THE CLASSIC RECORDINGS (3CD) by BETTY CARTER Compact Disc - 3 CD Box Set EN3CD9195

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THE CLASSIC RECORDINGS (3CD)
by BETTY CARTER
Compact Disc - 3 CD Box Set

 

EN3CD9195

 

 

Label: ENLIGHTENMENT SERIES

This triple disc collection features seven of Betty Carter’s original albums from the earliest part of her solo-recording career, made between 1956 and 1964. Representing Carter’s finest work of all, the collection is the perfect choice for both those new to this stunning vocalist and performer’s greatest music, and for those ready versed in her sublime and timeless sounds.

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.”DISC ONE

1. Sneaking Around 3:16
2. Moonlight In Vermont 3:25
3. What Is This Thing Called Love? 2:54
4. Thou Swell 1:41
5. Willow Weep For Me 3:35
6. I Could Write A Book 2:38
7. Threesome 2:45
8. Gone With The Wind 4:12
9. Old Devil Moon 4:00
10. The Way You Look Tonight 2:42
11. No Moon At All 2:52
12. Can't We Be Friends? 2:27
13. Tell Him I Said Hello 2:35
14. Social Call 2:40
15. Runaway 2:31
16. Frenesi 2:33
17. Let's Fall in Love 1:57
18. You're Driving Me Crazy 1:47
19. I Can't Help It 2:49
20. By The Bend Of The River 2:10
21. Babe's Blues 2:52
22. Foul Play 2:23
23. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me 2:32
24. On The Isle Of May 2:03
25. But Beautiful 4:02
26. All I've Got 2:17
27. Make It Last 4:33
28. Blue Bird Of Happiness 1:33
29. Something Wonderful 3:38

DISC TWO
1. What A Little Moonlight Can Do 2:05
2. There's No You 3:11
3. I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire 2:24
4. Remember 2:25
5. My Reverie 2:50
6. Mean To Me 2:06
7. Don't Weep For The Lady 3:03
8. Jazz (Ain't Nothing But Soul) 1:57
9. For You 2:21
10. Stormy Weather 3:23
11. At Sundown 2:44
12. On The Alamo 1:58
13. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye 4:41
14. You and I 3:30
15. Goodbye/We'll Be Together Again 3:22
16. People Will Say We're in Love 2:54
17. Cocktails for Two 3:16
18. Side By Side 2:23
19. Baby, It's Cold Outside 4:13
20. Together 1:37
21. For All We Know 3:46
22. Takes Two to Tango 3:25
23. Alone Together 4:47
24. Just You, Just Me 2:00

DISC THREE
1. Nothing More To Look Forward To 2:41
2. Who What Why Where When 3:13
3. Heart And Soul 3:21
4. Call Me Darling 3:55
5. When I Fall In Love 3:04
6. 'Round Midnight 3:21
7. I Wonder 2:34
8. Theme From Dr. Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight) 2:46
9. The Good Life 2:38
10. Everybody's Somebody's Fool 2:46
11. Two Cigarettes In The Dark 2:10
12. Shine On, Harvest Moon 2:11
13. One Note Samba 2:21
14. This Is Always 3:12
15. Look No Further 1:58
16. Beware My Heart 5:09
17. My Favorite Things 1:38
18. Some Other Time 3:48
19. Open The Door 3:14
20. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most 5:18
21. Something Big 2:00
22. New England 2:57
23. The Moon Is Low 2:03
24. Once In Your Life 2:56
25. It's A Big Wide Wonderful World 1:51
26. There Is No Greater Love 3:49
27. You're A Sweetheart 4:04