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

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Discography

  • Feed the Fire, 1994
  • I'm Yours, You're Mine, 1996
  • Ray Charles and Betty Carter, 2012
  • 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. 9:51pm
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. 9:18pm
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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