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Betty Carter



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. The vocalist Carmen McRae once remarked, "There's really only one jazz singer – only one: Betty Carter."

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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.

On Jan 20, 2015. 8:18pm
Teanpea said

Dear ABC Jazz progamming department,
Please check that you have not selected shuffle/repeat mode for "Thou Swell" as it was played twice within the last hour! This piece may be fabulous yet it is played so frequently it is annoying! Seemingly every time we switch ABC Jazz on we can guarantee to hear this well-worn piece together with "Young Man" and a few oft repeated others. We love listening to good jazz - but have you heard of the 'ear-worm' phenomenon?

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