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Ray Charles And Betty Carter - Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) {1994, 24K Gold Disc, Remastered}

Posted By: popsakov
Ray Charles And Betty Carter - Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) {1994, 24K Gold Disc, Remastered}

Ray Charles And Betty Carter - Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) {1994, 24K Gold Disc, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 319 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 139 Mb
Full Scans | 00:51:47 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing | DCC Jazz / DCC Compact Classics #DCC GZS-1050

This pairing of two totally idiosyncratic vocalists acquired legendary status over the decades in which it had been out of print. But the proof is in the listening, and frankly it doesn't represent either artist's best work. There is certainly a powerful, often sexy rapport between the two – Charles in his sweet balladeering mode, Carter with her uniquely keening, drifting high register – and they definitely create sparks in the justly famous rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside." The main problem is in Marty Paich's string/choir arrangements, which too often cross the line into treacle, whereas his charts for big band are far more listenable.

Betty Carter - At The Village Vanguard (1970) [Reissue 1993]

Posted By: gribovar
Betty Carter - At The Village Vanguard (1970) [Reissue 1993]

Betty Carter - At The Village Vanguard (1970) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 519 851-2)

Betty Carter's remarkable early-'70s LPs were initially available only on her own poorly distributed label. This live date captured Carter when her voice was its most pliable, her delivery in full bloom and her range and power at their peak. She could scat with a fury and rhythmic intensity that were almost magical, then turn a slow tune like "The Sun Died" or "Body and Soul" into a showcase by emphasizing key lyrics, subtly changing each stanza, or increasing the pace at an unexpected moment. This deserves full attention, as it represents Betty Carter still evolving and perfecting her matchless technique.

Betty Carter - Finally (1969 Reissue) (1991)

Posted By: tirexiss
Betty Carter - Finally (1969 Reissue) (1991)

Betty Carter - Finally (1969 Reissue) (1991)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 272 MB | 55:59
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Blue Note

The title of this CD reissue probably refers to the fact that this was singer Betty Carter's first released recording in five years; a second CD (Round Midnight) also originated from the same concert. The mature Betty Carter is heard for the first time on this record which finds her taking wild chances on a set mostly dominated by standards.

Betty Carter - Look What I Got (1988)

Posted By: tirexiss
Betty Carter - Look What I Got (1988)

Betty Carter - Look What I Got (1988)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 276 MB | 48:16
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve

This well-rounded set gives listeners a good look at the adventurous music of Betty Carter. For this CD, she is joined by one of two rhythm sections (with either Benny Green or Stephen Scott on piano) and, on four of the nine songs, tenor saxophonist Don Braden. Carter twists and turns some familiar songs (such as "The Man I Love," "Imagination" and "The Good Life") along with a variety of lesser-known material including two songs of her own.

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)

Posted By: Designol
VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 845 466-2 | Time: 01:08:27

From a label with no shortage of first-rate jazz material come this very attractive vocal sampler. Staying true to the Compact Jazz ethos, Best of the Jazz Vocalists favors quality over hits and comes with a budget price tag. The majority of songs are from the label's prime '50s and '60s run, including a cloud-bound "Summertime" by Helen Merrill and one of the all-time great versions of "If You Could See Me Now," compliments of Billy Eckstine. Continuing with this balancing act between the sexes, the collection also includes fine work by Bill Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Abbey Lincoln, Jon Hendricks, Shirley Horn, and Anita O'Day; latter-day entries include Lincoln's "I've Got Thunder and It Rings" from her 1990 Verve debut and Horn's "I Got Lost in His Arms" from 1988's Close Enough for Love. Nicely wrapped up with Nina Simone's Afro-percussion clarion call "Come Ye," this Verve roundup works as the perfect primer for more adventurous trips through the label's fertile stores of essential jazz.

Betty Carter - Four Classic Albums (1955-1961) [2CD Reissue 2014]

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Betty Carter - Four Classic Albums (1955-1961) [2CD Reissue 2014]

Betty Carter - Four Classic Albums (1955-1961) [2CD Reissue 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 703 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC 1132)

Avid Jazz presents four classic Betty Carter albums , including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.
“Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant”; “Out There”; “The Modern Sound Of Betty Carter” and “Ray Charles and Betty Carter”
Introducing two new artists-two debut recording sessions….”Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant”. Ray Bryant, a new talent with an inventive piano style both as stylist and accompanist. Betty Carter, also a new talent with “a new approach to interpreting lyrics and a supple voice making old melodies sound fresh all over again”. As the original liner notes testify…” with this collection Betty Carter and Ray Bryant make their recording debuts with forceful and individual performances that mark them as important new names in jazz”…

Betty Carter - The Classic Recordings (2022)

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Betty Carter - The Classic Recordings (2022)

Betty Carter - The Classic Recordings (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 3:51:59 | 1,04 Gb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Enlightenment

Born Lillie Mae Jones on May 19, 1929, the woman who became Betty Carter was an American jazz singer known best 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." 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 not to expect nurturing from her family. Even 30 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 or phone calls home every week to find out how everybody is…As far as family is concerned, it's been a lonesome trek…It's probably just as much my fault as it is theirs, and I can't blame anybody for it. But there was…no real closeness, where the family urged me on, or said…'We're proud'…and all that. No, no…none of that happened.”

Betty Carter - Feed The Fire (1994)

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Betty Carter - Feed The Fire (1994)

Betty Carter - Feed The Fire (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 352 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 523 600-2)

Taken from a live 1993 performance in London, Feed the Fire is an album filled with surprises. Betty Carter is known for her practice of featuring hot new up-and-coming musicians in her bands, but on this recording she is accompanied by established, world-class talent: Geri Allen, Dave Holland, and Jack DeJohnette. Dave Holland demonstrates why he is one of the greatest living bassists with his unerring sense of melody and pitch. Jack DeJohnette, an acknowledged master of the drums for 30 years, is nothing less than explosive, punctuating the solo statements of his bandmates with powerful flurries. Allen's touch is reminiscent of Keith Jarrett's at times, such as on her excellent solo on "Love Notes"…

Betty Carter - Droppin' Things (1990)

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Betty Carter - Droppin' Things (1990)

Betty Carter - Droppin' Things (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 318 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (843 991-2)

Betty Carter's second Verve album solidified her credentials as one of jazz's top singers. Her trio of the period (pianist Marc Cary, bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Gregory Hutchinson) are joined by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (shortly before his decline) and tenor saxophonist Craig Handy on four of the seven selections while a medley of "Stardust" and "Memories of You" finds Carter accompanied by pianist Geri Allen.Other highlights include "I Love Music," "What's the Use of Wond'rin'" and "Droppin' Things." With the exception of the Geri Allen medley, this consistently stimulating music was recorded live at the Bottom Line in New York.

Betty Carter - 'Round Midnight (1963) [Reissue 1992]

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Betty Carter - 'Round Midnight (1963) [Reissue 1992]

Betty Carter - 'Round Midnight (1963) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 188 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Atco Records (7 80453-2)

Betty Carter recorded only two albums during the 1961-1968 period. Her chance-taking style and unusual voice were mostly ignored and it would not be until the late '70s that she was finally "discovered." This Atlantic CD finds Carter backed by orchestras arranged by Claus Ogerman and Oliver Nelson. Her style was a lot freer than it had been in her earlier records but was still more accessible than it would be. Her repertoire, which includes the title cut, "Theme from Dr. Kildare," "Two Cigarettes in the Dark" and her own "Who What Why Where When" was already becoming eclectic. This is an interesting historic release.

Betty Carter - It's Not About The Melody (1992)

Posted By: gribovar
Betty Carter - It's Not About The Melody (1992)

Betty Carter - It's Not About The Melody (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 376 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 167 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 513 870-2)

A song's melody is simply a reference point and a beginning for Carter; she takes words and inverts, probes and extends them, embellishes themes, changes moods and alters rhythms. She's a vocal improviser in a manner few have equaled, and if her voice lacks the clarity and timbre of the all-time greats, she's more than compensated with incredible timing, flexibility and power. Throughout this 11-track effort, Carter's vocals direct and steer the responses of pianist Cyrus Chestnut, bassist Ariel J. Roland and drummer Lewis Nash. It was yet another memorable outing for Betty Carter, an all-time great.

VA - I Get A Kick Out Of You: The Cole Porter Songbook, Volume II (1991)

Posted By: Designol
VA - I Get A Kick Out Of You: The Cole Porter Songbook, Volume II (1991)

VA - I Get A Kick Out Of You: The Cole Porter Songbook, Volume II (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb | 00:56:29
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 511 070-2

Terrific versions of classic Cole Porter songs recorded by jazz's greatest vocalists… Louis Armstrong, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Merrill, Dinah Washington, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan, Shirley Horn, Billie Holiday, Fred Astaire, Blossom Dearie, Morgana King, and Betty Carter.

Betty Carter - I'm Yours, You're Mine (1996) (Repost)

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Betty Carter - I'm Yours, You're Mine (1996) (Repost)

Betty Carter - I'm Yours, You're Mine (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 316 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (533 182-2)

"I'm Yours, You're Mine" is a 1996 studio album by the American jazz singer Betty Carter. Recorded in January 1996, this was the last album that Carter recorded before her death in September 1998.
"I'm Yours, You're Mine" peaked at 25 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.
No doubt Betty Carter's singing is an acquired taste, but to those who have acquired it, she's a uniquely appealing artist. The elongated lines, exotic colors and unusual ornaments she brings to every cut on this recording attest to the singular nature of Carter's singing.

VA - Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs (2001) {GMG}

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VA - Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs (2001) {GMG}

VA - Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs (2001) {GMG}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 298 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 132 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz, blues

Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs is a 2001 Russian-made compilation CD of powerful jazz music of the romantic variety. This was released by GMG Records, listed as ООО «ГМГ-Компакт» elsewhere.

Betty Carter - Betty Carter's Finest Hour (2003)

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Betty Carter - Betty Carter's Finest Hour (2003)

Betty Carter - Betty Carter's Finest Hour (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 457 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 158 MB | 01:02:30
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve

This collection of Betty Carter's Verve material may not literally be her finest hour of recorded music, but it is easily her finest hour of recordings for the labels associated with Verve, which include not only her later Verve recordings, but also those on ABC from the early 1960s. There are 14 cuts on the set, including such well-known Carter performances as "In the Still of the Night," her theme, "Open the Door" "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Dropping Things," "Tight," "You're Driving Me Crazy," and others. This is a solid selection of Carter's artistry. It's true that she recorded for so many labels that a complete introduction is almost impossible, but this will serve both fans and beginners well.