Ray Charles and Betty Carter

Ray Charles and Betty Carter


Ray Charles (piano, vocals), Betty Carter (vocals) with orchestra

recorded in 1961

ABC-Paramount 385

Analogue Productions - Quality Records : LP 200 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
A2 - You and I
A3 - Goodbye
A4 - People Will Say We're In Love
A5 - Cocktails For Two
A6 - Side By Side
B1 - Baby, It's Cold Outside
B2 - Together
B3 - For All We Know
B4 - Takes Two to Tango
B5 - Alone Together
B6 - Just You, Just Me

One track - "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - will make this one easily worth the price of admission!

Whoa! Now we're getting into the big leagues. Ray Charles, cut from the original three-track tapes, pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings. And not just any Ray Charles title, mind you. Ray Charles and Betty Carter! Analogue Productions has reissued a whole lot of classics - a whole lot - but there aren't many of 'em that are a much bigger deal than this.

This is such a romantic album. Such a warm album. Such a rich album. And, ooh, the sound! Turn the lights down and grab that special someone.

Originally released in 1961 on ABC-Paramount, Ray Charles and Betty Carter features startling dynamics, with Marty Paich's arrangements showcasing both punchy brass and lush strings. The showstopper, "Baby, It's Cold Outside," topped the R&B charts upon its release. And jazz singer Betty Carter's vocal prowess shines on "Cocktails For Two" and "Alone Together." Ray Charles has never sounded more romantic.

Betty Carter was known for her improvisational technique and unique vocal style. At the young age of 16 she sang with Charlie Parker and later performed with the likes of Dizzy Gillespi and Miles Davis.