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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." Early life: Carter was born in Flint, Michigan, and grew up in Detroit, where her father, James Jones, was the musical director of a Detroit church and her mother, Bessie, was a housewife. 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 of and affected by the home life 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...

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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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