Loading...

ABC Jazz Home > Just Played > Betty Carter

Betty Carter

Biography

Fromwikipedia

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."

This entry is automatically sourced from Wikipedia external link, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under CC-BY-SA external link. Visit Betty Carter external link on Wikipedia to correct or update this entry. Any changes made to the Wikipedia article will not be immediately available here. The ABC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Alert moderator

Tags

tag Register to add tags

Recently Played on ABC Jazz.

11:18pm Jun 8
album cover
SongCocktails For Two
ArtistBetty Carter
AlbumThe Complete 1948-1951
LabelLe Chant Du Monde
Year1961
7:06am Jun 7
album cover
SongSurrey With The Fringe On Top
ArtistBetty Carter
AlbumAt The Village Vanguard
LabelVerve
Year1970
12:01pm Jun 1
album cover
SongThe Way you Look Tonight
ArtistBetty Carter
AlbumMeet Betty Carter And Ray Bryant
LabelColumbia/Legacy
Year1996
7:05pm May 30
album cover
SongStay As Sweet As You Are
ArtistBetty Carter
AlbumIt's Not About The Melody
LabelPolygram
Year1992
4:16pm May 26
album cover
SongAt Sundown
ArtistBetty Carter
AlbumThe Complete 1948-1951
LabelLe Chant Du Monde
Year1960
See more 'Just Played' Songs on ABC Jazz
Betty Carter

Non-ABC images are automatically sourced from Discogs external link, a community-built database of music information. The ABC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Alert moderator

Recommendations

Oct 23, 2010. 12:24pm
Kate Swadling recommended this

Comments

Comment viewing options

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?

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

Comments from unregistered users are subject to ABC moderation and will not appear until they are approved - there will be a delay until they are published.
Create A Profile to add comments straight away.

http://www.abc.net.au/conditions.htm
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
16 plus equals 26
Solve this math question and enter the solution with digits. E.g. for "two plus four = ?" enter "6".
Sign up to the weekly newsletter
Enter your email address
Other ABC music sites