae once remarked, "there's really only one jazz singer - only one: Betty Carter." Early life: Carter was born in Flint, Michigan, and grew up in Detroit, where her father led a church choir. As a child, Carter was raised to be extremely independent and to not expect nurturing from her family. Even thirty years after leaving home, Carter was still very aware and affected by the home life that she was raised in, and was quoted saying, "I have been far removed from my immediate family. There's been no real contact of phone calls home every week to find out how everybody is...As far as my family is concerned, it's been a lonesome trek...It's probably just as much my fault as it is theirs, and I...

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Discography

  • Feed the Fire, 1994
  • I'm Yours, You're Mine, 1996
  • Ray Charles and Betty Carter, 1994
  • Inside Betty Carter, 1993
  • The Modern Sound of Betty Carter, 1960
  • Finally, 1975
  • Now It's My Turn, 1976
  • The Betty Carter Album, 1972
  • 'Round Midnight (The Roulette Years) (disc 1)
  • Compact Jazz: Betty Carter, 1990
  • 'Round Midnight, 1975
  • I Can't Help It, 1992
  • Dedicated to You & Have a Smile With Me
  • Droppin' Things, 1990
  • Priceless Jazz Collection, 1999
  • Betty Carter's Finest Hour
  • The Audience With Betty Carter, 1979
  • Ray Charles and Betty Carter & Dedicated to You
  • It's Not About the Melody, 1992
  • Social Call, 1990
  • The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets, 1996
  • Look What I Got!, 1988
  • Out There With Betty Carter, 1958
  • At the Village Vanguard, 1993
  • The Carmen McRae and Betty Carter Duets
  • Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant
  • The Bebop Girl, 1989

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On Mar 31, 2011. 8:51pm
Christopher Lynch said

Fabulous Betty Carter was indeed a singer's singer! Having enjoyed the privilege of hearing Betty's remarkable vocal skills live, I can assure readers that she truly was as great - and even greater - than her numerous admirers have declared.
Savour those excellent video clips and be astounded.

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